Five Spots To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo In Boston

This Saturday, we in Boston will be celebrating the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla (better known as Cinco de Mayo) in haute style.

Even the City of Boston knows how much we are looking forward to celebrating this special day. On City Hall Plaza, they will be introducing Boston Taco Festival, the city’s first of its kind on both Saturday and Sunday featuring authentic Mexican fare and live music. (VIP admission includes exclusive entry to the festival, tacos and a two-hour beverage pass). Here’s a look at five other spots you won’t want to miss this weekend.

$100 Margaritas at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar:

Flemings $100 Prime Margarita

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There is nothing quite like sipping on a ultimate premium margarita, and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is one upping that by serving the $100 cocktail made with Tequila Herradura Selección Suprema and Grand Marnier Centenaire in Baccarat’s uniquely designed Diamant Highball. (Guests will take home the crystal glass designed by craftsman Thomas Bastide in Baccarat’s iconic red box).

217 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116; Website

Frozen Margaritas at Citrus & Salt

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Jason Santos‘ latest venture in Back Bay, Citrus & Salt, will be serving up frozen margaritas topped off with tequila nip served on top. Pair it up with and order of crispy fish tacos, duck confit flautas or Jonah crab tostados for a real fiesta. El Jimador Tequila will also be on hand for all of the festivities.

142 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116; Website

Brunching at Bodega Canal

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One of Boston’s newest Mexican restaurants will be serving up avocado toast, sunny side tacos and churro French toast for their recently launched weekend brunch. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the West End spot will also be hosting DJs throughout the day for some spiced up south of the border fun.

57 Canal Street, Boston, MA 02114: Website

Chimichanga Dumplings at Tiki Rock

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You might not be thinking of hitting up Boston’s new sultry Polynesian-inspired bar on Cinco de Mayo, but this weekend, they will be serving up a tasty combination of Asian and Mexican fare with their chimichanga dumplings paired up with Cayman Jack margaritas. Snack on these tasty fried wontons made with rice, avocado and roasted chicken in Togarashi with a Sriracha sour cream sauce. Each bite goes better with their specialty margarita handcrafted with 100 percent blue agave nectar from Mexico, pure cane sugar and organic limes.

2 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02109; Website

Sample One of 250 Tequilas at Temazcal Tequila Cantina

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In addition to its extensive collection of over 250 varieties of tequila housed within “tequila libraries”, each of the four Temazcal Tequila Cantina locations boasts ten signature margaritas, including two, bright new additions, the Cielo Azul and La Dama de la Noche, that are perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

250 Northern Ave., Boston; Website