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Matanzas on the Bay to offer food and drink specials, live performances May 5 for Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach will celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 5, offering all-day dining specials from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and live performances throughout the day.

On the menu for May 5 is Dave’s Con Queso Dip, featuring a blend of cheeses, spinach, pimento and jalapeño, served with tortilla chips for $9. The Florida citrus-marinated Shrimp & Scallop Ceviche with tomato, onion, cilantro and avocado, served with tortilla chips, is available for $14. The Shrimp or Fish Taco Dinner with shrimp or cod on a flour tortilla can be enjoyed at $14. The Seafood Chimichanga Dinner for $17 includes a flour tortilla wrap filled with crab, shrimp and Monterrey cream cheese, flash-fried until golden brown and drizzled with cilantro aioli sauce.

Upstairs at Petey’s Upper Deck, Chef Dave Chetwin’s popular Nacho Pizza is making a special appearance. This festive dish features hand-tossed dough topped with black bean sauce, cheddar, jalapeño and mozzarella cheese, layers of chorizo sausage, ground beef and diced tomato, all garnished with shredded lettuce, jalapeños, black olives and served with a side of sour cream and guacamole. The Nacho Pizza will be available at $18 for a 14-inch pie and $11 for a 9-inch. Drink specials include house margaritas for $5, buckets of Corona, Corona Light and Corona Premier for $18, tequila shots for $5 and tequila Jell-O shots for $1. Petey’s daily Happy Hour offerings will also be available from 3 to 6 p.m.

For the 2018 Kentucky Derby, Petey’s Upper Deck at Matanzas on the Bay is helping guests get into the spirit with $5 Mint Juleps. The race starts at 6:46 p.m. and will be shown on the Upper Deck and in the restaurant downstairs.

Live music can be enjoyed throughout the day, with Scotty Bryan performing from noon to 5 p.m., followed by a performance by Mary Winner from 5 to 9 p.m.

Free car parking and boat dockage is available for guests traveling by land or sea.

Matanzas on the Bay and Petey’s Upper Deck are best known for waterfront views, fresh seafood and old Florida ambience and is located at 416 Crescent St. on Fort Myers Beach on Estero Bay. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily, as well as caters to special occasions and private parties. As part of its commitment to use as many locally sourced products as possible, Matanzas on the Bay offers seafood from Blue Star Seafood Company, produce from Pair-A-Dice Produce, rum from the Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery and draft beer from Fort Myers Brewery. Its upstairs sports bar, Petey’s Upper Deck, is popularly known for its Dave’s Dockside Pizza, named the best pizza on Fort Myers Beach. The restaurant is located adjacent to the Matanzas Bayside Inn waterfront accommodations, just steps away from the Fort Myers Beach entertainment district. Free car parking and boat dockage is available. To book your party or for more information, call 239-463-3838 or visit www.MatanzasontheBay.com.

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