Cinco de Mayo All Month Long

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR WHERE ALL WE CAN THINK ABOUT IS CINCO DE MAYO!

Do you love Cinco de Mayo as much as we do? Do you wish Cinco de Mayo could last more than just one day? Well this year you’re in luck!

Here at Blue Iguana we’ve decided to observe Cinco de Mayo ALL MONTH LONG! You heard that right — Cinco de Mayo for the entire month of May. YAY!

WHAT TO EXPECT

For all of May Both Blue Iguana Salt Lake City as well as Blue Iguana Park City will be decked out to the max in Cinco de Mayo décor. Both locations will also be featuring live music on the weekends, handing out tons of Cinco de Mayo SWAG, and offering tantalizing specials that have you coming back for more. And when you come back, IT WILL BE CINCO DE MAYO ALL OVER AGAIN!

CINCO DE MAYO 2017 SPECIALS

Here’s what we’ve got cooking for Cinco de Mayo 2017. SKIP THIS SECTION IF YOU ARE HUNGRY OR THIRSTY, SERIOUSLY.

DRINK SPECIALS

32oz MEGA MARGARITA

32oz of our house-made strawberry, lime, mango or peach mix made with Patron Silver tequila and agave nectar.

32oz Mega Margarita Cinco de Mayo drink special

32oz MEGA MARGARITA

CORONARITA

Our amazing margarita made with Hornitos Sauza tequila served with an upside down Coronita.

Coronarita Cinco de Mayo drink special

CORONARITA

CANTARITO

Fresh orange juice, grapefruit juice, lime juice, Cazadores Tequila. Served in a clay mug which keeps this drink super cold, perfect for sipping on the patio.

VANPIRO

Mexican sangria, fresh lime juice, grapefruit juice, Cazadores Tequila. Served in a clay mug which keeps this drink super cold, perfect for sipping on the patio.

Cinco de Mayo drink specials - Cantarito and Vanpiro

Cantarito and Vanpiro

CINCO DE MAYO 2017 FEATURED ENTRÉE

Three seared steak medallions, served on a bed of three delicious moles, mole poblano, De Almendra and verde served with grilled vegetables with rice and beans.

Three seared steak Cinco de Mayo special

CINCO DE MAYO THREE SEARED STEAK SPECIAL – $13.99 – ALL MONTH LONG!

CINCO DE MAYO PHOTO GALLERY

Cinco de Mayo sign linking to Cinco de Mayo photo gallery

GALLERY

Think we’re joking about how much we love Cinco de Mayo? Our Cinco de Mayo photo gallery speaks volumes. Click here or the image to the right to see for your self.

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS!

This year’s Cinco de Mayo celebration is extra special because not only are we celebrating all month long but this is our 20th year in business! We intend to go above and beyond in showing our appreciation to our beloved patrons.

AWARD WINNING

Need another reason why you should celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2017 at Blue Iguana? This is our second year in a row winning Best of State’s “Best Authentic Mexican.” We also won “Best Feast for the Eyes” and took second place for “Best Mexican” in City Weekly’s Best of Utah Readers’ Poll.

LOCATION INFORMATION

Blue Iguana Downtown Salt Lake City (click for directions)
165 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 533-8900 (click to call)
Hours:

  • Mon – Thurs 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Cinco de Mayo (Friday, May 5): – Sat 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Fri – Sat: 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Sun: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Blue Iguana on Historic Main Street Park City (click for directions)
255 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-3097 (click to call)
Hours:

  • Mon – Sat 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Sun 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM

THE PATIOS ARE OPEN!

Cinco de Mayo means spring and spring in Utah means gorgeous weather (for the most part). Weather depending, both Blue Iguana location’s patios will be open.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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SEE YOU IN MAY!

Supercharge Your Cinco de Mayo 2016

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday originating back to 1860’s California and the growing resistance to French rule in Mexico. As popularity of the “5th of May” has grown, the day has evolved into more of a celebration of Mexican culture, heritage and of course, cuisine!

