Cinco de Mayo is Sure To Be a Blast At These Mexican Eateries

tacos with lime

We’re so ready to celebrate everything Mexican when Cinco de Mayo comes around on Sunday, May 5! Whether Mexico is near and dear to your heart or you’re thrilled just to be indulging in some tacos and tequila, South Orange is sure to be a hotspot on the holiday thanks to the many Mexican eateries and bars that we call neighbors.

If you’re looking for a place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo without venturing too far from your Gaslight Commons apartment, then check out these South Orange favorites for a celebration that can’t be topped. These eateries are as authentic as it gets!

Benji’s Taqueria Mexican Grill, located at 14 Main St, West Orange, which is an eight minute drive from your Gaslight Commons apartment, is a no-frills Mexican spot doling out tacos, fajitas and other traditional plates for dine-in or takeout.

Unlike many other Mexican restaurants, Benji’s Taqueria Mexican Grill also serves breakfast, so if you’re craving some authentic eats first thing in the morning, then this the place to go. Plus, they also deliver, in case you don’t feel like leaving your Gaslight Commons apartment!

Cactus Charly, located at 6 Highland Pl, Maplewood which is a five minute drive 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. They also try to bring in live musicians when they can. All of this adds to the unique character of their restaurant, appealing to all the senses to truly transport their customers to a different place.


Benji’s Taqueria Mexican Grill

14 Main St, West Orange, NJ 07052

(862) 520-1997


Cactus Charly

6 Highland Pl, Maplewood, NJ 07040

(973) 763-5150

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