Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in JXN

Break out your sombreros and bring your friends to share a margarita pitcher: this thirsty Thursday is Cinco de Mayo.

From tacos to shareable nacho platters to, you guessed it, classic Mexican drinks and cocktails, make this year’s celebration the best yet.

Yo Mama's Tacos & Tapas

Yo Mama’s Tacos and Tapas – Cultivation Food Hall - 1200 Eastover Drive

Located in Cultivation Food Hall, Yo Mama’s offers diners a variety of tacos, arepas, bowls, salads, nachos and more. Protein options include carnitas, adobo chicken, beef and even sweet potatoes and black beans as a vegetarian option.

Choose from menu options like the Adobo Chicken taco or arepa, made with shredded chicken, corn and black bean salsa, coriander lime crema and cilantro. Or, if you’re hungrier, opt for two Double Decker Tacos, made with a crispy corn tortilla wrapped in a cheesy gordita filled with braised pork, corn, pickled onion, cilantro and coriander lime crema.

Yo Mama’s also offers a build-your-own menu for salads, burritos and bowls. Choose a base, protein, three toppings and a sauce.

Restaurant hours are Monday through Wednesday from 11 am to 8 pm and Thursday through Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm.

To learn more and see the full menu, visit the Cultivation Food Hall website.

Green Ghost Tacos - 2820 North State Street

Labeled as the best authentic Mexican food in Jackson, Green Ghost Tacos is an excellent destination for Cinco de Mayo or any night of the week. They serve much more than just tacos—the menu also features bites like empanadas, nachos, burritos, chimichangas, quesadillas, etc.
One popular menu item is the Redfish Tacos, featuring seasoned redfish and topped with red cabbage, pico de gallo, spicy chipotle sauce and honey mango. Other choices include taco salads, fajitas, enchiladas and flautas.

Celebrate the day with a must-try Green Ghost margarita. Try flavors like classic lime, mango, strawberry, cucumber and even jalapeno. Order in bulk (a quart or gallon), or order single-serve.

If you’re planning on partying at home, you can also order Green Ghost Tacos online for pick-up. Host a Cinco de Mayo party with their dinner packs, or make a party for one with your favorite entrée.

For more information and ordering, visit greenghosttacosjackson.com.

Picante’s Grill – 960 North State Street

Another excellent option for Cinco de Mayo is Picante’s Grill. Boasting a menu chock-full of Mexican favorites and classics, this restaurant offers online ordering and delivery through the Waitr app and DoorDash.

Menu items at Picante’s range from several different taco salad variations to fajitas, enchiladas and unique dinner specials. One popular menu item is the Picante’s Special: your choice of protein layered on top of a bed of rice, topped with sauteed bell peppers, onion, tomatoes and cheese sauce.

Of course, to wash it all down, Picante’s also serves margaritas, imported Mexican beers and other traditional Mexican beverages.

To find out more, visit picantesjackson.com.

Angry Rooster - Highway 18 West Suite D

This restaurant offers a unique blend of Mexican and American dishes on the same menu. From chicken tenders and ribs to tacos, burritos and quesadillas, Angry Rooster could be the perfect spot for your party’s Cinco Celebration.

Angry Rooster offers dinner combos, several of which pair Mexican entrees with American bites. Combo dinners such as Combo 7, which includes chicken nachos and a five-piece wing, perfectly marries the two themes of this one-of-a-kind restaurant.

The street tacos are served traditionally: on a corn tortilla and topped with cilantro and chopped onion. Customize your tacos by choosing protein options such as carne asada, grilled chicken, carnitas or chorizo.

See the full menu and order online at angryroosterms.com.

Aspen Hansen


Aspen Hansen

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