Cinco de Mayo Fiesta-val!

[TRAFFIC UPDATE! ON THIS DATE, MILWAUKEE AVENUE (RT. 21) WILL BE CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AT THE RAILROAD TRACKS (2.5 miles north of Tacos el Norte). PLEASE PLAN YOUR ROUTE ACCORDINGLY!]

First off: I'll be there at 5:30pm: YOU JUST COME WHEN YOU CAN! Our Cinco de Mayo parties here are legendary! This will be our third annual, and Tacos El Norte pulls out ALL the stops for us!

On this "gigantesco" party/holiday (and a true "rite of Spring!"), everywhere else will be mobbed, with inflated prices, looooong waits for margaritas, and certainly NO discounts...but not for Single Friends! Our buddy Gio, owner of Tacos el Norte/Libertyville and brother to our member Cecilia, decorates his party bar to the MAX!! and promises an "El Fiesto GRANDE!" complete with the sexy Corona girls, DJ, LOTS of dancing (including salsa!), and giveaways like shirts, hats, beads, etc.!

Our deals include free homemade nacho chips and salsa (not free nowadays almost anywhere, including here!), $4 house wines by the glass, $4 MARGARITAS, $4 pina coladas, $3 pint drafts of all beers and $3 bottles. Choose from these select 4 entrees at our special price of JUST $7 EACH:

• Nachos Platter with Ground Beef, Chicken or Steak, served with refried beans, ranchero tomato sauce & melted cheese, served with guacamole & sour cream 
• Taco Salad with Chicken, Ground Beef, Pork or Steak (garden fresh veggies served with tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, cheese, sour cream and beans on a bed of lettuce; hard shell available upon request) 
• 2-Taco Dinner (choice of ground beef, chicken or steak), served with Spanish rice and refried beans and sour cream 
• Quesadilla Platter: 2 flour tortillas filled with brick cheese and your choice of ground beef, chicken or steak, grilled and served with guacamole and sour cream

Last year we had over 100 Single Friends celebrating together! Throw on a sombrero and fake mustache, and come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us in style! Olé! Olé!












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  • Ken

    Sounds like everyone had a great time. Sorry I missed it. Work! Just one short year ago this was my first event. Hope to see everyone soon.

    May 6, 2014

    • Patty

      We missed you too, Ken, mucho!

      May 6, 2014

    • Sue

      I missed you too Ken. I needed my dancing partner. :)

      May 7, 2014

  • Eric

    I had a great time! The music was very good, and history was made: This was the first event where I actually got out on the dance floor! And I'm not afraid to say that I liked it!! :-) Watch out!

    8 · May 6, 2014

    • Victor

      I am a witness to his dancing and give him an A Plus.

      3 · May 6, 2014

    • Patty

      Eric rocked!! We watched as Eric departed his shell and became a major dancing man!! Olé!

      2 · May 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good time, kinda crowded and loud but a fun time. Food was ok and the Margaritas were good. Nice to see so many people - glad I went.

    May 6, 2014

    • Patty

      Barb, I'm glad you went too! Cinco de Mayo is (ummm...duh) always super crowded everywhere...like our Fourth of July. It is difficult to get in at any popular Mexican restaurant or bar, even in a group of 8 or so! So, overall, I still have to give kudos to Tacos el Norte for all they worked SO hard to make happen for a group of our size! Thanks to all who attended, had patience, and focused on the so many positives of being together!

      May 6, 2014

  • Joanie

    The fellowship and fun that was had on the dance floor last night, was one of the best that I have had. People were teaching each other different steps, etc. and some people, I did not even know their names! Didn't matter....we were all having an awesome time!
    That is the beauty of this group, you can connected with others without uttering a syllable but you can get em' to talk when you step on their heel doing a line dance. So much fun Patty! Thank you bunches!!!

    4 · May 6, 2014

    • Patty

      I totally agree with you, Joanie! The energy was electric...and the looks on the faces of patrons dining on the patio when our mega-Conga Line came thru were priceless!

