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. 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.
Kimpton Angler’s presented by Elenita
Fiesta like there is no Cinco de Mayo with us this May 5th at Kimpton Angler’s presented by Elenita! Get into the festivities on their rooftop lounge with a live DJ, tacos, lawn games, and a photo booth from 3-8p! Post a picture from the event for 5 extra entries in our giveaway.
In spirit of the holiday, Miami’s freshest and hippest Mexican street food experience is throwing cinco fiestas — one party at every location. The festively decorated destinations will serve a limited menu including their new 305 Quesadilla featuring queso mixto, swiss cheese, smoked ham, roasted pork, homemade pickles, mustard, chipotle salsa,cotija and sour cream ($15). To get the celebration going, all locations will also pour complimentary margaritas featuring Maestro Dobel Blanco tequila from 5-7 PM.
The new South Miami location is going big for their first Cinco de Mayo. Their newest member of the family, will throw a giant party from 3-8 PM in their parking lot featuring a major featuring live entertainment including mariachis, DJ’s concluding with a special guest DJ to take the stage (follow along COYO Taco’s social media to see when the DJ will be announced). In the past, special guest DJ’s have included Diplo, Major Lazer, DJ Colette, Walshy Fire and more.
At Wynwood, their infamous speakeasy will continue their signature Cinco de Mayo themed parties at 9 PM until close. A formidable list of guest DJ’s will spin throughout the night where special guests can enjoy a selection of more than 50 tequila and mezcals and classic Mexican inspired cocktails. This will be open to the public at 9 PM.
COYO Taco will not take reservations on May 5th and guests will be welcomed on a first come, first serve basis. Please visit www.coyo-taco.com for more information.
This Cinco de Mayo, transport yourself to Mexico by dining at Bakan, located in Miami’s art district, Wynwood, and indulge in some delicious authentic Mexican cuisine. Get an adventurous, culinary experience by trying the exotic section of the menu which offers guests insect topped dishes. Bakan’s guzanos de maguey, offers guests pan fried, crispy agave worms served with guacamole on blue corn tortillas. Pair your Cinco de Mayo dine with housemade mezcal-based margaritas or some refreshing micheladas. Address: 2801 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Back Door Monkey
Head to Wynood’s secret jungle hideout for a full night of Cinco de Mayo festivities. For the ultimate ladies night fiesta, Back Door Monkey is offering bottomless margaritas and a Mexican-inspired prix fixe menu for ladies from 7 – 11 p.m. for just $29.99. To crank up the heat for all guests, Back Door Monkey will also be offering $20 Corona buckets and $5 tequila shots for everyone to enjoy. Offer: Ladies enjoy bottomless margaritas from 7 – 11PM and a Mexican inspired prix fixe menu for $29.99. Everyone is welcome to enjoy $20 Corona buckets and $5 tequila shots. Price: Free Bottomless Mimosas from 7-11PM, $5 tequila shots and $10 Corona buckets. Address: 2328 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 3312
Mayami Mexicantina, the 10,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor restaurant and lounge in the heart of Wynwood transports guests to the ancient Mayan Civilization. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and enjoy a special performance by DJ Dimelo Flow and Mayami’s elevated Mexican cuisine, uniquely crafted cocktails, and late-night party atmosphere with fire dancers, aerialists and bottle service. Happy Hour specials will be served from 5-7 p.m. and include $1 oysters, $5 signature cocktails, $4 beers, taco bowls starting at $10, wine and champagne specials starting at $5 per glass or $30 per bottle, and hookah for $30. Every Thursday is also Ladies Night meaning from 6- 9 p.m. all women are also offered free Mayamigas cocktails all night long, made with hibiscus, pineapple juice and topped with champagne. Address: 127 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127. Date and time offered: May 5th, 5pm-3am.
