Cico de Mayo is another reason (although one is rarely needed) for South Florida to party. So with that in mind, here’s a look at some of my favorite places to spend May 5.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo all weekend long at this Wynwood hot spot The indoor and outdoor restaurant transports guests to Mexico with its earthy, artsy and modern space, wide variety of authentic regional dishes, expansive mezcal and tequila offerings, handcrafted tortilla selection, and a Mariachi band. Menu favorites include guacamole, a selection of tacos and moles, and margaritas.
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iLove305 (Miami Beach)
Ocean Drive’s iLov305 is hosting a Cinco de Mayo edition of their ‘See You Next Sunday Brunch,’ featuring all-you-can-eat brunch specials, cocktails and music by a Mariachi band. ‘All You Can Eat Brunch’ is taking place from 12-4 p.m. beginning at $49 per person featuring menu items such as Toasted Cuban Bread, Eggs Your Way, Ropa Vieja, and Warm Banana Bread.
The Taco Stand (Miami)
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.
The Confidante (Miami Beach)
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at The Confidante Miami Beach with a variety of drink specials offered all day long! Enjoy a Bird & Bone Margarita or Bloody Maria (bloody mary with tequila) for $10 each, bucket of Corona (six beers) for $25 and top it all off with tequila shots for just $7 a pop. Offered all day at Bird & Bone and in The Backyard.
El Vez (Fort Lauderdale Beach)
Award-winning restaurateur Stephen Starr’s El Vez celebrates its one year anniversary at the W Fort Lauderdale just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Spot the corner of Bayshore Drive and you’ll find a vintage Don Julio pick up truck handing out samples of Don Julio Tequila. Head up the ramp and celebrate at the beachfront restaurant with specials including $13 Hibiscus Margaritas, Tacos al Carbon for $4 each and 5 for $5 Mexican Chicken Wings cooked on the outdoor grill.
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Rocco’s Tacos (Fort Lauderdale)
Tequila expert and bar-top-dancing restaurateur, Rocco Mangel, is preparing for the biggest party of the year. Kicking off at 11 am, guests can get drink specials, signature bites, DJs, live entertainment by Suenalo and free tequila pourings by Rocco himself.
Veza Sur Brewing Co. (Miami)
While guests will be able to party at Veza Sur’s brewery in Wynwood on Cinco de Mayo with live music and cervezas on tap, the real pachanga will be at Veza Sur’s VIP section at the two-day Cinco de Mayo Brickell Fiesta on May 4 and May 5. Veza Sur will takeover the waterfront VIP area, transporting guests to the Latin-inspired Wynwood taproom. Cinco de Mayo’s Brickell Fiesta will also feature live mariachi performances, mechanical chili rides, games and food trucks.
Diez y Seis (South Beach)
Those looking for an authentic Mexican experience can head to Diez y Seis this Cinco de Mayo. Led by Chef Jose Icardi, this Mexican eatery pays homage to Mexico’s culinary contribution by delivering a twist on the classics. Guests can get everything from Tuna Tostadas, Steak Tacos and Queso Fundido de Hongos, to Chicken Tamales and Enchiladas Suizas. There also will be Mezcal tastings from tableside carts complement cocktails, such as the El Chapulin Colorado with tequila, mezcal, watermelon and habanero.
Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar (Fort Lauderdale)
In honor of the holiday, Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar will be offering half off all tequila drinks. Whether you take it straight up or prefer your Avion mixed into the restaurant’s signature cocktail, The Internal Affair (tequila, jalapeño, pineapple, basil), Doc B’s is slashing tequila prices in half in celebration.
Photos: Carma Connected