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5 Amazing Taquerias for the perfect Cinquo De Mayo Weekend Tacos.

Evie M.
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As a California- raised Mexican, there's nothing quite like the perfect taco on Cinque De Mayo weekend. Honestly, you might be thinking you're without here in Virginia, but there are lots of different options, even chain restaurants, that have incredible tacos for your Cinquo De Mayo.

Taqueria y Polleria La Mexicana

First on the list is Taqueria y Polleria La Mexicana. This restaurant is a hidden gem in Virginia Beach and offers authentic Mexican street food. The tacos here are highly praised by customers for their rich flavors and affordability. The restaurant serves a variety of meats, including traditional options like carne asada and al pastor, as well as more adventurous choices like lengua (beef tongue) and cabeza (beef head). Customers also love the freshly made salsas and guacamole, which perfectly complement the tacos. The restaurant's casual atmosphere and friendly staff make for a great dining experience, especially for those looking for an authentic taste of Mexico.

Jessy's Taqueria

Next up is Jessy's Taqueria, a family-owned restaurant that offers delicious tacos with homemade tortillas. The meats are cooked to perfection, and customers recommend trying the chorizo, carnitas, and barbacoa options. The restaurant's horchata, a sweet and refreshing traditional Mexican drink made from rice, milk, and cinnamon, is also highly recommended. Customers appreciate the cozy and welcoming atmosphere, as well as the friendly service. If you're looking for a traditional and homely feel, Jessy's Taqueria is a great option.

Gringo's Taqueria

Gringo's Taqueria is a lively and festive spot that offers creative tacos with a twist. The Korean BBQ taco is a fan favorite, with its sweet and spicy flavors, and the shrimp and grits taco is also highly recommended. For those looking for something a little different, the fried chicken taco is a must-try. The restaurant's selection of tequilas and margaritas is extensive, and the atmosphere is perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo. The staff is friendly and accommodating, and the restaurant is great for groups looking for a fun night out.

Tijuana Flats

Finally, Tijuana Flats is a chain restaurant that offers Tex-Mex fare and a variety of taco options. Customers can choose from toppings like chipotle sauce, queso, and roasted corn, and can also build their own tacos to their liking. The restaurant has a casual and laid-back atmosphere, making it a great spot for families and those looking for a quick and easy meal. The staff is friendly and attentive, and the restaurant is known for its fresh ingredients and affordable prices.

In conclusion, Virginia Beach has a variety of great options for delicious tacos to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Whether you're looking for authentic Mexican street food or a more creative twist on the classic dish, there's something for everyone. These four options, Taqueria y Polleria La Mexicana, Jessy's Taqueria, Gringo's Taqueria, and Tijuana Flats, offer great food, friendly service, and unique atmospheres. No matter where you decide to go, be sure to celebrate responsibly and enjoy the festivities!

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