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Say Olé: Fairfield County Celebrates Cinco De Mayo

Drink specials are part of the Cinco de Mayo fun at Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill in Fairfield. Photo Credit: Submitted
Bodega Taco Bar in Darien, Fairfield, will be serving up an array of drink and food specials for Cinco de Mayo. Photo Credit: Submitted

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Spice up your fiesta, Fairfield County. It's Cinco de Mayo -- a day filled with tacos, tequila, and deals.

Here's a sampling of what you'll find around town. Feel free to add your own to our Facebook page or better yet, send a photo and show us where you end up going.

Bartaco, Westport, Stamford: Bartaco is launching its tenth #bartacosecret -- the crispy soft-shell crab taco -- the better to go with your frosty margarita. At Westport from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. there will be a face painter and, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., live music and a DJ  (Acoustic Mafia). From 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. the Mike Cusato Band will be in the house. In Stamford, Nick Pepe will play from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. And, at both locations, expect a custom snapchat filter for guests to share the festivities. Join the Party: 20 Wilton Rd., Westport, (203) 222-8226; 222 Summer St., Stamford,  (203) 323-8226.

Bodega Taco Bar, Darien, Fairfield: Dive into the offerings at the lunchtime Food Truck Pop-Up and Patio Bar featuring Patron Tequila Specials in Darien. Live music with One Bad Oyster starts at 9 p.m. In Fairfield, there will be a Sidewalk Patron Tequila Bar featuring Bodega’s signature hand shaken Bodegarita. T-shirts, giveaways, and the Midnight Taco Truck. Chef Jose Aguilar will also be introducing new summer menu items such as crispy calamari tacos with chipotle sauce and fennel slaw. Join the Party: 1700 Post Rd., Fairfield, (203) 292-9590 or 980 Post Rd., Darien, (203) 655-8500.

Don Carmelo’s Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar, Norwalk: The party starts at noon and goes till 2 a.m. with lots of giveaways and drink specials. Join the Party: 7 Winfield St., (203) 957-3000.

Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill, Fairfield: Starting at 11:30 a.m. daytime revelers will enjoy an outdoor pig roast and giveaways. At 5 p.m. there will be an outdoor Taco Cart. Join the Party: 2070 Post Rd., (203) 955-1643.

Mezon Tapas Bar & Restaurant, Danbury: Talk about a fiesta! Mezon is hosting its third annual block party with a D.J., raffles, games, food and drink specials from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Join the Party: 56 Mill Plain Rd., (203) 748-0875.

El Segundo, South Norwalk: Cinco de Mayo is thrice as nice with El Segundo's three-day Cinco de Mayo Party starting 11 a.m. Friday, May 5 to 12 a.m. Sunday, May 7. There will be traditional Mexican-inspired food and drink specials, giveaways and more. Join the Party: 3 N Water St., (203) 939-9765.

Taco Loco, Bridgeport: It's party central at this lively hub where you'll find live music, giveaways galore, a party tent, drink specials and a food truck serving street tacos. Join the Party: 3170 Fairfield Ave., (203) 335-8228.

Terra, Danbury: Enjoy a Tacos & Tequila party on the outdoor patio from 4 p.m. to 9 pm Join the Party: 15 Milestone Rd., (203) 730-9595.

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