Where to Celebrate this Cinco de Mayo: Your Guide to South Florida’s Best Fiestas

Photo Credit:  World Red Eye

Photo Credit: World Red Eye

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. However, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has become a popular day of drinking to celebrate Mexican culture.

This year, grab your sombrero and raise your cervezas and/or margarita glasses at the following Cinco de Mayo Celebrations:

Taquiza

All three locations will host fiestas for Cinco de Mayo featuring various deals, specialty drinks and extras like mariachis, sugar skull face painting and folklórico dance performances. This year, Taquiza is also “popping up” at Itamae at St. Roch Market for a fourth location on Cinco de Mayo. Don’t miss Taquiza’s Chef Steve Santana who will join Pez’s Chef Miguel Gomez and Itamae chefs Val and Nando Chang for Mexican-Japanese-inspired dishes at their pop-up starting at 1 p.m.  If you are feeling festive, we also suggest you head over to their location at The Citadel because when you buy a “Carnitas” taco, you will unlock a taquiza-made Tequila Avoion specialty cocktail, poured inside a keepsake prayer candle vessel. Stop by the South Beach location for a shot of Cazadores Tequila + Tecate Beer for only $8. Guests at this location will also enjoy samples of Cazadores and other fun giveaways, plus a specialty Cazadores Tequila cocktail (beautifully mastered by Taquiza Head Bartender Damon Roseberry) for $10. There will also be live mariachi + karaoke (AKA – KARIACHI!!) with the host with the most, “Bassfunkdaddy,” from 1 to 4 p.m.

1351 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

7450 Ocean Terrace, Miami Beach, FL 33141

Rocco’s Tacos Ft. Lauderdale

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Tequila expert and bar-top-dancing restaurateur, Rocco Mangel, is preparing for the biggest party of the year, which kicks off at 11 a.m. Guests will enjoy drink specials, signature bites, DJs, live entertainment by Suenalo and free tequila poured by Rocco himself. The party doesn’t end until 2 a.m. so you can fiesta until you siesta!

1313 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

Bodega plans to host its annual Cinco de Mayo fiesta, which includes family-friend activities earlier in the day and the fourth annual taco-eating contest, which features a $1,000 grand prize. After 7 p.m., guests will enjoy food and Mexican beer & margarita drink specials with sounds from a live DJ. Taco ‘bout a party!

1220 16th St, Miami, FL 33139

The Wharf Miami

Stop by the Wharf for Miami’s biggest piñata party also known as “Sombreros on the River” featuring DJ Irie. Guests who buy a shot of tequila will receive a free Corona. In addition, the party will feature hundreds of piñatas, sombreros, and a live mariachi performance. RSVP here to receive a free sombrero. *while supplies last.

114 SW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33130

Bakan

If you are looking for a Cinco de Mayo celebration complete with Mariachi’s, then Bakan in Wynwood is the place to be. Enjoy favorites such as guacamole, their selection of tacos and moles, margaritas and more for a Cinco de Mayo to remember (or not!).

2801 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Toro Toro

Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday this year, which is great news for those who like to brunch. For only $50 per person, enjoy a Mexican-style brunch buffer with unlimited mimosas and micheladas from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The buffet will include a seafood & raw bar with an assortment of shrimp and ceviche, a salsa & guacamole bar, and action stations with fresh tortillas perfectly paired with perfected grilled meats. In addition to the buffet, Toro Toro will be offering $5 tacos and an assortment of Mexican beers, margaritas, mezcal flights and tequila flights.  Viva la brunch!

100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131

South Pointe Tavern

Save water and drink tequila this Cinco de Mayo at South Pointe Tavern on Miami Beach.  Enjoy $5 tacos all day long and half off Modelo Beers and house margaritas. Did we mention that South Pointe Tavern has the largest selection of tequila in Miami Beach?

40 South Pointe Dr #109, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Lolo’s Surf Cantina

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Lolo’s Surf Cantina is located just steps away from the beach, and their Cinco de Mayo celebration begins at 2pm with beats by DJ Andres Amadeus and $4 beers and $6 drinks to include their Margarita de la Casa, Paloma, and sangria. As for food, plan on enjoying their Mexican cheese dip, beef or chicken fajitas and Mexican flan.

161 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Cantina Beach at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

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Holy guacamole! This Cinco de Mayo, Cantina Beach at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne will throw an over-the-top poolside fiesta. Enjoy Mexican street fair food stations, live entertainment, stilt walkers, and art displays honoring Mexican culture. Food and beverages will range from $5-$10 each. That is enough to make anyone say “¡Olé!”

455 Grand Bay Dr Key Biscayne, Miami, FL 33149

Nikki Beach Miami

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If you cannot celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Tulum this year, do not worry because Nikki Beach Miami will host a “Tulum Vibrations” party inspired by tequila, tropical treats & beats by Stephan M and Felipe Kaval. Try brunch with a Mexican twist for just $49.99 per person. Sip and savor their killer margaritas, Mezcal Palomas, pineapple & mint Mezcal smashes for only $10 as well as the cucumber jalapeno margaritas for just $7. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the brunch buffet will feature a myriad of stations and dishes from paella with fresh seafood, custom omelets, Nutella waffles, prime rib, whole roast pork to decadent desserts, and a craft bloody Mary bar. Nikki Beach Miami knows that mezcal is your pal this Cinco de Mayo, and that no Sunday is complete without a proper brunch.  

1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Confidante Miami Beach

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Stop by Bird & Bone and The Backyard at The Confidante Miami Beach to quench your thirst this Cinco de Mayo. Enjoy Bird & Bone margaritas or bloody Marias (think bloody Mary with tequila) for just $10 each, buckets of six Coronas for just $25 and tequila shots for only $7 each. Your wallet will thank you with deals this good!

4041 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140


With so many celebrations to choose from, you and your amigos will be feeling bueno and can fiesta the day away this Cinco de Mayo!