Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Newport Beach
Now, we do not have to give you a reason to sip on a fresh margarita with a side of chips and guac but if there is any day to do this, besides Taco Tuesday, Cinco De Mayo is the day to celebrate! Whether you are looking for a classy Sunday evening paired with gourmet Mexican food or an easy take out spot to celebrate with friends at the beach, this list has got it all for you to choose from. From burritos to the best Mexican lager in Orange County, here is our master list:
Sippin with your Amigos
Chihuahua Cerveza, the home of draft Mexican-style lager brewed from California with a dog-friendly patio. An ice cold, refreshing beer is always on the menu at the new Newport Beach taproom that pairs perfectly with their al pastor nachos. This is the perfect casual spot to enjoy the holiday with friends while sipping from adorable Chihuahua cups or cans. Address: 3107 Newport Blvd. Newport Beach, CA 92663, Phone: 949-771-TACO (8226), Hours of Operation 11:00 am-10:00 pm.
Fiesta with the Family
Next on our list is the local family owned hotspot, Avila’s El Ranchito, that has been around for 50 years of authentic Mexican cooking. With their recent renovations and a beautiful open deck at the peninsula location, it is a great place to bring your whole family. Avila’s has a full bar menu and an amazing, healthy menu to choose from. Address: 2800 Newport Blvd. Newport Beach, Ca, Phone: 949-675-6855, Sunday: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Bailando the Night Away
If you’re looking for a taste of Baja with some of the best cocktails in Newport, look no further than SOL Mexican Cocina. This hot spot located right on the Marina showcases a candlelight ambiance, live music, and a gluten free and vegan menu. We recommend making a reservation for your holiday celebration. Address: 251 Pacific Coast Highway, CA, Phone: 949-675-9800
Grab and Vamonos
Our final recommendation for this year’s Cinco De Mayo festivities is the local beach favorite, Great MEX located down the peninsula near the Balboa Fun Zone. Great MEX is the perfect place for a grab and go meal. We love calling in our order, stocking up at the salsa bar and walking to the sand to enjoy our meal next to the beautiful ocean. Address: 703 East Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach, Phone: 949- 675-0808. Sunday Hours: 8:30am-8pm
Happy Cinco De Mayo!
Written By: Bree Eissman