Cocina 214 Hosts Sixth Annual Running of the Chihuahuas Event This Cinco de Mayo Weekend

Winter Park, Fla. – April 23, 2018 – On Sunday, May 6, Cocina 214 – Central Florida’s famed Tex-Mex restaurant, will host its sixth annual Running of the Chihuahuas event at its Winter Park location. This family-friendly event invites locals, visitors and pet-lovers alike to continue the Cinco De Mayo celebration with the beloved Chihuahua run, fresh margaritas, authentic Tex-Mex cuisine and festive delights. Proceeds from the Chihuahua run will benefit Winter Park Lost Pets and the Poodles and Pooch Rescue of Florida.

“We are so proud to see our cherished Running of the Chihuahuas race has become a Central Florida tradition during the Cinco de Mayo weekend and we can’t wait to bring this event to life for the sixth year in a row,” said Lambrine Macejewski, co-founder of Cocina 214. “Last year, we had an amazing turnout – we hope to do the same this year and create a fun and engaging experience for all our guests.”

As the pups gear up to race, attendees can enjoy music from a live DJ, take pictures with their furry friends in a custom photo booth and enjoy delicious drink specials from Cocina 214’s outdoor bar.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the famed Running of Chihuahuas race at 11 a.m. There is no entrance fee for spectators. Those with Chihuahuas ready to race can register their pooches for $15, where all proceeds will be donated to Winter Park Lost Pets and the Poodles and Pooch Rescue of Florida. Those entering their four-legged friends should arrive early to pick up their registration packet and race number. Those interested in registering their Chihuahua can sign up here:

Cocina 214 Winter Park is located at 151 East Welbourne Avenue in Winter Park, Florida.

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Patrons looking for a festive event on Saturday, May 5 for Cinco de Mayo can visit Cocina 214 in Winter Park or its newest location in Daytona Beach, which sits beachside. The Daytona Beach location will be hosting a “Cinco de Mayo Beach Party on the Lawn” overlooking the ocean and the Winter Park location will be celebrating its seventh anniversary of opening its doors. Both events will include drink specials, vodka and tequila samplings and giveaways throughout the day.

For more information on the Winter Park location’s Cinco de Mayo festivities, please visit:

For more information on the Daytona Beach lawn party for Cinco de Mayo, please visit:

About Cocina 214

Cocina 214 is a contemporary Mexican and Tex-Mex kitchen. The name is a combination of the Spanish word for kitchen, “cocina,” and the Dallas area code, “214.” The idea for opening Cocina 214 developed when two of the owners from Texas missed the Tex-Mex and Mexican food they had grown up eating. They wanted the same authentic, fresh and quality food here in Winter Park.

A 6-time winner of the “Best Mexican” category in the Orlando Sentinel Foodie Awards and Orlando Magazine’s Dining Awards, Cocina 214 serves its dishes to guests in a vibrant, elegant and fun setting at 151 E. Welbourne Ave. in Winter Park and beachside at 451 S. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach. For more information, visit

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