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5 De Mayo

1246 Route 109 South, Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-5847 ‎
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Ranked #69 of 109 restaurants in Cape May
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Description: New Mexican place that opened in a tough spot on Rt 9 Delicious Mexican food prepared by Mexicans and served by a very helpful and knowledgeable staff of Mexicans. Wide range of items from traditional to seafood. Great Guacamole and delicious Chile Relleno. Fajitas, Burritos, Enchiladas, Chimichangas, Sope, Guarache,Flauta and Taco. All served with rice and beans. Deserts includeTres Leches and deep fried ice cream.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: New Mexican place that opened in a tough spot on Rt 9 Delicious Mexican food prepared by Mexicans and served by a very helpful and knowledgeable staff of Mexicans. Wide range of items from traditional to seafood. Great Guacamole and delicious Chile Relleno. Fajitas, Burritos, Enchiladas, Chimichangas, Sope, Guarache,Flauta and Taco. All served with rice and beans. Deserts includeTres Leches and deep fried ice cream.
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English first
Philadelphia area
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This is probably the best Mexican restaurant we have found since leaving the Southwest 30 years ago! The burritos are huge, and not diluted with rice or other fillers. The menu is creative (e.g. shrimp and scallop burrito) and comprehensive. Service was prompt, friendly and caring, even with almost all of the tables occupied. This restaurant appears to be family-run,... More

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Boardman, Ohio
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The food is really, really good. Portion sizes are good. The only drawback was that service was a bit slow (they seemed understaffed). Like other reviewers said, don't let the location or limited parking convince you not to stop!

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Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Whenever I am in the mood for great Mexican food I love to to come to 5 de mayo. Their Mexican cuisine is a step above all the rest! I absolutely love their flautas con pollo appetizer. On a recent trip with my boyfriend we both ordered burritos, one shrimp and scallop and one fajita burrito and both we very... More

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phila, pa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

BYOB, fun spot, with great authentic Mexican food. Ive been here many times now, great spot with nice friendly service. Food is excellent. Family friendly, will be back (hopefully soon)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Came here because of good reviews. Did meet expectations and other reviews. Food was lacking in flavor. Service was slow. No manager on duty

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NYC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The food hear is REALLY good but despite the pleasant enough waitress, the service is poor. It took forever for us to get water (?!) and the concept of iced tea seemed beyond her grasp. The food is really good though so if you've got the patience, you may want to give it a try.

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brentwood
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were down in wildwoods nj for the memorial weekend and we found this perfect Mexican food place in Cape may. It was the best mexican food i ever had. i am from Ny and i have been to alot of mexican places before but this is worth writing for, Oder their carne asada smothered with onions and mushrooms, it... More

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Christiansburg, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting cape may and craving Mexican. We found this place and thought to give it a try. It was amazing!! Best authentic Mexican food we've had in a long time. Generous portions, excellent taste, and great price! Don't let the parking or somewhat different menu turn you away - you have to give it a... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Looking for authentic Mexican food at the Jersey shore? You are in luck. Mom's always in the kitchen at Cinco De Mayo cooking up great, homemade Mexican fare. The portions are super generous and the staff is very friendly and prompt. Good prices and BYOB make this place an even better value. The fajitas and enchiladas were scrumptious. The guacamole,... More

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Cape May, New Jersey
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94 reviews 94 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Really great food. Really. But the bad location has this family run Mexican joint hurting a bit. We go for takeout and it is great. It is a once a week order for us. Super nice folks serving really great food... and plenty of it for the price. Highly recommended.

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