Cinco de Mayo 2016: Where to Celebrate

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One of America’s favorite drinking occasions, Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away. Where will you be? Check out our list of Cinco de Mayo specials to celebrate the holiday with margaritas, mariachis and more.

Keep in mind that specials are subject to change, so contact the restaurant in advance to confirm details or make a reservation.

 

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

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Join Bodega Taquiera y Tequila for a week-long Cinco de Mayo celebration that is not to be missed! Starting on Tuesday, May 3, take the hot seat in the ultimate taco eating contest where participants will battle for a chance to win two tickets to Chicago and have the ultimate VIP experience at Lollapalooza.

On Cinco de Mayo itself, the party starts at 3:00 p.m. with food and drink specials, a photo booth, live mariachi band, music by DJ Spiff, and snow cone and churro stands outside!

 

Rocco’s Tacos

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Tequila connoisseur and bar-top-dancing owner, Rocco Mangel, is known for throwing the biggest Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the state and 2016 will be bigger than ever with more drink specials and surprises. Hosting six unique “Cinco de Drinko” fiestas at Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar in Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Orlando, there is a Rocco’s Tacos an Uber ride away from everyone.

Each party will have incredible drink specials along with live entertainment including Suenalo performing in Fort Lauderdale, Euphoria in Boca Raton andLeonard Brothers in Orlando, appearances by Pancho Villas mariachi band, DJs, prize giveaways and of course free tequila pourings by Rocco and “Team Cinco.” Beat the crowds and arrive early when the restaurants open at noon!

Want to know where Rocco will be on Cinco de Mayo? Follow Rocco’s Tacos on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

 

The Rum Line/Taquiza

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Kick off the fiesta at Miami Beach’s award-winning al fresco bar, The Rum Line, as it welcomes popular taqueria, Taquiza, for an exclusive Cinco de Mayo “tacover” on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 5PM to 9PM.

Spice up Cinco de Mayo with Mexican street-fare by Taquiza’s Steve Santana featuring two for $5 tacos including a prawn al pastor taco with pineapple-cilantro salsa and charred cherry pepper hot sauce, pairing perfectly with Santana’s freshly house-made blue corn chips served with Chile de árbol salsa and guacamole for dipping.

Lure Fishbar’s Executive Chef John Iatrellis will be roasting a whole pig and whole fish for the occasion, served by the plate. For $8 each, enjoy lechón asado served with charred corn salad, tamal colado and mole negro; or grilled snapper tamaleswith Mexican rice and Veracruz salsa.

Partygoers can enjoy themed libations on The Rum Line’s alluring deck featuring frozen margaritas and Avion based cocktails priced at $10 each. Toast to the festivities with a Frozen El Diablo with Avion Silver, fresh lemon juice, crème de cassis and ginger or the Mexican State of Mind made with Avion Silver, fresh watermelon and lime juices, agave, jalapeno and cilantro.

The Rum Line is tucked away on the terrace of the St. Moritz Tower at the iconic Loews Miami Beach Hotel – adjacent to its award-winning hotspot Lure Fishbar at 1601 Collins Avenue. For private event inquiries or table reservations for large groups, please call (305) 695-0110.

 

The Dutch

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Mexican-inspired fiesta at The Dutch at W South Beach. On Thursday, May 5 from 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM, the Miami Beach eatery will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo party – similar to the restaurant’s popular summer BBQs – in W South Beach’s lush outdoor terrace area, the Grove.

Mexican-themed specials include $8 margaritas and a trio of tacos for only $12. In addition to these treats plus other drink specials, party goers will be able to try delectable desserts created by The Dutch’s critically-acclaimed pastry chef Josh Gripper. Locals and visitors alike can enjoy these Cinco de Mayo specials just steps away from the ocean as DJ Bree plays under the globe lights of W South Beach’s fun and casual backyard patio. The restaurant’s regular dinner menu will also be available throughout the night.

The Grove and The Dutch are located inside W South Beach, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach, Florida, 33139. For more information or reservations, please call (305) 938-3111 or visit www.thedutchmiami.com

 

The Continental

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The Continental has gotten a lot of attention for its Asian-inspired dishes but true to it’s name the global menu features influences from all over the world (Jamaican Jerk Chicken, a Mezze Platter with hummus, feta and baba ganoush to name a few). As we lead into Cinco de Mayo here are highlights of the top Mexican-inspired dishes and drinks on the mid-century modern gem’s menu:

  • Nacho Mama – melted jack cheese, black beans, salsa ranchera, sour cream, pickled red onions and jalapeño. $14
  • Tacos al Carbon – grilled steak and shrimp, rajas, queso fresco, salsa roja and warm flour tortillas. For one $23; for two $37
  • Baja Fish Tacos – crispy wahoo, fennel slaw, roasted chili salsa. $17
  • Chicken Tacos – Chihuahua cheese, avocado, pico de gallo, crema. $14
  • Crispy Tempura Cauliflower Tacos – fried capers, chile de arbol mayo, cheddar cheese. $14
  • Chetumal Margarita – Espolón Blanco, cucumber, aloe vera finished with a fresh lime & mint salt $14
  • Special for Cinco de Mayo – Frozen Guava Margarita — $10

Call 305-604-2000 for more information.

