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5 De Mayo

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1246 Route 109, Cape May, NJ 08204-5266
+1 609-884-5847
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Tuckahoe, New Jersey
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

everything we ordered has a fresh, exciting taste. we were pleased with the tortilla chips, the freshness of the Guac, the seared meats and scallop/shrimp dish, and the presentation. Not so happy to see stupid farm raised salmon on the menu with all the fresh fish this port offers. but Food was hot, well presented, and a fair value for... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been with kids and couples several times before and have been happy with both service, good and price. Last night was terrible. The service was abysmal. It took over an hour from order to food arriving and it wasn't overly crowded.

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West Warwick, R.I.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

You can easily drive right by this "little hole in the wall". Very small inside, great food, large portions and reasonably priced. BYOB

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

It's a nice place to eat and enjoy some of the Tex-Mex offerings you don't find along the main streets of Cape May. Yes, there are times when I crave Chipotle when I'm away so this makes up for it.

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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

My wife and I needed to get a quick dinner before getting on a sunset cruise around the cape. This restaurant was very close and accessible. The inside is fairly spartan but is comfortable. We were there early so we were able to sit immediately. The waiter brought the chips and dip quickly and we were able to order. The... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Food was cold, the service took forever,rice was cold asked for hot rice got cold rice again, asked for simple rootbeer and got other sodas, and the food was bland no authentic Mexican taste. I don't see how this place got 4 stars. I don't recommend this as a restaurant to go to.

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Mid Atlantic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We liked this place so much that we went TWICE during our four-day visit to Cape May. That speaks volumes about a restaurant which is located in a town that is filled with stellar restaurants. 5 de Mayo (pronounced cinco de mayo) offers traditional style Mexican items that are among the absolute best we've eaten anywhere. Their mole is to... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

As it is when I come to Cape May I need an armored car to bring cash, with so may businesses being cash only. I tend NOT to patronize cash only resturaunts. I called this one and they said they accepted credit cards, just not American Express (another pet peeve). When the check came my credit card and my wife's... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

We love Mexican food so when our son suggested 5 de Mayo for his birthday dinner who were excited. He had been here before and his two kids like it so we thought we'd be in for a treat. Not so much. My husband ordered a scallop and shrimp burrito and I had a shrimp quesadilla. Both were served with... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

7 people dining. They finally brought one small basket of chips half full and menu said extra charge for more chips. Table behind us had 2 people and they got same basket of chips filled to the top. Food was lukewarm at best but edible. Portions were uneven. If they paid a little more attention to servings it could have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1246 Route 109, Cape May, NJ 08204-5266
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-5847
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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