At Kankun  we embrace Mexican and Mexican-inspired foods every single day, but when Cinco de Mayo comes around, we like to Unleash our inner wrestler and  go Mexican all out. Even if you can’t claim any Mexican heritage, Cinco de Mayo is the perfect warm- up to the start of the bbq and picnic season.

If you’re planning a Cinco de Mayo fiesta or just want to change up your food routine, try out these favorite recipes.

 beef tacos Mexican beef tacos
flautas Bring some music to your table with this KanKun flautas 
gold sand Cancun Gold Sand cocktail
SONY DSC KanKun happy nachos



Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not the celebration of Mexico’s independence day. This is a day to celebrates the country’s freedom from a different oppressive European empire: France through the Battle of Puebla .

French occupation viciously swept across Mexico after the Mexican-American War of 1846-48. Mexico was left ripped to shreds and bankrupt after having suffered incredible defeat against the Americans. By the 1850s, the country was in a state of crisis.

About Battle of Puebla :

“The Battle of Puebla took place on 5 May 1862 near the city of Puebla . The battle ended in a victory for the Mexican Army over the occupying French forces. The French eventually overran the Mexicans in subsequent battles, but the Mexican victory at Puebla against a much better equipped and larger French army provided a significant morale boost to the Mexican army and also helped slow the French army’s advance towards Mexico City”.

The Mexican victory is celebrated yearly on the fifth of May. Its celebration is regional in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is celebrated as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla). There is some limited recognition of the holiday in other parts of the country. This holiday remains very popular in the United States where it is celebrated annually as Cinco de Mayo.