Mexico’s annual celebration Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday this year, making it even easier to rationalize why those extra margartias are a good idea. Five ways to celebrate…:
Luga’s Villa will have a buy two, get one free special on margaritas. It will also have its
six-shooters five-shooters out. Get a handful of shots for rmb50. I haven’t heard from The Saddle Cantinabut I imagine the Corona, Patron, et al should flow there, too.
Cinco de Mayo coincides with “Mexican Saturdays” at Kranzler’s in the Kempinski. Get margaritas, quesadillas, guacamole and more, as well as the regular buffet, for rmb421 (or just the regular buffet for rmb308). More details here.
Party at home with booze from The Drive-Thru. This Sanlitun Soho venue has three Cinco de Mayo options from now through tomorrow (includes delivery for those nearby):
- Blanco Suave tequila, 12 bottles of Corona, six limes, Himalayan salt: rmb299
- Patron Silver tequila, 12 bottles of Corona, six limes, Himalayan salt: rmb899
- Tres Generaciones Anejo tequila, six bottles of Corona, six limes, Himalayan salt: rmb1999 (ouch, that’s pricey)
Order or get more info by calling 8590-0390.
DIY, PART 2
Head to April Gourmet or Jenny Lou’s, load up on refried beans, jalapenos, tortilla wraps, cheese and the like, and make food to go with the booze above. (I was going to add, “try the burritos at 7-ELEVEN“, but I’ve actually tasted them.)
Order a Titanic II at Flamme. The only link to Mexico with this option is tequila but that’s good enough for me.
(Unfortunately, Casa Latina has closed in the past year, so no party there. The signs are still up but, given the barriers around the place, I wouldn’t have been surprised to see a tumbleweed roll past.)