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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

Simply love everything about this place. Don’t be fooled by the exterior, it’s certainly nothing to look at wedged between a Midas muffler shop and a buffet, and the interior, while clean and cute, doesn’t strike me as high end. However, the food is delicious!...I have never had a bad meal here. My favorite is the taco, enchilada and chili rellenos combo. Even the refried beans on the side are some of the best I’ve ever tasted. My husband swears by the steak fajitas. We always order and extra container of salsa to go so we can enjoy it at home. Check it out and enjoy some authentic Mexican.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

It is a warm friendly local place. We've been in only a few times and yet the owner never fails to come over to put a hand on the shoulder to check how the food is doing and how we are doing. It is truly...a little bit of community. I recognize this from my trip to Guatemala to learn Spanish. Even there being a very recognizable foreigner, it was not uncommon to go to some restaurant have someone put a hand on the shoulder and welcome you. I found that same community at Cinco de Mayo. It's impressive. The food is very good. Perhaps they could use a bit more spice but then tastes vary. There's a huge variety here and it's all served with warmth and charm and heart. Laughter fills this little restaurant, from the staff and from the patrons. The walls and the decor just make you feel welcomed. The food warm hearty plenty all speak to the goodness of this restaurant. It's not high cuisine it's just good and hearty. Cinco de Mayo is a welcome addition and has been an asset to Willimantic cuisine. Oh, the flan. Shared with my spouse while listening to music from a street band playing Feliz Navidad was just a small bit of heaven. Don't miss this place.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 20, 2019

The atmosphere is warm, family like. There is always a greeting smile and warm welcome. I mirror others who have said thie is a place for quiet meal or a joyous celebration. My friends from Mexico would say that the food is 'mild', but it...can be brought up for other sensibilities. It is not just the warmth and wraparound comfort of the restauant but the service and the food. The refried bean bring me back to mornings in Guatemala. The flavors. the service do go. do enjoy. We like to think of our moments that we take out of the insanity of day to day as 'dunes'. This is a wonderful romantic dune.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

We went to the restaurant on a Friday evening for a quiet couples dinner. The staff are helpful and quick to serve. Food is well prepared beautifully served and tasty. It is not to be missed.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 1, 2019

The people who work her are great and the food is delicious. I was so impressed with the great food. Their salsa is perfect. When I'm in the area next, I will definitely stop in for a meal. A great find in Willimantic!!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

Very respectful...great food...authentic mexican atmosphere...have no complaints...only compliments from individuals who reside in Windham, CT.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

I had the enchalda verdes, yum and my guest had the burritos. We truly enjoyed the atmosphere and the service.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 24, 2018

Cinco de Mayo is small/intimate with excellent traditional dishes, friendly bilingual staff and great atmosphere - dimmed lights and authentic music. Tasty salsa and freshly made tortilla chips. Generous portion sizes. A family owned restaurant for family dining. Equally great for just a night out...or a special occasion.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Always a fun place to dine! Mexican food at its' finest. Authentic! Sangria, one pitcher not enough! On Cinco Demayo arrive early or expect to wait! Service great, food,music to celebrate and a free piece of cake! Enjoy anytime!

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Food is excellent, staff is friendly, prices reasonable, portions great, atmosphere is good. Great for lunch or dinner.

Date of visit: June 2018
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