Ah, Cinco de Mayo! This much-awaited annual event has become an exciting way to welcome in the warmer months of South Florida. With its vibrant culture and fusion of flavors, Cinco de Mayo festivities are not to be missed! From outdoor fiestas brimming with festive music, food, and drinks to intimate gatherings with a handful of friends over delicious Mexican dishes, this Cinco de Mayo has something for everyone. As your ultimate guide for celebrating the holiday in style here in South Florida, we share our top picks for all things fun and flavor-filled – from authentic Mexican dishes to tantalizing cocktails. From the sound of mariachis to the smell of fresh guacamole, Cinco de Mayo is one of South Florida’s favorite holidays! So get ready for some serious Fiesta vibes; it’s time to turn up the heat this season!
Americana Kitchen & Bar – Coral Gables
Loews Coral Gables Hotel – 2950 Coconut Grove Drive – Coral Gables, FL 33134
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style at Loews Coral Gables Hotels’ Americana Kitchen on May 5! Enjoy specialty $16 cocktails from partner Cincoro Tequila, the sounds of a live mariachi band, and delicious bites by Executive Chef Ricardo Jarquin. Get your appetite ready for signature dishes like Just Made Guacamole with tortilla crisps, Mushroom Tostadas topped with Gratitude Farms oyster mushrooms, stewed pinto beans, and more, as well as Birria Quesadillas that are sure to tantalize all taste buds – only available until 7 pm EST! Es Hora De Celebrar!
Balan’s – Brickell
901 S Miami Ave Suite 108, Miami, FL 33130
Get ready to spice up your Cinco de Mayo celebration in Brickell at Balan’s Bar & Brasserie! This chic restaurant takes guests’ taste buds on a trip with $10 Margarita specials featuring their spicy, strawberry, and classic Marg. But that’s not all – Balan’s menu is packed with delicious eats like Beef Skewers, Shrimp Tempura, Lamb Meatballs, Beef Carpaccio, and more! Balan’s Bar & Brasserie is open Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 1 am and until 2 am, Thursday through Saturday. Don’t miss out on this Cinco de Mayo fiesta at Balan’s – where the party is always on! Whether you’re looking just to drink, eat, or do both, bring your friends to Balan’s for a celebration that you won’t forget.
Batch Gastropub Miami – Brickell
30 SW 12th St, Miami, FL 33130
Cinco de Mayo is the perfect time to celebrate Mexican culture with food and drinks. For Cinco de Mayo, Brickell’s local neighborhood gastropub, Batch Gastropub: Miami, will celebrate the holiday the only way they know best: with TEQUILA! Locals, tourists, and those in between can enjoy $8 Pineapple & Jalapeno Infused Tequila Entourages Cocktails all day long and $8 Corazon shots from open to close. With a menu like Batch’s, guests can dine on tasty eats such as the Buffalo Chicken Nachos, Batch Wings, Cuban Grilled Cheese, St. Louis Ribs, and more! Whether you decide to drink, eat, or both, bring the crew to Batch for a fiesta you won’t forget. For reservations, visit: www.batchgastropub.
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila – Miami Beach
1220 16th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
You can expect Bodega to go all the way out in a significant way for Cinco de Mayo – all locations will have a variety of activities and entertainment taking place with different drink specials from Cazadores and Patron including Cazadores Draft Margarita $5 (until 5 pm), Patron Silver Shot $5, Draft Beer $5, Patron Margarita $10, and Ranch Water $10. Specifically for Fort Lauderdale and Coconut Grove, themed dancers from Zhantra Entertainment will be dressed up in Cinco De Mayo themed and interacting with guests/performing from 11 pm to 1 am. For locations, visit: www.bodegataqueria.com
Cantina Beach – Key Biscayne
The Ritz-Carlton – 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Cantina La Veinte – Brickell
495 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
Join the party at Cantina La Veinte in Miami this Cinco de Mayo and experience the ultimate celebration of Mexican culture! Perched atop Brickell Avenue overlooking the stunning Biscayne Bay, Cantina La Veinte is a great place to celebrate this boozy holiday with delicious Mexican cuisine, expertly crafted cocktails, and lively mariachi entertainment from 8 pm until 10 pm. With one of the largest selections of high-end tequilas and mezcals, this South Florida hotspot is known for its eclectic menu of traditional Mexican fare and expertly crafted cocktails. Guests can expect a festive atmosphere with mariachi music, Mexican decor, and plenty of Cantina Margaritas to go around. Cantina La Veinte is open Monday through Thursday from 12 pm to 12 am. Friday 12 pm to 1 am. Saturday 12 pm to 1 am and Sunday 11 am to 11 pm.
