Five Reasons to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mazatlan

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It's no secret we love Mazatlan. Stop by any time for fresh food, fantastic cocktails, and fun with friends. You can also hire them for catering or hold your special event in their bar or restaurant spaces. They'll take care of you, even on Cinco de Mayo, one of their busiest days of the year. Here's why you should stop by.


Much like with the proliferation of green beer on St. Patrick's Day, somehow everyone thinks they're a Mexican restaurant when Cinco de Mayo rolls around. It'll be easy to find buckets of beer and bad nachos all over town, but wouldn't you rather go somewhere that knows what they're doing? Expect the same great service you always get at Mazatlan, and consider calling ahead or using OpenTable for a reservation so you don't have to wait.


The inside of Mazatlan // Christopher Bragg

Don't let the crowded street parking scare you off. Mazatlan has their own indoor parking with a hallway leading to the restaurant so you don't even have to go outside. Pretty handy in the rain. If you'd rather leave the car at home and enjoy a few drinks, Everett Transit Route 7 and Community Transit's Swift Blue Line stop nearby.


Mazatlan already has a formidable drink menu, plus five Papa Bueno tequila specials for Cinco de Mayo: Papa Bueno Margarita, Papa Bueno Cadillac Margarita, Burro Bueno, Papa Bueno Paloma, or do a shot with a beer.


These guys are ready to rock all night. Are you? // Photo courtesy Mazatlan

These guys are ready to rock all night. Are you? // Photo courtesy Mazatlan

You don't have to fight over the jukebox or wait two hours for your turn at karaoke. Local band Legacy will play from 5-9pm.


Because Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday this year, the regular brunch buffet is canceled. That way they can concentrate on turning out the rest of the menu consistently and quickly. Try the chicken en mole, beef fajitas, or if you're feeling really festive, one of the Mazatlan signature plates by founder Don Andres Cardenas. The menu is huge, so you could try something new every week for a year. But if you're a regular, you probably have a favorite dish you want again.

Mazatlan’s Pork Carnitas // Courtesy Mazatlan

Mazatlan’s Pork Carnitas // Courtesy Mazatlan

It's tempting to stay home during "amateur hour" holidays and avoid the crowds. This year, grab your friends for a great meal at Mazatlan instead. They'll be working hard all day to ensure you have an awesome time.




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Christopher Bragg works from home in Everett and loves walking, swimming, and cats. You can find him all over town, but only if you keep weird hours and avoid crowds like he does.