Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of Mexican culture and heritage and has a become a staple in the U.S. as a food and beverage filled celebrations. Over the years, Los Angeles has become a city known to keep this celebratory tradition alive. 41 Ocean, Santa Monica’s beachfront restaurant, has the perfect Latin-inspired menu to top any Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Executive Chef Jimmy Martinez, formerly of BOA Steakhouse, has created a menu featuring Latin dishes with a California twist that you won’t be able to find at any other restaurant in LA. Some of Chef Jimmy’s innovative items that would be a great addition to any Cinco de Mayo festivity are the Shrimp and Oyster Ceviche, Jumbo Baked Crab Tamale, Chorizo Mussels, and brilliant vegetarian option, Grilled Veggie Soyriso Handmade Tacos.
We all know that drinks are just as crucial as the food, and at 41 Ocean, they have not skip a beat with their Latin-infused cocktails. The Ginger-Smoke Margarita is a creative rendition of the overdone margarita and the Pico and Sour uses cinnamon and lime to really make those Latin flavors pop. Most notably, 41 Ocean includes an extensive Tequila list, to say the least, featuring more than 41 types of Tequila. Before the party really gets started, finish off your meal with Churros and Seasonal Dipping Sauces, Choco Flan, or a Tres Leches Cake with Mixed Berries.