Carousel Club – Hallandale Beach
Gulfstream Park – 901 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Hallandale Beach’s newest entertainment venue Carousel Club is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with PiñataPalooza! Featuring a sea of pinatas, Mariachi Bands, Sombreros, Tacos, and more, drink specials include a FREE Corona or Modelo ALL DAY with the purchase of a shot of Casa Noble. RSVP here for a free sombrero with entry, and get the party started. Eats by: Los Altos Taqueria, La Traila Texas Craft Barbecue & Spris Artisan Pizza. Proper Dress Attire is Required. The venue reserves the right to deny access at the doorman’s discretion. Doors open from 12:00 pm to 3:00 am.
Copper 29 – Coral Gables
206 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Get ready for a night of festive fun this Cinco de Mayo at Coral Gables’ Copper 29 Bar! With a live DJ, delicious $8 tequila shots, and refreshing Patron mules for just$12, you won’t find better-value drinks anywhere. Plus – get 50% off wells, wines & beers between 5–7 pm, with signature cocktails discounted during happy hour… And that’s not all– feast on tasty select starters which you can enjoy for only $10 each – perfect for sharing amongst friends as you join the festivities until late into the night. So gather your friends, and put on your dancing shoes, for an unforgettable Cinco de Mayo celebration that you won’t want to miss!
Corsair Kitchen & Bar – Aventura
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort – 19999 W Country Club Dr, Aventura, FL 33180
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 here.
Eclectico Miami – Coral Gables
Shops at Merrick Park – 320 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33146
This popular Pan-Latin fusion restaurant in The Shops of Merrick Park is excellent for a fun and festive Cinco de Mayo celebration. First and foremost, Eclectico is offering some fantastic drink specials for the occasion. All day long, you can enjoy $5 Cazadores classic margaritas and $5 Estrella Jalisco beer, perfect for toasting the Mexican heritage and culture that Cinco de Mayo honors. But that’s not all – Eclectico also offers a great happy hour from 4 pm to 7 pm, with discounts on select beers, wines, cocktails, delicious bar bites, and small plates. And if you’re looking for entertainment to spice up your Cinco de Mayo celebration, Eclectico has you covered there too. They will host a live-fire dancer performance, adding some sizzle and excitement to the evening. Viva la fiesta!
Issabella’s – Miami Beach
1022 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Get ready to spice up your Cinco de Mayo celebration at Issabella’s, located in the heart of Lincoln Road! This trendy Mediterranean-inspired chic restaurant offers an extensive beverage program that takes its cues from Europe, with a wide array of imported gins, aperitif-style cocktails, and a comprehensive wine list. But what Cinco de Mayo celebration would be complete without Margaritas? At Issabella’s, guests can sip on a variety of Margaritas, including spicy, strawberry, or classic, all expertly crafted with high-end quality Tequilas. The contemporary interior design will leave you enamored for hours as you sip on one (or maybe a few!) of Issabella’s delicious Margaritas. And during Happy Hour on Cinco de Mayo, guests can score $8 Margaritas, making this an ideal place to celebrate with friends and family. So come down to Issabella’s and experience the perfect blend of Mediterranean flair and Mexican flavor, all while sipping on some of the best Margaritas in town!
Loews Hotel – Miami Beach
1601 Collins Avenue – Miami Beach, FL 33139
Gather your friends and join us in South Beach to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Choose between Nautilus or Bar Collins for exquisite tacos, delicious margaritas, and complimentary chips & salsa. Indulge yourself with Lobster Guacamole poolside or at the restaurant and bar for $26 a plate; satisfy all palates with Mushroom Carnitas tacos – served crunchy melted cheese style – from the bar just for $6 each! And don’t forget about our poolside pop-up featuring Dos Hombres Mezcal so you can enjoy signature cocktails like “It Takes dos To Tango” while admiring some of Miami Beach’s most beautiful scenery. Come get swept away by unique Mexican flavors – no fiesta is complete without Vosotros!!
