Celebrate Cinco de Mayo near Cadence at Crown!
It’s that time of year again – Cinco de Mayo! This day, which is actually a fairly minor holiday in Mexico, has truly become one of America’s premier party events.
First, let’s get rid of a very big myth: Cinco de Mayo doesn’t commemorate Mexican independence. It actually celebrates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France in the Franco-Mexican War. Over the last few decades, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican heritage and features parades, mariachi music, street festivals, Mexican food, and, of course, tequila drinks.
If you feel like staying local for Cinco de Mayo, Cadence at Crown is just minutes from lively restaurants where you can get your margarita on! Even if you hit a spot that’s not Mexican- or Latin-themed, as long as you bring a sense of fun and frivolity, the spirit of Cinco de Mayo will be with you.
- Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar – Treat yourself to intense flavors from Central and South America and the Caribbean. Paladar’s menu features freshly prepared guacamole, slow-roasted and grilled meats, fresh seafood, and homemade salsas. Even better, you can indulge in 50 choices of rum, inventive mojitos and margaritas, and a fantastic wine list. 203 Crown Park Avenue; (301) 330-4400
- Guapo’s Cantina & Grill – A perfect choice for Tex-Mex fare, strong margaritas, and a convivial atmosphere. 9811 Washingtonian Blvd.; (301) 977-5655
- Uncle Julio’s Rio Grande Café – Get a group of friends together and enjoy refreshing cocktails, large entrée portions, and wallet-friendly prices. What could be better? Washingtonian Center, 231 Rio Boulevard; (240) 632-2150
- Joe’s Crab Shack – Savor cold beer, authentic flavors, and Southern flair. Choose from more than 25 crab dishes as well as fish, lobster, mussels, clams, and shrimp. 22 Rio Blvd.; (301) 947-4377
- Nando’s Peri-Peri – Why settle for ordinary wings? Add a little kick to your Cinco de Mayo with flame-grilled Portuguese chicken served with a dash of garlic, a squeeze of lemon, and fiery PERi-PERi spices. 224 Boardwalk Place; (240) 408-7146
- Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Cinco de Mayo doesn’t have to be about just Mexican. Come to Ruth’s Chris for a juicy steak and your favorite beer, wine, or cocktail. 106 Crown Park Ave.; (301) 990-1926
- Asia Nine – Add some Asian flair to your Cinco de Mayo. Sample the lamb chops, miso honey duck breast, or hoisin barbecue ribs … complete with sake or Japanese and Thai beer. 254 Crown Park Ave.; (301) 330-9997
- Coastal Flats –Coastal Flats will help you chill with a beach house décor, delightful wine list, and colorful mojitos and caipirinhas. 135 Crown Park Ave.; (301) 869-8800
- Copper Canyon Grill –Hickory-grilled sizzling steaks, line-caught Ahi tuna, and cornbread baked with fresh jalapeno and Serrano peppers are just a few of the bold offerings for your choosing. Rio in the Washingtonian Center, 100 Boardwalk Place; (240) 631-0003