Eats and Drinks for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo will be here in a few weeks and if your Seattle vacation is during that time, finding the best Mexican restaurant is a must! Everyone should celebrate Cinco de Mayo with quality Mexican eats and drinks. Many in Seattle celebrate Cinco de Mayo and being in Seattle over this Mexican holiday is an excellent way to see how people celebrate. Here are a few hot spots to check out on May 5th.

in Pike Place Market caters to those who love cheap eats and strong drinks. Their happy hour is full of $1 tacos and $4 ‘El Cheapo’ margaritas. The pineapple habanero margarita is a must for those who love their sweet with a spicy kick. Their chicken and pork tacos will have you coming back for more. El Borracho is located at 1521 First Ave; 206-538-0440

Barrio in Capital Hill offers a large selection of tequila to try. Sit at the bar or tuck into round booths, Barrio pleases your taste buds with drinks ranging from bitter to spicy. Nightly taco specials area added to the menu’s variety. Their extensive happy hour is a blast and on Monday’s their tequila and mescal are half off. Barrio is located at 1420 12th Ave; 206-588-8105

Nacho Borracho is a fun and tasty spot for drinkers. The short and sweet menu offers sweet treats like the frozen avocado margarita and tachos (you read that right, Tater Tot nachos. Yum!). Spicy-sweet wings and house-made queso are a hit with guests. Served late, Nacho Borracho provides a memorable experience year round. Nacho Borracho is 21+ only and is located at 209 Broadway E; 206-466-2434

When you think of drinking during Cinco de Mayo, you probably think about tequila. Who doesn’t really? Tequila can be found in mixed drinks or taken as a shot (for those who really like to party). While you are out and about this Cinco de Mayo, be sure to try some of these tequilas for a smooth and distinctive taste.

1800 Silver Tequila – has sweet and thick notes of vanilla, candied pear, and roasted agave.
Tequila Avion Silver – clear aromas of fresh agave, an undercurrent of black pepper, and a hint of hot pepper.
Tequila Cabeza – perfect for mixing, offers soft, sweet agave notes that are perfectly balanced by pepper spice.
Casamigos Reposado Tequila – bright gold in color that features notes of caramel, fresh agave, plus soft and subtle white pepper and oak.

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