Cinco de Mayo is Monday, and several bars and Mexican restaurants are celebrating with parties and specials – some of which are starting this weekend. Here are a few:
Molino’s, 1064 N. Waco: The restaurant is offering $1.99 margaritas and will have its new Pasta del Mara, topped with red and green peppers, corn, roasted onions and chicken and served with a side for $7.79.
Jose Pepper’s: The east-side restaurant at 11423 E. 13th St. North will have live bands on Sunday and Monday and specials such as $2.50 Coronas. On Monday, margaritas will be on sale all day, and Corona drinks drop to $2. The west-side restaurant at 2243 N. Tyler Road is planning an all-day fiesta in a tent set up on the north side of the restaurant on Sunday and Monday that will feature $1.99 margaritas and $7.99 fiesta nachos. A DJ will perform in the tent from 5 to 9 p.m. both days.
On the Border, 1930 N. Rock Road and 2347 N. Maize Road: Wichita’s two On the Border restaurants both will have Dos Equis and Coronas for $3 as well as $4 Cinco-Ritas and shots.
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Carlos O’ Kelly’s: On Monday, the locally-based Mexican chain is bringing back its annual Cinco de Mayo El Guapo challenge, which challenges customers to eat five enchiladas and one taco in 10 minutes. If they do, they’ll get the food free plus get a commemorative T-shirt that says “I conquered my El Guapo.” It’s $15 for those who don’t finish in time. The restaurant also is offering half-price kids’ meals Friday through Monday. Wichita’s Carlos O’ Kelly’s are at 7703 E. Douglas, 527 S. Ridge Road Circle, 3025 N. Rock Road and 4872 S. Broadway.
Heroes, 117 N. Mosley: The Old Town bar is offering several $3 beers, including Corona and Dos Equis, as well as $3 house margaritas, $4 Jose Cuervo gold margaritas and shots and 69-cent tacos.
Abuelo’s, 1413 N. Waterfront Parkway: The restaurant on Monday will celebrate with draft beers on special for $2.50 and Mexican flag margaritas for $5.95.
Felipe’s, 2241 N. Woodlawn: The restaurant will celebrate Cinco de Mayo from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday on its new patio with $5 margaritas, $4 grande drafts, $3 queso and $8 Felipe’s tequila blend. There also will be gifts, sombreros, beads and shot glasses.
Public at the Brickyard, 129 N. Rock Island: The restaurant/bar is closed on Sunday and Monday but will celebrate Cinco de Mayo through the weekend with adult snow cones and taco specials. Its sister business, the Brickyard, will serve $3 Mexican bottled beers and tequila shots and Corona-ritas.