The Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 was a noble fight, with the Mexicans defeating the French - and in less than a year would boot them out of Mexico City. And what better way to celebrate this moment of Mexican pride than ... uhm ... seeing if you can eat a five pound burrito in less than 30 minutes. That's right, Cinco de Mayo isn't just for tequila drinking contests while dusting off that Santana CD. Taco Del Mar outlets in the Sacramento area are hosting a burrito challenge on Cinco de Mayo. Eat a five pound burrito in a half hour or less, and you'll score a $20 gift certificate from Taco Del Mar. This gut bomb is the equivalent of four-and-a-half Mondo Burritos, each packed with rice, beans, meat, sauces and jalapenos wrapped snug in four flour tortillas. If you don't finish this five pounder in the allotted time, it'll cost you $17.95 - and after clobbering your digestive tract, hopefully you've saved a little extra cash for Imodium. But hey, if you're up for the challenge, here's a list of local Taco Del Mar outlets. Viva Cinco de Mayo!
- 1120 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento
- Missouri Flat Village: 3967 Missouri Flat Rd., Placerville
- Sterling Point Shopping Center: 885 S. State Highway 65, Lincoln
- Village Square: 3941 Park Dr., El Dorado Hills