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Cinco de Mayo in Ocean City

This article was updated on 5/3/18 to reflect current events and restaurant specials in Ocean City –ed.

Hey friends, once again 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  these restaurants and activities if you’d like to participate in today’s Mexican holiday.

Start off with Bikes to the Beach Spring Rally with Hooper’s as a central gathering place.   With this many bikers in town, how could you not find a place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Ocean City?  Bikes to the Beach rally at Hooper’s – Margaritas at Sneaky Pete’s.

If bikes aren’t your thing, stop by Springfest for a day in the sun and join in the seasonal celebration, or head up to Berlin for a Jazz and Blues Bash. Then be sure to stop by one of these Mexican restaurants in Ocean City for food and drink specials on their favorite holiday of the year…

Food and drink specials

Bayside Cantina

Have you checked out the new Mexican restaurant taking the place of Phillips in North Ocean City? Bayside is celebrating their recent opening and Cinco de Mayo with all kinds of specials from 4 tp 7 p.m. Feast and unwind with flavor packed authentic recipes using fresh ingredients. Relax with $4 classic margaritas, $4 sangria, $4 drafts, and $15 Corona Bucket. Festivities will include live music by RandyJamz and a free Nacho Bar.

Mother’s Cantina

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.  $1.50 domestic drafts, $3.50 margaritas and $1.75 tacos.  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!

Tequila Mockingbird

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’s on 130th Street in the Montego Bay Shopping Center has Cinco de Mayo specials going on…

Drink Specials:  $5 House Margarita, 1/2 Price Carafes of Red and White Sangria, $2.50 Jose Cuervo Gold/Silver Shots, $3 Tecates.

Food Specials (All Night): Mexican Street Corn Soup $6 (Corn, Onions, Butter Topped with Bacon, Sliced Jalapenos and Cheese), Jalapeno/Mango Bacon Poppers 5 for $7, Pollock Ceviche $7.

Daytime Specials 12pm-4pm: $5.00 Nachos (Choice of Beef, Chicken, Beans, or Pork), $1.25 Crunchy Tacos (Choice of Beef, Chicken, Beans, or Pork).

Plaza Tapatia 

If you’re looking for a locals favorite Mexican restaurant, look no further than Plaza Tapatia (located in Ocean Pines, Salisbury and in other places around Delmarva). Cinco de Mayo specials at the Plaza include $4 32 oz. drafts, $2.65 16 oz drafts, $7 Coronita buckets, $416 oz margaritas on the rocks, $6.99 32 oz margaritas on the rocks, $4 and $6 tequila shots and $7.75 burritos.

Guido’s Burrito’s 

Cinco De Mayo is every Vatos favorite Fiesta Fiesta, Guido’s says, and nobody does it better then Guidos Burritos. Celebrate at the Cinco de Mayo Festival at Guido’s with mucho cervaza, mucho tacos and burritos, mucho tequila, mucho musica and mucho dancing on the bar. There will be food specials and drink specials all day including $5 margaritas, $3 Coronas and $3 tequila shots, and a DJ will be playing beats all night long. 

No matter where you decide to go tonight, kick back, relax and celebrate Mexican heritage and pride with a margarita or two. Head to one of these five restaurants to settle your fajita fix. Happy Cinco De Mayo!

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