Where to Grab Some Authentic Mexican Cuisine for Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo is almost here on May 5, and whether you have Mexico running through your veins or you just love some good fajitas and nachos, there’s no better way to celebrate this exciting holiday than with some authentic Mexican food and drinks.

Near your Gaslight Commons apartment, where we are blessed with being surrounded by restaurants and bars from around the world, we certainly have no shortage of Mexican eateries that make the perfect destination for Cinco de Mayo. Read on to find out where you can celebrate on May 5!


Toro Loco, located at 23 Valley Street in South Orange which is less than half a mile from your Gaslight Commons apartment, is a restaurant serving up Mexican meals and margaritas in casual, festive quarters with an outdoor patio.

With a bar that’s open late, Toro Loco is known for their fun and colorful drinks, which are sure to be even more in the spirit when Cinco de Mayo comes around!


Cactus Charly, located at 6 Highland Pl., Maplewood which is about a mile and a half from your Gaslight Commons apartment, is a Mexican mainstay offering classic dishes like fish tacos, plus vegetarian options and outdoor seating.

Plus, if you would rather celebrate Cinco de Mayo at home, Cactus Charly also does free delivery to South Orange with a $20 minimum order! Check out their menu online, which features traditional items such as enchiladas, tacos, burritos and more, to choose what’s best for you on May 5.


Toro Loco

23 Valley Street, South Orange

(973) 761-1515


Cactus Charly

6 Highland Pl, Maplewood

(973) 763-5150


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