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5 De Mayo

1246 Route 109 South, Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-5847 ‎
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Ranked #71 of 110 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.
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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
cape may court house
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I've been to this restaurant a few times in the past. Today as I was eating a salad I felt something stab me in the side of my mouth. I ended up finding a staple that had been in the salad.when I told the waitress about it and showed her the staple she had a very blase' attitude about It.... More

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New City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our second trip to this restaurant. We came here last summer while in Cape May and enjoyed our visit. It was very busy this time around. We're happy to see this restaurant is doing well. We hope to be back again next summer. Great food; service is good but it wouldn't hurt to have more people working when... More

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Ohio
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It took a bit to find the place because the GPS would not take the address. It was not very busy, which should have been a warning. We had 4 meals--2 were good, one was okay and one was terrible. The worse was the wait staff--inattentive after the initial interaction. There is potential here but this place needs a good... More

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Suffern, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Good Mexican food and fried ice cream for desert is a treat. Nice people, nice atmosphere and good location

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Philadelphia area
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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