SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

The Sand Bar Mexican Restaurants on State Street in Santa Barbara handed out cardboard cut-outs of KEYT-TV Senior Reporter John Palminteri during its Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Palminteri said he agreed to host the event as long as he could remind everyone to designate a driver.

Customers also had a chance to enter a Palmineri look-alike contact, a taco-eating contest, and more.

Those waiting to get in enjoyed a photo booth by the front door.