Cinco de Mayo, Island Style!

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4 May 2021
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Cinco de Mayo is a day of celebration all over, but our favorite way to celebrate is right here on the Islands! If you're here with us, try out one of these places for your Cinco de Mayo festivities! 


Isle of Palms

Come here for the BBQ Shrimp Nachos, and stay for the rooftop bar! Coconut Joe's is right around the corner on Front Beach, so it's an easy walk from condos at the Sea Cabins, Oceanside Villas, and 1140 Ocean Blvd. We also have several homes in the area that would be an easy stroll away! They've also recently rebranded their bar to Colada Swings Bar, so be sure to give this place a go no matter when you're visiting!

Tacos and the beach go hand in hand, so it's a no-brainer to swing by Papi's for Cinco de Mayo! Also in the Front Beach district, where you'll enjoy unique menu items such as Nashville Hot Chicken Tacos, the Juan Corleone taco, and Churro Beignets! Their menu also caters to those with food allergies/specific preferences, as they highlight which items include dairy and soy, and list which menu items are vegan and gluten-free. 

Sullivan's Island

You might not think of a barbecue joint when you think of Cinco de Mayo, but if you're looking for something a little different, give it a shot! Home Team has menu items like barbecue nachos, brisket tacos, and Micheladas on their menu to put you in the holiday spirit!

Right next door from Home Team is Mex1, a Charleston-area favorite! On Cinco de Mayo, their signature margaritas will be just $5, and there'll be live music from the Island Hoppers from 8-11 PM! Our favorites from this spot are the guacamole (made fresh daily!) the loaded fries and the roasted street corn!

Poe's Tavern is well-known for their burgers, but have you had their fish tacos? Choose from citrus-marinated mahi-mahi, spiced yellowfin tuna, or buffalo shrimp, and make sure you get chili con queso or guacamole for your app! They also have a market fish sandwich/taco that is prepared daily based on what's fresh! Other favorites here are Edgar's Nachos, the shrimp and chorizo quesadilla, and their Perfect Margarita.