SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Happy Cinco de Mayo, Westchester.
The holiday, created to commemorate the 1862 victory of Mexican forces over the French army in the Battle of Puebla, has turned into an excuse to enjoy massive margaritas, along with those all important chips and guac. Still unsure of your plans? Head to the below venues for some fiesta fun.
Bartaco, Port Chester: There's music in the air at bartaco where the Pasofino Social Club will be playing from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Tangled Vine from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and DJ Love Russell on from 9:30 p.m. to close. The restaurant will also have a "Kids Corner" from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. complete with a face-painter and giveaways. Celebrate: 1 Willett Ave., (914) 937-8226, www.bartaco.com/ .
Blue Moon , Bronxville: The mood is always meerry at Blue Moon but particulary so on Cinco de Mayo where a mariachi band starts playing at 5:30 p.m. There will also be drink specials and giveaways. Celebrate : 7 Pondfield Rd., (914) 337-4000, www.bluemoonmexicancafe.com/ .
Mambo 64, Tuckahoe: Say "hola" to a $10 deal of margaritas and special tapas including pineappple margaritas and roasted jalapeno margaritas. There are also $5 drink specials. Celebrate: 64 Main St, Tuckahoe; (914) 222-9964, www.mambo64.com/ .
Mariachi Loco , White Plains: The fiesta spirit gets going with a mariachi band starting at 5 p.m. In addition, the cheerily-decorated restaurant will feature a host of drink and food specials. Celebrate: 394 Central Park Ave., (914) 287-0146, www.mariachilocoinc.com/ .
Rio Bravo, Larchmont: Decisions, decisions. Do you want to make your own margarita, try a flaming margarita or go for one of the one of the Cinco de Mayo specials?One thing's for sure: The party is just getting started. Celebrate: 1879 Palmer Ave, (914) 341-1546.
Sonora , Port Chester : Inventive cuisine and a holiday atmosphere featuring drink and food specials make this Port Chester favorite a popular Cinco de Mayo destination. Celebrate: 179 Rectory St., (914) 933-0200, www.sonorarestaurant.net/ .
Vega Mexican , Hartsdale: Discounts -- and lots of them -- make up the Cinco de Mayo celebrations at Vega Mexican. Along with a special menu, most drinks are being offered for half price. Margarita pitchers, which are normally $42, cost $32; a special frozen blackberry margarita, normally $12, is $10 and Hornitos tequila shots normally $10 are $7. In addition, the restaurant will offer six Mexican beersfor $20. Did someone say "Ay Caramba?" Celebrate: 189 E Hartsdale Ave., (914) 723-0010, www.vegamexican.com/ .
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