If you weren’t planning on celebrating Cinco De Mayo this year, think again. From events in Brickell and Wynwood to Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale, restaurants and bars around South Florida will be celebrating the holiday to fit your schedule. Whether you’re craving authentic Mexican food or just want a shot of tequila with lime, we’ve got you covered:
1. Cinco de Mayo at Mary Brickell Village
The annual day-long fiesta is hitting Brickell, this Thursday, and this year’s celebrations are sure to be the talk of the town. From 2 to 11 p.m., guests can enjoy live music at two DJ stages, toss back some Mexican beer and tequila, or simply dance along with mariachis while wearing a mustache and sombrero.
Tickets are $5. To purchase tickets and for more info., visit cincodemayobrickell.com
2. Brickell Fest Cinco de Mayo at American Social
American Social knows how to do Cinco. From 6 p.m. until late, guests can enjoy live music by DJ Irie, a mariachi and get this — mini luchadores wrestlers. Tickets are $30 for general admission, which includes a 16-ounce beer, souvenir sombrero, and a mustache “tattoo.” There’s also a $56 a VIP ticket.
To purchase tickets, visit at brickellfest.com.
3. Cinco de Mayo Block Party at Bodega Taqueria y Tequila
Bodega’s all-day neighborhood block party features $5 Modelo beer, $6 margaritas and tacos from a Mexican food truck, $5 shot specials, live music, and best of all, free churros. This year’s party wouldn’t be complete without a “shot chair,” where two shot girls will be on hand to pour shots.
To find out more, visit bodegasouthbeach.com
4. Oh! Mexico on Española Way
Miami Beach’s biggest Cinco de Mayo fiesta takes place in SoBe on Española Way. Starting at 6 p.m., the street will be closed to all vehicle traffic to make room for a huge stage featuring live music, senorita dancers and mariachis.
To find out more, visit ohmexicorestaurant.com
5. Cinco de Mayo Block Party at Coyo Taco
One of Wynwood’s hottest spots just so happens to be a Mexican bar/restaurant, so they know how to do Cinco. Coyo Taco’s block party is complete with a wrestling match from Blue Demon Jr., a masked luchador wrestler, as well as a pig roast and live mariachi band. And get margaritas and tacos for $5 all night long. The party takes place from 5 to 10:30 p.m., with luchador matches at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. For more info, visit www.coyo-taco.com
6. Cinco de Mayo at Rosa Mexicano
If you’re looking for a more formal setting to enjoy Cinco de Mayo, reserve a table at Rosa Mexicano. With over 100 varieties of tequila, tableside guac, and signature margaritas, you can celebrate the holiday in style. The restaurant chain will be featuring a special 3-course lunch menu for $30 per guest and a 3-course dinner menu for $35 per guest at their South Beach and Mary Brickell Village locations.
To reserve a table, visit www.rosamexicano.com/happenings/4113
7. Rocco’s Tacos
Rocco’s all-day fiesta includes drink specials on margaritas, tequila and Mexican beer, a mustache contest and awesome giveaways. The event starts at noon and ends at 3 a.m.
For more info, visit roccostacos.com
8. Tacocraft Street Party
Fort Lauderdale loves Tacocraft, and their free street party is where it’s at this holiday. The free event features dancing and live music from the band, Xperimento.
For more info visit tacocraft.com
9. Tequila Ranch at the Seminole Hard Rock
Tequila Ranch is at it again with $3 Corona and $5 Patron specials all night. It also includes tacos made fresh by the Mexican-born executive chef, Abimael Arreola. Tacos start at $2.
For more info, visit tequilaranch.com
10. Taco Beach Shack
Last, but not least, stop by Taco Beach Shack’s annual beach party. Enjoy Mexican beer specials by the beach with a live Mexican band, dancers and special menu featuring delicious Mexican food.
For more info, visit www.tacobeachshack.com