As the festive holiday of Cinco de Mayo approaches May 5th, Miami is gearing up for a day of festive celebrations filled with delicious food, refreshing drinks, and lively music. From beachside cantinas to vibrant dance clubs, the city offers a plethora of options for revelers to indulge in the spirit of the holiday. Whether you’re looking to feast on authentic Mexican cuisine, sip on margaritas, or dance the night away to the beat of Latin music, Miami has something for everyone. In this ultimate Cinco de Mayo guide, we will explore the best places to eat, drink, and dance in the city, ensuring that your Cinco de Mayo experience is one to remember. So grab your sombrero and let’s get started on this fun-filled journey through Miami’s Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
Where to Eat:
Cinco de Mayo is the perfect excuse to gather with friends and celebrate everything Mexican- from food to music – so what better way to celebrate than at a Pink Taco, an eclectic Mexican restaurant serving tacos with an attitude since 1999? Pink Taco is where bold tastes come together alongside a rock music-fueled vibe. So grab some friends and check out Pink Taco’s tequila saturated menu and killer tacos!
Lona Cocina & Tequileria
There’s no better place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than oceanside at Lona Cocina & Tequileria, Fort Lauderdale’s Mexican hotspot known for its extensive tequila selection and breathtaking views of the ocean. On Friday, May 5, Lona is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta where guests can celebrate with live Mariachi from 6PM to 8PM followed by a DJ from 9PM to 12AM, a 360 photo booth, and a specialty Espolon Margarita just for the occasion. Priced at $10 and crafted with a lot of Lona love, the Espolon Margarita features Espolon Tequila Blanco, Cointreau, organic agave and fresh lime juice. Reservations can be made online on OpenTable. Lona is located at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. Discounted valet is available. www.lonarestaurant.com; Telephone: (954) 245-3069.
Perfectly perched at the entrance of Miami Beach’s charming Espanola Way is the wildly popular Oh! Mexico, a Miami Beach gem for locals and visitors since its earliest days in 1997 as one of the island’s first Mexican restaurants. The hotspot, owned and operated by acclaimed hospitality group Vida & Estilo (V & E), has been a go-to since day one for delicious, robust Mexican food and drink in a gorgeous indoor/outdoor space. On Cinco de Mayo, stop by Oh! Mexico from 3PM to close for drink specials, decorations and live entertainment all night long. Special Cinco de Mayo programming includes Beer Buckets (4 Beers – $20) with the purchase of two tequila shots, live music with a Mariachi Band from 6PM to 8PM and a Live DJ from 8PM to 11PM.
Guests can choose to dine in the festive inside dining room, which boasts comfortable new blue leather booths, a colorful Mexican tiled bar, distinctive wrought-iron tables and chairs, and a cornucopia of vintage design elements – all of which have been renovated for its 25th anniversary. Of course, a considerable draw has been and always will be Oh! Mexico’s gorgeous patio that evokes the feel of a Mexican sidewalk cafe. Standout temptations include the Ceviche Acapulco, Street-style Elote, Taco Birria, Quesabirria, Guacamole and freshly-made tortilla chips, Molcajete, and more. Here, imbibers can find more than 200 tequilas and mezcals, employed in classic and fruit-infused margaritas, Tequila Pops, Cantaritos (mezcal cocktails served in traditional Mexican clay cups) or tajin-rimmed micheladas. Oh! Mexico is located at 1440 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. For more information visit www.ohmexicorestaurant.com.
Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar
With locations in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Plantation and South Miami, Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar, is the ultimate destination to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. On Friday, May 5, the Mexican hotspot is hosting an all-day Cinco de Mayo Fiesta across its four locations in Broward and Miami-Dade. From open to close, guests can enjoy live Mariachi while imbibing on several margarita and beer specials.
