Make Your Annual Beach Trip During Cinco de Mayo

Turn to an unexpected site to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year: the Litchfield Beach area.

The Hammock Coast is famous for its beautiful beaches and laid-back pace. But business is booming in this area, and restaurants of every cuisine are part of that. Celebrate authentic Mexican food in a festive atmosphere this year.

Here’s where to head for your fiesta in and near Litchfield.

El Cerro Mexican Bar & Grill - in Murrells Inlet

Honor this day in a laid-back location with traditional Mexican food. Of course, you’ll love the margaritas, and the food is so tasty that some folks pass other Mexican restaurants to get here. You’ll get good value at El Cerro Mexican Bar & Grill, and if you drink, the offerings aren’t a watered-down version of the originals.

For appetizers, try the El Cerro Sampler. It has mini chimis, quesadillas, mozzarella sticks, jalapeño poppers, wings, and sauce. Go big for dinner with the mixed fajitas for two  — with beef, chicken, and shrimp.

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Other Places You Can Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

It’s no accident that several other Mexican restaurants are popular in this area. Delicious cuisine, fantastic drinks, and a fun atmosphere are big draws to Litchfield; these restaurants have that, too.

SOL Cocina Mexicana

Some meals you don’t want to rush through, even a little. That’s true of anything you order at SOL Concina Mexicana, especially their carnitas. Chefs Armando and Esmeralda Copian take their time preparing each dish. Start with a Quesadilla De Pollito (chicken), then consider entrees such as Camerones al Mojo de Ajo (shrimp in garlic gravy)


Don’t pass on a chance to enjoy the authentic food and top-notch service at Habaneros. The portions are generous, the prices are reasonable, and it’s an A+ experience. Nachos with beef are a wonderful starter. We recommend ChoriPollo for dinner. It’s grilled chicken breast covered with chorizo and cheese. Have your Monster Margarita frozen or on the rocks.

Luna Mexican Del Corazon Bar & Grill

Dining in the bold and stylish confines of Luna Mexican Del Corazon Bar & Grill is a delightful experience. They serve Mexican food with a passion. There’s no better way to describe it. Begin your journey with Sopa de Elote, a sweet corn and poblano pepper soup. Stellar entrees include Salmon de Luna, a pan-seared filet with mole verde, grilled sweet corn, and chayote squash.


It’s a Pleasure to Stay at Litchfield Beach and Golf

Your best bet is Litchfield Beach and Golf for excellent value at a respectable resort. It’s a beautiful location for a family getaway, with plenty to do — yet lots of peace and quiet. Find spacious accommodations, professional staff, and excellent amenities to make your stay memorable. There is no substitute for a trip to the beach! Steal away soon.