May 5 is almost here, which means it’s time for Cinco de Mayo! This celebration is observed in some regions of Mexico to commemorate when Mexico beat the odds (and France) in the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

North of the border, Cinco de Mayo might be more widely celebrated, but not for a military victory. To discover more about what the holiday means to each US state, we pulled Google Trends highest-trending search queries from May 5, 2017.

What did we find? Just what we expected—in the United States, Cinco de Mayo is a time to celebrate Mexican food, drinks, and culture.

Cinco De Mayo Google Searches by State

Pass the Hot Sauce

Half of all states were most concerned about the food they’d dig in to on Cinco de Mayo. Wyoming, Alaska, and Utah ambitiously prepared their own takes on street fare classics, searching for burrito, enchilada, and fish taco recipes respectively.

Six other states weren’t as sure what they wanted, with broad searches for “Mexican cuisine” and “Mexican restaurants near me.” And Maine wanted to figure out . . . something . . . about “limes”? Huh.

But the last fourteen states knew exactly where they were dining on Cinco de Mayo. Take Missouri, South Dakota, Mississippi, and South Carolina, for example—all four were ready to go straight to Taco Bell for the really authentic stuff.

Ahem.

Comparing these results to last year’s article, we’ve seen a boost of interest in smaller chains like Moe’s Southwest Grill and Plaza Azteca. But a few states remain loyal to proven Cinco de Mayo party spots, specifically Florida with Tijuana Flats and Arkansas with Cantina Laredo.

The greatest Cinco de Mayo miracle of all is Qdoba winning Delaware over from Primo Hoagies—an Italian-style sandwich shop. “Primo” means “best” in Italian, but it’s also a Spanish word with a different meaning. I learned this the hard way. When I used it to tell my boss how great this article was going to be, he informed me it means “cousin” in Spanish, not “the best.” Oops.

Cinco de Mayo Restaurants by Search Volume Graph

¡Salud!

“Salud” is how you say “cheers” in Spanish. (But it also means “bless you” if you say it after a sneeze.) You can use that little tidbit to impress your friends before opening your favorite cerveza (that’s Spanish for “beer”).

Last year in 2017, thirteen states googled Mexican beverages, which is one less than the year before. “Tequila” and “triple sec” didn’t maintain their popularity, but the more specific “tequila sunrise” and “cointreau” shot up in total searches.

Speaking of shots, you should be free to do plenty at your Cinco de Mayo party. The holiday falls on a Saturday this year (something Kentucky and Montana were eager to find out), so you’ll have all of Sunday to nurse that hangover.

Of course, it’s never hard to know when Cinco de Mayo will be. Most people know that “cinco” means “five,” and it’s not hard to guess that “Mayo” means “May.” But if you’re still confused about when Cinco de Mayo is after knowing that, you need a Spanish-language class even more drastically than I do.

Cinco de Mayo Drinks by Search Volume Graph

Learning about Our Southern Neighbors

Cinco de Mayo is a great day to learn more about Mexican culture, and it seems plenty of people are taking advantage of the holiday to do just that. Six states searched Google for “Cinco de Mayo” in general, while Texas and Wisconsin searched “what is Cinco de Mayo.”

We hope they figured it out this time, since that’s the same thing they googled the year before.

For those of you keeping count at home, the only search results left are those of our last two states, Alabama and Oregon. They were on the hunt for “sombreros,” supposedly to look fabulous at their Cinco de Mayo parties.

What are you doing to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Let us know in the comments below—and have the primo mejor weekend!