The festivities continue as the sun goes down at Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar’s Victoria Park Fort Lauderdale who will be hosting its Third Annual Block Party. Certain to be the biggest celebration in town, the annual party which begins at 5PM will feature a lineup of live entertainment including Mariachi, live bands and DJs, several bars offering Tacocraft’s famed handcrafted margaritas and cocktails, and food stations with items including indulgent tacos, street corn and more!
Tacocraft Victoria Park is located at 510 North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. For Tacocraft’s locations and more information, please visit www.tacocraft.com/tacocraft-locations; Instagram: @TacocraftTaqueria
Corsair Kitchen & Bar
Sip and savor the Cinco de Mayo celebrations at Corsair Kitchen & Bar. On Friday, May 5 guests can indulge in a noteworthy lineup of tacos with salsa verde, salsa roja and chips, including Taco Al Pastor – Grilled Pineapple and Cilantro on Corn Tortilla ($8); Carne Asada Taco – Pickled Red Onions, Cilantro and Radish ($9); Ahi Tuna Taco – Jicama Slaw, Avocado, Spicy Aioli on a Flour Tortilla ($10). The party continues at night with live Mariachi entertainment on the Corsair Patio. Pair your tacos with a festive margarita. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling (786) 279-6800. CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar is located at 19999 W Country Club Drive in Aventura inside the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa. www.jwturnberry.com.
Time Out Market Miami
Join your food-loving friends, grab your sombreros and celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Time Out Market Miami, Miami’s premiere dining destination. The fiesta begins at 5PM, with drink specials and a BOGO taco special from La Santa, where guests who purchase two tacos will enjoy a third one for free. The celebrations continue with a live Mariachi band that will keep guests dancing and having fun all day long. Reservations can be made through Eventbrite, and the first 100 RSVPS will receive a free sombrero. Time Out Market is located at 1601 Drexel Avenue, Miami Beach; Telephone: (786) 753-5388; https://www.timeoutmarket.com/miami/
Taco and tequila enthusiasts can rejoice this Cinco de Mayo as Toro Toro, Chef Richard Sandoval’s Pan-Latin steakhouse, is celebrating on Friday, May 5 from Noon to 11PM with live Mariachi entertainment and a vibrant lineup of specialty tacos, priced at $5 each, including the Chicken Al Pastor Taco – grilled pineapple, cilantro sauce and yuzu-avocado; Carnitas Taco – braised pork chunks, pickled shallots and chipotle aioli; Carne Asada Taco – poblano corn pico de gallo, tajin chicharron and smoke crema Mexicana; and Fish Taco – fried cobia, aji amarillo aioli and pickled peppers. Sip and savor the celebrations and pair your tacos with a Mexican Cantarito, a Don Julio tequila-based cocktail with grapefruit, orange, lime juice and a splash of grapefruit soda served in a signature Mexican clay cup ($12). Reservations are encouraged and can be booked HERE. Toro Toro is located at 100 Chopin Plaza downtown at InterContinental Miami. For more information, visit www.torotoromiami.com/events; Telephone: (305) 372-4710
Nestled within a shopping center in Pinecrest, Platea Prime Steakhouse & Ceviche Bar, is Miami’s only Peruvian-inspired steakhouse. The brainchild of Peruvian-born Executive Chef Fernando Salazar and his partner Andres Maremolejos, the menu features bold flavors, robust sauces and an expertly-crafted wine list. On Cinco de Mayo, guests can enjoy a free shot of tequila from 6PM to 10PM, and enjoy delectable dishes including starters such as Aji De Gallina, Fried Ceviche and Seared Scallops. Main dishes on offer include USDA Prime Steaks from Tomahawks to Porterhouses and Ribeyes. Pescatarians will enjoy a bevy of dishes all served with a touch of bold Peruvian seasonings. Platea Prime Steakhouse & Ceviche Bar is located at 12175 South Dixie Highway in Pinecrest. For more information, please visit: https://plateamiami.com/
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo the right way with an elevated experience at TUR Kitchen. During this experience, guests are offered a flight of 3 varieties of Mezcals, each one accompanied by a food element to enhance their flavor profile. The Lost Explorer Mezcal (the world’s most awarded Mezcal)
is committed to the sustainable production of high-quality handcrafted mezcal in a manner that benefits the local mezcal-producing community in Oaxaca and protects the land’s biodiversity. The price is $27 for a 1.5 oz flight or $42 for a 3 oz full flight.
