Hola amigos! It’s Cinco de Mayo in Ocean City! Our town is filled with places to drink a cerveza, enjoy a margarita, eat an enchilada, and celebrate the 5th of May with a fiesta. Check out any of these restaurants if you’d like to participate in today’s Mexican holiday.
Looking to cross the border? Head towards Plaza Tapatia Mexican Restaurant in West Ocean City. Plaza is a locals favorite and known for their Latin American and Mexican cuisine. With a menu that boasts over 200 combinations, you’re sure to find a delicious dish that you’ll enjoy. Tacos and burritos are cheap eats and will satisfy your Mexican food craving. The hard-shelled, chicken or beef, Taco Salad is so huge you’ll want to take it home for left-overs. The average entrée costs $7.25. Don’t miss out on their unique Salsa Blanca served with chips!
Next, Stop at Peppers Tavern on 16th Street and the Boardwalk and try the Mega-Rita! The Mega-Rita is Peppers original 48 ounce margarita. Can’t drink that much? No problem. Peppers has an extensive drink menu and a “Make-Your-Own” Bloody May Bar that features a variety of exotic mixes and fruity garnishes. Peppers says, “We serve the finest real-deal Mexican meals eat of Durango.” Known as the 5-Star Dive of Ocean City, Peppers has a cool grungy feeling with amazing food.
Don’t let the tricky “Sorry, We’re Open” sign scare you away from Mother’s Cantina in the 28th Street Plaza on Coastal Highway. Mother’s Cantina is known for their amazing happy hour drink specials. From 4 to 7 p.m. turn to Mother’s for the best food and drinks in OC. The 3-Pepper Queso Dip is so good you will want to lick your bowl clean! Try a multitude of any entrée on the menu. The Chimichanga Combo is delicious and includes a Chorizo sausage chimichanga, one taco, one enchilada, refried or black beans, and Mexican rice. You’ll find tattoo-clad bartenders quickly whipping up drinks behind the bar. Mother’s also has several Mexican dessert options like Fried Ice Cream, Fried Cheesecake, and Chocolate Chipotle Lava Cake to quench your need for sweets!
La Hacienda, 80th Street and Coastal Highway, was a 2009 winner of the Restaurant Association of Maryland’s recipient. This restaurant specializes in delicious Mexican cuisine. Appetizers, fajitas, burritos, enchiladas, tortillas, and other traditional combinations will be made fresh and delivered to your table sizzling. Most menu selections are around $15 with chicken or steak fajitas, a favorite, being only $11.95. The long list of drinks on the menu delectable and topped off with the one-and-only La Ha Rita!
Are you a tequila lover? Tequila Mockingbird offers 100 different tequilas to choose from! The bar at Tequila Mockingbird is known to have the largest selection of tequila in Maryland. Sample the wide selection of Mexican import drinks and domestic beers: Corona, Dos Quis, Negra, Modelo, Tecate, and more. Some knock-out items on the menu are the homemade Guacamole dip with chips and the Quesadillas Slimini Chimi. Try the Slimini Chimi if you’re conscious about the upcoming bikini season! Slimini Chimi’s are healthy vegetables wrapped in a flour tortilla and baked in a large oven. Tequila Mockingbird has their annual Cinco De Mayo t-shirts up for grabs! Get your 2010 tee at Tequila Mockingbird’s on 130th Street in the Montego Bay Shopping Center.
No matter where you decide to go tonight, kick back, relax, and celebrate your Mexican heritage and pride (even if you aren’t from Mexico)! Head to one of these five restaurants to settle your fajita fix! Happy Cinco De Mayo, Ocean City!