Reston, VA

Tall drink at bartaco/courtesy bartacoIt’s Cinco de Mayo!

May 5 is commonly observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

And, it’s also a good excuse for nachos, margaritas and other Latin-inspired food and drink.

Here are some ideas for fun in Reston:

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina — is offering $4 margaritas and $3 bottles of Dos Equis Amber, Dos Equis Lager, Corona and Corona, among other specials.

bartaco  — Try the fresh-squeezed juices in your margarita and a variety of snack-sized tacos.

Uncle Julio’s, Reston Town Center — This town center standby is always a good place for house-made tortillas and frozen margaritas.

Lake Anne Market — This mini-mart at Lake Anne Plaza has a kitchen that turns out quality pupusas, tacos, and other authentic Latin American specialities.

Meanwhile, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s SoberRide will be offering free rides on Cinco de Mayo. You can receive a free carb ride home from 4 p.m. Thursday until 4 a.m. Friday (up to a $30 fare). To receive a free cab ride home please call 800-200-8294 (TAXI).

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