Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in O.C.

Exclusive menu items, to-go specials, and themed events to take advantage of today
Photographs courtesy of Nina Kempner

Helmsman Ale House, Newport Beach
Sign up for the Off the Menu Club and receive a free specialty perron (flour tortilla taco wrapped around cheese, pinto beans, and guacamole) with your choice of carne asada or mushroom filling plus a Topo Chico hard seltzer.

El Mercado Modern Cuisine, Santa Ana
Happy Hour specials all night from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Paséa Hotel & Spa’s Roller Skating Rink, Huntington Beach
Selena-themed night at the pop-up, beachfront rink

Rodeo 39 Public Market, Stanton
Free comedy night at Bearded Tang Brewery starting at 8 p.m.

Gracias Madre, Newport Beach
Cinco de Mayo Party Kit featuring 4 canned margaritas, guacamole, chips and salsa, jackfruit taco kit, esquites, and a mini bottle of mezcal ($100)

Alta Baja Market, Santa Ana
$5 16-ounce micheladas

Grater Grilled Cheese, Irvine and Huntington Beach
Torta grilled cheese sandwich for $12 all day

Flower Child, Newport Beach
Vegetarian and gluten-free chicken enchiladas with guajillo chile, smoked gouda, poblano crema, organic black beans, roasted corn, and avocado (Available through May 31)

Sol Mexican Cocina, Newport Beach
Exclusive menu with live music

Susie Cakes Bakery, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, and Laguna Niguel
Churro-inspired cupcake (available today only)

Outpost Kitchen, Bristol Street location in Costa Mesa
3-course chef tasting with Cincoro Tequila from 6 to 8 p.m., $65 per person

Taquiero Taco, Irvine    
Grand opening of second Irvine location (5643 Alton Parkway)

Cerveza Cito, Santa Ana
Special promotions on beer, extended hours (3 p.m. to 11 p.m.), and music from live DJs

Reader Raves: Margaritas

We asked our Instagram followers for their favorite margarita in Orange County.

Sol Agave, San Juan Capistrano
“The cilantro cucumber margarita @solagave is so refreshing and delicious with fresh cilantro and strips of cucumber that will delight your taste buds!” —@t_beythoun

180Blu, Dana Point
“Tamarind‑Togarashi Margarita at 180blu at The Ritz‑Carlton, Laguna Niguel” —@maegan_elisabeth

Ola Mexican Kitchen, Huntington Beach
“Watermelon jalapeno margarita from Ola. Refreshing, with a kick.” —@curlfitness

Urbana, Anaheim
“Hands down the best is: @urbanaanaheim.” —@mauriceparada

Splashes, Laguna Beach
“The watermelon margarita at Surf and Sand Resort!!! Amaaaaaazinggggg.” —@brandinebarclay

Read more reader raves here:instagram.com/p/BgClFLqHkcj/

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