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Cinco De Mayo with Jalisco Mexican Grill

Cinco de Mayo is finally here! And here at Jalisco Mexican Grill, that means tequila, margaritas, beer, delicious food, and a DJ! But before we kick start the celebration, let’s take a look at the story behind Cinco de Mayo. 

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The first Cinco de Mayo occurred on May 5, 1862 at the Battle of Puebla outside Mexico City. Led by Napoleon, the French troops were trying to overtake the area, but Mexican troops miraculously fought back and overcame the invaders, despite having half the number of soldiers. Four days later, Mexico’s President Benito Juarez declared Cinco de Mayo a national holiday.

The first Cinco de Mayo boosted morale and allowed Mexico to form an alliance with the US, which made France retreat. France was predicted to aid in the Confederacy in the Civil War, so Cinco de Mayo was seen as a Union victory of sorts, and Mexicans in California began to commemorate the victory with celebrations. So, while Cinco de Mayo is all fun and fiesta, it also had a significant impact on history and North American and global relations.

Today, over half of Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo by eating Mexican food, about a third celebrate with margaritas, and still more commemorate the day with beer and music. Here are some important things to note about Jalisco Mexican Grill’s Cinco de Mayo celebration:

  • DJ Starts at 5 pm
  • Domestic Beer Bottles are $2.50 each
  • Imported Bucket of 5 beers is just $20
  • House Margaritas are 2 for 1!
  • House Tequila Shots are only $1! 

Yes, that’s right, Jalisco Mexican Grill is offering one dollar tequila shots to get the Cinco de Mayo party started right! With specials like this, you can afford to buy a few rounds for your entire group. Please note that on Cinco de Mayo, To-Go Orders must be picked up by 3pm. 

Jalisco Mexican Grill is located at 8389 S Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, FL 34238. We expect to be super busy this Cinco de Mayo, so we highly recommend you make a reservation. You can set a reservation through Open Table for your convenience, or give us a call today at (941) 217-4536. We look forward to celebrating Cinco de Mayo with you!

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