Cinco de Mayo Guide 2016

Photo by Allegra Anderson

bartaco

bartaco will have their very own snapchat filter to commemorate their favorite holiday, as well as live entertainment at all their locations, and facepainting for children at their Westport location. Be sure to order their secret taco and use their hashtag of the day #bartacocinco.
Locations in West Hartford, Stamford and Westport. bartaco.com

Besito Mexican Restaurant

Besito Mexican Restaurant is holding a "5-5-$500 giveaway" on their website and their Instagram account that ends on cinco de mayo. Seven winners will take home $500 in Besito gift cards and a Patron Tequila swag basket. They will also have complimentary Patron tastings from noon-4pm, along with dinner and drink specials, including queso fundido con langosta, and pescado en salsa verde.
46 South Main St. West Hartford, CT 06107. besitomexican.com

Bodega Taco Bar

Bodega's Darien location will have Patron tequila specials, a pig roast, a live performance by PanaMusik, and a pop-up beer garden. Head over to their Fairfield location for live strolling guitar music, Patron tequila specials, a sidewalk margarita bar and their food truck pop-up. 
Locations in Darien and Fairfield. bodegatacobar.com

Geronimo Tequila Bar

Join Geronimo for margarita specials, taco carts, a pig roast and free t-shirts at both of their locations.
Locations in New Haven and Fairfield. geronimobarandgrill.com

[oink] Pop-Up's Chilaquiles Recipe

In this non-traditional take on the classic Mexican brunch dish tortilla chips are tossed with salsa verde and topped with a fried egg, jalapenos and cilantro. It's the perfect dish to start your day with...or to come home to after a few margaritas. Learn how to make chilaquiles.

Oaxaca Kitchen

Oaxaca Kitchen will be featuring drink specials all day at the bar including $6 margaritas and sangrias, $4 Corona's and Modelo's and $3 Miller Lite's, along with giveaways and a DJ beginning at 6pm. Pro-tip: free parking after 4pm in the Temple Street and Crown Street garages through Park New Haven with a $20 minimum purchase.
228 College St. New Haven, CT oaxacakitchen.com

Sayulita Cantina

Sayulita will be opening at 1pm with food and drink specials all day, including a chorizo potato quesadilla, smoked chicken nachos, a "gringo" taco, a "beerita", and Modelos and Dos Equis Amber on draft. They will also be handing out swag to a few lucky customers.
865 Main St. South Glastonbury, CT. cantinasayulita.com

SolToro Tequila Grill

SolToro is celebrating May 2-6 with cinco days of Cinco de Mayo leading up to their dueling pianos party on May 6. On May 2 they will have $2 Bud drafts and $2 select desserts. May 3 they will have $3 SolToro margaritas, and on May 4 they are serving $4 SolToro red sangria, and it is $4 off any tequila grill entree. Cinco de Mayo they will be offering $5 SolToro margaritas, $5 Mexican beers, and a $5 bar menu. And May 6 is their dueling piano party with $6 palomas.
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT. soltorotequilagrill.com

Taco Loco

Taco Loco is throwing a Cinco de Mayo party from 11:30am-10:30pm featuring live music, $3 tacos and drink specials. There will be a special dine-in menu at the restaurant as well as a party outside under a tent. Under the tent you'll be able to get cash only specials such as frozen margaritas, tequila shots, beer, soda and water. Their taco truck will be outside as well selling $3 steak, chicken, pork and beef tacos. 
3170 Fairfield Ave, Black Rock, CT. tacoloco.com

bartaco's Red Sonja Cocktail Recipe

Red and spicy just like the heroine it is named after, this drink is perfect to sip on the patio while nibbling on some tacos. Featuring fresh ginger and jalapeno the cocktail is balanced out by lemon juice and Byrrh Quinquinna. Learn how to make the Red Sonja cocktail.