Happy Cinco De Mayo! Great Spots to Celebrate in Orange County

You may have celebrated on Tuesday with the rest of the crowd but if you weren’t able to get away during the week, here is a list of hot spots to go to this weekend to catch up on the celebrations.

Enjoy! And as always, celebrate responsibly!

Where to go

Avila’s El Ranchito, 2201 E. 1st St., Santa Ana (other locations in Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Lake Forest, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach, Orange and San Clemente). The Santa Ana location will have an all-day happy hour, $4.75 margaritas, $2.25 tacos from 4-9 p.m., beer specials and a DJ from 4 – 10 p.m.

Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen, 110 W. Birch St., Brea. $15 “Grande Margaritas,” shot with beer specials, half-price premium tequila shots, live music starting at 5:30 p.m.

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern, 25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point. Cinco de Mayo celebration until Friday. Tequila specials and street tacos with specially-created toppings.

Matador Cantina, 111 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton. Live flamenco music, $1.25 tacos from 2 p.m. on, $5 Mexican beers, $6 and $8 margaritas.

Mi Casa, 296 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, and 22322 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita. $4 chicken and beef crispy tacos; $5 grilled mahi tacos; $3 beer specials; $7 Dobel margarita specials.

Moreno’s Mexican Restaurant, 4328 E. Chapman Ave., Orange. From 6-9 p.m., singing and dancing with mariachis, ethnic dancers and a Vera Cruz group, no cover charge.

Olamendi’s Mexican Restaurant, 34664 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, and Olamendi’s, 1100 S. Coast Hwy., # 202, Laguna Beach. Food and drink specials, including a $10 margarita made with the restaurant’s own brand of ultra-premium organic tequila.

Red O Restaurant, Fashion Island, 143 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach. Live music, $3 tacos, $5 Coronas and Cabotellas and $7 Casa Noble margaritas.

SOL Cocina, 251 Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. $10 Don Julio Tequila Blanco margaritas, a $20 bucket of five beers, special fruit-infusted tequila shots for $3, Gipsy Kings tribute band.

Solita, 7631 Edinger Ave., Suite 1508, Huntington Beach. $15 bucket of five beers, $15 premuim tequila shots, $3 special limited fruit-infused tequila shots, live music.

Taco Rosa, The Market Place, 13792 Jamboree Road, Irvine, and Newport Hills Shopping Center, 2632 San Miguel Dr., Newport Beach. Mariachi, beer and tequila specials and some food discounts (Irvine location) and Taco Tuesday specials all day (Newport Beach location)

Twenty Eight, 19530 Jamboree Road, Irvine. $2 “It’s Not a Taco” and $5 margaritas.

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