Quick Hits: Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

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As if Miami needed any more reason to celebrate, the upcoming Cinco de Mayo fiestas will be taking the city by storm from haute bars and eateries in Brickell to Miami Beach and more. Whether you’re looking to cool down with some Margaritas, indulge in your taco cravings or looking to party, the Miami haute spots have prepared for it all. Here’s a look at some of the best fiestas in the city, and what to order when you get there:

CANTINA LA VEINTE

Cantina La VeintePhoto Credit: Cantina La Veinte

To celebrate the holiday in the most authentically Mexican style, head to Cantina La Veinte for incredible food and drink specials in an atmosphere that can’t be beat—from mariachi bands to countless Mexican Margaritas, you’ll forget you’re even in Miami. Even better, Executive Chef Santiago Gomez has released a new menu in honor of the holiday, featuring modern Mexican dishes like smoked octopus served with huitlacoche rice and black garlic mayo or the Don Julio 1942 infused Wagyu rib eye served with roasted vegetables, bone marrow and a white truffle pomme puréeCompliment your dish with the Cantina Margarita, blended with chipotle-infused Chinaco Blanco Tequila and grapefruit bitters.

BAZAAR MAR AT SLS BRICKED AND THE BAZAAR BY JOSÉ ANDRÉS AT SLS SOUTH BEACH 

At the famed Spanish chefs’ two Miami hot spots in Brickell and Miami Beach, you can guarantee a grand, authentic experience to celebrate the holiday. Raise your glass and cheers to Cinco de Mayo with the Classic Margarita with Cabeza tequila and Combier, that is, in typical Bazaar-fashion, artfully topped with salt air.

BODEGA TAQUERIA Y TEQUILA 

Bodega TacoPhoto Credit: Menin Hospitality

Miami Beach’s favorite late-night taco joint will be celebrating big on Cinco De Mayo, starting at 3 p.m. Guests can have their of $5 Avion Margaritas and $2 Coronas, while snapping a pic at the photobooth. The party doesn’t stop there, at 5 p.m. join Bodega for its 2nd Annual Taco Eating Contest and enter a chance to win a staycation at the Mondrian South Beach with poolside cabana and spa treatment. Bodega is even awarding the “non-winners” with cash prizes! 

DÔA

If you’re on the beach and looking for a delicious feast, head to DÔA and indulge in their special holiday cocktail, the Sensei Serenity, made with Casa Noble Tequila, FOD Mastiha, Cucumber Juice & Honeydew melon, Lime and Shiso.

SUGAR 

For views of the city that can’t be beat and a beautiful crowd, celebrate in style at the new EAST, Miami hotel’s rooftop bar, Sugar. Sip on a Chilli Parado Margarita to hear things up, made with Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Tannat, Agave, Lime and Thai chili.

SEASPICE

persea martini seaspicePhoto Credit: Seaspice

Cool down at the waterfront dining destination with one of their Cinco De Mayo-themed cocktails, like the Persea Martini, a delicious green concoction created with Baron Tequila, avocado, lemon juice, pineapple juice, fresh black pepper, simple syrup.

FAENA 

At the posh Living Room at the Faena Hotel Miami Beach, guests can enjoy a more upscale celebration with Miami’s most fashionable crowd. Make sure to try Tommy’s Margarita, a delicious creation made with Avión Faena Select Reposed Tequila, Lime and agave.

CITYPLACE DORAL

If you’re located a little more South, the brand-new CityPlace Doral is your go-to destination for Cinco De Mayo. The shopping, dining and entertainment destination will be hosting a grand celebration, complete with drink specials, strolling entertainment, a live mariachi band, mechanical bull rides, live mural paintings and beats by DJ Laz and DJ Kate Lane from 97.3 FM. Join in on the fun from 5-11 p.m.

TACOLOGY

tacology margaritasPhoto Credit: Miami Chef

Tacology is celebrating Cinco de Mayo in true Mexican fashion, starting at 5 p.m. The Brickell City Centre dining destination is the perfect place to start your night, where guests will receive complimentary shots by Maestro Dobel upon their arrival. Guests can capture their favorite memories of the night with a photo booth and dance the night away to music by DJ Umber Bandi Ville and a special live musician.

SWEET LIBERTY DRINKS & SUPPLY CO.

The acclaimed neighborhood bar, Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co. is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Party with a Tijuana Donkey Show—a colorful celebration of Mexico’s entertainment, food, and drink culture with real live donkeys! Sweet Liberty is also partnering with El Tosoro Tequila to bring guests top-grade handcrafted margaritas, palomas, and other tequila infused cocktails that will be specially priced at $7 all evening long. Additionally, a special performance by Grammy winner Jorge Moreno and his band will take residence inside the local’s hotspot.

TOCAYA 

Hibiscus Margarita TocayaPhoto Credit: Seth Browarink / WorldRedEye.com

In honor of the commemorative holiday, the modern organic Mexican restaurant, Tocaya, will be serving up amazing drink specials you can’t beat anywhere else. Available from 11:00am – midnight, guests can choose from a selection of $5 Cervezas, $7 Margaritas, and 2 for $10 Casamigos Watermelon Shots. Guests can also indulge in Tocaya’s delectable food menu with offerings including burritos, tacos, salads and more—and of course, plenty of tequila!

LOLO’S

The beachside restaurant, Lolo’s Surf Cantina, invites guests to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with $7 cocktails all day long that feature authentic recipes such as their margaritas de la casa, palomas, Mexican mules, sangrías and complimentary margarita samples. Pair your drinks with deliciously shareable dishes including crispy pork quesadillas, duck confit tacos, a lavish prawn platter and much more. The fiesta will also feature two piñatas both adults and children can enjoy — one filled with candy and one with free drink cards. 

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