The date was May 5, 2011, and The Sunset Strip was buzzing with celebratory fiestas along the boulevard: Metalachi (metal mariachis) and carnitas at The Roxy, margaritas at Cabo Cantina and DJs at Isla Cantina were just some of the events that kept revelers going into the night.

So jump in our time machine and relive the magic of Cinco de Mayo 2011, without the hangover.

Photos 1-5: Cabo Cantina
Photos 6-8: Isla Cantina
Photos 9-15: The Roxy

–Photos Brent X Mendoza