Cinco de Mayo Mexican Grille of Toms River, NJ, has been voted one of the top restaurants in NJ according to New Jersey Monthly Magazine. See August 2012 issue. Click here to see cover.
If you want to acquaint yourself with the best Mexican Food in Ocean County, a great place to start is Cinco De Mayo Mexican Grille, located in the Stella Plaza, 1822 Hooper Ave. in Toms River, NJ. As soon as you walk in you're surrounded by the sound of Norteno music, and greeted by owner, Lenny Palafox, who was born and raised in Tlaxcala, Mexico before coming to the United States 30 years ago.
"I learned to cook from my mother". She taught me to make mole (sauce) and I think the reason our enchiladas, fajitas and tamales are so popular is because they're made according to her basic recipe.
Lenny starts out early in the morning making appetizers and entrees from scratch, using only fresh organic vegetables in the sauces, including his own "World Famous" guacamole.
Cinco de Mayo is closed on Mondays but is open from 11AM to 10PM, Tuesday through Saturday and 11AM to 9PM on Sunday. Lunch menu served 11AM to 3 PM, Tuesday thru Thursday only.