Cinco de Mayo with El Pollo Guapo & Ripe Craft Juice

23 May

Happy hump day! The weekend is so close, I can feel it! I just want some sunshine and a glass of Rose in my hand and I will be one happy camper. This week is a bit crazy as we have two softball games (I co-manage a team in the men’s league where Dan plays) and the upcoming holiday weekend.

I wanted to finally share my recap of the fabulous blogger event that I attended at El Pollo Guapo on Cinco de Mayo. It was perfection. I mean honestly, the BEST chicken and tasty margs, what could be better? It was a small group which I loved because we were able to all sit together outside at one of their picnic tables outside and chat.

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Jen from The Brunching Blonde. Oh yes, the sombreros were out in full force 😉

I have definitely mentioned El Pollo Guapo on the blog before and it is truly one of our favorite restaurants. We have been fans of their food since the owners, Roy and Heather Riedl started their food truck, Mercado (which I KNOW I have mentioned before too) and we basically stalked them at various farmer’s markets around the state because their food is that incredible. Also, I must mention that Roy and Heather are just two of the best humans ever.

They serve some pretty darn handsome (#handsomeAF) rotisserie chicken in the form of rice bowls, lettuce bowls (not salads, these are much more than a salad), tacos, and burritos with all kinds of sides and sauces that will rock your world (garlic lime aioli, I’m looking at you).

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I chose the Span-ish Chop bowl which is my number one favorite item on the menu. They also served us some smashed avocado and chips which were amazing.

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No filter needed for this beauty.

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We also enjoyed some fantastic margaritas from Ripe Craft Juice served in mason jars because YES. The margaritas were strong (Kat, I love you) and so fresh. That is what I adore about Ripe, they produce a quality product that is so incredibly fresh, you would think that someone had just squeezed the limes right in front of you. I will most definitely be enjoying experimenting with the different Ripe mixes for cocktails this summer.

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It was a great event and wonderful to connect with some of my favorite local bloggers. I look forward to sharing more of these events with you guys soon as I think there are a lot of fun ones planned for summer!

Note: All food and drinks were provided at no cost. As always, all opinions are my own.

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