Cinco de Mayo 2018: Miami Guide Basically Cinco de Mayo for Dummies

Here’s your guide on where to eat, drink and party in Miami for Cinco de Mayo!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Tacology, located on the fourth floor of Brickell City Centre. This Mercado-style Mexican restaurant goes all out for the holiday. Specials include:

  • Early happy hour from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. with FREE beer, classic margaritas, and Mezcal Tequila shots
  • $5 Dos Equis all day
  • Full bar inside, Mezcal and Tequila bar outside (3 bars total)
  • Mariachis
  • DJ starting at 8:30 p.m.

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Tanuki will offer the below menu specials all night long starting Tuesday, May 1 through Sunday, May 6. Specials include:

  • Half-priced tacos – $7 each
  • Wagyu Tacos – avocado, chipotle
  • Salmon Taco – guacamole, aji amarillo sauce
  • Rock Shrimp Taco
  • Yellowtail Ceviche Taco
  • Pork Belly Taco
  • Tanuki Margarita – $5
  • Tequila Shot – $5

Lolo’s Surf Cantina
From authentic Mexican cuisine to cocktail and beer deals, decorations galore and an unparalleled crowd of people celebrating the fun holiday, Lolo’s is the perfect spot for everything Cinco. Swing by at any time from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. for the All Day Fiesta. Drink specials:

  • Margarita de la Casa – Luna Azul Tequila, triple sec, lime and agave nectar $8
  • Paloma – Ilegal Mezcal, tequila, grapefruit, lime $8
  • Mexican Mule – Avión Tequila, ginger beer, lime $8
  • Mexican Beers – Pacifico, Negra Modelo, Tecate $4

Food specials:

  • Chilled Shrimp Mexican Cocktail $16
  • Jumbo Lump Crab and Guacamole Salad $18
  • Skirt Steak and Grilled Chicken Fajitas for Two $46
  • Skirt Steak, Grilled Chicken and BBQ Shrimp Fajitas Combo for Two $56
  • Lolo’s Tres Leche $9

El Vez
Award-winning restaurateur Stephen Starr’s highly anticipated El Vez is opening its doors for a fun and action-packed Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Complimentary bites including grilled carnitas, El Vez signature guacamole, chips and salsa and grilled corn will be served. Margaritas — frozen and on the rocks by the glass or pitcher — along with Mexican and craft beers, and signature cocktails, will be available for purchase. The oceanfront location is ideal for a fiesta with an indoor-outdoor bar and plenty of entertainment including an appearance by El Vez himself, the celebrated namesake Mexican Elvis impersonator, lawn games, a photo booth with props, and a performance by Mexican electronic music project Sweet Electra. For the celebration El Vez will host a social media contest. Guests who follow @ElVez_FTL on Instagram and post a photo showing their Cinco de Mayo spirit will have the chance to win dinner for six. Entry to the fiesta is free and it is open to the public.

KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral
Grab your tequila loving friends and your derby hats because KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral is hosting Cinco De Derby all day long. The party includes a special on Mint Julep Margaritas, a Derby Race Contest with a $100 reward, a live DJ, dining and bowling options, and more!

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar | Various Locations
It’s time to #witnesscinco. Tequila expert and bar-top-dancing restaurateur, Rocco Mangel, is preparing once again for the biggest party of the year – Cinco de Mayo. Hosting seven unique fiestas at Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar in Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Orlando and Tampa there is a Rocco’s Tacos an Uber ride away from everyone. Each party will have incredible drink specials along with live entertainment, DJs, prize giveaways and of course free tequila pourings by Rocco and “Team Cinco.” Beat the crowds and arrive early when the restaurants open at noon.

The Backyard at The Confidante Miami Beach
The Confidante will be offering a sweet and spicy Pineapple-Jalapeno Pop paired with a delicious and refreshing Margarita in The Backyard, as well as a Bloody Maria special (bloody mary with tequila) during breakfast at Bird & Bone starting at 11am then $10 margaritas in The Backyard!

Duffy’s Sports Grill | North Miami Beach and Kendall locations
Offering a weekend long promotion in honor of Cinco de Mayo is Duffy’s Sports Grill from Friday May 4 to Sunday May 6! Guests can indulge in three crunchy beef tacos for & $7.99 along with $3 Sauza and $7 Patron margaritas. Available at all Duffy’s Sports Grill locations, visitors can also enjoy their new Watermelon Margarita made with Casa Noble Crystal Tequila, Watermelon Puree, fresh squeezed lime, salt rim and garnished with a watermelon slice.

Playa at The Diplomat Beach Resort
A Cinco de Mayo you can spend with you toes in the sand. Playa at The Diplomat Beach Resort, located on the gorgeous beaches of Hollywood, FL, will be offering an array of can’t-miss food and drink specials including $8 Hornitos Margaritas, $5 Modelo Especial Draft Beer, and $5 Beef or Chicken Tacos.

Portico at The Diplomat Beach Resort
Guests are invited to come spend the day at Portico at The Diplomat Beach Resort in honor of Cinco de Mayo where they will be offering up an array of delicious specials including $8.00 Hornitos Margaritas, $8.00 Hornitos Tequila Sunrise,
$5.00 Corona Light Draft Beer, $5.00 Tacos (Beef & Chicken)!

The Taco Stand
Recently making its way onto the food scene in the Wynwood District of Miami, The Taco Stand is extremely excited to be celebrating its first ever Cinco de Mayo! Guests will enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, authentic Mexican dishes and great tasting Mexican cervezas. The Taco Stand will have special deals on tacos and cervezas like $2.50 Grilled Chicken Tacos, $2.50 Pastor Tacos, $2.50 Veggie Nopal Tacos and $3.00 Cerveza.

222 Taco
222 Taco celebrates its first-ever Cinco de Mayo, with an all-day fiesta in North Bay Village. The buzzy Mexican eatery will offer a variety of authentic food and drink specials, along with live music by local DJs Corey Chase and DJ Sire. Food specials priced at $2.22 will include tacos al pastor (cauliflower and pork), mini guac & chips, and assorted paletas (Mexican popsicles). Carne Asada fries and ‘Nacho Friends’ will also be offered in mini sizes for $5. For drinks, guests can choose from $5 drink specials including margaritas (frozen & classic), mamaritas, Mexican beer, and micheladas. The eatery will celebrate Cinco de Mayo all day, from 11am to 2:22am.