1. Rocco’s Tacos
When it comes to Mexican, Rocco’s Tacos is always a favoite go-to (those chips and guac are unparalleled). This year, the taco and tequila hot spot will host its annual “Cinco de Drinko” fiesta at each of its six locations, featuring drink specials and live entertainment. Each location will also host a slew of prize giveaways and free tequila pourings by Team Cinco. Doors open at noon.
Where: Rocco’s Tacos Fort Lauderdale, 1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale.
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Rocco’s Tacos Boca Raton, 5250 Town Center Cir., Boca Raton.
Rocco’s Tacos Delray Beach, 110 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.
If one day of drinking just isn’t enough for you, head to Bodega and enjoy a full week of Cinco de Mayo celebrations beginning Tuesday, May 3 with a taco eating competition for a grand prize trip to Chicago to attend Lollapalooza. Festivities throughout the week will feature drink specials, live mariachi band performances, a DJ and more.
Where: Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, 1220 16th St., Miami Beach.
If you’re looking to party up Cinco de Mayo VIP style, head downtown for E11EVEN’s first annual Downtown Cinco party. E11EVEN will be kicking off the festivities at 9 p.m. with Avion Tequila specials all night, live music by Bachaco, and a special guest appearance by El Arka. Tickets and table reservations are available at www.11miamirooftop.com/cinco.
Where: E11EVEN, 29 N.E. 11th Street, Miami.
4. Mary Brickell Village
Mary Brickell Village will host Brickell’s largest Cinco celebration replete with sombreros, tequila shots, Mexican beer, live DJ performances, and a mariachi band. Guests can take a selfie with Paco, an 8-foot tall piñata, or splurge on “The M,” Miami’s most expensive margarita ($200) created with Herradura Seleccion Suprema Extra Añejo and served in a custom hand-blown glass. Tickets for the 21+ event are $5 pre-sale and $10-15 at the door. The party will run from 5 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Where: Mary Brickell Village and South Miami Avenue in Miami.
5. American Social
Don’t let the name fool you – American Social will be throwing its own Cinco de Mayo festivities at both its Brickell and Fort Lauderdale locations. Head to AMSO May 5 and enjoy $5 tequila shots, $8 margaritas, specially-priced beer and Mexican fare, a live DJ spinning beats to turn up to, and mariachi band performances to get you in the mood for some more tequila.
Where: American Social, 690 S.W. First Ct., Miami and 721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.
6. The Continental
While you won’t find any wild revelvery or tequila fountains at The Continental, you will find a selection of delectable Mexican-inspired dishes and cocktails sure to tempt even the most discerning foodies and mixology buffs. Spend Cinco de Mayo at this Miami Beach favorite and choose from their legendary Tacos Al Carbon, Nacho Mama, and more. Then, wash down your meal with a specially priced Guava Margarita.
Where: The Continental, 2360 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.
If you’re a fan of craft cocktails, you have to stop by KYU this Cinco de Mayo to try their brand new Mezcal Negroni, introduced to the menu just in time for the Cinco festivities. Prepared in a porthole infuser and aged 3-7 days, the Mezcal Negroni features Creyente Mezcal mixed with wood chips, blood orange, Campari, Pimms #1, Carpano and Antica Sweet Vermouth.
Where: KYU, 251 NW 25th Street, Miami.
8. Frankey’s Sports Bar
Enjoy Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to close at Frankey’s Sports Bar this Cinco de Mayo, along with a live DJ, Corona beer specials all day, half-priced cocktails, a special Cince de Mayo menu, and the very best part: $2 tacos and $0.99 margaritas.
Where: Frankey’s Sports Bar, Building 1720, 900 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach.
9. Coyo Taco
This year mark’s Coyo’s 2nd annual Cinco de Mayo block party in Wynwood! The event will feature tacos, luchas, and chelas, along with live DJs and real Mexican-style luchador battles. The event will run from 4 p.m. until midnight before continuing in Coyo’s lounge until 3 a.m. GA tickets are $10 and VIP tickets are $25; both can be purchased here.
Where: Coyo Taco, 2300 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami.
10. Biscayne Tavern
This year, Biscayne Tavern invites you to break with tradition at their Tacky American Cinco De Mayo Celebration. Located at the YVE Hotel Miami, the restaurant will feature live entertainment, a pinata, and a special Cinco menu.
Where: Biscayne Tavern, 146 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.
11. SLS South Beach
Can’t celebrate Cinco without plenty of tequila? Head to the SLS South Beach! This year the hotel will partner up with Casamigo to offer flavored Tequila Towers to their hardiest guests.
Where: SLS Hotel, 1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.
12. Cabo Flats
Dolphin Mall’s Cabo Flats will kick off an all-day Cinco De Mayo celebration at 11:30 a.m., featuring signature margaritas and a live DJ performance that will run from 3 p.m. through the rest of the evening. Starting at 5:00 p.m., guests can enjoy complimentary shots and liquor promotions, capture the moment in a photo booth, get their face painted (sugar skull-style), and nibble on a selection of Cinco-inspired bar bites. Cabo Flats will also be hosting giveaways and contests throughout the day. The event is free and open to the public.
Where: Cabo Flats Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12th Street #R101, Sweetwater, FL 33172.