Today marks the 154th anniversary of Cinco de Mayo, a commemoration of the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
While seen as a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has grown into a much wider celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.
To get you in the mood for the occasion, here below we list some suitably Mexican-themed records from the Guinness World Records database.
The largest flour taco in the world weighed 750 kg (1,654 lb) and was made in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico on March 8, 2003.
The tacos was prepared as a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the city of Mexicali.
The super-sized taco measured 10.95 m (35.9 ft) long and 86 cm (33.8 in) wide and was made up of 536.4 kg (1,182.5 lb) of grilled steak, 84.82 kg (186 lb) of dough, 81.2 kg (179 lb) of onion and 48.25 kg (106.3 lb) of coriander.
Eight grills were used to cook the meat and a staff of approximately 80 people were involved in the entire process which lasted about six hours.
Largest glass of margarita
The largest glass of margarita was created by the Margaritaville restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 14, 2011.
The margarita had a volume of 32,176 litres (7,077.73 gal, 8,500 US gal). The tank measured 5.2 m (16 ft 11 in) tall and 3 m (10 ft) in diameter. Ingredients included 8,081.66 litres (1,777.72 gal, 2,134.95 US gal) Margaritaville Gold tequila, 8,638.99 litres (1,900.31 gal, 2,282.18 US gal) Margaritaville Margarita mix, 2,759.68 litres (607.04 gal, 729.03 US gal) Margaritaville triple sec and 12,870.4 litres (2,831.09 gal, 3,400 US gal) Lemon-x margarita mix.
It took approximately 300 hours and 60 people to prepare the drink, appropriately named "Lucky Rita," that was created to celebrate the grand opening of the Margaritaville Casino at The Flamingo hotel in Las Vegas.
Most mariachis performing simultaneously
The most mariachis performing is 700 and was achieved at an event organized by the Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism (Mexico), during the 20th annual Encuentro Internacional del Mariachi y la Charrería in Guadalajara, Mexico, on September 5, 2013.
The largest piñata measured 14.32 m (47 ft) high, 20.9 m (68 ft 7 in) long, and 11.5 m (37 ft 9 in) wide, and was created by M&M’S® in honor of M&M’S® Pretzel Chocolate Candies’ first birthday at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York, New York, USA, on August 4, 2011.
The largest burrito weighed 5,799.44 kg (12,785.576 lbs) and was achieved by CANIRAC La Paz, in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, on November 3, 2010.
The burrito was made from one single flour tortilla which weighed over 2 tonnes and measured 2.4 km. The filling was fish with onion, chile and refried beans - typical to the region of Baja California Sur. 54 restaurants took part and in total there were around 3,000 volunteers.
The machine used to roll out the tortilla was specially designed and adapted by Blas Avila. It took nine-and-a-half hours to cover the full 2.4 km.
Largest serving of roast pork
The largest serving of roast pork is 6,626.15 kg (14,608 lb 2.5 oz) and was achieved by Fundación Produce Yucatán, A.C. (Mexico) in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, on March 6, 2016.
A traditional cochinita pibil was prepared using 47 ovens and served from a 50 meter long serving dish. The cochinita pibil was served in the traditional Yucatan-style with hand patted tortillas, pickled red onions and habanero sauce.
There were 250 student volunteers from the Universidad Tecnológica del Poniente who helped prepare, cook and serve to the general public.