Good morning! I’m finishing up my Florida recap today starting with our Cinco de Mayo shenanigans and then later today I’ll be posting my recap of our trip to Epcot which I will break down with my recommendations for drinks per country (because that’s the reason to go to Epcot right?). Let’s get to it!
The night before cinco de mayo we took it easy and went to Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grill for dinner. I’d never been before (it’s a fairly new restaurant). Tom, Stephen, Melina and I hung out on the deck while we waited for a table.
The wait was short and we were soon seated outside at a high top table with a perfect view of the TVs for the Rangers game. Melina and I split a bottle of Sea Glass Sauvignon Blanc while the guys got specialty cocktails ‘The Zombie’ and another drink that had lavender and ginger that I forget the name of but was a huge hit. We were starving and ordered an appetizer of the calamari which was served with sweet chili aioli and was so good. For my entree I ordered Isla Mujeres Salad Bowl which consisted of mixed greens topped with braised chicken, guacamole, corn salsa and corn tortilla chips served with agave vinaigrette. The salad bowl was delicious but HUGE I barely ate half! Not knowing how large the salad was going to be I also had ordered a pulled pork taco (I heard their tacos were really good and they are sold individually). Everything was delicious!
After eating we sat at the bar where our friend James met us to watch the Rangers game. We called it an early night after the game because we had big plans for the next day!
We headed to Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach (a bar-lined street by the beach) to celebrate cinco de mayo! We started off at Barracudas Bar & Grill for $3 margaritas. I got the strawberry margarita while everyone else got lime – I don’t like regular margaritas too much but I love strawberry margaritas.
On our walk to the next bar we noticed a table out front of Barracudas that was giving people tequila shots. They told us there was a bar crawl going on on Flagler so Tom, Stephen, Melina and I decided to partake. They gave you a list of the bars that were participating in the bar crawl and each restaurant on the list had a tent or table set up where you could receive your shot.
It was so much fun!
After our first three bars we started to get really hungry and were craving cheeseburgers so we made our way to The Breakers Restaurant overlooking the beach. The sun was setting as we got to the beach so we decided to snap a few pictures with the gorgeous background.
I didn’t get a picture of the food at The Breakers (the lighting is really dim so baby turtles don’t mistake the light of the restaurant for the light of the moon when making their way to the ocean when they’re hatched) but the cheeseburgers are the best I’ve ever had in my life. I can’t even begin to describe how good it was. I got the hawaiian burger with BBQ sauce, pineapple, American cheese, lettuce and tomato. It was out of this world and I definitely see why they’re famous for their burgers.
After we ate we continued the tequila bar crawl and ended the night at Trader’s bar. At this point we broke out the mustaches that came with our tequila bar crawl tickets.
The next day started off rainy so we went into Daytona for some mini golf (where we were also able to feed alligators!).
We were ready for lunch by the end of the 18 holes and I had remembered Amanda (the bride) telling me of her favorite lunch spot on Flagler Avenue, Cafe Heavenly. This place is great for smoothies, salads, wraps and other healthy options.
I got the veggie pesto panini with a side caesar salad – so good!
The fish tacos my brother ordered which he said were really good too (but apparently not as good as the fish tacos from Gnarly’s Surf Bar & Grille he had a few nights before). Gnarly’s Surf Bar & Grille is actually right across the street from Heavenly Cafe!