10 best Utah Valley eats for Cinco De Mayo


Feliz Cinco De Mayo, Utah Valley! We all know that celebrating on an empty stomach is just no fun. So don’t be hangry and commemorate this traditional Mexican holiday with the best eats from around the valley.

Cure your hanger with these 10 culinary favorites in Utah County.

180 Tacos

(Photo courtesy of @180tacos on Instagram)

It doesn’t have to be Tuesday for you to enjoy delicious tacos! 180 Tacos has an array of hand-crafted menu items that will make you want every day to be Taco Tuesday.

Brasas Mexican Grill

Brases Mexican Grill is located in heart of downtown Provo.

Brasas Mexican Grill is another great restaurant in Provo where the food is always cooked with love. The Coca family is passionate about making authentic Mexican food so people in the valley can taste a piece of their culture. 

Los Hermanos

Los Hermanos’ fajitas are a customer favorite.

For over 30 years, this Utah County favorite has been serving some of the best Mexican food around. Los Hermanos has a lengthy menu with great variety. Literally, there is always something for everyone. It also two locations, in Provo and Lindon. So no matter which end of the county you’re coming from, you can make Los Hermanos your next dinner destination.

Mama Chu’s

Mama Chu’s is located at the mouth of the canyon in Orem.

Getting full on the endless chips and salsa before receiving the main dish is what dining out is all about. And Mama Chu’s lets you do just that. Some days they add a little extra kick to the salsa, so watch out! 


Oteo is a Mexican restaurant located in Lindon. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher)

If you’re looking for a restaurant that’s different from the classic downtown restaurants, Oteo is the place to go. From a unique fried empanada to a traditional taco, Oteo’s is a local favorite. Just ask Mary Crafts-Homer.

La Casita

This one is for all the people down south. La Casita is a local favorite that has been around for over 40 years. There is something for everyone on their menu, from taquitos to salads to tacos to enchiladas. (Our mouths are watering just thinking about it.) 

Sweeto Burrito  

Sweeto Burrito’s food truck roams Utah Valley to bring you unique eats. (Photo credit: Sweeto Burrito Facebook)

Who doesn’t love a delicious burrito? Sweeto Burrito has a passion for making people happy with their food. It’s almost impossible to be sad while eating a juicy, mouth-watering burrito. You can find these kick butt burritos in Sweeto Burrito’s Provo-based food truck and at their permanent location in Provo and Orem. 

El Gallo Giro

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El Gallo Giro honors many different cooking traditions that are unique and inspired by great traditional foods from Mexico. Offering a warm hospitality in four different locations, El Gallo Giro is sure to make you and your stomach very happy this Cinco De Mayo. 

Joe Bandido’s

Photo courtesy of @kevinlancelittlelight on Instagram

Nobody makes Mexican food like Joe. This long-established outpost of Mexican cuisine in Springville is inviting for dinner parties of all sizes. Get ready for a piping hot plate of creamy refried beans, shredded beef and cheese that is sure to cure your hanger. 

Cafe Rio

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The dressing on any dish can make or break it. At Cafe Rio, the signature creamy tomatillo sauce definitely makes any menu item a joyous dining experience. But if you happen to not care for the sauce, the food still tastes amazing.

McKenzie Stauffer

Kenzie is an intern for Bennett Communications. She graduated from Utah Valley University in December 2017. If you're looking for Kenzie, you'll most likely find her burning food in the kitchen, or listening to Chris Browns latest album.

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