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Posted on Sun, May 5, 2013 : 4:41 a.m.

Tios offering Cinco de Mayo festival; Liberty Street to be closed

By Ann Dwyer

Ah, Cinco de Mayo, the celebration to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla. A day to celebrate Mexican heritage. Also known as the day in which people have an excuse to drink in the middle of the day and co-opt another culture. So why not do it right at Tios Mexican Cafe?

They will have live music by Tumbao Bravo and Los Gatos, a Flamenco dancing exhibition and Mezcal worms available to be eaten by the brave—or the very drunk. Liberty Street will be closed between Division and Thompson streets.

Michigan's own New Holland Brewery will be taking over the taps, and other other specialty craft beers will be available. There will also be $5 tequila flights.

The best part? Tios will be open until 2 a.m. So you can be certain to awaken Monday morning fully hung over and ready to face the work week.

Call 734-761-6650 to reserve a table on the patio.

Sunday, May 5, 2013. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Tios is located at 401 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor.



Mon, May 6, 2013 : 4:41 a.m.

How easy is it to get a street closure permit on this town? What a pain In the cause of commerce.


Sun, May 5, 2013 : 9:31 p.m.

Can I get a moment of silence for La Pinata?


Sun, May 5, 2013 : 10:05 p.m.

A good attempt, but it was no Xochamilco's.

Morris Thorpe

Sun, May 5, 2013 : 7:14 p.m.

A Cuban jazz music group, Spanish flamenco and an American-owned restaurant that features my least-liked mexican food in town? That putting the mayo in Cinco de Mayo!

Homeland Conspiracy

Sun, May 5, 2013 : 9:57 p.m.

Haters are gonna hate


Sun, May 5, 2013 : 5:36 p.m.

Tios is to Mexican food as green-dyed Miller Lite is to Irish heritage and culture.


Sun, May 5, 2013 : 5:02 p.m.

Will the beer have to be in those silly blue or red cups used during football tailgate parties?


Sun, May 5, 2013 : 12:58 p.m.

Another day, another reason for the masses to get sloppy drunk.


Sun, May 5, 2013 : 11:49 a.m.

I see people are perverting Cinco de Mayo the same way they do St. Patrick's day. Most of the people at Tios will probably not be of Mexican heritage just like most of the people who use St. Patrick's to get drunk are not Irish.

Laurie Barrett

Sun, May 5, 2013 : 12:54 p.m.

Very few people who get drunk on St. Pat's are Irish, or celebrate it at all for that matter. Mostly, everyone is American. In Ireland, where Irish people live, St. Pat's is more or less a regular day. I agree with the idea that people like to celebrate anything that has a positive history to it. Maybe the mention of getting drunk in the article is tongue in cheek, as the writer also mentions lots of other attractions of the celebration than drinking. (but it's relevant to report that drinking will be available outside on what will likely be a very nice day)


Sun, May 5, 2013 : 12:38 p.m.

Why not celebrate? Much more fun than a snark fest. Life is short. Celebrating heroic Mexican peasants defeating the well-armed French forces that outnumbered them two to one is worth celebrating. Viva Mexico!


Sun, May 5, 2013 : 11:18 a.m.

Two articles about this? "or the very drunk"?, or Tios, or both is promoting getting drunk at this event?


Sun, May 5, 2013 : 11:37 a.m.

Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. ~W. C. Fields