Cinco de Mayo Celebrations, South Coast Style

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Looking for ways to celebrate?  We’ve got you covered for all your local bites in the South Coast! Whether you’re stopping by for a pick-me-up or staying awhile for some festive drinks, there are plenty of options for all. We’ve researched some of the best small businesses to visit this year; you don’t want to miss out!

Mi Antojo – New Bedford 

For over 22 years owner and operator of Mi Antojo has been creating authentic Mexican food recipes. After moving from Zacatecas, Mexico to Southeast Massachusetts in 1995, Javier Rojas founded Mi Antojo to bring authentic Mexican cuisine to the community. He loves creating new items each week, and keeping the menu fresh at Mi Antojo! When you step inside you’re transported to the heart of Mexico, with banners and the vibrant and colorful aesthetics. Before COVID-19, you’d find beautifully dressed traditional Mexican wear and a street festival bustling with stands of foods. This year Mi Antojo will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; however catch their updates for more upcoming events as Massachusetts opens up again!

Tequila Lime Cantina – Fall River 

Stop by Tequila Lime Cantina this Cinco de Mayo and check out their newly added Day-Of-The-Dead inspired art mural. With their outdoor dining opening back up from 2020 amidst the pandemic, owner Christine Catelli wanted to create a welcoming backdrop while her customers enjoy their meals. It’s the perfect opportunity to grab a cold margarita and take some Instagram worthy shots in front of the beautiful artwork! This year, they are doing a Cinco De Mayo Fiesta from 11:30am until 12am. Stop by for a signature burrito and a fresh margarita. 

Fiesta Mexican Restaurant – Fall River, Dartmouth, East Bridgewater, Norton, Somerset 

You’ll find authentic Mexican flavors and ingredients inspired from Union de Tula, Jalisco Mexico at Fiesta Mexican Restaurant! These recipes were passed down from Laura Ramirez’s family. 10 years ago the Ramirez family opened their first location in Somerset, Massachusetts. Determined and hardworking, Zoel who manages all five current locations says, “I don’t feel comfortable when I don’t come into the restaurant,” and that he enjoys it and learns something new every day. Some of their most popular items include vegetarian options like the garden quesadilla and spinach enchiladas. Check out their website and stop by this Cinco De Mayo, bonus points if you try the most popular items! May we also suggest their Fresh Watermelon Margarita? 

El Mariachi – Taunton 

El Mariachi of Taunton was the first Mexican restaurant to open in and around the Silver City. The restaurant is decked out with Mexican flare, including historic murals, imported candelabras and hand-woven straw hats hanging from the ceiling. With pages of food options on their menu, you’ll be sure to find something that satisfies your taste buds. Their Fiesta Sampler and Carne Asada are sure to hit the spot every time. Their variety of (very large) margaritas will keep you coming back for more. They will be celebrating Cinco De Mayo today and encourage you to stop on by!  

Frontera Grill – Fairhaven 

From fresh table-side guacamole to a variety of taco plates, Frontera Grill has everything you’re looking for this Cinco De Mayo. Your favorite Mexican dishes are served in a colorful Mexican-themed environment at an affordable price. The Pepperjack Enchilada is a popular community favorite. Treat yourself to one of their speciality margaritas this Cinco De Mayo!  

We hope you get to treat yourself to one of these flavorful spots today! Remember to be safe, enjoy, and tag #LoveSoCoLiving in your food and drink posts! Happy eating!