Habitat at 1 Hotel
Spend your Cinco de Mayo at Habitat 1 Hotel, surrounded by the sounds of local Latin beats and the bold flavors of our seasonal specials such as our Fresh Catch, Pollo Asado al Pastor, and Camarones Enchilados. Say “Salud” as you sip the freshest margarita from our live beverage cart from 6:00PM – 10:00PM. Address: 2341 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139
Corsair Kitchen & Bar
Discover which brew pairs best with Mexican-inspired cuisine at this special Cinco de Mayo edition of JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa’s monthly beer dinner series Crafted by Corsair at Corsair Kitchen & Bar. Featuring J. Wakefield brewing, the night begins with a Stush Berliner Weiss welcome cocktail followed by a four-course meal meticulously crafted by Executive Chef Gordon Maybury and Chef de Cuisine Derrick Connor. Each course is perfectly paired with brews from the independently-owned craft brewery and taproom. For the first course, guests can enjoy Florida Ceviche, a local Florida catch with lime, orange, pickled red onion, jalapeno, cilantro and yucca chips paired with Slammin Bones, a New England Style IPA. The feast continues with Street Tacos, which feature Wagyu, charred onion and avocado, served with chipotle crema, mango pepper salsa, queso fresco on a white corn tortilla paired with Socarrot, a Japanese Rice Lager. The third course continues with Chicken Roulade, with coconut curry, saffron rice, tricolor cauliflower and kale chips paired with El Jefe, a traditional German Hefeweizen. End on a sweet note with a Napoleon, crispy pastry with vanilla ricotta cream, berry compote, chocolate sauce and raspberry coulis paired with That’s No Moon, an Imperial stout. The exclusive dinner begins at 7:30PM and is priced at $65 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Seating is limited; reservations are required 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 11AM, with drink specials ranging from $5-$10 including Mexican beers and shots of tequila and mezcal, and a BOGO taco special from La Santa, where guests receive a complimentary Margarita. The celebrations continue with a live Mariachi band that will keep guests dancing and having fun all day long. Starting at 8PM, Miami Drag Goddess Athena Dion will take the stage at Time Out Market Miami for an unforgettable Selena-themed “Biddi Biddi Bom Bom” performance. Space is limited; reservations can be made through Eventbrite. Time Out Market is located at 1601 Drexel Avenue, Miami Beach; Telephone: (786) 753-5388; https://www.timeoutmarket.com/
Nestled in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood, The ScapeGoat is an intimate bar known for its classic cocktails, inventive contemporary libations, and carefully curated selection of wine, beer and spirits. An Ariete Hospitality Group (AHG) concept, this edgy drinking den is the perfect destination for all your Cinco de Mayo drinking needs. Imbibers can enjoy a festive Happy Hour on Thursday, May 5 from 5PM-8PM with $10 tequila cocktails; $8 Mexican boilermakers; and $8 tequila/mezcal 1n1’s. The ScapeGoat is located at 100 Collins Avenue CU4 on Miami Beach. The ScapeGoat is open daily from 5PM to 3AM. Telephone: (786) 275-6488; https://scapegoatsobe.com/
The Taurus, the iconic Coconut Grove dining and drinking den that has been serving South Floridians for nearly a century, is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with plenty of drink specials. Available on Thursday, May 5 starting at 5PM, guests can enjoy $20 buckets of Monopolio Lager; $8 Micheladas; $8 Palomas; $8 Margaritas; and $9 shots of mezcal or tequila. The Taurus is located at 3540 Main Hwy C103 in Miami. Hours of operation on Cinco de Mayo are 5PM to 3AM Telephone: (305) 529-6523; https://thetauruscoconutgrove.
Tequila enthusiasts can rejoice this Cinco de Mayo as Toro Toro, Chef Richard Sandoval’s Pan-Latin steakhouse, is celebrating with a carefully curated Tacos & Tequila Pairing in collaboration with Casamigos. Priced at $39 per person, the 4-course taco menu by Executive Chef Jean Delgado will be available on Thursday, May 5 from 12PM to 10PM and pairs expertly with Casamigos’ selection of sleek tequilas. The pairing will kick off with the Fish Taco – fried grouper, aji amarillo aioli and salsa criolla – paired with Casamigos Silver, followed by a Carne Asada Taco – guajillo corn gremolata and crispy plantain – served with Casamigos Reposado. The final courses will showcase the Carnitas Taco – pork chunks, pickled onions and chipotle aioli – complemented by Casamigos Anejo and finally, the Chicken Al Pastor Taco – grilled pineapple, cilantro sauce and avocado – served with the specialty Cocktail Abaxaci – aquafaba, grilled pineapple, vanilla infused agave and solerno. Toro Toro is located at InterContinental Miami at 100 Chopin Plaza in Downtown Miami. Reservations are encouraged and can be booked HERE. For more information, visit www.torotoromiami.com/events; Telephone: (305) 372-4710.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with unparalleled views of Biscayne Bay at Whiskey Joe’s. On Thursday, May 5th, guests can enjoy Dave’s Margarita for just $7 from 3PM to 6PM; or check out any of the 10+ Margaritas on offer. There’s also a “Build Your Own” Margarita option for those who want to get creative with their cocktail. At the bar, specially-priced Mexican-inspired bites perfect for the holiday include Joe’s Pile of Nachos – tortilla chips, queso, shredded cheese, spicy beef, beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream and jalapeños | Queso Dip – Spicy cheese blend, pico de gallo, served with tri-colored tortilla chips (add spicy beef or guacamole $3.99); and a selection of Tacos such as Joe’s Fish Tacos – Mahi or Grouper served fried, blackened, or grilled with Aztec slaw, corn salsa, and Joe’s special sauce; Tampa Bay Shrimp Tacos – grilled and chilled mojito-dusted shrimp, guacamole, leaf lettuce, pico de gallo, and cilantro-lime sour cream; and Roast Pork Tacos – slow roasted pork shoulder with Aztec slaw, cheddar and pico de gallo. Whiskey Joe’s is located at 3301 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne; Telephone: (305) 423-6590; https://www.thewhiskeyjoes.
