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DOWNERS GROVE, IL (MAY 1-5, 2015) Barbakoa is undoubtedly the best place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year. The vivacious restaurant & bar, known for its wide variety of tacos and tequila, will host a weeklong celebration featuring a pig roast, dining and drinking specials, live music from the Sones de Mexico ensemble and other live entertainment. The public is invited to join Barbakoa as they celebrate Cinco de Mayo from May 1-5, 2015.

Aside from a special prix fixe menu and drink specials all week long, dine-in customers can enjoy salsa dancing and a DJ spinning festive beats on Saturday, May 2 from 10pm-2am. The celebratory pig roast will be on Tuesday, May 5 paired with live music from popular local group, Sones de Mexico, from 6-9pm. Sones de Mexico is a not-for-profit ensemble that formed in Chicago in 1994. The group was nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Folk Album of 2007 and a Grammy for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album – their performance is not to be missed! The gourmet pig roast will be done in accordance to Mexican traditional methods; Yucatán-style slow roasted pork covered in banana leaves.

Executive Chef Dudley Nieto hails from Puebla, Mexico, where the Mexicans defeated the French on May 5, 1862. With Mexican and French influences meshed into his dishes, Nieto has created a prix fixe menu available for $33 per person. The savory menu includes options of guacamole, ceviche, tacos, dessert, and more. Diners can also enjoy pitchers of Barbakoa’s handcrafted margarita for $39, only available in pitcher form twice a year.

For more information or to make a reservation, please call Barbakoa at 630-852-2333.

About Barbakoa

Barbakoa is a modern tacos and tequila restaurant & bar, bringing casual fine dining with an urban vibe to the Western suburbs. The concept is the result of a partnership between Jerry Kleiner and the Buonavolanto family, who recruited award-winning Chef Dudley Nieto and Mixologist Adam Seger. The restaurant features a refreshing new approach to Mexican street tacos in an inviting, upbeat atmosphere. The lively bar is situated at the epicenter of several distinctive and colorful dining spaces, offering a wide variety of tequilas and mezcals. Bright, fresh ingredients and traditional regional influences come together with other Latin American flavors in a variety of vibrant dishes and authentic cocktails made with top shelf tequilas. For more information, visit Barbakoa online at, like them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter.


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