Cinco de Mayo 2011

We love a good reason to drink recklessly in the middle of the week – gracias Cinco de Mayo! Kick back with some tacos and a margarita (or three) at these celebrations Thursday, May 5…

Burger & Beer Joint brings the party to Brickell with Mexican-style fajita & taco burgers, $7 margaritas, $7 mojitos, $2 Jose Cuervo Jello shots, beer specials, piñatas and costumes. The fun runs from 6pm-midnight in the courtyard.

Burger & Beer Joint Brickell: 900 South Miami Ave, Miami, 305-523-2244

Cafeina is joining forces with Jose Cuervo to present”Subterraneo,” a special Day of the Dead-themed celebration featuring the Spam All Stars, Suenalo, DJ A-Train and Mia Moretti. The restaurant will also feature discounted Jose Cuervo cocktails and a specialty $5 menu featuring dishes like El Muerto (slowly roasted mini pork tacos with Jose Cuervo tequila cream & pico de gallo) and Mexico Lindo (homemade tortilla chips with refried beans, guacamole & jalapeno cheese dip)

Cafeina: 297 NW 23 St, Miami; 305-438-0792

Cantina Beach at Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne celebrates beachside from 7-10pm with freshly prepared guacamole, ocean breezes, live music, complimentary Mar Azul tequila samplings and a specialty tacos arabes dish.

Cantina Beach at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, 455 Grand Bay Dr, Key Biscayne; 305-365-4286

Cantina Laredo celebrates with live music and $5 margaritas for the ladies.

Cantina Laredo:500 Silks Run, Hallandale; 954-457-7662

Cinco Cantina & Tequila Bar celebrates Cinco de Mayo with its grand opening at the Village at Merrick Park. Enjoy drink specials and specially-priced bar bites indoors or out at the 366-seat space, the party runs from 5:30pm-1am.

Cinco Cantina & Tequila Bar: 4521 San Lorenzo St, Coral Gables; 786-439-1730

Espanola Way is hosting its 11th annual Cinco de Mayo festival. Beginning at 5pm, enjoy mariachis, Mexican dancer, free margarita shots, stilt walkers, DJs and food & drink specials.

is celebrating on Saturday with an authentic, free festival featuring Mariachi music, folkloric dancers, Tejano music bands, cooking demos, tacos, veggies,  Mexican drinks & a performance by Jon Secada. Free, Homestead Main St, Homestead; 305-323-6564.

Lou’s Beer Garden
is celebrating with a Cinco de Mayo Art Showcase featuring works by Miami artists Adam Schrimmer and Rob Lloyd from 7pm-12am. The artists will be exhibiting “whimsical renditions of the craft beers served at Lou’s.” Attendance is free, wine, beer & food will be available a la carte.

Lou’s Beer Garden
7337 Harding Avenue, Miami Beach; 305-704-7879

Mercadito brings the party to Midtown with live mariachi music, a special missionary’s punch cocktail and a $40 sharing menu featuring your choice of guacamoles, ceviches, tacos, side dishes and desserts.

Mercadito Midtown: 3252 NE 1 Ave, Midtown, 786-369-0430

Rocco’s Tacos is hosting three “huge” block party celebrations in South Florida. Pop by its West Palm Beach, Boca or Ft Lauderdale locations for drink specials, live entertainment, mariachi bands and free tequila pourings. The fun at each location runs from 11:30am-3am. Hop on the Taco & Tequila express and join owner and “Cinco de Mayo king” Rocco Mangel for a party bus journey to all three locations. 70 tickets available, $200 each, includes open bar, food, t-shirt, hat and a bottle of Milagro tequila.

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar: 1313 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954-524-9550


Rosa Mexicano gets festive with its 9th annual Festival Cinco de Mayo beginning at 11:30am. The restaurant is  launching its French margarita (one part tequila, two parts Grand Marnier), serving a special holiday menu and bringing a live DJ to both its South Beach & Brickell locations. The Brickell location will also host a Mexican-style street festival in the restaurant’s outdoor patio.

Rosa Mexicano South Beach: 1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-695-1005

Rosa Mexicano Brickell: 900 S Miami Ave, Miami; 786-424-1001

Salsa Fiesta celebrates with food and drink specials, a DJ, two-for-one Mexicano burritos (chicken, beef or carnita) and two-for-one beers & margaritas.

Salsa Fiesta, 2929 Biscayne, Miami; 305-400-8245

Taco Beach Shack is throwing an outdoor beach party featuring Corona beer bucket specials, live Latin band, senorita dancers and a menu featuring homestyle taquitos, burritos and quesadillas.

Taco Beach Shack at Hollywood Beach Hotel: 334 Arizona St, Hollywood Beach; 954-920-6523

Talavera is bringing the party to the Gables with live entertainment, Tequila Cazadores margaritas and a special menu featuring quesadillas with Oaxaca cheese, guacamole, mole poblano con gallinita and torta de elote con chocolate blanco. The fun begins at 5pm.

Talavera: 2299 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables; 305-444-2955

Tequila Ranch at Seminole Paradise celebrates with a “sexy bull riding contest,” hourly raffles, dancers, live Latin entertainment and food and drink specials including $5 Cazadores margaritas. Party begins at 2pm.

Tequila Ranch at Seminole Paradise, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-556-7430

Tobacco Road is hosting “Cinco De Drinko, Hot Peppa’ Palooza” from 6pm–12am. The fiest features Patron Margaritas,  Corona specials, Los Perros Mojados Mariachi Band, DJ Nocho-Ski, a Habanero Pepper eating contest and 15 food trucks, each serving a specialty salsa or sauce derived from a bounty of peppers.

Tobacco Road: 626 S Miami Ave, Miami; 305-579-2198