Celebrate taco day with a free taco

Today is National Taco Day, and Taco Bueno restaurants are celebrating by offering free crispy beef tacos through the end of the day today.

To get yours, go to the restaurant’s Facebook page today and print out the necessary coupon.

The offer allows for one taco per customer, per coupon.

Wichita’s remaining Taco Bueno restaurants are at 3530 N. Rock Road and 427 N. Hillside.

Cinco de Mayo dining specials

Free 5 oz. Cinco de Mayo smoothies on Saturday at Taco Bueno.

I’ve gathered up a list of a few Cinco de Mayo dining specials local restaurants have planned.

I’m sure all the Mexican restaurants will be crowded, and some of them are planning food and drink specials, as well as live music.

You also can read about other Cinco de Mayo parties, all of which involve food, in the story I wrote for this weekend’s Go! section.

Here are a few other options:

Carlos O’ Kelly’s: The Mexican restaurant chain is once again offering its El Guapo Burrito Challenge. If one person can eat a 5-pound burrito in 30 minutes, it’s free. Two-person eating teams also can try to consume a seven-pounder. The offer is good on Saturday only. Wichita’s Carlos O’ Kelly’s are at 7703 E. Douglas, 527 S. Ridge Road Circle, 3025 N. Rock and 4872 S. Broadway.

Jose Pepper’s: Both Wichita’s Jose Pepper’s at 11423 E. 13th St. and 2243 N. Tyler Road will have a DJ from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, live music from 5 to 11 p.m., games, prizes, drink specials and super-loaded fiesta nachos for $6.99.

Margarita’s Cantina: The Mexican restaurant at 3109 E. Douglas will offer Corona buckets, $4 Cuervo shots, $5 Cuervo margaritas, food specials featuring shrimp, a DJ at 9 p.m. and house band Lotus at 9:30 p.m.

Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant: The location at 445 S. 119th St. West, for example, is having a fiesta on the patio from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday that will include a live DJ, giveaways and discount margaritas.

Taco Bueno: In honor of Cinco de Mayo, all Taco Bueno restaurants will give away free 5 oz. wild berry smoothies all day Saturday.