It's that time of the year again where you dust off your sombrero and prepare your body for entirely way-too-much tequila consumption in one night. Not sure where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year? We've found five solid picks that are sure to satisfy any food and drink connoisseur — or those just looking for a good time. No judgement here.
Rum Line Cinco de Mayo Takeover with El Toro Blanco
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Rum Line
The Situation: The Rum Line has called in the big guns from Manhattan’s Mexican eatery, El Toro Blanco, for a one-night only Cinco de Mayo takeover. Festivities include happy hour specials like $4 for Modelo and micheladas; $5 for margaritas, Paloma's and Ancho Mexican Fireball Shots; and $7 for Mexican-inspired cocktails along with dishes from El Toro's menu like shrimp a la plancha and mini pulled pork empanadas.
Tickets: No cover charge
Mexico-Meets-Miami Cinco De Mayo at The Federal
When: 7 p.m.
Where: The Federal
The Situation: The Federal, bonifide beer enthusiast and Miami Herald food editor Evan Benn along with John J. Wakefield of Wakefield Brewery have created a special Cinco de Mayo dinner with a Miami twist. The five-course dinner prepared by Cesar Zapata will be paired with beer from Wakefield Brewery that are selected by Benn. Word is "other concoctions" will also be on hand — we're not entirely sure what those "concoctions" might be but considering the night our money is on tequila.
Tickets: $65. Buy tickets here.
Coyo's Dynamic Cinco de Mayo Block Party
When: 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Where: Coyo Taco
The Situation: It's not a proper Cinco de Mayo party without a luchador match or two, right? Good thing Coyo's "ultimate Cinco de Mayo fiesta," will have several on hand along with $5 specials on items like tacos, margaritas, ceviche, beer and a pig roast.
Tickets: $10. Buy them here.
Taquiza Cinco de Mayo Pop-Up at pubbelly
When: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
The Situation: If there is one thing the Pubbelly Boys love is a good pop-up, and naturally Cinco de Mayo wouldn't be complete without one. This time around they are teaming up with the masa kings over at Taquiza to create a 11-course, Mexican-inspired menu to celebrate the big day.
Tickets: $60. Buy them here.
Jalapeño Mexican Kitchen’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta with Power96
When: 5 p.m.
Where: 5th and Ocean Drive
The Situation: Jalapeño Mexican Kitchen has partnered up with Power 96 for its first ever Cinco de Mayo street party. Expect plenty of food and drink specials like $3 tacos, $4 beers and $5 margaritas along with a photo booth, largest sombero contests and a live mariachi band. Of course Power 96 will be DJing the fiesta — no word on if they'll be playing Power Love Hour during the party but we certainly can hope.
Tickets: Free but bring some dinero since its cash bar only.