Today is Cinco de Mayo which is a holiday to celebrate the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. It’s also become a holiday here in the United States to celebrate Mexican culture, so I thought on this festive 5th of May, I’d present five places you should definitely go and get a taco and the Mexican libación of your choice at. Are you ready? To quote Sam the Sham: Uno, Dos..One, Two Three...Cuatro!
Parada Número Uno—Los Jimadores
Los Jimadores—7723 N University Street • Peoria • 309-689-9930
Cinco de Mayo Specials: Grand opening of the new beer and drink patio outside of Los Jimadores! Food and drink specials all day and a live band from 7PM to 11PM!
Taco número uno—¡Es delicioso!
Parada Número Dos—El Zarape
El Zarape—911 N. Western Avenue • Peoria • 309-495-9400
Cinco de Mayo Specials: Two dollar margaritas and six chicken wings for #3.50. Cans and bottles of Modelo for $2.50 plus festive surprises through the day and night!
Taco número dos—¡Es delicioso!
Parada Número Tres (Palate Cleansing Stop)—Las Delicias
Las Delicias—837 W. Main Street • Peoria • 309-966-0264
Cinco de Mayo Specials: Specially made Cinco de Mayo frozen pops available while supplies last! Plus there’s tequila flavored ice cream (no alcohol in the ice cream, so feel free to eat and drive!)
Limpiador de paladar helado—¡Es delicioso!
Parada Número Cuatro—Jalapenos
Jalapenos—4700 N. University Street (In The Metro Centre) • Peoria • 309-691-3599
Cinco de Mayo Specials: Drink specials and giveaways, all day and all night! Four dollar 16 ounce margaritas and three buck 16 ounce draft beers. Plus they’re giving out over 200 authentic Mexican sombreros while supplies last!
Taco número tres—¡Es delicioso!
Parada Número Cinco—Hacienda El Mirador
Hacienda El Mirador—5805 N. Humboldt Avenue (In Junction City) • 309-839-2820
Cinco de Mayo Specials: Lots of prizes being given away through the day including: five !00 dollar Junction City Gift cards from 11AM to 4PM and tickets to the Jake Owen concert on the riverfront. The newly redesigned outdoor patio is open and there’s two dollar street tacos and margarita and Mexican beer specials all day and night!
Taco número cuatro—¡Es delicioso!
Happy Cinco De Mayo and we’ll see you all mañana!
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