Celebrate Cinco De Mayo the Miami way! On this day you’ll find no shortage of beer, tequila, and tacos all around the city. Brickell, Wynwood, and South Beach are some hotspots where you’ll find several bars and restaurants hosting celebrations and offering food and drink specials just for the holiday.
Did you know? This date is often confused as Mexico’s independence day (September 16th), but Cinco De Mayo is the celebration of the Mexican army’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
Today, Cinco De Mayo has become an internationally celebrated holiday. In almost every major city in the world, you can find a Cinco De Mayo themed festival or party, mainly celebrating Mexican-American culture.
Addikt at W Miami
485 Brickell Ave., Miami
Addict will offer caliente cilantro margarita pitchers for $15 from 11:30 a.m to 3 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday to pair with signature Mexican brunch dishes such as Mexican standoff chilaquiles ($18).
Beaker & Gray
2637 N. Miami Ave., Miami
Beaker & Gray will pour bar director Ben Potts’s tamarind agua fresca ($12), made with Don Julio Blanco, Cointreau, tamarind, and tangerine. Chef Brian Nasajon has created a steak chalupa that will be offered from 6 p.m. to close Sunday.
Lolo’s Surf Cantina
161 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
South Beach Hotel on Ocean Drive will offer Cinco de Mayo food and drink specials beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, including $4 beers and $6 margaritas and sangrias.
1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
Nikki Beach will host a “Tulum Vibrations” party with tequila and tropical treats. Guests can enjoy Mexican cuisine and specialty margaritas such as the mezcal Paloma or the pineapple and mint mezcal smash ($10 each). Refreshing cucumber jalapeño margaritas cost $7. A Cinco de Mayo brunch will be served from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Sunday.
422 North River Dr., Miami
An all-day fiesta will take over Seaspice this Sunday. Mexican-inspired offerings include an Alaskan king crab tostada with avocado mousse, crème fraîche, and Imperial Osetra caviar. Specialty Don Julio margaritas and music by mariachis and DJ Axel Beca will round out the fun.
Skybar at Shore Club
1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Skybar at Shore Club’s celebration doubles as Diez y Seis’ first-anniversary party. From 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, guests can can enjoy a selection of Diez y Seis’ tacos, cheese quesadillas, and red velvet churros for $3 each. There will also be guacamole for $4, pilsner for $5, and margaritas and frozitas for $10 each.
Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co.
237 20th St., Miami Beach
Sweet Liberty will host a celebration Sunday with live music by Grammy-winning musician Jorge Moreno. Enjoy free tacos during happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. Also expect tequila specials and a mariachi band performing from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami
Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Toro Toro will host a Mexican-style brunch buffet with unlimited mimosas and micheladas for $50 per person. Guests will enjoy a salad bar with fresh market greens; a seafood and raw bar with an assortment of shrimp, ceviche, and shellfish; and a salsa and guacamole bar. Other stations will offer fresh tortillas and grilled meats off the wood-fired rodizio. In addition, the restaurant’s bar and lounge will serve $5 tacos, Mexican beer, margaritas, mezcal, and tequila flights.