- ESPADÍN: A sweet & herbaceous expression, well-balanced with hints of red apple, ripe fruits & mild smoky finish. Served with clementine and Aleppo pepper.
- SALMIANA: Sweet and spicy profile with hints of green chili, grapefruit, and fresh agave. Served with fresh grapes.
- TOBALA: Offering an earthy expression with hints of tobacco, cocoa, vanilla & leather. Served with dark chocolate.
TUR Kitchen is located at 259 Giralda Avenue in Coral Gables and serves lunch + dinner daily. Happy Hour is also available Monday – Saturday from 5PM – 6:30PM. For more information please visit TurKitchen.com or call (786) 483-8014. Follow Tur Kitchen socially on Instagram @tur.kitchen and Facebook @tur.kitchen259.
Vinya Table, Coral Gables wildly-popular, critically-acclaimed restaurant, offers guests the ultimate neighborhood spot to drink, dine and shop this Cinco de Mayo. On Friday, May 5th, guests can enjoy Miracle Mile’s most festive celebration with $10 Tacos, Tequila & Riesling from 3pm- close. Sip on a glass of wine, hand picked by Sommelier Allegra Angelo, or tequila cocktail while enjoying delicious tacos. Soak in the views on the outdoor patio or slip away into the tropical jungle oasis of the main dining room. Vinya Table is located at 266 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. For more information, please visit vinyawine.com or call (305) 203-4229.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Wynwood’s authentic Mexican hotspot, Bakan, with live mariachis, a special cocktail and a unique, symbolic appetizer special. Bakan will be offering a special Flores Margarita made with tequila or mezcal, passion fruit puree, hibiscus, triple sec, lime juice, simple syrup and an edible flower garnish for $19; and a delicious dish called Tetelas “Tete a Tete” for $16. Tetela is an appetizer that originated from Oaxaca, made with fresh corn masa folded in triangles and filled with Oaxaca cheese, black truffle or huitlacoche (corn truffle) and served with micro cilantro and epazote over a huitlacoche sauce. This dish symbolizes a “tete a tete” (competition) between France and Mexico to see which has the best flavor, the black truffle (France) or the corn truffle (Mexico). Plus, from 8-9pm, guests can enjoy a live mariachi band.
American Social Bar & Kitchen
Raise a glass (or two) on Cinco de Mayo at the place to eat, drink and be social, American Social! Guests can enjoy all-day giveaways and amazing deals such as $8 House Margaritas ($6 during Social Hour from 5-7pm), $10 Specialty Margaritas, $6 Hornitos Shots, $30 Buckets of Mamitas, Corona/Corona Premier and $6 Dos Equis Lager and Amber drafts.
Description: Celebrate this Cinco de Mayo at Wynwood hotspot, Mayami, offering exclusive happy hour specials for those looking to decompress! Guests can expect to sip on $5.00 cocktails, while also enjoying $10-12.50 taco bowls and lite bites. The happy hour is available from 5pm to 7pm on Friday.
Description: Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Miami’s newest chef-driven dining destination, Okeydokey. Guests will enjoy a night filled with bold flavors and tasty eats, delectable sips and catchy beats. For $15, guests can imbibe on Okeydokey’s twist on a margarita, Balls of Fire, made with Mi Campo blanco, chinola passion fruit, lime, orange and hellfire bitters.
