Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by drinking margaritas and chowing down on chips and guacamole. Cinco de Mayo (May 5th for those of you who flunked Spanish) falls on a Tuesday this year – Taco Tuesday!
Loco Taqueria and Oyster Bar (412 West Broadway) Not just one day of Cinco de Mayo but cinco days for Cinco de Mayo. Loco Taqueria and Oyster Bar is hosting an Instagram contest from May 1st – May 5th. Take the coolest Cinco De Mayo themed picture at Loco and you just might win a seated dinner for 10 at Loco hosted by Maestro Dobel Tequila! Muy bien! Loco will be offering signature margaritas taco specials and giveaways too! Winner will be announced on Cinco de Mayo! Don’t forget #dobeldinner
Papagayo (283 Summer Street) has some of the best guacamole around made fresh at your table. Their signature margaritas pack a wallop! Sometimes this place gets packed for Cinco de Mayo so maybe head there early. Last year there was a line out the door!
Temazcal (250 Northern Ave) has an amazing view to look at while you sip your margarita.
Salsa’s – Southie’s original Mexican joint – fittingly has the best salsa and chips in town – also if you’re hungry try their Papa Taco!
Rosa Mexicano (155 Seaport Blvd.) Cinco de Mayo arrives early this year at Rosa Mexicano (www.rosamexicano.com) with their “5 Days of Cinco,” kicking off on Friday, May 1 – Wednesday, May 5, featuring a prix-fixe fiesta menu, specialty margaritas and select pitcher cocktails all week long. The three-course fiesta menu ($30) includes a choice of Guacamole en Molcajete or Nachos de Tres Quesos to share ‘para la mesa;’ a choice of one entree per guest; and a shared plate of Rosa’s signature cinnamon-sugar Churros en Bolsa with three dipping sauces. They will also be featuring festive pitchers if cocktails!
Don’t feel like going out? Throw your own Cinco de Mayo fiesta:
Foodies (230 West Broadway) has everything you need to create a perfect meal featuring “Old El Paso” products on sale to make a Mexican fiesta (refried beans, taco & tortilla shells, enchilada sauce, Mexican rice, salsa, and taco dinner kits!
Try this cocktail recipe:
Pink Grapefruit Margaritas ?from: Barefoot Contessa’s How Easy Is That
– 1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice
– 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes)
– 1 cup triple sec orange liqueur
– 3 cups ice
– 1 cup silver tequila
– 1 lime cut in wedges, optional Kosher salt.
If you prefer to rim the glasses take a lime wedge and rim, then dip in salt, if you do not like a salted rim sprinkle a touch of salt in each glass, the salt really brings out the flavor.
Combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, triple sec and ice in a blender. Pour into a large pitcher (or just keep it in the blender) and pour in the tequila, stir.
Makes 4 drinks.