We love to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at our house, as my Dad’s Birthday (81) is May 5th! This year we will be celebrating with locals and tourists alike at La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar’s Cinco de Mayo block party on Sunday May 4th from 2 to 7 p.m.! ! La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar is 30A’s #1 Mexican Restaurant and their fiesta will feature live music, face painting, games, drink specials, and chef-inspired dishes. The courtyard will come alive with drink specials that include $5 house margaritas, $7 Cazadores Blanco margaritas, and $3 Mexican-imported beers.

The specialty dishes Chef Ben Lillard has crafted for the occasion, include:

Fried Soft Shell Crab Quesadillas

With queso fresca and lime remoulade



Fried Lobster Taco

5 ounce lobster tail in a homemade corn tortilla served with

coleslaw, queso fresca, chipotle lime buerre blanco dipping sauce,

and Mexico City potato fritters



Fried Cheesecake  


The food and drink specials will also be offered in-restaurant on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The festivities will continue on Monday, May 5 with specials running during lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Admission to the block party is free and open to the public. Reservations for lunch and dinner are not accepted. Parties are seated on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please visit www.lacocina30a.com.

La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar serves Tex-Mex fare with a coastal twist located at 10343 East County Highway 30A in Seacrest Beach, Florida 32413. Call 850.231.4021 for more information.

La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar is a member of GulfCoastRestaurants.com, South Walton’s Best Content Rich Dining Guide available May 2014!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at home now with Chef Ben’s Mexican Inspired Scallop Recipe (click here).

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