Where To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo In Miami 2018

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With Cinco de Mayo just a few days away, we’ve rounded up a haute guide of where to celebrate the holiday at its best, from gorgeous Riverside hot spots, to upscale Mexican eateries, secret speakeasies and chic beachside destinations. Here’s everything you need to know: 

Cantina La Veinte

Cantina La 20Photo Credit: Cantina La Veinte

One of Miami’s most upscale Mexican dining destinations promises an authentic Cinco De Mayo celebration taking place all day long, complete with a mariachi band, colorful costumes, DJs all day and a serious tequila selection. If you haven’t had one of Cantina La Veinte‘s famous margaritas, you’re doing something wrong. Take it up a notch and cheers with their special gold margarita, made specifically for the holiday. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by calling 786-623-6136 or booking through Open Table.

Bodega

Bodega - Pico y PicantePhoto Credit: Menin Hospitality

If you want a lively Cinco De Mayo fiesta, then look no further than South Beach’s famed Mexican speakeasy, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila. This year, they’re going all-out for the occasion from 3-9 p.m. with a Cinco De Mayo Block Party—a rare occurrence in Miami Beach—ranging from Alton Road to Alton Court. Here, partiers can enjoy a blowout fiesta, complete with live music, mariachi bands, face painting, a photo booth and more. In addition to the delicious offerings of Bodega, guests can also indulge in food truck bites from Ms. Cheezious, Mr. Goodstuff, Opita Greek and Dolci Peccati, as well as craft beers from J Wakefield Brewing, MIA Brewing, Stone Brewing and Civil Society Brewing. For those bold enough to enter, they’ll also be hosting a Bodega Taco Eating Contest beginning at 3:30 p.m., where participants have the chance to win the $1,000 grand prize.

Kiki on the River

Kiki on the RiverPhoto Credit: Paul Stoppi

Bask in the sun on the gorgeous Miami River and enjoy Kiki on the River‘s Greek take on Mexican Favorites to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. Guests will enjoy Chef Rhee’s spin on Greek-inspired Mexican cuisine like Chicken Souvlaki Tacos, Spanakopita Quesadillas, Mexican Corn with Tzatziki and topped off with $12 Casa Picante Margaritas. The party will be complete with the addition of mariachis, marigolds, Papel Picado decorations and much more.

Nikki Beach

Jalapeno Cucumber Margarita Nikki BeachPhoto Credit: Nikki Beach

Drink Pink at Nikki Beach on Cinco De Mayo for their weekly Rosé Saturday party on May 5th, featuring Cucumber Jalapeño Margaritas, Funfetti Churros served with a Nutella dipping sauce and bottles upon bottles of rosé. Spend the afternoon sipping rosé and margaritas, dining on light bites from Nikki Beach’s lunch menu and feasting on sunset specials from 4-6 p.m., while dancing and soaking up the endless sunshine.

Seaspice 

seaspice

Get ready for a Riverside Fiesta as Seaspice celebrates Cinco De Mayo with a day-to-night fête. The restaurant will transform into the perfect party setting as it’s decorated in the colors of the Mexican flag with specials on tequila shots and a curated margarita menu. Live music, entertainment and mariachis will keep guests dancing throughout the night, as they take photos at a photo station with themed props to help them remember the celebration the following day.

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