Cinco de Mayo at Hoja Taqueria
Hours: Thursday, May 5th from 12PM-11PM
Cilantro 27 Ceviche Bar at The Lincoln Eatery
For a Peruvian, Mexican fusion this Cinco de Mayo, swing by Cilantro 27 Ceviche Bar at The Lincoln Eatery for The Taco Corner. Chef Nilton Castillo, the mastermind behind Cilantro 27, specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine with modern interpretations after spending time in Mexico City cooking for special events. The epic fiesta at Cilantro 27’s Taco Corner will feature $3 tacos, $8 quesadillas, and $6 guacamole. The eatery’s bar will also feature $5 Mexican beers, $5 tequila shots and $10 margaritas for all who celebrate! For more information and to register, visit the Eventbrite. Address: 723 North Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
Ai Tallarin at The Lincoln Eatery
This Cinco de Mayo, indulge on a flurry of different cuisines with a Mexican spin! At Ai Tallarin at The Lincoln Eatery, the Asian street food concept incorporates a Peruvian twist for an epic fusion. On Cinco de Mayo, savor in the delicious Pork Ribs Tonkotsu Ramen, a delicious combination of pork rib cooked via sous vide for 24 hours, flavorful elote, queso fresco, huevo frito, char jalapeño, and tajin spice, served in a Tonkotsu broth with fresh handmade ramen by Chef Carlos with the restaurant’s trademark pasta machine that creates a bowl of noodles in seconds. Address: 723 North Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Café des Fleurs at The Lincoln Eatery
Want to know where to find a creamy Mexican dessert to top the night off in Miami Beach this Cinco de Mayo? At Café des Fleurs at The Lincoln Eatery visitors can indulge in a wide variety of freshly made treats with delectable taste and quality. To honor the May 5 celebration Café des Fleurs will be offering a light and fluffy, non dairy Tres Leches Dessert. Address: 723 North Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Orno at THesis Hotel
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the right way at Orno at THesis Hotel as the restaurant presents Volume III of the tasting series called Library Libations. On Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 P.M. attendees will enjoy a tequila tasting with Don Julio. The intimate evening will commence with a welcome cocktail ft. Don Julio 70 and passed bites. Guests will then take a seat inside The Library, Orno’s private dining room, for a 4-course meal by Chef Niven paired with another delicious cocktail followed by a tasting of Don Julio 1942, Primavera and Ultima (worth 1k per bottle)! Tickets are priced at $200 and are available for purchase here. Address: 1350 South Dixie Highway Coral Gables, FL 33146
Chotto Matte, the pioneering global Nikkei dining destination, celebrates the very best of authentic and innovative cuisine, set in a vibrant, stylish architectural space. Perfect for a Cinco de Mayo celebration with friends, guests can walk through the green, sky-lit restaurant and enjoy a lively experience through the food, drinks and environment. Chotto Matte’s innovative menu offers dishes perfect for an upscale, fresh take on Cinco de Mayo including Purple, Green and White Tostada Chips and guacamole ($7.50), Snow Crab Croquetas ($24.50) and King Oyster Mushroom Tostadas (S12.50) made with pulled mushroom, smoked aji panca chili, guacamole, lime and cilantro. Guests looking for some tequila to celebrate the holiday will be impressed with Chotto Matte’s expansive tequila selection and delicious margaritas like the Lychee Picante ($17) made with Código 1530 Blanco, lychee, chia seeds, chilli, lime and dragon fruit.
