Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Near Your Gaslight Commons Apartment


Whether or not you have a Mexican bone in your body, everyone loves to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some tacos, tequila, dancing and fun. Here in South Orange – a cultural epicenter of the area – there are tons of Mexican restaurants and bars nearby which make for a great place to celebrate.

Since Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday this year, it’s bound to be even more of a great time – so put on your red, white and green and get ready for a great time near South Orange on May 5!

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

At Cactus Charly, they want to give you a true taste of the culture as well as the food of Mexico! That’s way the walls have been decorated with colorful murals that emulate the traditional style of those in Mexico.

Don Juan Restaurant, located at 55 Kingsley St, West Orange which is seven minutes from your Gaslight Commons apartment, is an informal eatery with a festive, tropical vibe and varied Pan-Latin American menu including breakfast.

Don Juan Restaurant is the perfect place to bring friends and family for an authentic Hispanic food where Latin and American traditions come together for a perfect blend of smoky grilled flavor, spice, vegetables and fresh taste.


Cactus Charly

6 Highland Pl, Maplewood, NJ 07040

(973) 763-5150



Don Juan Restaurant

55 Kingsley St, West Orange, NJ 07052

(973) 325-9707



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