Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Miami, a city that loves to throw a party. One of our favorite celebrations of the year is Cinco de Mayo, an annual holiday on the 5th of May honoring Mexico’s victory over the French Empire in 1862. On this day, many Mexican restaurants and bars across Miami host their own individual Cinco de Mayo events. Cinco de Mayo is a great excuse to eat delicious Mexican cuisine and celebrate our unique Mexican-American culture. Here are our top picks for celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Miami.
Tequila enthusiasts can rejoice this Cinco de Mayo as Toro Toro, Chef Richard Sandoval’s Pan-Latin steakhouse, is celebrating with a carefully curated Tequila Tasting and Pairing, hosted by Casamigos. Priced at $49 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, the limited attendance 4-course tasting by Executive Chef Jean Delgado pairs expertly with Casamigos’ selection of sleek tequilas. The intimate tasting on Wednesday, May 5 at 5PM, will take place in the restaurant’s spacious lounge area and begins with a smooth welcome cocktail, followed by Casamigos Mezcal served with Fundido de Queso a la Tequila and Casamigos Blanco paired with Cobia Tiradito. The second course will feature Casamigos Reposado paired with Smoked Al Pastor Ribs with pineapple and chayote salsa; followed by Casamigos Anejo served with Coffee Rub Lamb Barbacoa, patacon and avocado crema for the entree. To finish the evening on a sweet note, guests can indulge in Abuelitas Chocolate Petit Four offered with Casamigos Anejo. Toro Toro is located at InterContinental Miami at 100 Chopin Plaza in Downtown Miami. Reservations for the tasting can be booked HERE. For more information, visit https://www.torotoromiami.com/events.
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila’s Cinco de Mayo
At both the Bodega South Beach (1220 16th St) and Fort Lauderdale (21 Las Olas Blvd) locations, guests can expect a live Mariachi band and DJ all day long, while enjoying drink specials from 3 – 8 PM ($5 Frozen Margaritas; $5 Cazadores Margaritas; $5 Cazadores Shots; $5 Modelos, Coronas, Corona Seltzers). bodegataqueria.com
The beloved steakhouse at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa will be serving up some limited-time food & beverage specials in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. The bar team has created a Spicy Jalapeño Margarita and a Mezcal Margarita, priced at $10 each, which will be available only on May 5. In addition to drink specials, BOURBON STEAK will kick off Burger Month with a Mexican Burger ($25). The burger, which will be available from May 2 through May 8, is made with Housemade A5 Chorizo, Black Beans, Cilantro Mayo and Queso Fresco. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made through OpenTable. BOURBON Steak is located at 19999 West Country Club Drive inside the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura. www.jwturnberry.com.
Enjoy Cinco de Mayo beachside at Cantina Beach. With a thatched palapa roof, tiki torches, fire pit and endless blue ocean, it’s the perfect backdrop. Available all day, guests can enjoy live music and street food and cocktails ranging from $5 to $8 each. Hours of operation are from 11AM to 9PM. Cantina Beach is located at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami at 455 Grand Bay Drive. Dining at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
PINCHO is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with an epic new launch! On Wednesday, May 5 the Quesadilla Burger will make its debut at PINCHO’s eight locations in Miami-Dade and Broward. The Quesadilla Burger, priced at $10, is served between two cheese quesadillas and features a 1/3 lb. beef patty topped with queso fresco, guacamole, pico de gallo and crema. The Quesadilla Burger will be available until the end of May at eight South Florida locations and via PINCHO’s online ordering system and mobile app. Online orders can be placed at order.thanx.com/pincho. PINCHO hours of operation are daily from 11AM to 10PM. Locations & Contact
The award-winning waterpark at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa will be hosting a special Cinco de Mayo celebration on Wednesday, May 5 in partnership with Casamigos Tequila. The fun-filled day will feature specialty cocktails, giveaways and entertainment. Day passes to the water park will be priced at $125 per person. Luxury poolside cabanas are available throughout the park for an additional cost and can be reserved ahead of time. Tidal Cove is located at 1999 West Country Club Drive at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura. For more information on cabana rentals and Tidal Cove, guests may visit www.tidalcovemiami.com