Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Bethesda Cinco de Mayo 2015 specials at Mexican restaurants

Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Bethesda is the question to be answered here. Not all Bethesda bars and restaurants have made their plans public yet, but I will update or add any details they email to me at robert1999 [at] hotmail [dot] com.

Guapo's

Guapo's has pulled out the stops for Cinco de Mayo for the last several years, and they have another great one planned for this year. Once again, they will have what I think is a must for a Mexican holiday - a live mariachi band. For those preferring a more modern sound, they will also have a DJ in the evening. In addition, they'll have a tiki bar, food and bar specials, and prizes.

8130 Wisconsin Avenue

Tía Queta

For those seeking the authentic, it doesn't get more authentic than a restaurant whose owners are actually Mexican. Tía Queta is tucked away on Del Ray Avenue, next to the Gallery Bethesda apartment tower. For this Cinco de Mayo, they'll be serving the new Budweiser craft beer aged in tequila barrels, Oculto. According to the official Oculto website, you cannot buy this brew at retail in Montgomery County. Looking forward to trying that one, despite the 65 rating average on Beer Advocate. Tía Queta will also have food and drink specials all day on Cinco de Mayo.

They've also got a rooftop deck, which is perfect for the spring weather.

4839 Del Ray Avenue

Parva 

As a Mexican restaurant and tequila bar, Parva is not surprisingly ready to party tonight. DJ Leo Vega will be spinning until 9:00 tonight, when DJ Pootie will take over through the early morning hours. By then, you'll likely have partaken from the specials of $2 tacos, $3 quesadillas, $5 margaritas, and $6 Patron.

7904 Woodmont Avenue

Gringos & Mariachis

Mexican restaurant and tequila bar.

4928 Cordell Avenue

Uncle Julio's

Mexican restaurant, and home of the famous Swirl frozen margarita.

4870 Bethesda Avenue.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dyer is a fool.

Anonymous said...

"Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Bethesda is the question to be answered here."

Atrocious writing.

"I will update or add any details they email to me..."

Laziest "journalist" ever.

Anonymous said...

"Budweiser craft beer"

LOL

"Looking forward to trying that one, despite the 65 rating average on Beer Advocate."

What a shill.

Anonymous said...

A good journo breaks news and then updates, right?

Chase said...

Tia Queta has a great rooftop deck.

Anonymous said...

DYER IS THE BIGGEST FOOL OF ALL TIME

Anonymous said...

1:31 PM
Of all time? That's quite a sweeping statement.

Robert Dyer said...

5:35: Congratulations on winning the Idiot of the Day Award for being a pedestrian writer who bashes anybody who is better than he is, and for suggesting I should invent Cinco de Mayo specials that don't exist. Your "resentment" is obvious.

Robert Dyer said...

5:42: What an elitist.

Robert Dyer said...

1:31: A bigger fool than the guy who doesn't even know how to work the Caps Lock button?

Anonymous said...

What's "elitist" about preferring to drink good Mexican beer when going to a Mexican restaurant, rather than crappy American beer? Would you eat Pop-Tarts in a French bakery?

No one is saying you should "invent" anything - you just love to miss the point, don't you? There is more to journalism than just sitting back and waiting news to be emailed to you.

Steve D. said...

"Anonymous said...
What's "elitist" about preferring to drink good Mexican beer when going to a Mexican restaurant, rather than crappy American beer? Would you eat Pop-Tarts in a French bakery?

3:21 PM"

Only if they are Freedom-Tarts.

Anonymous said...

Would you eat a pop tart at Ted's Bulletin?

Robert Dyer said...

3:21: "There is more to journalism than just sitting back and waiting [for] news to be emailed to you." Try telling that to the local media. Meanwhile, I've actually published investigative reports on fuel spills, brownfield cover-ups, government and political corruption and shenanigans, just to name a few. Real journalism.

Anybody who criticizes a beer just because Budweiser makes it - rather than on its own merits - is being elitist, in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you'll win a Putziler Prize for Beerghazi.

G. Money said...

Dyer, you point on Budweiser is fair if speaking strictly from a taste perspective, but choosing to support Budweiser as a business is more than just a reflection of taste. You (and everyone else here) should watch the documentary Beer Wars to learn about the crappy practices that Budweiser's parent corporation engages in.

Support local independent businesses like Flying Dog, Atlas, DC Brau, Dogfish Head (not that local, but close enough), etc.

Anonymous said...

I think your fair-mindedness in assessing a draft is one of many cool things about you.

I am one of the multitude that said something that well, now I see. It pretty much doesn't get more offensive. And I wish to truly apologize, Mr. Dyer.

Perhaps I am the one with a problem, as I truly did not think anything offensive or negative in what I stated. I guess I see and think pretty differently at times. But I should have thought about what I would think and feel if I had been the recipient.

I'm well sorry my short-sightedness inadvertently slammed you to kingdom come.
You know, even if what I said had been true, you would still head and shoulders above these haters.

You are professional, and you don't have to tell me that my error affects me far more than it could ever affect you. I know. I just hope for a bit of your fortitude and wisdom. In the best of all worlds, forgiveness.

There is nothing the matter with you, Sir. And these heads of households priding themselves in their ability to repeat the same inane slams week after week. They should consider what life is really about. And if anybody is dumb enough to love them anyway, they should be thankful and try to do something positive with what time they've been given.

Anyway. Keep up the great work. You have won my respect.










Anonymous said...

"your fair-mindedness in assessing a draft is one of many cool things about you."

"I am one of the multitude that said something that well, now I see."

"my short-sightedness inadvertently slammed you to kingdom come."

"And these heads of households priding themselves..."

Word salad. Is this one of Dyer's fellow passengers on the short bus?

Robert Dyer said...

9:47: I wouldn't think you'd want to remind people of your previous hate speech regarding children with disabilities.

Anonymous said...

Please take your pants off your head, and tell your shill that he's fooling absolutely no one.

Robert Dyer said...

4:31: As Hans Riemer's overpaid shill, you're not fooling anybody yourself, knucklehead.