Lona Cocina & Tequileria – Fort Lauderdale Beach
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort – 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, FL 33304
Fort Lauderdale’s Mexican hotspot is known for its extensive tequila selection and breathtaking ocean views. On Friday, May 5, Lona is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta where guests can celebrate with live Mariachi from 6 pm to 8 pm, followed by a DJ from 9 pm to 12 am, a 360 photo booth, and a specialty Espolon Margarita just for the occasion. Priced at $10 and crafted with much Lona love, the Espolon Margarita features Espolon Tequila Blanco, Cointreau, organic agave, and fresh lime juice. Reservations can be made online on OpenTable.
Lost Boy Goods – Downtown
157 E Flagler Street Miami, Florida 33131
Belly up to the Lost Boy Dry Goods bar this Cinco de Mayo as the pub-inspired dining and imbibing destination partners with Cenote Tequila and Monopolio Lager Clara for week-long specials. From May 1 – May 5, Lost Boy Dry Goods will feature $7 Cenote Margaritas, $5 Cenote shots, $4 Monopolio, and $8 Monopolio + Cenote shot combo.
Maü Miami – Midtown
3252 NE 1st Ave #109, Miami, FL 33137
It’s that time of the year again when Cinco de Mayo festivities fill the streets of Miami with good cheer. The American-celebrated holiday has become more of a tradition to eat delicious food and to down not one but two Margaritas. Midtown’s Mediterranean restaurant invites guests to kick off the Cinco de Mayo festivities with HALF-OFF Tequila shots and cocktails all day. Whether you’re coming for the tequila shots or the Passion Margarita (Don Julio Blanco, Orange Curacao, Passion Fruit, Fresh Lime, Orgeat Syrup, Bitters & Mint Sprig) and Greek Amigo (Don Julio Reposado, Greek Lightning, Passion Fruit, Habanero Syrup, & Lime), Maü invites you to get into the festive spirit and celebrate with delicious cocktails accompanied by their high-end Mediterranean-fusion cuisine. Expect a live DJ spinning beats, mouthwatering cocktails, and Mediterranean-inspired bites to get you into the fiesta spirit.
Mayfair Grill – Coconut Grove
Mayfair House Hotel and Garden – 3000 Florida Ave, Miami, FL 33133
This event promises to be an exceptional experience, with delicious cocktails and a festive atmosphere that captures the spirit of Cinco de Mayo. Guests can enjoy $10 Cazadores Margaritas, made with premium Tequila and fresh lime juice, and Lost Explorer Mezcal Margaritas, which offer a smoky and complex flavor profile. There’s also a selection of $8 Tequila and Sangrita available for those who prefer their Tequila straight up. At Mayfair House Hotel & Garden, guests can unwind in the lush outdoor space, surrounded by the beauty of nature, and take in the vibrant atmosphere of the evening. The talented bartenders at The Fountain Bar will be on hand to ensure each guest’s memorable experience.
Nikki Beach – Miami Beach
1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo beachside with Nikki Beach’s Coastal Taco Platter ($55), featuring two delicious sushi-inspired tacos, including a Tuna Sushi Taco, a Tempura Shrimp Taco, and a Ceviche Taco. Sip the deliciously refreshing Hibiscus Strawberry Frose ($18) alongside the Coastal Taco Platter to feel like you are beachside in a coastal Mexican city with your toes in the sand.
Oh! Mexico – Miami Beach
Española Way · 1440 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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. Since day one, the hotspot has been a go-to for delicious, robust Mexican food and drinks in a gorgeous indoor/outdoor space. On Cinco de Mayo, stop by Oh! Mexico from 3 pm to close for drink specials, decorations, and live entertainment all night. 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. 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 6 pm to 8 pm, and a Live DJ from 8 pm to 11 pm. Standout temptations include the Ceviche Acapulco, Street-style Elote, Taco Birria, Quesabirria, Guacamole and freshly-made tortilla chips, Molcajete, and more.
Platea Miami – Pinecrest
Dixie Belle Shoppes – 12175 S Dixie Hwy, Pinecrest, FL 33156
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. 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. On Cinco de Mayo, guests can enjoy a free shot of Tequila from 6 pm to 10 pm and enjoy delectable dishes, including starters such as Aji De Gallina, Fried Ceviche, and Seared Scallops.
Playa – Miami Beach
915 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
If Easter is the Christmas of spring, then Cinco de Mayo may be its New Year’s Eve. Not sure where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year? Head over to Playa, a Southern Mediterranean restaurant in the heart of Lincoln Road! They’re serving HALF-OFF tequila shots and crafted cocktails all day made from fresh ingredients. Their featured Prickly Pear Margarita pairs fresh prickly pear and lime with Don Julio Blanco and agave to create a unique, warm-weather concoction. Another tequila-infused cocktail Playa will offer party-goers is their Passion Margarita, made with Don Julio Blanco, Agave, Lime, Passion Fruit, and Los Muertos — Don Julio Reposado, Blood Orange Lime, Agave & Hibiscus. It may not be the most traditional Cinco destination, but celebrations are what you make of them, so head to Playa for a fun-filled holiday!
