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“Average Mexican Fare”
Review of Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo
Ranked #154 of 928 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/02/post_10.html
Traverse City, Michigan
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339 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Average Mexican Fare”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Cinco de Mayo offers nothing to get particularly excited about. The food is decent, but not especially outstanding. And, on the day we were there, the service brusque and inattentive--and the restaurant was not particularly busy. We felt like we were more than a bother than a welcome customer.

Each of entrees were bland and unexciting. My "Hot and Spicy Burrito" was neither hot nor spicy and filled with enough rice to induce a starch coma. Only our appetizer, the Queso Charro was interesting...though, again the chorizo could really use some oomph.

The only plus is that you can find nearly every major Mexican beer on the drink list. But that's small consolation to the otherwise mundane food.

  • Visited March 2014
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Coopersville, Michigan
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome Mexican Food”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is one of the best Mexican restaurants in Grand Rapids. The food is excellent and pretty close to the authentic taste that we get when we travel to Mexico. The service is excellent and our dinner was out within 10 minutes of ordering on a busy Saturday evening. I really like how they have the restaurant decorated. The location is downtown Grand Rapids and is easy to get to.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank roxanned1019
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Mexican Food”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Last week while attending the West Michigan Golf Show my friends and I were advised of this restaurant as a great place to have dinner. The people that recommended it were not wrong. The service, atmosphere and food were excellent. The prices were competitive as well. I will definitely return and recommend it to my friends.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Curtis F
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Michigan
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Always Excellent Food”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

I've been to this restaurant at least a dozen times and they serve consistently good food at a reasonable price. The restaurant is nicely decorated and the staff have always been friendly. It location in the downtown is easy to get to and there is lots of seating. I've never had to wait for a seat. The food can take a while to be served, but they provide chips and salsa while you're waiting. Prices are reasonable.

  • Visited January 2014
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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103 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good food; fair prices”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

I've been to Cinco de Mayo a number of times. The food is good, but not great. Prices are reasonable.

Visited October 2013
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