Villa Azur’s avant-garde Mediterranean fare, world-class mixology, and nightly dinner parties make it impossible to resist one of their luxe cocktails and dance the night away. This Cinco de Mayo, don’t miss out on Villa Azur’s Spicy 309 margarita ($21), a combination of Avion Silver Tequila, lime juice, agave nectar, Jalapeño Cointreau, and black salt. The dynamic restaurant and lounge transforms a high-end dinner service into a lively atmosphere, perfect for guests looking for a unique and extravagant way to celebrate the holiday! Address: 309 23rd St, Miami Beach FL 33139
Casa Sensei brilliantly blends traditional Latin American cuisine with Pan-Asian staples to create the best of both worlds. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Casa Sensei has mixed up a new, refreshing Watermelon Margarita special, made with fresh watermelon juice, tequila, lime juice and honey simple syrup, served with a slice of watermelon on top ($14). The waterfront restaurant will also be offering a special Cinco de Mayo roll ($19) made with salmon, avocado, jalapeños, scallions and topped with tempura flakes, pickled onion, avocado and wasabi mayo. Guests can also munch on fan-favorite Latin bites like the Lobster Guacamole with seared lobster tail skewers, house-made Casa guacamole and malanga chips. For those who aren’t scared of a little extra heat, Casa Sensei recently added a new sushi roll to the menu, El Diablo ($18), made with spicy yellowtail, ahi tuna, avocado, scallions, jalapeño tempura and topped with chili peppers, red chili flakes, garlic rice vinegar and kimchi sauce. Address: 1200 E Las Olas Blvd STE 101, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Dogfish Head Miami
Dogfish Head Miami serves as a hub for one-of-a-kind, multi-sensory experiences, giving locals and visitors alike a place to gather and enjoy innovative beers and local food alongside music and art. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the off-centered brewery with latin bites and refreshing brews. On tap, Dogfish Head Miami offers a fan-favorite SeaQuench Ale, a session sour mash-up of a crisp Kölsch, a salty Gose and a tart Berliner Weiss brewed in sequence with black limes, sour lime juice and sea salt. All together, the ale forms a citrusy and refreshing drink perfect for beer and margarita drinkers alike. Guests looking for some latin dishes to go along with their drinks can chow down on a menu of mouth-watering morsels, like Grilled Street Corn, Tostones, Mango Tango Salsa, Croquettes and more. Address: 325 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at 4 Rivers Smokehouse with three Signature Angus Brisket tacos topped with cilantro lime créme fraîche, guasacaca, pico de gallo, queso fresco and cilantro on grilled flour tortillas and a drink for $9.79. Treat yourself or a friend to Pink Margarita Cupcakes & Churro Cake Balls available for pre-order beginning on Friday, April 29th or shipped nationwide through Goldbelly. For more information, please visit www.4rsmokehouse.com.
Address: 2660 N University Dr, Coral Springs, FL 33065
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Buy One, Get One HALF OFF Don Julio Blanco Margaritas.
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration is quickly approaching as we are gearing up to celebrate in a major way – all locations will be activating whether it’s a mechanical pepper, a churro cart, live music/entertainment, exclusive giveaways and more! Each location will have a variety of activities taking place with different drink specials – see below for the specific location details.
Aventura: Doors Open at 11:30AM, Activities: Churro Cart, Beer Sampling by Corona, $9 Patron Margaritas (ALL DAY), $3 Cazadores Tequila Shots (ALL DAY) Aventura: 19129 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180
South Beach: Doors Open at 4PM, Activities: Boozy Paletas, Beer Sampling by Corona, $9 Patron Margarita (ALL DAY), $5 Cazadores Tequila Shots (ALL DAY), $250 Patron Bottle Special (includes 6 Redbull) South Beach: 1220 16th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO TROPICAL SMOKEHOUSE STYLE
Created specifically to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Chef Rick Mace put Fish Tacos & Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas on the menu and they’re certain to go fast. In honor of the day, these babies are best accompanied by Tropical’s famed Frozen Margarita consisting of Tequila, Lime and Agave; frozen to perfection every time. Address: 3815 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach
Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the nearest Pubbelly Sushi location with our buy 1, get 1 FREE Salmon Tartare Taquito, Watermelon Basil Margarita and Harumaki dessert all day long! You won’t want to miss out on this special for a limited time only. Reservations: HERE
- Aventura: Aventura Mall, 19565 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 936, Aventura, FL 33180
