2015 Cinco de Mayo Dining Events in Orange County
Are you ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Don’t know where to go? These local Orange County restaurants and venues are hosting fun Cinco de Mayo events complete with delicious food offerings.
La Vida Cantina
1870 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
La Vida Cantina will be the place to be on Tuesday, May 5, with an all-day Cinco de Mayo celebration that will include specially priced margaritas, beer, tequila and tacos. Live guitar and vocals will add to the fun with Freddy Zuma from 4 to 7 pm, and Victor and Jose from 7:30 to 10:30 pm.
La Vida Cantina will open early for the celebration – at 11 am – with Taco Tuesday specials, including $2 Crispy Tacos (shredded chicken or beef); $5 Mahi Mahi Tacos; $3 Coronas; $3 Domestic Draft Beers; $4 Imported Draft Beer; and $4 House Premium Margaritas.
Other featured drinks specials will include: Casa Noble 5 on 5 (five Coronas and five shots of Casa Noble) for $40 from 11 am to 6 pm, and Sauza Hornitos 5 on 5 (five dos Equis lager beer and five shots of Sauza Hornitos) for $40 from 6 pm until close. Throughout the day, patrons can enjoy Milagro Miracle shots for $4, Pineapple Jalapeno Margaritas with Milagro Tequila for $10, and a Miracle Margarita by Milargo Tequila for $6.
La Vida Cantina is an inviting restaurant with a spacious and lively patio. Located in the heart of Orange County at The Triangle in Costa Mesa, La Vida has the feel of a Mexican coastal resort with a large pentagon-shaped bar, ample lounge seating to relax and mingle, and five fire pits, all under two large palapas. The interior bar and dining room feature beautiful dark wood, warm lighting and contemporary Mexican murals.
Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen 6th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
The Gateway Downtown Brea
110 W Birch St #7
Brea, CA 92821
Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen, Brea Downtown’s popular dining experience, invites guests to an all-day Cinco de Mayo fiesta, featuring a live Latin band, mariachis and drink specials. On Tuesday, May 5th, starting at 11:30 a.m., guests can enjoy half-priced shots from their vast selection of premium blue agave tequilas, award-winning grande margaritas for $15, or a shot of tequila paired with a beer for $10. In addition, the entire menu will be available including Chef Joe Martinez’s signature items, like the Seafood Caldo with Mahi Mahi, shrimp, clams, squid, saffron-tomato broth, herbs, toasted angel hair; Guajillo Braised Short Rib Enchiladas served open-faced with Pasilla chiles, goat cheese, fresh radish, achiote onions, and epazote black beans; and Aquachile with Mahi Mahi, cucumber, lemon juice, red onion serrano chiles, cilantro and mint.
Fiesta goers will love the award-winning margaritas that reflect the fresh modern Mexican-style of Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen including their Watermelon Margarita that was recently brought back due to popular demand. This seasonal libation is made with El Jimador 100% Pure Tequila, house-made Hibiscus juice, agave nectar, lime and fresh watermelon. Other highlights on Cha Cha’s cocktail menu include the Mango-Habanero margarita made with Pueblo Viejo 100% blue agave, mango, fresh lime juice, and habanero chili infusion; the Platinum Mojito made with Myer’s Platinum Rum, fresh lime, mint and sugar cane served frozen; and their award-winning Sangria Tradicional made with red wine, orange liqueur, infused with fresh tropical and citrus fruits.
2nd Annual Sabroso Craft Beer & Taco Festival
Back by popular demand, the award winning Brew Ha Ha Productions is proud to present their 2ndAnnual Sabroso Craft Beer & Taco Festival on Saturday, May 2nd from 12 pm – 4 pm. This year the event will feature unlimited tastings from over 90 craft beer selections, 32+ gourmet tacos from 17 top chefs for only $3 each, live music from the OC Music Award Nominee, the Wheeland Brothers, and of course… Sabroso’s now famous Lucha Libre matches.
Sabroso, which means “Tasty,” is the perfect event for friends to enjoy a classic combination of great craft beer, unbelievably good gourmet food and more FUN than you can imagine. In addition to the tradition of having a respected panel of judges picking the top “Best in Show” awards for the tacos, this year Guests will be able to participate in the NEW “Peoples’ Choice” voting to select the crowd favorites. This year’s distinguished panel of professional judges includes: Rich Manning, food writer for the well-known restaurant review site, Gayot and more, Jessica Rice, author of Beer and Baking,“Dr. Bill” Sysak, Craft Beer Ambassador for Stone Brewing Co.
In addition to the unprecedented gourmet taco offerings Sabroso will feature many one off and limited release beers such as Bottle Logic Brewing’s Tequila Barrel Aged, Mole Stout: Leche Borracho, Taps Fish House & Brewing’s Russian Imperial Stout aged in Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrels: Remy’s Pappy as well as some exciting cask ales from breweries like The Good Beer Company and Saint Archer.
Festival tickets are $55 online in advance. If the event does not sell out, tickets will be available at the door for $65. Designated driver tickets are available with purchase of a regular festival ticket. Tickets for Sabroso Craft Beer & Taco Festival are now on-sale at http://www.sabrosotacofest.com/.
Tortilla Republic Laguna Beach
480 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Tortilla Republic Laguna Beach, the refined ocean-view Mexican eatery boasting modern Mexican decor and inventive Mexican classics, invites diners to come celebrate “Cinco de Mayo” with a festive and colorful celebration that will feature unique Margarita Specials from acclaimed Jalisco distillery, “Cazadores”. Musical entertainment will be provided by a live Mariachi band. Guests will also be able to capture their memories with a photo booth. The menu for the occasion will be the classic menu created by Executive Chef Caterina Shyne and Pastry Chef Katie Shyne.
1640 S Harbor Blvd
1300 S Harbor Blvd
Tony Roma’s is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with limited time menu items that blend America’s favorites with Mexican flavors. The Nacho Burger and Tony Roma’s Original Baby Back Ribs smothered with Tequila BBQ Sauce will be offered May 1 – May 5.
The District, 2401 Park Ave
RA Sushi will be also be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a very special $6 Emperor’s Margarita, all month long and a very special 2 for 1 Viva Las Vegas Rolls every Tuesday.
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