For a Day or a Week, Hit the Grand Strand for Cinco de Mayo

If you’ve never been to Myrtle Beach for Cinco de Mayo, this is the year! Visit the coast for festive celebrations, authentic food, and forming friendships. And the holiday falls on a Friday — hello, long weekend!


Here’s where you’ll find all the revelers gathered. All these spots are near Paradise Resort, too.

Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant

One bite and you’ll see why this Texas-inspired eatery is a Myrtle Beach favorite. You’re in for tasty eats with various choices, plus courteous service, at the Coastal Grand Mall location. A unique experience!


PRO TIP: Try ​​Chicken Tampiqueña from the seasonal menu. It’s served with a delicious fajita glaze, on a bed of cilantro lime rice with green chile sauce.

La Poblanita Restaurant

This laid-back place is respected as one of the Grand Strand’s finest. It’s a cozy spot serving burritos, tacos, and other typical Mexican fares. This place fills up fast, so get there early. It is a hidden gem.


PRO TIP: Order Tinga de Pollo Empanadas. It’s fried corn pastries with shredded chicken, cooked with tomatoes, onions, and chipotle peppers.

5 De Mayo Mexican Restaurant Myrtle Beach

Circle back to the restaurant named for the occasion! You’ll find some of the best authentic Mexican food here, and likely will visit more than once. Enjoy fast service from friendly staff and prices at affordable prices.


PRO TIP: Consider Enchiladas Mexican. 5 De Mayo serves enchilada dishes, such as Rancheras, Con Pollo Grill, and Camaron.

Banditos Cantina

Delicious food, drinks, and an awesome view all motivate you to stop at Banditos. It’s small in size but big in flavor, a laid-back place on the oceanfront where burritos, enchiladas, and tacos reign supreme.


PRO TIP: No matter what food you get, pair it with the Black Diamante Margarita. It’s Maestro Dobel Diamante, agave, lime juice, and black salt.

Not for the faint of heart, this 1-hour tour takes attendees to some of the area’s most haunted spots. A live guide shares famous ghost stories along the way, and those who dare can even join a guided walk through an area cemetery.

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Fajitas Mexican Restaurant

If Mexican classics are your weakness, this is your restaurant. Fajitas features imported beers and excellent margaritas in a festive atmosphere. The food is the star, though. And everything comes in generous portions. Dishes and drinks are works of art here.


PRO TIP: Their Veggie Burritos are filled with sauteed vegetables and flavor. Save room for Special House Flan!

Taqueria Flores

For tasty food at a bargain, Taqueria Flores delivers. Their tortas are some of the most delicious at the beach. Wonderfully prepared carnitas and fresh bread make all the difference. And the burritos … wow. You won’t have room for everything in one visit!


PRO TIP: Ever tried huaraches? They are expertly made at Taqueria Flores. They’re masa with smashed pinto beans and an array of delicious toppings.

Paradise Indoor Lazy River

Absorb Your Fill of Fun in the Sun at Paradise Resort

Do you feel that critical need to make your way to paradise soon? Paradise Resort is an excellent place to do that, with heated pools, a lazy river, and hot tubs! We invite you to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the Grand Strand at Paradise Resort.

Paradise 3 Bedroom Oceanfront Living Room
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