Great Mexican food, served with enough enthusiasm to make you feel like a long lost friend! My wife and I tried 5 de Mayo right after they opened last year, and have gone back about once a month ever since. The decor, while bright and cheery, is a bit sparse. I've beat my head against the wall, trying to think of the absolute worst thing about this place. And that's the best I could come up with! The margaritas are pretty good, but it's rare for me to find a disagreeable margarita here in Boise. The cerveza (beer, for the benefit of you civilians!) is ice cold. Don't let the alcohol scare you family types away. This is a good, clean Mexican restaurant. Kind of place where you don't worry about bringing the kids or Grandma along. And you won't blow the budget for the next six months doing it. The staff at 5 de Mayo, while always fast, friendly and courteous, takes the time to answer any questions without making you feel like it's even a slight incursion on their valuable time. The menu selection is pretty much what you see in any Mexican place in town, but that's where the resemblance ends: The execution is above and beyond what every other restaurant is serving. The food, which has only gotten better on each successive visit, is always served promptly and HOT. Plan on getting a to-go box. The portions are so big, you'll have trouble getting it all down in one sitting. And you won't want to leave a scrap behind! All this within walking distance of my front door. Ya gotta love it!!!
This is a take-out or eat there kind of place, you wait in line and order but the prices are great, very reasonable for what you get. A HUGE taco that could very well make two good size tacos, all portions are big in food volume and we always have some left over to take home and munch on later. Good tasting authentic Mexican food. I especially like the Carne asada con camarones........ Translation: Steak and Shrimp. You get a big plate of steak with plenty of shrimp, they sautee it with tomatos and oinions and bell peppers the steak is cut in pieces seasoned well. It comes with rice and beans, and tortillas. It is so good, I always have enpogh left over to take home and have it for lunch the next day all that for $8.25 is a great deal. They have a lot of other things too for less money and all of it is good prices for a lot of food.
Our favorite! Always a great time! My wife and I have our favorite dishes, hers: Leticia’s Especial & Marlin’s Especial. Myself I had the Chile Verde Burrito last time, also like their Chile Verde & Shrimp al Mojo de Ajo. Besides the regular salsa and bean dip she brought 2 types of homemade sauce. (Reminded me of Cabo) Overall we've been there many times, the two of us, with our daughter and also with friends, always a good time!