RESTAURANTS & CHEFS
5 Hot Spots | Cinco de Mayo!
Cinco de Mayo & Taco Tuesday!!
WHAT!!!! Now that’s a party waiting to happen. Here are five spots waiting to serve up something amazing for the often misunderstood holiday, Cinco de Mayo… or Cinco de Drinko, whichever your suits your preference.
Battle of Puebla against the French. (NOTE: NOT Mexican Independence Day)
Común Kitchen & Tavern | 935 J Street, 92101
Serving up the fiesta is done BAJA STYLE at Chef Chad White’s East Village restaurant. Known for their Tostada Tuesday specials, the local crowd finds this the best deal in the downtown area. Cinco de Mayo will kick the party into high gear with $3 beer specials & $4 gourmet tostadas. comunsd.com
Puesto at the Headquarters | 789 W. Harbor Drive, 92101
Puesto is transforming the Headquarters Plaza for CINCOTECA, downtown San Diego’s largest ever Cinco De Mayo party. From 4 to 10PM on Tuesday, May 5, the free concert and party will feature Grammy Award winning performers and TacoTuesday prices in full effect. Stations around the plaza will feature $2 tacos, beers and margaritas, plus the launch of a signature Churro-Horchata ice cream sandwich from Donut Bar. cincoteca.com.
TJ Oyster Bar | 4410 Bonita Rd., 91902
If you are a South Bay frequenter, you already know about this joint. TJ Oyster Bar is a Bonita / Chula Vista staple when it comes to casual, fresh Baja-style dining with a focus on seafood. Cinco de Mayo will bring the fiesta to all three locations. For Cinco de Mayo you will find specials on their campechana, a spicy, bright seafood cocktail of oysters, baby octopus, mussels, shrimp, squid and scallops and micheladas, a beer and lime concoction sometimes doused with Clamato, sometimes with hot sauce. tjoysterbar.com
The Red Door Restaurant | 741 W. Washington, 92103
It’s Cinco de Taco! Cinco de Mayo meets $3 Taco Tuesday. Grab a beer or a glass of wine and toast to Mexico’s defeat of the French in this Mission Hills gem. You won’t find the loud crowd of clinking tequila shots here but what you will find is an amazing menu of farm fresh (literally) ingredients with the likes of your rabbit taco and a wine list you will love. thereddoorsd.com/
Agave Del Mar | 1555 Camino Del Mar, 92014
The Del Mar Plaza will be the place to be in North County with an ocean view and a margarita to get you in the fiesta mood. Enjoy a Ballet Folklorico performed by the Leyenda Dance Company and music by Los Palomares Mariachi group. Cinco de Mayo specials in Agave Del Mar with $5 House Margaritas, $5 Tequila Shots and $5 Pacificos. agavedm.com