5-cent margaritas and 600 free sombreros at Cinco de Mayo block party in Carlyle

A margarita at Tequila & Taco at 540 John Carlyle Street (staff photo by James Cullum)

The Cinco de Mayo fiesta is starting early this Sunday in Carlyle.

From 9 to 10 a.m., Tequila & Taco (540 John Carlyle Street) will be selling six-ounce margaritas for 5-cents apiece, and will be giving away 600 straw sombreros.

“The 5-cent margaritas have been a big hit, to say the least,” restaurant owner “Mango” Mike Anderson told ALXnow. “We’ve got Cornhole and other games, too.”

It’s the fourth annual Cinco de Mayo patio party for the Mexican restaurant, which has made a deal with the Virginia ABC to allow outdoor patio drinking until 10 p.m., as well as the city to use the parking spaces in front of the business and stretching to its sister restaurant Sweet Fire Donna’s (510 John Carlyle Street) for tall tables with umbrellas.

“Most Mexican restaurants figure it’s like an Irish bar on St. Patrick’s Day,” Anderson said. “All they have to do is open the doors and the party starts. Well, we think this is a big deal, and we need to show some generosity and have some fun.”

By the way, SoberRide is offering free rides for Cinco de Mayo.