      1 · May 6, 2014

  • Linda P

    Had fun as always............... Thanks Patty

    2 · May 6, 2014

  • Sue

    They tossed my leftovers. :'( Otherwise I had a BLAST! Thx John for making me dance.

    May 6, 2014

  • Becky

    Very lively, very fun, I talked to so many friendly people and had lots of laughs. Thank you, Patty, for everything you do to organize great events like this.

    1 · May 6, 2014

  • Andrea B

    I gues it's to late to RSVP

    May 5, 2014

    • Patty

      Awesome to see you tonite, Andrea...and Mary too!

      2 · May 6, 2014

    • Andrea B

      Thanks, it was such a blast to catch up with everyone and dance the night away.

      May 6, 2014

  • Dawn W.

    This also happens to be my birthday and will be my first time joining the group!

    April 29, 2014

    • Dawn W.

      Sounds like a blast to me Patty!!!

      May 1, 2014

    • Patty

      Dawn, so sorry you never showed up. Knowing this was your actual birthday, I had some special things planned for you. My hope is that you found another special way to share your special day tonight, and we will all meet you soon! :-)

      May 6, 2014

  • Adriana G.

    :-) had so much fun, thanks Patty!

    2 · May 5, 2014

    • Patty

      Adriana, you danced like there was no tomorrow! Check out the photos, and thanks for making this night so special!

      May 6, 2014

  • Jerry V.

    this only happens once a year

    1 · May 5, 2014

    • Patty

      Yes...and we totally celebrated this once a year Event together!

      May 6, 2014

  • Victor

    Unbelievable turnout. Great to see some 1st timers attend. Nice to see some of those who just came back from Mexico with tans (oh well eventually summer will arrive here).

    2 · May 5, 2014

    • Patty

      YES, Victor...Summer's SO gotta be right around the very next corner, right? We all hope so!!!!

      1 · May 6, 2014

  • Steve S.

    Interesting people

    2 · May 5, 2014

  • Ken

    This was my first Single Friends event just one short year ago. Hi Bill! I can not attend due to being in an audit at work. Work always in the way. Have fun and for newbie's Find your SFA they will find your way! Thanks Greg, Carol, Sue and Patty. You are the reason I made event #2!

    March 27, 2014

    • Patty

      This will be the 2-year anniversary of Olga's first Event with us, where I asked Dave Johnson to take her around to meet folks. He did a SORTA good job...good enough that she came back and still does, but NOT good enough because Dave worked his way into her heart and kept her for himself! :-) They will have been together 2 years now! Olé!

      March 27, 2014

    • Bill

      Hi Ken hope to see you at Philly G's on Weds.

      May 4, 2014

  • Patty

    I'd love to meet new friends. Decided to give this group a try. I went over a year ago so can be considered a newbie. I hadn't been back but heard its a friendly fun group.

    April 30, 2014

  • Jean

    Sorry I'm going to miss the party this year but it is my daughters 25th Birthday so I will be celebrating with her! Have Fun!

    April 30, 2014

  • Judy

    Ahhh ... wish I could attend as I had so much fun last year. But, it's the night before I head to the Florida Keys and just not doable.

    April 22, 2014

    • Judy

      I will have my share in the Keys ... maybe I'll even run in to Jimmy Buffet!

      April 26, 2014

    • Jerry V.

      one tequila,two tequila,three tequila Floor!
      I love the DRY TORTUGAS-Fort Jefferson at the keys

      April 29, 2014

  • Dave h.

    Denise bring the ponchos

    March 26, 2014

    • Patty

      Yes! We need The Three (possibly four now!) Amigos in our midst! Denise, Dave and Kim! Olé!

      April 26, 2014

  • Gloria S.

    Wish I could be there ...sounds like Total Fun!!!!

    April 23, 2014

  • Patty

    Koka's coming! Yaaay! We haven't seen her in waaaay too long!

    March 24, 2014

  • Patty

    We gotta have our "Big Mike-cico" here, for sure!!

    1 · March 24, 2014

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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