State2016 Cinco de Mayo Searches2017 Cinco de Mayo Searches
AlabamaWhat is Cinco de MayoSombreros
AlaskaTequilaEnchilada
ArizonaWhen is Cinco de MayoCinco de Mayo
ArkansasCantina LaredoCantina Laredo
CaliforniaTequilaCinco de Mayo
ColoradoWhat is Cinco de MayoMexican cuisine
ConnecticutTequilaCinco de Moe’s
DelawarePrimo HoagiesQdoba
FloridaTijuana FlatsTijuana Flats
GeorgiaMexican restaurants near meMexican restaurants near me
HawaiiTequila SunriseCinco de Mayo
IdahoCervezaTequila Sunrise
IllinoisCantina LaredoMexican cuisine
IndianaWhen is Cinco de MayoMoe’s Near Me
IowaWhen is Cinco de MayoCointreau
KansasWhat is Cinco de MayoTequila Sunrise
KentuckyCervezaWhen is Cinco de Mayo
LouisianaSombrerosCinco de Mayo
MaineTequila SunriseLime
MarylandOn the BorderChipotle Cinco de Mayo
MassachusettsTequilaTequila Sunrise
MichiganWhat is Cinco de MayoMexican cuisine
MinnesotaWhat is Cinco de MayoCinco de Mayo
MississippiWhat is Cinco de MayoTaco Bell Cinco de Mayo
MissouriCantina LaredoTaco Bell
MontanaHorchataWhen is Cinco de Mayo
NebraskaWhen is Cinco de MayoBest margarita recipe
NevadaTrump Tower GrillTequila Sunrise
New HampshireWhat is Cinco de MayoCointreau
New JerseyChipotle Cinco de MayoOn the Border
New MexicoTriple SecCinco de Mayo
New YorkTequilaMexican cuisine
North CarolinaWhat is Cinco de MayoMexican cuisine
North DakotaQdoba MenuChipotle
OhioWhat is Cinco de MayoCerveza
OklahomaTriple SecCerveza
OregonChipotle Cinco de MayoSombreros
PennsylvaniaChipotle Cinco de MayoCerveza
Rhode IslandMexican flagMargarita mix
South CarolinaMexican restaurants near meTaco Bell Cinco de Mayo
South DakotaQdoba MenuTaco Bell
TennesseeCantina LaredoMexican cuisine
TexasWhat is Cinco de MayoWhat is Cinco de Mayo
UtahTaco Bell Cinco de MayoFish tacos recipe
VermontMargarita recipeMoe's Southwest Grill
VirginiaWhat is Cinco de MayoPlaza Azteca
WashingtonTequilaCerveza
West VirginiaWhat is Cinco de MayoCointreau
WisconsinWhat is Cinco de MayoWhat is Cinco de Mayo
WyomingMexican flagBurrito
StateAlabama
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesWhat is Cinco de Mayo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesSombreros
StateAlaska
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTequila
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesEnchilada
StateArizona
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesWhen is Cinco de Mayo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesCinco de Mayo
StateArkansas
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesCantina Laredo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesCantina Laredo
StateCalifornia
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTequila
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesCinco de Mayo
StateColorado
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesWhat is Cinco de Mayo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesMexican cuisine
StateConnecticut
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTequila
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesCinco de Moe’s
StateDelaware
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesPrimo Hoagies
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesQdoba
StateFlorida
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTijuana Flats
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTijuana Flats
StateGeorgia
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesMexican restaurants near me
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesMexican restaurants near me
StateHawaii
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTequila Sunrise
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesCinco de Mayo
StateIdaho
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesCerveza
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTequila Sunrise
StateIllinois
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesCantina Laredo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesMexican cuisine
StateIndiana
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesWhen is Cinco de Mayo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesMoe’s Near Me
StateIowa
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesWhen is Cinco de Mayo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesCointreau
StateKansas
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesWhat is Cinco de Mayo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTequila Sunrise
StateKentucky
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesCerveza
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesWhen is Cinco de Mayo
StateLouisiana
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesSombreros
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesCinco de Mayo
StateMaine
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTequila Sunrise
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesLime
StateMaryland
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesOn the Border
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesChipotle Cinco de Mayo
StateMassachusetts
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTequila
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTequila Sunrise
StateMichigan
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesWhat is Cinco de Mayo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesMexican cuisine
StateMinnesota
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesWhat is Cinco de Mayo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesCinco de Mayo
StateMississippi
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesWhat is Cinco de Mayo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTaco Bell Cinco de Mayo
StateMissouri
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesCantina Laredo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTaco Bell
StateMontana
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesHorchata
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesWhen is Cinco de Mayo
StateNebraska
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesWhen is Cinco de Mayo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesBest margarita recipe
StateNevada
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTrump Tower Grill
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTequila Sunrise
StateNew Hampshire
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesWhat is Cinco de Mayo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesCointreau
StateNew Jersey
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesChipotle Cinco de Mayo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesOn the Border
StateNew Mexico
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTriple Sec
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesCinco de Mayo
StateNew York
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTequila
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesMexican cuisine
StateNorth Carolina
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesWhat is Cinco de Mayo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesMexican cuisine
StateNorth Dakota
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesQdoba Menu
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesChipotle
StateOhio
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesWhat is Cinco de Mayo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesCerveza
StateOklahoma
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTriple Sec
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesCerveza
StateOregon
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesChipotle Cinco de Mayo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesSombreros
StatePennsylvania
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesChipotle Cinco de Mayo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesCerveza
StateRhode Island
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesMexican flag
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesMargarita mix
StateSouth Carolina
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesMexican restaurants near me
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTaco Bell Cinco de Mayo
StateSouth Dakota
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesQdoba Menu
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTaco Bell
StateTennessee
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesCantina Laredo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesMexican cuisine
StateTexas
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesWhat is Cinco de Mayo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesWhat is Cinco de Mayo
StateUtah
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTaco Bell Cinco de Mayo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesFish tacos recipe
StateVermont
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesMargarita recipe
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesMoe's Southwest Grill
StateVirginia
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesWhat is Cinco de Mayo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesPlaza Azteca
StateWashington
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesTequila
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesCerveza
StateWest Virginia
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesWhat is Cinco de Mayo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesCointreau
StateWisconsin
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesWhat is Cinco de Mayo
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesWhat is Cinco de Mayo
StateWyoming
2016 Cinco de Mayo SearchesMexican flag
2017 Cinco de Mayo SearchesBurrito