May 3, 2018 By Staff Report
The newest Mexican restaurant to open in Forest Hills will be celebrating Cinco De Mayo this Saturday with live music, dancing and food specials.
Compadres 77, which opened at 115-20 Queens Blvd in March, will be home to folklore dancing and live Mexican music between 3:00 and 6:30 p.m. on May 5th. The widely celebrated day commemorates the Mexican army’s victory in a Franco-Mexican battle on the same date in 1862.
“We are so happy to be a part of the Forest Hills community now, and are proud to welcome everyone to our restaurant for this special occasion,” said owner Juan Flores.
Flores’ family – who have owned and operated restaurants for decades – prepare and serve their own traditional Mexican recipes at his restaurant, and are native to the town of Puebla where the famous May 5th battle was held.
Some of their more popular items are their shrimp, chicken and beef enchiladas, as well as their tacos and shrimp al pastor. There are also vegetarian options for those who wish to enjoy Mexican fare but do not eat meat.
“Our menu has a lot of vegetarian options so we cater to everyone,” Flores said.
Event without meat, Flores says the key to authentic Mexican food is the sauce and salsa.
He is especially proud of the restaurant’s mole poblano, a special sauce consisting of chili peppers and chocolate.
“My mother gave me the recipe, that is why it is so delicious,” Flores said.
Free frozen Mexican-style drinks will be served to those who dine-in on Saturday, and to alleviate some of the crowding he expects to see, free guacamole will be offered to anyone who orders $40 or more in takeout, pickup or delivery throughout the entire day.
Regular hours of operation at Compadres 77 are 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., seven days a week.