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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Miami Like There’s No Mañana
Miami pays homage to Mexican heritage one of the best ways we know how - with tequila. While originally commemorating the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 epic victory over France at the Battle of Puebla, Cinco de Mayo has since gained popularity around the world as a celebration of Mexican culture. Miami bars, nightclubs, and restaurants get on board with festivities by hosting mariachi bands, lucha libre matches, drink and food specials, and more. So break out the lime and salt and check out the best events taking place in Miami to celebrate this exciting and vibrant holiday.
Put on your walking shoes and join one of Miami’s neighborhood bar crawls for an afternoon of local cervezas and mixed drinks. First up is the Cinco de Mayo-Eve Crawl in South Beach. Visit four of SoBe’s best bars, lounges, and nightclubs with VIP entry, free shots, and exclusive drink specials only available to you and fellow crawlers. If you want the bright lights of Miami’s downtown, join Brickell’s 4th Annual Cinco de Mayo Bar Crawl. Attend the night of the 4th or 5th for free drinks and ridiculous drink specials at Blackbird Ordinary, American Social, Baru LatinBar, and more. Also on the 4th and 5th, sip your way around the colorful murals of Wynwood during the 3rd Annual Cinco de Mayo Bar Crawl. Enjoy drink specials, giveaways, free swag, and no cover charges at places like Booze Garden, SHOTs Miami, and Brick.
Attend an all-day fiesta celebrating everything Mexican. Cinco de Mayo Brickell is a two-day event (May 4th and 5th) featuring live mariachi performances, mechanical chili rides, confetti drops, lucha libre matches, giant margaritas, and more. Cinco de Wynwood returns to celebrate the largest Cinco de Mayo festival in Miami. The two-day Latin fiesta showcases artisan vendors, food trucks, street games, live DJs and dancing, and lots of tequila. For something different, hit up Miami’s biggest piñata party at Sombreros on the River. The riverside celebration features hundreds of piñatas, live mariachi performances, local eats, and a live DJ set by DJ IRIE. For every shot of tequila purchased, receive a free Corona. RSVP now and get a free sombrero on arrival.
Food is a staple in all cultures, but Cinco de Mayo is nacho ordinary holiday. Rock out with your guac out at these Miami Beach Mexican eateries.
Oh! Mexico Restaurant. The authentic Mexican restaurant serves up beloved dishes, but their drink menu is what sets this place apart. Their impressive Mezcal collection is worth sampling and their frozen tamarind margarita is perfect for the occasion. Their annual Cinco de Mayo block party features live mariachi performances, complimentary margarita shots, and more. The fiesta begins at 3 p.m.
Tequiztlan Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar. This cantina serves delicious bites including a creamy guacamole made tableside.
Alma Mexicana. The hole-in-the-wall eatery makes delicious chilaquiles for breakfast. Pair the dish with their horchata and you’ve done Cinco de Mayo right.
Naked Taco. Join them for their Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Party (beginning at 7 a.m.!) for DJs, dancing girls, mini luchadores, and drink specials.
Huahua's Taqueria. A no-frills restaurant with flavors to die for. Also one of the only Mexican eateries that serves elote - roasted Mexican street corn coated with salt, chile powder, butter, cotija cheese, lime juice, and mayonnaise.
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila. This funky eatery is work checking out just for the taco truck vibe alone. Try their Smoked Horchata shot or the La Diablita cocktail with Avion Silver tequila, apricot, muddled blackberries, ginger, and lime.
Taquiza. This Mexican taquería crafts authentic tacos and street fare using their homemade tortillas and chips, ground daily with a delicious organic blue masa.
Señor Frog’s. Reserve a Party Bus Tour on the big day for a 30-minute pre-game at Señor Frog’s, 80-minute show in the Party Bus, and 2-hour open bar at Señor Frog’s with one souvenir yard cup to take home.
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