If celebrating Cinco de Mayo has yet to become a yearly tradition for you, 2021 is the year to change that. There are lots of places around the Rock that are already in on the fun, and they want you to join them, whether you choose to do so in person or curbside.
And to keep things simple, we got down to the salty, spicy, nitty gritty details with this cheat sheet of the best places to get your fiesta on.
If you want to keep it local, hit these neighborhood haunts:
Rock City Taco + Margarita Bar: This is what happens when your Taco Tuesday lineup is so good you start a second restaurant. The Rock City Kitchen team picked the perfect day to host a grand opening for its new spot at 415 E. Third St. downtown. Even better? Their popular chicken tacos will be 50% off. Learn more here.
The Fold: The Riverdale joint is taking Cinco to the curb a day early. They're combining Taco Tuesday and "Cinco de Drinko" with a bulk take-out menu on Tuesday including street corn, queso and nachos en masse, plus a whole lot of drink options. Learn more here.
Guac on The Rock: We promise we're not making this up. Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson is encouraging folks to try his tequila brand by offering free guacamole when you order a Teremana Tequila cocktail at a local restaurant. All you have to do is submit your receipt for reimbursement. Learn more and find a list of who carries Teremana Tequila here.
Local Lime: The perfect pairing to their usual cantina deliciousness, Local Lime is also serving up their new punch bowl mojito all month long featuring raspberry lemonade Punchy Hard Seltzer, Gustoso Aguardiente Blanco Artisanal Rum and raspberry liqueur. We suggest snagging their other May special, the Mexi-Cali shrimp tacos (pictured above), to go with. Learn more here.
Little Rock Marriott: Cinco has never been smoother. Enjoy food and drink specials set to the sounds of latin jazz from Rodney Block starting at 5 p.m. Learn more here.
Cannibal & Craft: Find a new favorite margarita or tiki drink at this downtown bar, along with live music from The Afterthought Jam Session. Learn more here.
Colonial Wines & Spirits: Keeping the celebratory sipping at home this year? Do it in style with a definitive guide to tequila tasting, put together by the pros. Learn more here.
If you want to celebrate with any of the tried-and-true chains in the area, they've got you covered, too:
On the Border - $5 grande house margaritas
Chuy's - all day discounts on Texas martinis and house margaritas, plus an extra pour of tequila for $1
Have another to add to the list? Send us the details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View this post on Instagram