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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cinco de Mayo 2013


If you know of a Mexican restaurant in Orange County that is holding a Cinco de Mayo event (it's even okay if you work for that restaurant) please forward the information to me by leaving a comment here or e-mailing me at

Sol Cocina

On Sunday, May 5th, we welcome all fun-loving local foodies and margarita connoisseurs to celebrate Cinco at SOL.

To help make it a party, we will offer drink specials all day and live music beginning at noon! And, of course, our legendary Sunday Brunch will be served 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It will be slightly more sophisticated than your typical tequila-slinging, beer-guzzling party that Orange County has come to know as Cinco de Mayo - but we can't promise that some tequila-slinging won't take place.

Our waterfront location on the Balboa Marina sets the stage for those who wish to celebrate with a few cocktails and delicious brunch beginning at 10 a.m. -- of course, the celebration will continue into the night with SOL's eclectic twist on traditional Mexican cuisine offered along with cocktails and beers!

Cinco @ SOL is less than two weeks away, so make your reservations now by calling 949-675-9800.

SOL Cocina_Cinco de SOL

El Corazon de Costa Mesa

Official Site
El Torito Grill

Matador Cantina


Wild Goose Tavern

Cha Cha's Tacos and Tequila

Coyote Grill

Coyote Grill is also featured at a special OC Weekly Cinco de Mayo event.

Mi Casa (Costa Mesa & Rancho Santa Margarita)

Our Mi Casa Coverage

Clancy's Clubhouse

Review at OC Menus

The Heat Ultra Lounge

Click either image to see it bigger.

Fred's Mexican Cafe
Cantina Lounge

Our Cantina Lounge Review

IMPORTANT NOTE: All the information below is from prior years. When we get info from a restaurant for the current year then we erase their information down below and put the updated info at the top of this entry. We keep the old information because quite often a restaurant will have similar parties/deals in subsequent years.


Taco Rosa
Cinco de Mayo at Taco Rosa

Tortilla Jo's

Tortilla Jo's even has salsa dancing lessons:


More info at The Orange County Register's OC Latino Link and a 2011 slideshow here of restaurant recommendations by Nancy Luna, Jeff Overley and Paul Hodgkins.

El Pollo Loco info here.


Mr.galle said...
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ChristianZ said...

Thanks for the link. I have made it clickable here:

Carolyn said...

any specifics on Taco Rosa?

I'm thinking about heading over there in a bit.

ChristianZ said...

I went yesterday for lunch and they had Cinco de Mayo banners up all over the place. They also had a flyer which apparently indicates they are going to have mariachi music and some Miss Tequila Girls.

Jessica Hartley said...

If you're ever in New York City, you must visit Zarela's! It's the best! For more info on Zarela's you can check out my review here:

ChristianZ said...

Thanks for the link. I'll probably be adding your site into my other site too.

Theresa said...

Thanks very much for including the link to OC Latino Link - we've added a link to your list, too.

ChristianZ said...

Thanks, Theresa!

Davis said...

Good Information.. Thank you for sharing..

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