Habitat at 1 Hotel South Beach
Description: In partnership with Patron, Habitat, 1 Hotel South Beach’s signature Mexican restaurant, is featuring a one-night-only cocktail menu with eight specialty Patron cocktails. As an added bonus, guests who order the Gorillas In The Mist Or The Patron “Flight To Jalisco” will receive a complimentary Patron shaker gift set. In addition to the regular dinner menu, the restaurant is also featuring a few menu additions including an Octopus Tostada, a Branzino A La Talla and Enchiladas Suizas. Guests will also enjoy live music all night long.
Description: Celebrate this Cinco de Mayo at CHICA Miami and enjoy their special Cinco de Mayo menu including Chicken Tinga Flautas, Bone Marrow Asadero, Whole Fish Jalea and their signature Flaming Skull with a Cinco de Mayo twist with the Calavera Fiesta. Guests can also enjoy $5 CHICA-rita shots from lunch through Happy Hour. CHICA Nights is starting early at 7PM and they will be pulling out all the stops for Cinco de Mayo with live entertainment and music.
Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar
Description: Join Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar for their annual Cinco de Mayo block party in Fort Lauderdale. Guests are invited to party all day and into the night with all day drink specials, live entertainment, giveaways, and more. Furthermore, indulge in authentic Mexican cuisine, over 300 tequila varieties and handcrafted cocktails. Make sure to stop by and celebrate, trying one of their new signature cocktails: Jalisco Punch, Avocado Margarita, and Two Tango. The event is free and open to the public.
This popular taco joint serves up authentic Mexican flavors with locally sourced ingredients. Their menu includes classics such as al pastor and carne asada, as well as vegetarian options like huitlacoche and nopales.
For a trendy and vibrant atmosphere, head to Coyo Taco for their delicious tacos and refreshing margaritas. They also have a tequila bar and a hidden speakeasy called the 1886 Room.
La Esquina del Lechon
If you’re in the mood for some roast pork, head to La Esquina del Lechon for their famous lechon asado. They also have a variety of sides such as yuca frita and tostones.
Where to Drink:
Lolo’s Surf Cantina
This beachside cantina offers a wide selection of tequila and mezcal, as well as frozen margaritas and Mexican beer. They also have a spacious outdoor patio with ocean views.
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila
For a hip and trendy atmosphere, head to Bodega for their speakeasy-style bar and extensive tequila selection. They also have a food truck in the back serving up delicious tacos.
If you’re looking for a more upscale option, The Sylvester offers craft cocktails with Mexican-inspired flavors. Their popular drink, the “Cilantro Jalapeno Margarita,” is a must-try.
Where to Dance:
Rosa Sky’s Cinco de Mayo event is the perfect place to let loose and have some fun! If you are looking for a vibrant and exciting place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, look no further than Rosa Sky Rooftop. Their “Cinco de Margarita” event is the perfect way to ring in the holiday, and guests can enjoy $12 margaritas all night long. The menu features a variety of flavors to choose from, including the Classic Margarita, Mexican Kiss Margarita, Spicy Margarita, Strawberry Margarita, and Watermelon Margarita. Each drink is expertly crafted with the freshest ingredients, ensuring that every sip is bursting with flavor. So come and join the festivities at Rosa Sky Rooftop this Cinco de Mayo, and enjoy the best margaritas in town while surrounded by stunning views of the Miami skyline!
Ball & Chain
This iconic Little Havana hotspot offers live music and dancing every night of the week. Their Cinco de Mayo celebration includes performances by Latin bands and DJs, as well as drink specials and giveaways.
This South Beach hotel is hosting a Cinco de Mayo fiesta with live music, drink specials, and a DJ spinning all night long. They also have a poolside bar and lounge area.
The Wharf Miami
For a more laid-back vibe, head to The Wharf for their Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring live music, food trucks, and drink specials. They also have a waterfront patio with beautiful views of the Miami River.
No matter where you decide to celebrate, make sure to drink responsibly and have a blast. Happy Cinco de Mayo, Miami!
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