Festivities take place all day at the 11th St. Location

Davenport, IA/ April 22nd, 2015 - Rudy's Tacos is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a big party starting at noon on Saturday, May 2nd located at the 11th Street location in the Village of East Davenport.  Bands this year include, "Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Act", "Blue Stone" and "Jason Carl and The Whole Damn Band".  Back by popular demand, the Taco Eating Contest will start at 5:00pm.  Those who would like to participate for a grand prize of a $50 Rudy's Tacos Gift Card can register at the 11th Street location in the Village of East Davenport.  As in the past, there will be great food and drink specials to celebrate the day as well.

So what is Cinco de Mayo all about??  Cinco de Mayo or May 5th in English, is a day commemorating the anniversary of a battle where Mexican forces defeated French invading forces against great odds.  This early victory in the campaign to drive the French out, is known as the Battle of Puebla, and it took place on May 5, 1862.

About Rudy's Tacos: Rudy's Tacos was founded in 1973 by Rudy and Marilyn Quijas. This first restaurant located at 2214 East 11th Street in the Village of East Davenport, seated 15-20 people. By 1977 the business had out grown the tiny building.  Work began in the late fall tearing down the old building, and the new larger building opened for business in the summer of 1977. Since the late 70's Rudy's business has grown to include 11 other locations in both Iowa and Illinois.



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