 

KYU

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Just in time for Cinco de Mayo KYU is introducing a wildly unique yet familiar cocktail, The Mezcal Negroni. A smoky take on a traditional negroni, KYU’s Mezcal Negroni is a carefully crafted cocktail that is prepared in a porthole infuser and aged 3 -7 days. The Creyente Mezcal mixes with the wood chips, blood orange, Campari, Pimms #1, Carpano and Antica Sweet Vermouth within the distinctive infuser and is then poured tableside over ice. The result is a cocktail that is both visually brilliant and very tasty.

 

American Social

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American Social Bar & Kitchen (Las Olas & Brickell) will celebrate Cinco De Mayo with discount tequila and beer specials, a live DJ and festive Mariachi band on Thursday, May 5th.

In addition, guests can sip & celebrate with the restaurant’s three new cinco-inspired cocktails. Check out the recipes below:

Pomegranate Cilantro Margarita

  • 1.5 oz Don Julio Silver Tequila
  • 0.5 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 oz Fresh Citrus
  • 1 oz Cilantro Infused Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz Pomegranate Juice
  • 8 Fresh Cilantro Leaves
  • * Garnish: Pomegranate Seeds and a Cilantro Sprig

Pineapple Basil Refresher

  • 1.5 oz Casamigos Blanco Tequila
  • 0.5 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 oz Fresh Citrus
  • 0.5 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz Fresh Pineapple Purée
  • 4 Basil Leaves
  • * Garnish: Basil Leaf and Pineapple Slice

Cocoa Client Shot 

  • Jalapeño Infused Patron Silver Tequila (Made in House)
  • Garnish: Cocoa Sugar Rim, Jalapeno Slice, Fresh Agave Leaf

Call 305-570-4818 for more information.

E11EVEN

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It’s that time of year again to pull out your limes, salt and tequila for Cinco de Mayo! This year the ROOFTOP AT E11EVEN is hosting its First Annual Downtown Cinco party on Thursday, May 5 starting at 9:00 p.m.

Guests will kick off the celebration with Avion Tequila specials all night long, live music by Reggae Rock and Latin Roots sensation, BACHACO with a special guest appearance by EL ARKA who are set to perform their top hip-hop tracks. Enjoy live music, mas tequila and the ultimate view of Downtown Miami!

For tickets and table reservations, please visit: www.11miamirooftop.com/cinco

 

COYO Taco

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Miami’s favorite Mexican hotspot, COYO Taco, presents the 2nd annual Cinco de Mayo block party: Tacos, Luchas & Chelas. The Wynwood block party will be a fiesta bound to get LOCO, with live mariachi bands, the best DJs, and real Mexican-style luchador matches. Enjoy tacos al pastor, corn on the cob, margaritas, and beer specials, along with nonstop entertainment.

The event takes place Thursday, May 5th from 4pm to midnight., and the party continues in the lounge until 3am.  $10 GA and $25 VIP (lounge access) tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite: CLICK HERE.

 

Tony Roma’s

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo usually involves two things: tacos and tequila. This year, Tony Roma’s is putting their own twist on this annual fiesta and celebrating with Cinco-themed ribs and burgers.

From May 1 – May 5, Tony Roma’s will have two special menu items, the Tony Roma’s Original Baby Back Ribs smothered in Tequila BBQ Sauce and the zesty Nacho Burger, topped with salsa, tortilla strips, cheddar cheese, jalapenos and avocado. It’s the perfect way to celebrate if you’re looking for something off the beaten path.

 

Cantina Laredo

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Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican will hold a Cinco de Mayo Party on the Patios that will include Voces de Americas, a popular, local mariachi band, from 7-9 p.m., $3 beers, $5 margaritas and a DJ from 5-11.

A special limited time margarita, the verde infusion ‘rita, made with cucumber-infused Montelobos Mezcal with Milagro Silver, fresh lime juice and agave nectar ($12) will be the featured cocktail. Cantina Laredo’s classic cinco ‘rita ($11.50) will also be featured during the celebration.

$3 beers include Tecate, Corona, Dos Equis Amber, Modelo and Sierra Nevada Otravez Ale.

Cantina Laredo is located at 501 Silks Run in Hallandale (954-457-7662). For more information, visit www.cantinalaredo.com.