Puttshack – Brickell
701 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131
Bring the tacos and Tequila, and let the Cinco de Mayo celebrations commence! There are plenty of great spots to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Miami this year, and Puttshack is one of them. After a few rounds on Puttshack’s creative, tech-infused mini golf courses with games like life-size PacMan and giant Beer Pong, golfers can get in the spirit of Cinco de Mayo with one of Puttshack’s mouthwatering margaritas. Guests can shake things up with Puttshack’s Spiced Pineapple Mezcal Margarita or keep it classy with their Ultimate Top Shelf Margarita. Puttshack is open on Cinco de Mayo from 11 am to 1 am for holiday festivities all day long.
Rosa Sky’s – Brickell
Element Miami Brickell – 115 SW 8th St 22nd Floor, Miami, FL 33130
It’s that time of the year again when we bring out our sombreros, piñatas, and maracas to celebrate the Mexican army’s victory over the French in 1862. And what better way to celebrate than with a margarita in hand? Rosa Sky’s Cinco de Mayo event is a great place to let loose and have fun! Guests can enjoy $12 margaritas all night long. The menu features various flavors, 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 some of the best margaritas in town while surrounded by stunning views of the Miami skyline!
Serena Rooftop – Miami Beach
Moxy South Beach – 915 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Nibble on an expansive menu featuring shareable dishes and a modern take on traditional Latin and Mexican cuisine on the open-air vibrant, lushly planted rooftop bar and restaurant that channels the enchanting, alfresco patio dining of Oaxaca and Mexico City. For Cinco de Mayo, Serena at Moxy South Beach will be adorned with festive decor transporting guests to a Mexican Village while enjoying the Don Fulano Serena Margarita for $10 and High Noon Tequila Seltzer for $7 from 6 pm- Close. Close out the weekend on Monday, May 8, from 6–10 pm with Bazaar de Ocho, an industry-focused rooftop Mexican bazaar highlighting Mexican culture with a homemade tortilla station, mezcal tastings, traditional Mexican candy, live DJ, Henna tattoo artist, and specialty cocktails made with Dos Hombres tequila.
Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar – South Miami
Wells Fargo Bank – 510 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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 several margaritas and beer specials. The festivities continue as the sun goes down at Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar’s Victoria Park Fort Lauderdale, which will host its Third Annual Block Party. Sure to be the biggest celebration in town, the annual party, which begins at 5 pm, 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! For locations, visit www.tacocraft.com
Tacology – Brickell
4th Brickell City Centre, 701 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131
This authentic Mexican restaurant is perfect for immersing yourself in the festive spirit and indulging in delicious dishes and cocktails. On Cinco de Mayo, Tacology offers $5 Classic Margaritas all day long, the perfect drink to complement your meal. But the celebration doesn’t stop there. The night will be filled with lively music from a live DJ, playing all the best Mexican tunes to get you in the party mood. And what’s a Cinco de Mayo celebration without live Mariachis? Get ready to be serenaded with traditional music that will transport you to Mexico. And as a special treat, there will be a gift roulette where one lucky winner will receive a special prize. So come down to Tacology, where the fiesta never stops, and Cinco de Mayo is always a blast!
Time Out Market – Miami Beach
1601 Drexel Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Join your food-loving friends, grab your sombreros, and celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Time Out Market Miami. The fiesta begins at 5 pm, 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 to keep guests dancing and having fun all day. Reservations can be made through Eventbrite, and the first 100 RSVPS will receive a free sombrero.
Toro Toro – Downtown
InterContinental Miami – 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131
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 11 pm 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 made here.
TUR Kitchen – Coral Gables
259 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo 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 & soft 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.
For reservations, visit www.turkitchen.com.
Vinya Table – Coral Gables
266 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Vinya Table, Coral Gables’ offers guests the ultimate neighborhood spot to drink, dine, and shop at Cinco de Mayo. On Friday, May 5, guests can enjoy Miracle Mile’s most festive celebration with $10 Tacos, Tequila & Riesling from 3 pm-close. Sip on a glass of wine hand-picked by Sommelier Allegra Angelo or a 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.
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