Cinco de Mayo in Myrtle Beach is going to be extra special this year since it falls on a Saturday! Burro Loco in Myrtle Beach near Broadway at the Beach is known to throw one of the largest Cinco de Mayo celebrations on the Grand Strand and this year is no exception. In addition to their annual BurroFest celebration, they will be holding an event that morning called Burro Loco Stache Dash 2012. The event will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Burro Loco. The event is a 5k trail run where participants are encouraged to wear their finest mustaches and sombreros. Burro Loco Stache Dash is for a good cause with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit Backpack Buddies, a Myrtle Beach based program that provides over 2,000 area children in need with food. Registration fee is $20 for adults 18 and older and $15 for anyone under the age of 18. This fee includes a stache, official t-shirt, food and beverage. In addition, the fee will get you a wristband for complimentary beverages from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the BurroFest which will follow the race.
The 15th Annual BurroFest at Burro Loco will be held after Stache Dash. The fiesta begins at 11:00 a.m. and doesn’t stop until 2:00 a.m. Live music will be from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. from The Sick Stooges, Sushi for Breakfast, No Limit and The Mullets. Of course, there will be plenty of good Mexican food, margaritas and beer served.
Burro Loco isn’t the only place having a fiesta for Cinco de Mayo in Myrtle Beach. Nacho Hippo in The Market Common opened just in December of 2010 and already is considered one of the most popular Mexican hangout spots in Myrtle Beach. Offering everyday low drink specials like $3 fresh squeezed margaritas, Nacho Hippo is sure to be packed on Cinco de Mayo so be sure to get there early. Nacho Hippo opens at 11:30 a.m. and closes at 1:00 a.m. They will have live entertainment on Cinco de Mayo that you can enjoy while eating freshly prepared Mexican creations like their signature nachos or west-coast style tacos that feature a variety of unique combinations. We love the classic Baja Fish tacos with the spicy citrus mayo.
There are numerous other Myrtle Beach Mexican restaurants to choose from. Many will have drink and food specials for Cinco de Mayo. Here is a list of just a few:
Abuelo’s Mexican Food
740 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach (at the Coastal Grand Mall)
El Cerro Grande (two of their many locations)
3021 Hwy 17 Business, Garden City
108 South Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
1304 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach (at Broadway at the Beach)
Mexico Lindo Mexican Restaurant
2801 North Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
9906 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
410 70th Ave. North, Myrtle Beach
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