Monday, April 25, 2011

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Guanajuato in Glencoe, May 5

Cinco de Mayo has arrived at Guanajuato (Green Bay Rd., Glencoe, Ill.; 847-242-0909)! Celebrate this one-of-a-kind fiesta with authentic cuisine and festive specials!

For many Chicagoans, Cinco de Mayo is a great opportunity to enjoy special renditions of traditional Mexican dishes. Chef/Owner Margarita Challenger, born and raised in the state of Guanajuato, is celebrating her heritage by featuring a number of Cinco de Mayo specials including a Tropical Guacamole Basket, a wonderful mix of avocado, jicama, radishes, cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro and red onions, served on a flour tortilla basket with flour tortilla chips; and from the Mexican countryside of Puebla, Bistek Ranchero, a delicious steak stew cooked slowly in a tomato sauce with garlic, onions and potatoes, served with drunken beans and Mexican rice.

Mexican celebrations wouldn’t be complete without tequila and Guanajuato offers guests a selection of more than 40 tequilas including blanco, reposado, aƱejo and some extra special selections. Most of the tequilas are priced at $7-$9 per shot, but the best tequilas, which can be compared in quality to fine aged cognac, are priced from $15.50 to $71. These special tequilas are served in a snifter to bring out the best of the magnificent bouquet and can be savored by the shot or as an ingredient in a creative selection of specialty cocktails and margaritas.

Honoring their love of tequila, Guanajuato offers patrons a number of cocktails and margaritas including a Tamarind Margarita, a unique sweet and sour flavor with a hint of chili pepper spice, and their infamous Acai Margarita, made from acai, fresh lime juice, pomegranate juice, tequila, simple syrup and Citronge.       

So make your own mini maracas, don your widest brimmed  sombrero and cha cha your way to Guanajuato. With chef/owner Margarita Challenger hailing from Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico, Guanajuato offers patrons authentic and delicious options for Cinco de Mayo and everyday!

About Guanajuato
Guanajuato is a contemporary Mexican restaurant located at 73 Green Bay Rd. in Glencoe, Ill. The restaurant and bar is open for lunch and dinner 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days per week. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Guanajuato at (847) 242-0909 or online at

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