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On the side Cinco de Mayo specials in Wichita

  • Published Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 2:50 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 3:51 p.m.

Several Mexican restaurants are joining in on the Cinco de Mayo fun. Following are a few that have planned activities, but check with your favorite restaurant, as they’re likely to be in fiesta-mode as well.

1. Carlos O’ Kelly’s El Guapo Challenge: The locally-based Mexican chain is changing up its annual eating challenge to make it a little more reasonable. Instead of asking patrons to eat a seven-pound burrito, as they have in past years, they’re challenging customers to eat five enchiladas and one brisket taco in ten minutes. If they do, they’ll get the food free plus get a commemorative T-shirt. It’s $15 for those who don’t finish in time. Also, Carlos O’ Kelly’s is offering $3 big draws of beer and daiquiris, $2.50 bottled beers and $5 jumbo margaritas. Wichita’s Carlos O’ Kelly’s are at 7703 E. Douglas, 527 S. Ridge Road Circle, 3025 N. Rock Road and 4872 S. Broadway.

2. The fast-food taco chain is offering its queso for 5 cents for a 2-oz. serving all day Saturday and Sunday. Wichita’s Taco Bueno restaurants are at 417 N. Hillside and 3530 N. Rock Road.

3. Other Cinco de Mayo fun: Abuelo’s at 1413 N. Waterfront Parkway will celebrate Cinco de Mayo from Friday through Sunday with draft beers on special for $1.99 and Mexican Flag margaritas for $5.95. Felipe’s at 2241 N. Woodlawn will have food and drink specials as well as giveaways from Friday through Sunday. Local Old Chicago restaurants will continue their Cinco de Mayo mini beer tour through Sunday. World Beer Tour members who complete the tour of eight Mexican beers designated by the restaurant by Sunday will get a special T-shirt.

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