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Cinco de Mayo on the Main Line

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May 1-5

Más Mexicali Cantina

102 E. Market St., West Chester, www.masmexicali.com

Más Mexicali Cantina has five days of fun planned, starting with salsa lessons dancing, plus Flamenco dancers, on Friday. On Saturday, don’t miss the sombrero dance party, featuring a DJ and Corona girls. Taco Bowl 2015 kicks off on May 3 with a taco-eating contest and live music by Triage. Monday is margarita madness. On Tuesday, doors open at 11 a.m. for an all-day Cinco de Mayo party.

 

May 2

Lulu’s Casita

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore, www.luluscasita.com

From 10 a.m. to noon, enjoy live music, crafts and piñatas for the kids, and complimentary margaritas for the parents. General admission is $10 per child.

 

Baggataway Tavern

31 N. Front St., Conshohocken, www.baggatawaytavern.com

Baggataway Tavern is hosting its annual mash-up of the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo, aka Derby de Mayo. This rain-or-shine event takes place 2-10 p.m. and will feature a margarita bar, mint juleps, Dos Equis (and Dos Equis girls), Corona Light, an authentic taco bar, and live music from the Boatloads. The $5 cover charge will be donated to Cradles to Crayons.

 

May 3

Downtown Kennett Square

www.historickennettsquare.com/events/cinco-de-mayo-2015

Taking place 11 a.m.-5 p.m., the Cinco de Mayo Festival is a multicultural, family-friendly street festival, highlighting the arts, music and food. Diverse financial, health and educational organizations also participate.

 

May 5

Mad Mex

50 E. Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood, www.madmex.com/cinco

Raise a glass of tequila, and toast the fateful day that Gen. Zaragoza defeated the odds and the French. Doors open at 9 a.m., so start your Cinco de Mayo with breakfast burritos, egg-chiladas and cornbread. All-day drink specials will keep the party rocking, along with games, giveaways and a chance to win free Mad Mex for a year. Happy hour and late-night specials will also be available.

 

Coyote Crossing

800 Spring Mill Ave., Conshohocken, www.coyotecrossing.com

Coyote Crossing’s Giant Ultimate Burrito Challenge is twofold: You are not just accepting a challenge to eat a large, delicious burrito, but you are also helping Beats for Bella raise money and awareness for congenital heart defects. It costs $20 to enter, which will be donated to Beats for Bella.

The Giant Ultimate Burrito, “The Borzilla,” is a little over a foot long and weighs approximately four pounds. It’s filled with chicken, rice, beans, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. See the official rules and more details at www.coyotecrossing.com/burrito-challenge.

 

Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar

818 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, www.verdadrestaurant.com

If you are simply looking to take your tequila knowledge up a notch, head over to Verdad, where you can sample 70 brands of tequila and specialty drinks. If you can’t make up your mind, order one of the tequila flights.