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The 5 Best Places in Miami to Eat and Drink-o on Cinco de Mayo


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 SituationThe 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.

WhereThe Federal

The SituationThe 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.

WhereCoyo 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.

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Taquiza Cinco de Mayo Pop-Up at pubbelly

When: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Where: Pubbelly

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.

The Rum Line

1601 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL (305) 695-0110

Jalapeño Mexican Kitchen

530 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 532-4747 Visit Website


1418 20th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 Visit Website


2320 Nw 2nd Ave, Miami, FL (305) 573-8228 Visit Website

The Federal Food Drink & Provisions

5132 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33137 305 758 9559 Visit Website