Event – Cinco de Mayo at Eater & The Little Owl’s Taco Popup MAY5 – we’ll be there

UPDATE: Steak=Skirt, Veggie=Shrooms, Fish=Cod. All amazing! Shoutout to Joey Campanaro for the History lesson on Cinco de Mayo! PICS HERE


UPDATE MAY5: We won so see ya there! Our entries were as follows…

1. Un Poco Loco

2. Cabrones Con Carnitas

3. Margaritas y Masa

4. Huitlacoche y Hooters

5. Oaxaca Flocka

6. Burritos y Borrachos

7. Mambo Combos

8. Tacogasm: Aye Papi redux


As you may have heard, from 12pm to 9pm tomorrow, Eater is hosting a Cinco de Mayo taco pop-up with the good folks from The Little Owl at their new event space at 93 Greenwich Ave. Chefs Joey Campanaro and Gustavo Machuca will be fixing up steak, fish, and vegetarian tacos, beer, tequila, and Mexican Coke will be in abundance, and fun will be had by all.

Tickets are $10 for three tacos and a drink ($5 more for a margarita), but we want to offer a large group of very special Eater readers free entry. Here’s how you win: email contests@eater.com by 5pm with your best margarita-fueled names for a pop-up such as this. The best 15 entries get to come as our guest, and the best overall name gets on the menu. Check out the Facebook, the official @eaterny twitter, and our afternoon newsletter for even more chances to win.

Cinco de Mayo, potentially the booziest day in the New York dining world, is just two short days away. We here at Eater have figured out the perfect way to spend it: with us and The Little Owl’s Joey Campanaro.

How, you ask? This Thursday, from 12pm to 9pm—or while supplies last—Eater is joining forces with Campanaro and Chef Gustavo Machuca (aka “El Jefe”) at the new Little Owl Event Space on Greenwich Avenue in the West Village to throw a monster Cinco de Mayo TACO EXTRAVAGANZA pop-up, complete with several types of tacos, beer, Mexican coke, margaritas, streamers, good times, old movies, and, hell why not, a Mariachi band. It’s called Eater Presents El Buho Pequeño, which, translated, means—er, right. Exactly.

Here’s how it’s going to work. The first hour of the event will be open for VIPs, which in this case means Eater readers that win a spot via contests we’ll be running all day tomorrow. After that, at 1pm, El Buho Pequeño opens to the general public. $10 scores three tacos and a beer or a coke. $5 extra gets you into Margaritaville.

So get excited, block out the lunch hour on Thursday, plan on taking the afternoon off, and cancel your early evening plans, because the fun starts in under 48 hours

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