LAS VEGAS SUFFERS MEXICAN INVASION — NOT THE ILLEGAL KIND
Used to be that our dear city suffered from a dearth of Mexican cantinas for us to sip margaritas, snack on tortillas, shoot tequila and while away our Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Oh my, how times have changed. And it’s become quite obvious that the queso will be flowing hither and yon with the number of parties set to take place throughout Southern Nevada on May 5. If you don’t already have a favorite spot, get out your sombrero and check out this offering of tortilla huts and taco shacks we have assembled for you to try.
Eva Longoria Parker’s Beso steakhouse in the Crystals at CityCenter will have a festive Patron tequila party outside on the newly-opened patio. Guests will enjoy refreshing Patron margaritas and live Mariachi music from 5:30 p.m. until close. In addition to its traditional menu, Beso’s Executive Chef will introduce three specialty dishes. For starters, the shrimp escabeche will feature watermelon gazpacho topped with micro cilantro, available for $28. Beso’s appetizing salad selection includes seasonal green and white asparagus topped with truffle aioli and fresh-picked herbs, for $15. The zesty anchiote-marinated New York Strip steak complemented with a spring onion and lambs lettuce salad, and served with a baby pee puree and chipotle Demi is offered at $44. For more information about Beso, visit www.besolasvegas.com or call 702.254.BESO (2376).
At Sonrisa Grill at The Village Lake Las Vegas guests can enjoy food and drink specials including $5 appetizers from 5 to 9 p.m. Sonrisa Grill’s authentic south-of-the-border cuisine focuses on a number of innovative and healthy traditional dishes. Additionally, Toto Zara Trio will keep the energy flowing throughout the night with a blend of old world euro classic, high-energy Latin and dance music.
Cabo Wabo will celebrate Sammy Hagar-style on May 5, with Cabo Wabo Tequila specials, prizes, and plenty of partying. Plus, one lucky partier will even win a one-of-a-kind autographed Sammy Hagar guitar. Raffle tickets will be given to any customer purchasing a Cabo Wabo Tequila cocktail with between Friday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 5. The winner must be present at the time of the drawing. Cinco de Mayo revelers will also enjoy live rock ‘n’ roll as well as food and drink specials throughout the night. For more information and reservations, call 702.385.2226 or visit www.cabowabocantinalv.com.
Looking for an all-day affair? Pink Taco, popular for putting a California spin on traditional Mexican dishes, invites guests to indulge in $2 chicken or steak tacos from 11a.m. – 5p.m. and half–off select appetizers from 5 p.m. – close. Additionally, Pink Taco, located in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, will be serving up $20 buckets of beer all day and $5 Patron shots from 5-6 p.m. and $5 Correlajo from 7-8 p.m. To spice up the atmosphere, a live 12-piece Mariachi Band will entertain guests from 8-10 p.m. For additional information, visit www.hardrockhotel.com
Tacos & Tequila (T&T) is holding its second annual 12-hour celebration of Cinco de Mayo. The fiesta will kick off on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with sizzling Cinco de Mayo food and drink specials, a Mariachi happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m., “Cock-a-Doodle Duel” competitions and an action-packed fiesta hosted by former “CHiPs” star and Cinco de Mayo celebrity favorite, Erik Estrada. In addition, Estrada and surprise guest judges will host Tacos & Tequila’s “Miss T&T Hot Tamale” pageant, sponsored by Hennessey Black. For more information, contact T&T at 702.262.5225, or visit tacosandtequilalv.com.
The newest addition to Las Vegas’ Mexican dining scene is El Segundo Sol at Fashion Show mall and they plan to have a Happy Hour running all day and night – including Casa Noble and Corralejo specials, as well as plenty of give-a-ways, contests and prizes. DJ Marc Thyssen will be spinning top notch tunes from 4-7 p.m. – just to get the night started. Live music by Mar y Mar will take over from 7-9 p.m. and $2 Coronas and $5 shots of Sauza Hornitos will be flowing. To top things off in true Cinco de Mayo fashion, a traditional mariachi band will take guests straight to Mexico with their music from 9-11p.m.
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