Blue Iguana does Cinco de Mayo a little bit differently: we still celebrate the Mexican culture and heritage in the best way we know how – through our food – but we throw it back to our roots and the old world culinary stylings.

But why keep the fun to just one day?! We’re supercharging Cinco de Mayo and celebrating the entire month of May! Both locations will be featuring food and drink specials:

Cinco de Mayo Specials

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Pair these great entrees with a celebratory drink! Choose from our legendary cocktails including the Cornarita, Mojito (Classic Lime or Blueberry) or Michelada. Plus our Park City location will be offering an all you can eat taco bar May 5th through the 7th.

Both the Salt Lake and Park City Blue Iguana locations will have live music for Cinco de Mayo: Salt Lake Thursday through Saturday, May 5th to 7th; Park City will have live music on Thursday the 5th. And we know how to party!

It’s patio season!

We have officially opened the patios in both Park City and Salt Lake and what better place to celebrate all the May festivities! Whether you come in for Cinco de Mayo or Mother’s Day the following Sunday, the patio is the place to be.

To get an idea of the fun we have here at Blue Iguana, take a look at our past events.

WHAT’S COOKIN’ THIS YEAR?

For Cinco de Mayo 2017 we’ll be observing throughout the entire month of May. Click any link in this paragraph for details. See you soon!

5 Facts About Cinco de Mayo that will Impress Your Friends

Every year on the 5th of May American revelers disperse to their favorite cantina to indulge in the celebration of Cinco de Mayo. They dive into massive spreads of delectable tacos, burritos, and guacamole, they drain ice-cold cervezas, they move their hips to the intoxicating rhythms of mariachi. But why? Read on to understand the traditions behind this spring celebration.

Viva Mexico

The tradition of Cinco de Mayo finds its roots, quite obviously, in Mexico, specifically in the state of Puebla, located in East-Central Mexico. In the aftermath of the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848 and the Reform War of 1858-1861, Mexico was left nearly bankrupt, and the country was forced to stop payment on all foreign debts. In response the French army occupied the country and began moving North toward Mexico City. The Mexican people, unsurprisingly, were not overjoyed at the idea of occupation.

It was in Puebla on May 5, 1862 that the French encountered the Mexican Army of Puebla. The Mexican Army was much smaller and poorly equipped compared to the French, however they bravely held their ground and crushed the French opposition. While the war between the two countries would rage on until 1866, this victory was a great source of pride for the Mexican people and continues to represent perseverance, grit, and determination in the face of difficulty.

State Side

Cinco de Mayo did not catch on in the United States until sometime in the 1940s in California. With the growth of the Mexican-American population and, thus, the emergence of new customs, the holiday was quickly adopted by the Californian culture at large. Soon after, the holiday would spread from California throughout the country, gaining massive popularity in the 1980s thanks to a much larger Mexican-American population in cities such as Chicago, Houston, and San Jose. Today, the holiday is celebrated in most major cities, with more than 150 official events nationally.

The Blue Iguana Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

At The Blue Iguana, we believe in traditional, homemade Mexican food, a refreshing variety of house Margaritas, and an atmosphere befitting the best of Mexico. Every year we celebrate the Mexican culture with good eats, cold drinks, and a live mariachi band. The spirit of Mexico emanates throughout everything we do, and our Cinco de Mayo celebration is no exception.

Enchiladas, salsa fresca & margarita

This year’s Cinco de Mayo observance officially kicks off May 1st at both Salt Lake City & Park City locations, and will run throughout the entire month of May. Hope you can join us!

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Update – June 10, 2015

This year’s Cinco de Mayo celebration went off without a hitch. Lot’s of good food, great drink specials & happy customers.  To see pictures from this year’s observance, check out our newly added Cinco de Mayo photo gallery.

WHAT’S COOKIN’ THIS YEAR?

For Cinco de Mayo 2017 we’ll be observing throughout the entire month of May. Click any link in this paragraph for details. See you soon!