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  • Jarnard Sutton and Alt Strat team

Where to celebrate Cinco De Mayo

Rather you want to sip on tasty margaritas or grub on delicious tacos, here's a list of a few places to check out on Cinco De Mayo.

Barrio Star, 2706 5th Ave., San Diego. (619) 501-7827 or

Barrio Star is celebrating their 5th anniversary on Cinco de Mayo! From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., enjoy $2.99, $3.25, and $3.75 TacoTuesday deals all day long. Wash it all down with $6 and $8 margaritas, such as the award-winning Roasted Jalapeno Blackberry Margarita. Make this a Cinco de Mayo one to remember and visit the photo booth with fun props to save as a memory of the day.

West Coast Tavern, 2895 University Ave., North Park. (619) 295-1688 or

Did you know that tequila can only be made in Tequila, Mexico? Get into the Mexican spirit on Cinco de Mayo and find the right tequila for you at West Coast Tavern. Sip on tequila flights and taste the different varieties of the Mexican spirit while dining on Chef Abe Botello’s Mexican dinner special he has planned for the night.

Pacific Beach Shore Club, 4343 Ocean Blvd, Pacific Beach. (858) 272-7873 or

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Pacific Beach Shore Club and help the PB hotspot kick off their new Taco Tuesdays. Enjoy chicken and carne tacos for just $2 and shrimp, lobster, and Mahi tacos for $4 each. Or split $5 nacho plates with the crew. Guest bartenders from the Wingman Foundation will help you with $3 Mexi-cans, $4 Mexican drafts, Jack Daniels, Jack Honey, Jack Fire, and Cazadores Silver or spend the night sipping on house margaritas for just $6.

The Duck Dive, 4650 Mission Blvd., Pacific Beach. (858) 273-3825 or

The Duck Dive is always a great for a chill evening out. Relax in the casual atmosphere of this PB eatery and enjoy $6 Verdita Margaritas, $3.50 Pacificos, and buckets of Victoria cans all day long. The night only gets better with no cover and $1 street tacos and $2 local drafts beers from 9 p.m. until close.

Backyard Kitchen & Tap, 832 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach. (858) 859-2593 or

Backyard Kitchen & Tap will also be getting into the festivities beginning at 3 p.m.on Cinco de Mayo. PB’s new place to play will be offering$5 Espolon Tequila, $6 Don Julio and $4 Mexican beers. And what’s a Cinco de Mayo celebration without tacos? Backyard will also be serving $3 tacos to go along with their drink specials.

Uptown Tavern, 1236 University Ave., Hillcrest. (619) 241-2710 or

Over in Hillcrest, Uptown Tavern’s Chef Lety Gonzalez has reached into her Mexican roots to create dinner specials to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Try Chef Lety’s Carne Asada tacos with salsa ranchero, queso fresco, and an avo-pico. Or share the Triple Dip with friends. This three dip spread is served with blue maize tortilla chips and consists of a queso fundido with chorizo, shrimp, and jalapenos, guacamole made with heirloom tomatoes, olive oil, cilantro, and Fresno peppers, and a traditional Salsa Bandera made with onions, jalapeno, and cilantro that represents the color of the Mexican flag. End the night on a sweet note with Buñuelos—fried dough with cinnamon sugar, a pinch of cayenne and served with candied pork belly and a side of dried chili syrup.

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