3 Ways to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo


This weekend is Cinco De Mayo. Because Cinco de Mayo takes place on a Sunday this year, some restaurants are celebrating all weekend long. It’s the perfect time to toast with a Margarita, eat a fish taco and chow on some chips and salsa. Here are three places to visit this weekend.

1. Mojo’s Tacos


230 Franklin Road, Franklin

Mojo’s Tacos will mark its first anniversary with a “Fiesta de Mayo” celebration Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 at The Factory at Franklin. The family-friendly event, hosted in partnership with Mockingbird Theater, will feature live music, drink specials, giveaways and more. 

The public is invited to attend the weekend-long party, where the courtyard adjacent to Mojo’s Tacos will be transformed into a beer and tequila garden from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 with multiple food and drink options, music and plenty of games and activities for kids to enjoy.

Corralejo Tequila will give away branded cups and shirts throughout the weekend and a special-edition “Cinco de Mojo” t-shirt will be available for purchase for $10 while limited supplies last. For more information about the event, visit www.facebook.com/mojostaco. 

2. Local Taco

Local Taco

146 Pewitt Drive, Brentwood

The Local Taco will celebrate its 10th anniversary in May 2019 with a return to the original menu and the addition of weekend brunch. 

“The Total Local” package will be offered all month, which includes all 10 original tacos for $30. Taco varieties include Nashville hot chicken with poblano cream sauce, slaw and pickles; spicy shrimp with Boom Boom sauce and jalapeno slaw; fried fish with jalapeno tartar and pickled jalapenos; tequila lime chicken with verde sauce, lettuce and tomatoes; local BBQ with jalapeno slaw and house BBQ sauce; carnitas with chopped onion and cilantro on corn tortilla; Korean BBQ with seared sesame slaw and green onion; steak with pico de gallo and horseradish crema; and portabella mushroom with goat cheese, zucchini slaw and crispy fried onions. 

Brunch is a new offering for The Local Taco, offered every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring items like Nashville Hot chicken with cotija cheese grits & cilantro; breakfast burrito loaded with steak, chorizo, Applewood bacon, scrambled eggs, and local potatoes.

An ongoing special for The Local Taco is “Tequila Tuesdays,” when pitchers of original margaritas are served for half price. Find more information at Local Taco.

3. Kings Dining & Entertainment

Kings Dining

1910 Galleria Boulevard, Franklin

Join Kings Dining & Entertainment in celebrating both the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo! This family-friendly Cinco de Derby bash features dine-then-bowl reservations and lane packages, mint julep margaritas, a post-race live DJ, dancing, giveaways, and more. Pick the winning horse and win $100 in Kings Dining & Entertainment gift cards! Festivities go all weekend long. Find more information at Kings Dining. Find more information at Kings Dining & Entertainment here.