Cinco de Mayo

margarita glass on table

Not that we ever need an excuse to eat tacos, chips, and guac, buutttt there is a whole day on the calendar for it every week…of course I am talking about Taco Tuesday! However, there is one more day that trumps just a regular Taco Tuesday and it happens once every 365 days – and of course that day is Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth day of May. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory of Mexico over the French army in 1962, but these days it’s more commonly dedicated to the culture and deliciousness that is Mexican food…and I am salivating writing this, y’all! To make this day even better, this year it lands on a Friday, or as I say “Fri-Yay,” and now that’s what I’m talking about! See our Cinco de Mayo celebration ideas below.

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If you are planning a fiesta like I am with some friends and your kiddos, you’ll want to stock up on some themed supplies and get out your themed decor! I have personally already made sure that I’ve located my shirt for such an occasion! If you have ever heard the phrase, “I’ve got my turkey pants on” (for Thanksgiving), well this is my taco shirt that I’ve had since my daughter’s “Taco Two’sday” birthday a couple years ago! Yes, I love tacos so much I dedicated a whole birthday party to them!

Bust out the margarita machine and glasses, cut the limes, grab the salt, sugar and tajin for your glass rimmer set, and gear up for some delish margaritas, whether you enjoy them with tequila or virgin! There are so many variations from frozen to without ice and garnished with lemon, lime, jalapeno or mint. You can cater to your palate with spicy, smoky, fruity or just a good ol’ old fashioned marg…the options are endless!

Let’s talk recipes! Esquites, aka Mexican street corn, has really taken off the last few years and I cannot get enough! This year I will be making a creamy and refreshing street corn salad using this recipe for our upcoming fiesta, as it’s so easy to create and really gets the taste buds excited! Check out the quick video on how to make it here!


  • 4 cups corn (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup queso fresco or cotija cheese
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup pickled red onion
  • 1 cup Roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chips for dipping!


  • Pan fry corn (dry) until charred and let cool
  • Mix mayo with all of the seasonings and set aside
  • Chop tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno, red onion and crumble the cheese
  • Add corn, tomatoes, cilantro, onions and jalapenos to dressing and mix
  • Fold in avocado and cheese and garnish
  • Serve with your favorite tortilla chips or eat with a spoon!
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“What pairs better than tacos and margaritas??” you may ask…how about FREEbee’s & deals!! Check out your local Applebee’s for deals from 5/1-5/7, and Buffalo Wild Wings has $5 strawberry margaritas from 3-5pm, $3 chips and salsa, and late-night deals like $4 queso and guac with chips! Chipotle is offering FREE delivery with promo CINCO23. This week, Hooters is offering insane $5 drinks and $2 shots along with $12.50 margarita pitchers! Moe’s Southwest Grill is giving the first 50 customers a FREE T-shirt! Jack in the Box is offering $3.50 breakfast burritos, $3 tiny tacos, and 2/$0.99 tacos! Miller’s Ale House has $2.99 house margaritas! Can you say ultimate date night?! CHEERS!

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