For Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla, Executive Chef and Owner Matt Lake will offer up a menu preview of his soon-to-open Alamexo Cantina in the 9th and 9th neighborhood.

Lake and his culinary team will be cooking up a Botanas (appetizer) special of Tlacoyo con Queso, a green chile and Oaxaca cheese-filled tlacoyo with lettuce, radish and cilantro served with salsa cascabel ($7.95); a starter course of Guacamole y Langosta, his classic guacamole made table side with the addition of chilled Maine lobster ($22.95), entrée selection of Tacos al Pastor de Alamexo made with pork shoulder, guajillo chile adobo, pineapple, cilantro and onion ($15.95); and the house margarita made with Espolòn Reposado and damiana ($10). Guests can opt to substitute from a wide selection of top shelf tequilas. All specials will be served family style, as they will be in the new Alamexo Cantina.

These complement his nightly menu filled with chef’s regional Mexican specialties.

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Lake has long been planning this more casual, family-friendly, Mexican market-style cantina. He and his staff are excited to introduce the neighborhood gathering place where everything is served family style in a bright casual setting. “I’m excited to offer a small taste of what we have planned for the early July opening of the Cantina,” says Lake. “Everything at the Cantina will be served up all at once, much like diners would experience in a Mexican market.”

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