The Plato de Arrachera with skirt steak, chorizo, refried beans, cambray onions, roasted jalapeño and handmade tortillas from La Fonda. (Photo by Devin Roberts)
By Kate Bradshaw
Here are five Peninsula spots hosting Cinco de Mayo celebrations on Friday, offering specials from mezcalitas to pork tostadas.
Milagros, Redwood City
Starting at 4 p.m., Milagros will have a live Mariachi band performing and will be debuting food and drink specials, including a new late night menu from 11 p.m. to midnight. They'll also host a boozy brunch with a DJ on Saturday.
Milagros Latin Kitchen, 1099 Middlefield Road, Redwood City; 650-369-4730, Instagram: @milagrosredwoodcity.
La Fonda, Redwood City
La Fonda will have an all-day special menu with gorditas, tostaditas de tinga, guacamole and taquitos de papa as appetizers; pozole verde, mixiotes and chile relleno as mains; and buñuelos for dessert. They're also offering happy hour prices all day for beer, margaritas, mezcalitas, cantaritos and tequilas.
La Fonda Restaurant and Bar, 820 Veterans Blvd., Suite B, Redwood City; 650-362-3069, Instagram: @la_fonda_restaurant_and_bar.
The margarita flight from Steins includes a classic, black cherry and "jalapeño business" varieties. (Courtesy Steins)
Steins, Mountain View
Steins is offering all-day specials of cochinita pork tostadas and margarita flights with three flavors: classic, black cherry and "jalapeño business.” The restaurant also has 31 beers on tap.
Steins Beer Garden, 895 Villa St., Mountain View; 650-963-9568, Instagram: @steinsbeergarden.
Hop Dogma and Lamas Peruvian and Mexican Cuisine, Half Moon Bay
To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Hop Dogma Brewing Company will release its Mexican lager, Hard Pour Corn. Visitors who show a receipt from the Lamas Peruvian and Mexican Cuisine food truck can get the beer for $5.
Hop Dogma, 270 Capistrano Road #22, Half Moon Bay; 650-560-8729, Instagram: @hopdogma. Lamas Peruvian and Mexican Cuisine, 270 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay; 650-560-8388, Instagram: @lamasperuvianrestaurant.
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company will be offering Cinco de Mayo specials from May 5-7, including sirloin steak tacos with a Santa Maria rub, cilantro, onion and green tomatillo salsa served with rice, beans, pico de gallo and guacamole. They also have watermelon mint margaritas made with watermelon agua fresca, lime juice, Milagro Silver and mint.
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, 390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay; 650-728-2739, Instagram: @hmbbrewingco.