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How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Gatlinburg

Source: City of Gatlinburg

Cinco de Mayo is Sunday, May 5, 2019 and we found fun and exciting ways to celebrate in the ‘Burg!

Local Mexican Cuisine

Looking for fine Mexican dining in the heart of the Smoky Mountains? Gatlinburg has you covered. Sit down at a table and order up fresh fajitas, tasty burritos, delicious tacos and more authentic Mexican food options! With Mexican restaurants located right downtown, no matter where you’re staying, you’re never too far from great Mexican cuisine.

No Way Jose’s Cantina
555 Parkway, Gatlinburg
Offering fresh ingredients and authentic Mexican flavor, No Way Joe’s is the ideal spot to kickback and take in the day while enjoying a sizzling fajita and housemade drink on their riverside patio.

El Sonador Mexican Restaurant
458 Parkway, Gatlinburg
Savor traditional Mexican food made from quality ingredients at Gatlinburg’s newest Mexican restaurant! This family-owned and operated restaurant offers quality service along with sure-to-devour entree specials.

Loco Burro Fresh Mex Catina
735 Parkway, Gatlinburg
Get dinner and a view when you visit Gatlinburg’s only rooftop patio! Sample their well-known fajitas, housemade Margaritas & unique Tex-Mex cuisine. Check their website to see the schedule for live rooftop music.

Cinco de Mayo Tequila Crawl at Loco Burro

May 4, 2019. Start off at either Crawdaddy’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar or Puckers Sports Grill and end your crawl at Loco Burro Fresh-Mex Cantina! Ticket includes a keepsake wristband, shot glass necklace, t-shirt, a shot of tequila at EVERY restaurant, a house-made margarita at Loco Burro Fresh-Mex Cantina, discounted tequila and margaritas, a ticket to the Loco Pinata Bash filled with cash, drink vouchers, booze, and more, and a ticket to the hottest Cinco party in Gatlinburg from 10:00pm-1:00am! Catch our Loco Burro out around town and snap a photo with him! Bonus points – post to Facebook or Instagram and Tag Loco Burro Fresh-Mex Cantina and show your server for a FREE small queso! Keep your wristband and continue the drink specials on Sunday.

Celebrate at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

On Sunday, May 5 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., spend Cinco de Mayo at the Aquarium. A ticket includes: Aquarium admission, dinner buffet, dessert, soft drinks, and a souvenir photo! A cash Bar will also be available. Purchase online or in person. Limited seating available.

Make a Moonshine Margarita by Doc Collier Moonshine

1 oz lime juice
1/2 oz orange juice
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 oz Doc Collier moonshine
1 lime wedge
Margarita salt or sea salt, for serving

In a cocktail shaker or bar glass, combine the lime juice, orange juice and sugar. Add the moonshine and fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Cover and shake well. Run the lime wedge around the rim of a mason jar and dip the rim in the salt. Strain the drink into the glass and serve.

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