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Budget-Friendly Cinco De Mayo Food & Drinks

Layersofchic Cinco De Mayo Food On the Border Restaurant ReviewLayersofchic Cinco De Mayo Food Shrimp Fajitas Budget Friendly

Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite holidays to get together with friends – who doesn’t love an excuse to drink margaritas and eat their weight in guacamole and tacos! But it definitely gets pricey especially in NYC, some places charge $15 for a tiny margarita and $20+ for an entrée. Where can a girl get decently priced Cinco de Mayo food?! As a full-time blogger, I’ve had to become a lot more budget conscious when it comes to eating out. So I recently went to check out On the Border, a Mexican restaurant offering freshly made food at affordable prices (and big portions!). I went with my girlfriend and with drinks, an appetizer, and two full-on fajita entrees, the total bill was only $56! I was pleasantly surprised as the food was quite tasty and the drinks were sizable.Layersofchic Cinco De Mayo Food and drinks Strawberry MargaritaWe started off our meal with a strawberry margarita that was big enough to share. The margarita was nice and sweet, and I liked that the strawberry taste was strong. I’m a huge fan of drinks that don’t taste like alcohol, so this margarita was perfect because it tasted like fresh strawberries. We also ordered the Border Sampler, which is an appetizer plate that had chicken quesadillas, nachos, and mini chicken chimis. To be honest, we probably could have been full just sharing the sampler plate. It was pretty heavy and definitely something my boyfriend would have appreciated. I like that it came with sliced jalapenos for an extra kick.Layersofchic Cinco De Mayo Food Where to EatLayersofchic Cinco De Mayo Food On the Border Menu ReviewLayersofchic Cinco De Mayo Food Fajitas On the Border

For our entrees, we ordered the Shrimp Fajitas and Carnitas Fajitas. These were definitely the highlight of the meal. The fajitas are made to order, with hand-press flour tortillas and mesquite wood fire grilled meat. I had the Carnitas which were super flavorful and well marinated. I was eyeing the shrimp so badly the whole time, which unfortunately I can’t have it as I’m allergic to shrimp. But it looked so juicy and fresh, I was totally jealous of my friend who was able to eat them.Layersofchic Cinco De Mayo Food Carnitas Fajitas

Asides from the food, the location we went to in Hicksville also had a variety of seating options. You could sit at the bar area or high tables for casual drinks, booths for a cozy date night, or a separate enclosed area with big windows for families with kids. Do note that the restaurant does not take reservations, so I recommend getting there early if you don’t want to wait. We started out at the high tables as there was a 30 wait for a regular table/booth, and eventually moved to a table at the enclosed area next to the big windows. This worked out well as we were able to get good natural lighting, which of course is essential for blogger photos.Layersofchic Cinco De Mayo Food Margarita On the Border

So if you’re looking for a budget-friendly spot for Cinco De Mayo food and drinks, On the Border is a good option whether you’re with girlfriends, significant other, or family. There’s something for everyone, from fruity margaritas for the girls to sizable entrees for the guys. Cheers to a great Cinco De Mayo!

Thanks for reading,


*This post is in partnership with On the Border. As always, all views and opinions expressed are my own.




25 comments so far.

25 responses to “Budget-Friendly Cinco De Mayo Food & Drinks”

  1. Ashley says:

    I love Cinco de Mayo too! Plus, I never need an excuse to eat Mexican food! It’s one of my favorites!

  2. Yum, that looks like a delicious meal! I don’t think there are any of these restaurants in my area, but next time I’m travelling I’ll have to check it out!

  3. kristen says:

    yum!! I love mexican food! I havent been to on the border in years, but looks like I might have to go!

  4. Erin Haugerud says:

    Yum! That all looks so good! Can’t wait for Cinco de Mayo!

  5. Brianna says:

    I haven’t been to On The Border before, but I’ve seen them around! I usually elect to make my own Mexican feast on Cinco de Mayo!

  6. Eva says:

    Oh my gosh, I’m so glad I saw this post b/c Cinco de Mayo was totally not on my radar and now I know I have an excuse to go get Mexican in a few days!! Those shrimp fajitas look amazing!

  7. Lauren says:

    My husband and I love On the Border! Their happy hour specials are amazing!

  8. wow – everything looks fabulous! I love indulging for Cinco de Mayo!

  9. Liz says:

    Ugh I love Mexican Food! We don’t have one of these here, but I’m dying to try it!


  10. Madison says:

    I want to have a Cinco de Mayo party & this is just the perfect inspiration! Great photos!

  11. Amanda says:

    So excited for Cinco de Mayo! Give me all the chips and caso!

  12. Lisa Autumn says:

    OMG now I am so hungry.. this looks amazing!

    x Lisa |

  13. I love it too! So much good food and drinks! Cheers!

  14. Samantha says:

    Everything looks so yummy! I love trying new Mexican foods!

  15. I love any holiday that encourages chips, queso, tacos, and margaritas!

  16. Alfa Sengupta says:

    Yaaaas to chips and queso!! It’s the best!!

  17. Wilma says:

    I am hungry, and i want to eat

  18. Jenna says:

    Ohhh on the border is super yummy! Their prices are so reasonable.

  19. OH GIRL, now you’ve got me craving Mexican HARDCORE…I’m such a fan, and I lovelovelove On the Border!!!

    Coming Up Roses

  20. Capriconla says:

    Yummm….what a spread, mouthwatering!!

  21. Kate says:

    I can’t wait for Cinco de Mayo now. This got me in the spirit and inspired so many ideas on how I can celebrate. Plus the margaritas are calling to me.

  22. Kate says:

    I can’t wait for Cinco de Mayo now. This got me in the spirit and inspired so many ideas on how I can celebrate. Plus the margaritas are calling to me.

  23. Nicole says:

    That looks so good! This got me into the 5 May spirit!

  24. Jocelyn says:

    The food looks so yummy! The photos are making me hungry!

  25. Jessica says:

    This is just lovely! Foods looks amazing. Looking gorgeous out there too dear!

    Jessica |

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