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Cinco De Mayo Restaurant

On our travels back and forth to Chicago, we try to find new restaurants to check out to to break up the mundaneness of this oft taken trip.

On this occasion, we stopped in Mauston, Wisconsin at a restaurant called Cinco De Mayo. The place appeared to be a hoppin’ with locals and when you enter, directly in front, is the bar area.

We were seated right away but it took awhile for a server to come to our table. Then, once we got our drinks, we had to ask for the free chips and salsa after ordering.

The decor here is very “Mexican” with beautiful colors throughout.

Cinco de Mayo Restaurant, Mauston, Wisconsin

Cinco de Mayo Restaurant, Mauston, Wisconsin

Sad to say, the decor is probably the best thing, in my humble opinion, that this restaurant has going for it. Well, unless you don’t have much experience eating authentic Mexican food.

The menu ~ what can I say? What a disappointment to find spelling mistakes throughout the menu. In this day and age, spell check is so common that I don’t understand why there should be spelling mistakes.

Cinco de Mayo Restaurant, Mauston, Wisconsin

Cinco de Mayo Restaurant, Mauston, Wisconsin

Cinco de Mayo Restaurant, Mauston, Wisconsin

Cinco de Mayo Restaurant, Mauston, Wisconsin

I know, I know, we don’t eat the menu but … it’s still disappointing.

The food was barely okay. My husband had the Carnitas platter which had quite a bit of fat in it. Very unappetizing. I’d never seen this before.

Carnitas

Carnitas

I had a chicken enchilada platter which didn’t have much chicken in it.

Enchiladas

Enchiladas

The reviews on Yelp for Cinco de Mayo are at a 3.5. One recent review talks about the possibility of the restaurant having new owners or cooks as the food was tasteless.

I don’t know what the reasons are for the food not being up to par, but this is not a restaurant that we would return to ~ unless something changes and the reviews show a big improvement.

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