Cinco de Mayo calls for Mexican food and margs! Keep reading to plan the perfect fiesta for you and your crew.

Cocktail Hour

Get your limes and salt ready, because it’s margarita time! Craft a delicious margarita flight at Publico in Five Points with different flavors like watermelon, traditional, jalapeno and more.

Branch out with a fun flavor - the Blood Orange Margarita from Saluda’s in Five Points is top notch. 

Looking for the perfect cerveza to pair with your meal, instead? Swing by Hazelwood Brewing in Lexington for their Mexican Lager and grab a pack to take home to keep the party going. 

To craft your own margarita at home, head to Morganelli’s in Forest Acres and pick up your tequila of choice. Then, pop over to either the Devine Street or Main Street locations of Cantina 76 to pick up a half-gallon of their house margarita mix. 

Main Course

While you’re snagging your margarita mix from Cantina 76, go ahead and pick up that Tres Hombres sampler and Peruvian Shrimp taco you know you’ve been craving. 

We hope you like leftovers, because Moctezuma Taqueria is not messing around with their portions. From sopas to tortas, Moctezuma has all your favorite go-tos.

Real Mexico isn’t just a name, it’s a representation of the authenticity of the cuisine. Pack your table with menu items like tamales, chilaquiles, flautas, loco bean dip or the molcajete. And don’t even think about skipping the Real Mexico Tacos. Thank us later.

We’ve got a gordita in each hand and we have Tacos Nayarit to thank. And if you’ve never tried a torta, then run, don’t walk, over there to try one of the six different variations ranging from traditional to Cuban to Hawaiian. Fried plantains or churros will satisfy your taste for something sweet and we recommend washing it all down with a refreshing agua fresca. 

Stock up on salads, street corn, and tacos with your margarite flight from Publico. Bonus, keep the celebration going over the week with all your brunch favorites!

Whether you want to prep your own Cinco de Mayo feast or eat out, La Estrella in is your one-stop-shop. This hidden gem in Cayce is both a grocery store and a restaurant, keeping you well-supplied and ready to throw your own celebration.

Casa Linda is calling and you must answer. Start with the black bean chorizo dip, Mexican corn on the cob and jalapenos del fuego (yes, all three) before tucking into heartier fare. Light and fresh options include the chicken mango tacos or shrimp fundido, while the enchiladas de mole and the carnitas dinner are flavorful and are sure to leave seconds. 

Get plenty of bang for your buck with Monterrey in the Vista.Sizzling fajitas, chiles rellenos, chalupas, enchiladas, tostadas and so much more await you at affordable prices. But it’s not a trip to Monterrey without filling up on way too many chips and salsa before you tackle your entrée.

If there’s a place in town that knows how to celebrate, then it’s the one that’s literally called La Fiesta. Have some fun trying different dishes with various combination specials and we hear the shrimp tacos are fuego. 

With plenty of San Jose locations around the Columbia region to choose from, getting your fix for Cinco is an easy feat. It’ll be no time at all before you have your Tornado Burrito, Chimichanga or Carne Asada in hand. 

Eric San Jose and Diablo’s Southwest Grill in Lexington are also must try’s!

If you’re looking for a Cinco de Mayo experience in the capital city, get your tickets to F2T Production’s Harvest Dinner for a family-style, four course, farm to table dinner with a welcome cocktail and wine pairings.