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Tacos & Tequila

Spring 2011

Cinco De Mayo, May 5th, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French Army. While Mexico’s Independence Day is September 16th, many Americans celebrate this holiday as well.

Food is probably the most important element of Mexican culture. Much of the daily routine and tradition in Mexico revolves around the ritual of preparing and eating food. Mexican food is rich in flavors and colors. The richness of the cuisine comes from their concern for the sensory experience of eating. It is often said that "cuisine is culture". Celebrate Cinco De Mayo all year long with these great Restaurants.

Planet Hollywood is the only dining experience inspired by the world of film and television. Guests dine among a fabulous collection of entertainment memorabilia for an out-of-this-world dining experience. The menu features freshly prepared dishes including unique appetizers, unusual pastas and salads, fajitas, burgers, grilled fare, tempting desserts, margaritas and other specialty drinks.

Fajita Fresh Mexican Buffet is a locally owned and operated business with more than 25 years experience and a wide selection of great-tasting Mexican food. Enjoy a margarita with some sizzling fajitas! The fajita buffet includes steak, shrimp, chicken, ribs, quesadillas, tacos, guacamole, salads & desserts.

El Patron offers the best authentic Mexican food in Orlando!!! Delicious margaritas and a full liquor bar, featuring Happy Hour Monday thru Friday from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.! Open lunch and dinner 7 days a week with live Mariachis on Sundays. Located five minutes from Downtown Disney.

Get Your Guac On!

How to make the perfect Guacamole:

  • 2 tbsp Cilantro Leaves, finely chopped

  • 2 tsp Yellow Onion

  • 2 tsp Jalapeno or Serranco Chiles, minced

  • 2 large ripe Avocados, peeled & seeded

  • 2 tbsp Plum Tomatoes, cored & finely chopped

  • 2 tsp freshly squeezes Lime Juice

  • Kosher or Coarse Salt

Place the cilantro, onion, chiles, and salt in a medium sized bowl and mash it with the back of a kitchen spoon. Add avocado, tomato and lime juice, mash all ingredients together. Adjust seasoning as necessary.