5 Top Spots To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo In LA

Everyone’s favorite drinking holiday is just days away: Cinco de Mayo. Lucky for us, it lands on a Saturday this year, which provides an excuse to go big with the celebrations. Read on for our top five favorite spots to toast the Mexican holiday in Los Angeles. Tequila not included.

Gracias Madre

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Of course vegan Mexican hot spot Gracias Madre is going all out for Cinco de Mayo. The West Hollywood restaurant is hosting a pop-up margarita garden fiesta from 12-10pm on Saturday. Expect street tacos such as BBQ jackfruit tacos with pineapple salsa, cream, crispy onions, and cilantro; and mole mushroom tacos with chorizo, crema, escabeche, and cilantro. Then wash them all down with a margarita, michelada, or beer.

Herringbone Santa Monica

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If you’re looking for a Cinco de Mayo celebration with a beachy vibe, head to Herringbone in Santa Monica. The ocean-to-table restaurant will be featuring its delicious JaléBerry cocktail starring strawberry jalapeño-infused tequila, lime, and agave. Pair it perfectly with the eatery’s crowd-pleasing ceviche tostada featuring serrano, red onion, cilantro, lime, radish, and guacamole.

Toca Madera

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Upscale Mexican restaurant Toca Madera is also joining in on all the fun with a celebration that kicks off at noon on Saturday and goes on until 2am. Look forward to menu specials that include margaritas, Azuñia tequila flights, and specialty cocktails. All to be enjoyed while listening to DJ sets, musical guests, and live performances throughout the day.

Border Grill

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Border Grill in Downtown LA is toasting Cinco de mayo with all day specials. Nosh on carnitas, fish, or rajas tacos or opt for bites like a mini brisket torta, queso fundido, or veggie mulitas. The party will also feature lots of beer, margaritas, and music.

Tallula’s

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To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, beachside Mexican restaurant Tallula’s is opening up two hours early to get the party started at 2pm. So you can spend the day at the beach then take a short walk across the street to Tallula’s and order up some margaritas, Palomas, carnitas tacos, organic chicken wings, and nachos. If you’re still in the Cinco de Mayo spirit next Wednesday, May 9, swing by the restaurant again to celebrate their one year anniversary with a live mariachi band. 

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