Though many of us may not know the history of Cinco de Mayo (commemorating Mexico’s victory in an 1862 battle), we know it means party time! This year May 5th—the day Cinco de Mayo is celebrated—falls on a Thursday. What a great excuse to start the weekend early at one of Clinton County ‘s Mexican restaurants.
Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant. A colorful décor adds a party feel to this New Baden spot. For snacking or starters, try the excellent salsa (made with fresh cilantro) or yummy queso dip with chips that are served warm. Entrees are plentiful and include favorites such as carne asada tacos, chicken burritos, and enchiladas. 807 E. Hanover, New Baden, IL
Monday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
El Arado Mexican Restaurant. A large menu,, not-too spicy dishes and reasonable prices make this a good choice for the entire family. Yummy margaritas keep the over 21 crowd smiling; fast service keeps everyone happy.
50 North 4th Street, Breese
Sunday – Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Mexico on Main. Order one of the restaurant’s delish jumbo lime margaritas and tasty Guacamole Cesaro for a festive start to your celebration. A versatile menu, great-tasting food and friendly service make this local spot a perennial favorite. Be sure to check out their special Cinco de Mayo margarita and beer offerings.
10 South Main Street, Trenton, IL
Sunday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Come join us for Cinco de Mayo. But remember, you don’t need a special occasion to enjoy dining here in Clinton County. We’d love to have you any time!