The Deal: After experiencing the authentic Mexican food at Paco's, we headed to Plaza Midwood. Loco Lime hosted their 2nd annual block party in celebration of Cinco de Mayo with a parking lot party fully equipped with DJ and wall-to-wall Corona flags and flyers.
The Good: What better way to celebrate this (faux) Mexican holiday than a parking lot behind two cinderblock buildings, packed with people and a sea of sombreros? What if it was topped it off with one multi-colored strobe light? Welcome to Loco Limes Cinco de Mayo Block Party. And whats a fiesta without a little entertainment? Not to worry: entertainment we had in the form of a three-piece ensemble: one fake mustache-donning senorita spilling her margarita all over her Jack Rogers Sandals, swaying to the DJs beats, and two token drunk guys in ponchos break-dancing to Sir Mix-A-Lots own Jump on It. But hey, the most interesting man in the world did made an appearance in cardboard cutouts. Mexico should be proud.
The Bad: I was expecting a piñata, but for this particular Cinco de Mayo celebration my paper mache vision translated to cornhole. Apparently this bar game is a favorite in Mexico, too. Who knew? Also, for a fiesta the music sure sounded familiar. I was unaware that Michael Jackson was also a favorite below the border, nor did I realize that the Hispanics were such strong advocates of Bringing Sexy Back. You learn something new every day.
The Verdict: Loco Lime successfully put an American spin on this Mexican holiday, and although I didnt see a single person of Mexican decent present, Im sure they would have loved it.