Celebracones de Cinco de Mayo
El Toro BravoThis favorite downtown Truckee Mexican eatery will celebrate Cinco de Mayo a day late with their deck opening party on Saturday, May 6. Starting at noon there will be food and drink specials, with a DJ warming the party up at 1 p.m. According to the organizers, the El Toro Bravo deck opening party always goes off big, so get there early, claim a table and enjoy the outdoors. Call 530-587-3557 for more information.Los Altos Mexican RestaurantThere will be drink and food specials all day at this local Truckee favorite. Call 530-587-7872 for all the details.Casa BaezaWe were not able to get in contact with the owners of this venerable Truckee Mexican establishment, but you can be sure that the bar at Casa Baeza will be a party, just like it is every Friday. Call then at 530-587-2161 for all the details.DGO Sin FronterasWhile DGO Sin ronteras has no liquor license, and thus wont be offering up the margaritas like other Mexican cantinas, they will still have their normal happy hour special a beer and a taco for $2 which is a pretty tough deal to beat. Give them a call at 530-587-5528 for information.
Blue AgaveThe Blue Agave will sponsor una fiesta gigante! Drink and food specials, giveaways, salsa girls with handouts… basically one giant get-together/party. Call 530-583-8113 for all the details.Sanchos TaqueriaFresh tamales on the third, fourth and fifth of May to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Call 530-546-7744 for information.
Cinco de Mayo Pool Party at High Camp Start your weekend off celebrating Cinco De Mayo with us at the High Camp Swimming Lagoon & Spa. Mexican BBQ menu, beer specials and music. Bring your Sombero and enjoy the fiesta among the High Sierras.
Crystal Bay ClubCinco de Mayo celebration with Caravanserai a Santana tribute bandCinco de Mayo promises to be quite a party at the Crystal Bay Casino. The celebration starts early with $2 Coronas all day long. Toss back a couple of $1 Jose Cuervo shots with an all-you-can-eat Mexican Buffet and follow it all up with the preeminent Santana Tribute band in the land. Can it get any better? Yes, strolling mariachis will be entertaining the casino guests right up to the time that Caravanserai lights up the Crown Room. Speaking of Caravanserai, the band was conceived as a fantasy band by lead guitarist Leo Herrera and fueled into reality by the enthusiasm of friends and family members. Caravanserai is an eight-year project of love and devotion. Originally a replication of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Santanas legendary early days, Caravanserai has grown to include material from all eras of Santanas 30-year history. From the 1969 hit Evil Ways to the monster hit Smooth, Caravanserai performs music to satisfy Santana fans young and old.Painstaking care has been taken in the recreation of early and new music performed by this band of journeymen from the Bay Area. All of Santanas instrumentation is there including guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, timbales and congas. Caravanserai has also recently augmented their sound with a horn section, the Bay Areas Cali Horns.And when Caravanserai calls it quits, the Boogie Monsters will keep the place jumping with a free after-party show in the Stage Lounge.The party starts at 6 p.m. with the all-you-can-eat buffet and finishes off with the Caravanserai show starting at 9 p.m. Tickets to the Caravanserai show are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.Tahoe Biltmore hosts Mexican buffet, margaritas and moreThe Tahoe Biltmore Lodge and Casino will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration with all kinds of specials including $1 Mexican bottled beer, $1.50 traditional margaritas and a $5 all-you-can-eat Mexican buffet from 5-9 p.m. in the Breeze Bar. Entertainment will be provided. For more information call 775-831-0660. Mariachis and more Cinco de Mayo fiesta at Cal NevaCinco de Mayo is the perfect excuse for a celebration and theres no better way to enjoy the festivities than with tacos and mariachis. Cal Neva Resort Spa & Casino is pulling out all the stops to provide the ultimate Cinco de Mayo fiesta.On Friday, May 5 from 5-8 p.m., the Cal Neva Resort Spa & Casinos famous Circle Bar will be the place to be. In honor of the Cinco de Mayo holiday, there will be a full taco bar and live entertainment provided by real mariachis. Drink specials will include margaritas, assorted beers and shooters.For more information call 1.800.CAL.NEVA or visit http://www.CalNevaResort.com.
Peruvian Dance by Duo Kantu and a Cinco de Mayo celebrationIn celebration of El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros, Do Kantu Andean musicians from Machu Picchu Pueblo in Cusco, Peru will bring their dynamic talents to Washoe County libraries in May. The duo, consisting of brothers Carlos Ocampo and Marco Antonio Ocampo (artistic name Too Zampoa), presents history, culture, geography, traditional instruments, music and dances from the Andes and Latin America. Ocampo plays guitar, mandolin and charango as well as the Andean wind instruments quena and zampoa. As a one man band, Zampoa plays three instruments at one time: zampoa, ronroco (big charango) and bombo. Both sing in Spanish, Quechua (language of the Incas) and Aymara (language from the region of Lake Titicaca). This free, all-ages show will take place May 6 at 1 p.m. at the Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave. Incline Village. Call 775-832-4130 for more information.Hacienda de la Sierra hosts cinco days of celebrationHacienda De La Sierra will be warming up Incline Village for Cinco de Mayo with a week of celebration.On Wednesday, May 3: Incline Village High School hosts a Safe n Sober Fundraiser at 7 p.m. with live music from Reggie Hall. A portion of the proceeds of the special dinner menu will go to IHS. Doors open at 4 p.m.Then on Thursday, May 4: IVBOR Affilates Party along with live music from Reggie Hall at 7 p.m. heats up the eve of Cinco de Mayo.Finally on Friday, May 5: A Cinco de Mayo Bash will be hosted with live music and dancing under the patio tent with Jo Mama. There will be free t-shirts and drink specials. Win an Alpine Meadows Season Pass. Pick a night or week to spend with the The Hacienda De La Sierra, 931 Tahoe Blvd. in Incline Village, across the street from Raley’s. Call (775) 831-8300 for more information.La Esmeralda celebrates Cinco de MayoCelebrate Cinco de Mayo with live music, dinner and drink specials at La Esmeralda Fresh Authentic Mexican Food, 930 Tahoe Blvd. (Raley’s Incline Center). On Thursday, May 4, live music from Buck Mulligan Friends will kick off the celebration. Call 775-831-3551 for more information.
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