- Brickell: Brickell City Centre, 701 S Miami Ave #421, Miami, FL 33131
- Dadeland: 8970 SW 72nd Pl, Kendall, FL 33156
- Miami Beach: 1424 20th St, Miami Beach, 33139
Big Buns Damn Good Burgers
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at Big Buns Damn Good Burgers located in Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas area. On Thursday, May 5, get ready to party with $1 off regular shakes and boozy shakes, and $2 off beer, wine and craft cocktails from 3PM to 6PM. Margarita lovers can enjoy the 16oz fan favorite Beltway Bandito Margarita; a kegged cocktail made with Jose Cuervo Silver, orange liqueur and house margarita mix; on the rocks or as a kit (no ice) with salt and a lime. Pair your margarita with the Hot & Hefe Burger ($12.49); prepared with Angus beef, pepper jack cheese, avocado, grilled habanero, serrano house pico de gallo and sriracha aioli with a side option of fries & queso. Big Buns Damn Good Burgers is located at 221 SW 1st Avenue in Fort Lauderdale and is open Thursday from 11AM to 11PM. Telephone; (954) 686-8181. www.eatbigbuns.com/las-olas
Lona Cocina & Tequileria
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo oceanside at Fort Lauderdale’s hottest Mexican eatery Lona Cocina & Tequileria. On Thursday, May 5 from 3PM to 7PM Lona is celebrating its Mexican roots with $5 tacos and $5 Lona Margaritas served in a special keepsake glass, plus margarita pitchers for $11. From 6PM to 8PM, while guests indulge in tacos, margaritas and stunning views, they can also enjoy upbeat tunes from a live Mariachi band. Reservations can be made on OpenTable – HERE. Lona is located at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Telephone (954) 245-3069; https://www.lonarestaurant.
Recently opened, Matchbox is the newest riverfront dining destination located in Fort Lauderdale in the bustling Las Olas area. Launching on Cinco de Mayo are festive and unique pizza creations that will be available throughout the month of May. Guests can indulge in the Taco Pizza, a cheese pizza base topped with a wheel of assorted corn tortilla tacos; the Nacho Pizza dressed with a mountain of tortilla chips, chicken, beans, jalapenos, peppers, guacamole, and nacho cheese; and the Hangover Burrito Pizza topped with cilantro rice, avocado, jalapenos, black beans, chicken, onions, chimichurri and cheese. Margarita lovers can pair these pizzas with delicious craft cocktails including the Strawberry Rosé Margarita ($14) prepared with Espolón Silver Tequila, strawberry rose syrup and lime; and the Chile Spiced Margarita ($14) made with Avion Tequila, ancho reyes, tajin seasoned rim and lime. Matchbox is located at 221 SW 1st Avenue, CU-1 Fort Lauderdale; below the Society Las Olas building facing the water. Matchbox is open Monday through Thursday from 4PM to 11PM; Friday from 4PM to 1:30AM; Saturday from 10AM to 1:30AM; and Sunday from 10AM to 11PM. Telephone (954) 751-5959; www.matchboxrestaurants.com/
Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar, Victoria Park
In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar in Fort Lauderdale’s Victoria Park neighborhood, will host its Second Annual Block Party, certain to be a festive celebration and fantastic event. From 3PM to 11PM, guests can enjoy live Mariachi and DJ entertainment, along with a variety of Tacocraft’s famed handcrafted margaritas including Jalapeño Cucumber, Passionfruit, Watermelon, Prickly Pear and Strawberry Basil; and cocktails such as Guava Mamma, Smoke in the Garden, Mexican Old Fashioned and more. Guests can also indulge in Tacocraft’s vibrant menu of guacamoles, tacos, snacks, entrees and sweets. Tacocraft Victoria Park is located at 510 North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. Tacocraft’s other locations in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, South Miami and recently-opened Plantation Walk will also celebrate with live Mariachi and DJ entertainment. For locations and more information, please visit www.tacocraft.com/tacocraft-
Yellow Green Farmers Market
Yellow Green Farmers Market (YGFM), South Florida’s one-of-a-kind destination for fresh fruit, vegetables, delicious food and drinks, leisure, and retail, consisting of over 325 local, small businesses, is celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Saturday, May 7. From 1PM to 8:30PM, guests can enjoy the entertainment and learn how to salsa with professional dancers along with a live band until close. Watch select vendor’s compete in a taco competition from 12PM to 2PM. Listen to traditional beats of a Mariachi band throughout the market from 1PM to 4PM. Come visit YGFM during their new hours of operation on Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 8:30PM. Yellow Green Farmers Market is located at 3080 Sheridan Street in Hollywood, Florida. Telephone: (954) 513-3990; www.ygfarmersmarket.com. All-day parking in the satellite lot is $10 with the first 30 minutes free; $10 for three hours with the first 30 minutes free in the lot adjacent to the market.