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Burritos, Mariachis and Piñatas, Oh My! Cinco de Mayo in Clearwater

There’s something about Cinco de Mayo that does it. May 5th rolls around and you suddenly have a craving for Mexican food and an ice cold beer!

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How did Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for ‘Fifth of May’) originate into a mad dash for tacos and enchiladas? The date originally commemorated the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

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Yet, even so, the day is more popularly celebrated in the United States than in Mexico and has become associated with a recognition of Mexican-American culture. And while approximately 18 percent of Clearwater’s population is Hispanic or Latino, only a portion of that demographic is of Mexican descent.

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People in the U.S. attend parades with colorfully dressed dancers, listen to lively Mexican mariachi folk music and consume millions of avocados in traditional eats such as guacamole.

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Clearwater does have a number of outstanding places to enjoy this colorful culture’s food and drinks.

Brown Boxer Pub & Grill

The Brown Boxer will offer $5 margaritas, Coronas and Teremana tequilla at their Cinco de Mayo Bash.

483 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach

727-441-6000

www.TheBrownBoxer.com

Sea Dog Cantina

Cinco de Mayo at Sea Dog will feature live music all day, a Spanish DJ all night, a street taco station and drink specials.

26200 US 19 N, Clearwater

727-726-6800

http://cantina.seadogbrewing.com

 

In addition to the above Cinco celebrations, Clearwater has a number of excellent restaurants that offer tasty Mexican food to satisfy your every fiesta craving:

Clear Sky on Cleveland

Fajita Wednesday all day, Happy Hour at 2, and it’s Cinco de Mayo?! Yes, please!

418 Cleveland St, Clearwater

727-754-7244

https://www.facebook.com/clearskyoncleveland

https://www.clearskyoncleveland.com

Image courtesy of Clear Sky on Cleveland

Jimmy’s Fish House

Jimmy’s Fish House will have Cinco de Mayo specials at the Holiday Inn Clearwater Beach specials on tacos, quesadillas beer, sangria and margaritas.

521 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach

727-446-9720

www.jimmysfishhouse.net

Image courtesy of Jimmy’s Fish House

Tijuana Flats

Indoor or outdoor patio dining, Tijuana Flats offers a huge selection of hot sauces to go with those tasty tacos or other savory selections.

Both locations will have Cinco fiestas to go with take home meal kits from May 1 – 5. Or try their new Golden Agave Margaritas.

Image courtesy of Tijuana Flats

2849 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater

727-469-7933

https://order.tijuanaflats.com/menu/tijuana-flats-gulf-to-bay

Tijuana Flats

Inside and outdoor patio dining, take out, delivery

2518 SR 580, Ste A, Clearwater

727-437-0915

www.tijuanaflats.com

Taco Bus

Dine in, take out, delivery up to seven miles

505 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach

727-754-5304

https://taco-bus.com/stores/clearwater

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Tequilas Mexican Grill & Cantina

Mechanical bull! Live mariachis music and special meals and drinks, not to mention the most amazing queso ever!

422 Cleveland St, Clearwater

727-461-6949

https://www.facebook.com/TequilasMexicanGrillCantina

Image courtesy of Tequilas Mexican Grill & Cantina

Banelly Taqueria (Authentic Mexican)

Dine in, take out, delivery

901 S Missouri Ave, Clearwater

727-462-9712

banellytaqueria.com

Don Pancho Villa Restaurant

Dine in, takeout, delivery

21565 US 19, Clearwater

727-799-0453

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El Huarache Azteca

Dine in, takeout, delivery

2908 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater

(727) 535-0149

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Huarache Azteca

Dine in, takeout, delivery

22097 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater

(727) 290-7836

huaracheaztecarestaurante.com

Pan Filo’s Company

Dine in, take out, delivery

656 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach

727-240-4998

https://www.facebook.com/panfiloscompany

Wherever you choose to spend your Cinco de Mayo, it’s time to get your fiesta on!

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