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Cinco de Mayo at Mestizo

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Cinco de Mayo at Mestizo by Aarón Sánchez:

Mestizo by Aarón Sánchez in Leawood’s Park Place will offer a little something for everyone to celebrate the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo. Festivities will take place Wednesday, May 2 through Saturday, May 5. This is the first of what will be an annual festival at Mestizo, and the restaurant hopes it will be the largest celebration in the metro. The celebration will commence on Wednesday, May 2 with a Tequila dinner with Chef Aarón Sánchez at Mestizo. Sánchez will customize a unique menu paired with specific specialty tequilas and explain the food to guests during the evening. Tickets are limited to 30 persons and are $100 each.

Thursday, May 3rd, and Friday, May 4th, the restaurant will have lunch specials available for indoor and outdoor dining.

Friday, May 4th:

Mestizo will have three dining options: Indoor seating, rooftop dining or outdoor patio and expanded tented area with live entertainment.

Entertainment will be from 6-8 p.m. Live radio remote with 95.7 The Vibe, giveaways and cash cube. Latin guitarist and Flamenco dancer beginning at 7 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo:


9 a.m. – Mestizo opens for drinks
10 a.m. – Mestizo opens for food

Dining Option 1: Outside tented area. $10 wrist-band access before 5 p.m. $15 wrist-band access after 5 p.m. (Age 21 and over in evening). Entry fee includes unlimited access to tent and entertainment. With entry you will receive one ticket for a free Mestizo Margarita or two tacos. Sanchez is roasting whole pigs outdoors in wood boxes known as cajachinas. The outdoor menu will consist of roasted pork, steak and chicken tacos, chips and salsa and guacamole. Additional tickets are 4 for $10 and are redeemable for food and drink. No advance reservations, seating is first come, first served.

Dining Option 2: VIP Reserved Seating Area on Mestizo Rooftop. $25 advance reservation guarantees your seat. Guests will receive complimentary tres salsas and chips, guacamole, an assortment of appetizers and one Mestizo Margarita or Mexican beer.

Dining Option 3: Indoor or outdoor seating with full menu. Family-friendly interior seating with kid’s menu. No advance reservations, seating is first come, first served.

Cinco de Mayo Entertainment – Saturday, May 5::


10 a.m. – 1 p.m. : DJ in tent
2-5 p.m. : Mariachi band
7-10 p.m. : The Taxis – 80’s & 90’s
10:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. : DJ in tent

Mestizo will open for lunch at noon on Sunday, May 6, and the regular menu will be served. Indoor and outdoor seating will be available.

Cinco Drinko's:

No Cinco de Mayo event would be complete without a wide array of adult beverage options, and Mestizo aims to please in this regard. With a list of more than 49 tequilas and seven different tequila flights offered, as well as a specialty drink list of 15 concoctions, guests will have a wide assortment of options. Mestizo squeezes all of its juices fresh in-house and sweetens drinks with agave nectar rather than artificial sweeteners. Margaritas, sangria and mojitos will be available by the pitcher or the glass.

More Info on Mestizo:

Mestizo is located at 5270 W. 116th Place in the Park Place development of Leawood. The restaurant is in a two-story 7,200-square-foot space adjacent to Barkley Square. Patio and rooftop outdoor dining are available, in addition to indoor seating. Mestizo is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. During the Cinco de Mayo festival, Barkley Square at Park Place will be tented for expanded seating, dining and live entertainment.

Reservations for the private dinner event on May 2 and the VIP seating on May 5 may be made my calling 913-752-9025 or visiting mestizoleawood.com.

Metrowide Cinco de Mayo Celebrations:

For a complete listing of Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in Kansas City, visit our Cinco de Mayo Event Guide.
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