What you’re doing for Cinco de Mayo in Miami

Tacos, margaritas and more

Cuisine
Mexican

This year we’re not going to get into why Cinco de Mayo isn’t really a holiday, let alone something that Mexicans celebrate. Let’s face it, all we want is another excuse to sip our margaritas, mezcal cocktails and eat some carnitas tacos on a Sunday.
So in light of that, we’re bringing to you the spots we’d go, if we were you to celebrate what we like to call Cinco de Margs, but most commonly known as Cinco de Mayo or Cinco de Drinko.

Here are our recommendations for what to do for Cinco de Mayo:

Taquerias el Mexicano & Los Altos
Neighborhood: Little Havana

 

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Taquerias El Mexicano will be open all day (starting at 10:30 am) until late.  In addition to the special celebration, Los Altos will open its doors at 2 PM.   There will be amazing drink specials offered all day long at both places.   Live entertainment throughout the day featuring live music, live dancers as well as DJ sets by DJ What and DJ Zion.  All guests will also have a chance to receive special giveaways throughout the day/night.


Bakan
Neighborhood: Wynwood

 

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Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo all weekend long at Bakan, Wynwood’s latest hotspot! The gorgeous indoor and outdoor restaurant transports guests to Mexico this Cinco de Mayo with its earthy, artsy and modern space, a wide variety of authentic regional dishes, expansive mezcal, and tequila offerings, handcrafted tortilla selection, and a high-energy Mariachi band to keep guests celebrating all weekend long. Enjoy favorites such as the guacamole, selection of tacos and moles, margaritas and more for a Cinco de Mayo to remember (or not!)


The Taco Stand
Neighborhood:
Wynwood

 

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Craving tacos this Cinco de Mayo but don’t want to break the bank? The Taco Stand offers the perfect solution this Cinco de Mayo. Enjoy affordable-yet-delicious Taco Tuesday specials all day long including $2.50 grilled chicken tacos, Al Pastor tacos, veggie nopal tacos, and more, as well as $3 cervezas. Taco Tuesday on a Sunday – can it get any better than that? Yes, it can, because The Taco Stand will additionally host a Mariachi band from 1-3 p.m. Taco ‘bout a Cinco de Mayo for the books.


Tacology Taqueria
Neighborhood: Brickell

Tacology is celebrating Cinco de Mayo one day earlier on May 4th with a photo booth starting at 4 PM, mariachis at 5 PM and more!


Cantina La Veinte
Neighborhood:
Brickell

 

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo twice at Cantina La Veinte. Join in on the fun on May 4th and 5th for Mariachis and $5 Margaritas at the bar area.


The Scape Goat
Neighborhood: South Beach

 

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This Cinco de Mayo, drink the night away at South Beach’s hidden gem, The ScapeGoat. On Sunday, May 5th, the intimate bar is hosting a not-to-be-missed Cinco de Mayo party featuring Espolón Tequila. From 5 p.m. to 5 a.m., imbibers can enjoy specials on tequila shots, sangria, and $6-7 giant punch bowls. Additionally, Espolón will be giving away complimentary drinks to a few lucky customers.


Taquiza
Neighborhood:
South Beach, North Beach, The Citadel

 

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TAQUIZA – SOUTH BEACH:
Deals: Shot of Cazadores Tequila + Tecate beer for $8, plus a specialty Cazadores Tequila cocktail (beautifully mastered by Taquiza Head Bartender Damon Roseberry) for $10. (You know what they say…)Extras: ¡Arrrriba! Live mariachi quartet from 3-5 PM, plus Cazadores samples, games, and giveaways. Address: 1351 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139 | Sunday hours: 12 PM to 2 AM with late-night happy hour from 12 AM to 2 AM.

TAQUIZA – NORTH BEACH:
Deals: Shot of Altos Tequila + Tecate beer for $8 plus a specialty Altos Tequila cocktail (blessed by North Beach Lead Bartender Darren Lampione) for $10. (…one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, Taquiza floor! Extras: On deck (literally) – live mariachi quartet from 2-3 PM, sugar skull face painting from 4-6 PM, games, and giveaways. Address: 7450 Ocean Terr., Miami Beach, FL 33141 | Sunday hours: 12 PM to 12 AM

TAQUIZA – THE CITADEL:
Deals: Buy a “Carnitas” taco, unlock a Taquiza-made Tequila Avión specialty cocktail at The Citadel bar, poured inside a keepsake prayer candle vessel. (This, too, will be a Damon Roseberry concoction!) Extras: Mariachi trio from 1:30 to 2:30 PM, and folklórico dance performance from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. Address: 8300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL | Sunday hours: 11 AM to 10 PM

BONUS: TAQUIZA POPPING UP AT ITAMAE:
Taquiza’s Chef Steve Santana will join Pez’s Chef Miguel “Fish” Gomez and Itamae’s Chefs Val and Nando Chang for a special Cinco de Mayo celebration. Expect Mexican-Japanese-inspired guest chef dishes starting at 1 PM. Address: St. Roch Market, 140 NE 39th St., Ste. 241, Miami, FL 33137 | Sunday hours: 11 AM to 10 PM


Beaker & Gray
Neighborhood:
Wynwood

 

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This Cinco de Mayo, Beaker & Gray will be throwing it back with an original cocktail dating back to before the bar opened. Created by Bar Director Ben Potts, the Wynwood hot spot will offer Tamarind Agua Fresca ($12), made with Don Julio Blanco, Cointreau, tamarind and tangerine. To complement the refreshingly tequila-forward drink and help keep the party going, Chef Brian Nasajon has created a Steak Chalupa which will be offered from 6 PM until close.


Cantina Beach
Neighborhood:
Key Biscayne

 

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As part of “The Art of Arts Series” – a rotational celebration of art featuring three distinct artists from Brazil, Montreal and Key Biscayne – hosted at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami this May, Cantina Beach will be throwing an over the top “The Art of Mexico: Cinco de Mayo” poolside soiree. On Saturday, May 4 from 7 PM – 10 PM meet and mingle with Mexican artist Fernando Chamarelli and be the first to see his newest piece honoring the Mexican culture. Enjoy Mexican street fair food stations, entertainment, DJ, stilt walkers, artist displays and pieces for sale. Food and beverage items are priced between $5 – $10.


The Standard Spa
Neighborhood:
Miami Beach

 

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach. The beloved Miami Beach hotel and spa invites guests to Fiesta en el Jardin where you can wander the gardens while enjoying Mexican favorites including self-serving stations of steak, chicken and veggie tacos, guacamole and nachos. Pair the festive fare with specialty cocktails by Casamigos Tequila (details below) and stay for the music! Specialty Cocktails: Garden Agua Fresca – Casamigos Silver, hibiscus tea, orange and Peychaud’s Bitters, edible flowers Diablo – Jalapeño-infused Casamigos Silver, cucumber, aloe, lime, sugarcane syrup Tan Lines – Casamigos Reposado, pineapple, cilantro, lime-aide.


Proyecto Tulum
Neighborhood: Wynwood

 

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No airfare needed, celebrate Cinco de Mayo the Tulum way in Miami with tacos, tequila, mezcal and themed cocktails at Wynwood’s Proyecto Tulum. Featuring tacos by hidden food truck gem La Santa and dance vibes by rotating DJs, guests will enjoy glasses of the Tulum Sour (Zunte Mezcal, fresh lime juice, agave, sweet pea flower tea and egg white).

Viva Mexico!