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Cinco de Mayo 2019: Where to Eat, Drink and Party in South Florida

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With Cinco de Mayo just days away, it’s time to get a fiesta game plan in order. Whether in the mood for a low-key night of tacos and margaritas – and there are some excellent places to find them in Miami here and here — or looking to rock a sombrero until the wee hours morning, here are the best Cinco de Mayo fiestas for every mood sorted out by geographical order from north to south.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina

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4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 674-4636
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Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina invites guests to a Cinco de Mayo fiesta with $10 margaritas, $5 tequila shots, photobooth with props, foosball table and music all day long. 

2. ITAMAE

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St. Roch Market, 140 NE 39th St Suite 241
Miami, FL 33137

Taquiza’s chef Steve Santana will join Pez’s chef Miguel “Fish” Gomez and Itamae’s chefs Val and Nando Chang for a special Cinco de Mayo celebration with Mexican-Japanese-inspired guest chef dishes starting at 1 p.m.

3. Brimstone Woodfire Grill

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CityPlace, 8300 NW 36th St
Doral, FL 33166
(786) 837-8960
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On Cinco de Mayo, guests can dine on Mexican street corn, while sipping on micheladas and watermelon shots for $5 at the outside patio, if staying indoors sip on $10 Mango Sol Margaritas and dine on fajitas, while listening to a live mariachi band starting at 8 p.m. 

4. Wynwood Diner

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2601 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 747-7888
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During its Cinco de Mayo party, enjoy tequila, beer, sombreros, mustaches and “surprises.” Free ntry is available until 6 p.m. after that tickets are available here.

5. Cinco de Wynwood Presented by SWARM

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2250 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 239-8833
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This two-day extravaganza will feature food trucks, live DJ’s and dancing, mariachi bands, artisan market, and “giant” margaritas. The party runs May 4 and 5 from noon to 3 a.m.

6. National Hotel

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1677 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-2311
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Spend Cinco de Mayo poolside at the National Hotel’s Aqua Club and Lounge, with a fiesta filled with piñatas, Casa Noble tequila specials, and live music by the Fox Brothers from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

7. La Cervecería De Barrio Mexican Food

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836 Lincoln Rd Mall
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 535-7400
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This restaurant will transport guests to Mexico with its luchador-themed party including food and drink specials, live entertainment, and mariachis, along with free El Jimador mini margaritas shots all day long along with select margaritas for $6.95.

8. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

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1220 16th St
Miami, FL 33139
(305) 704-2145
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Bodega will host lively themed festivities all-day long. For the first half of the day, expect family-friendly activities like taco specials, face painting, a live mariachi band and the 4th Annual Taco Eating Contest with a $1000 cash grand prize. Plus the taqueria will feature taco collaborations with Miami food influencers @thenaughtyfork, @succulentbite, @thefoode and @miamifoodporn, and drink specials after 7 p.m.

9. Taquiza

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1351 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

The new South Beach outpost of Taquiza will offer up live mariachis, karaoke with “Bassfunkdaddy,” from 1 to 4 p.m., plus Cazadores samples, games, and giveaways.

10. The Wharf Miami

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114 SW North River Dr
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 906-4000
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At its second annual Sombreros on the River party The Wharf will feature hundred of piñatas, drink specials like a free Corona with every shot of tequila, mariachis, a live set by DJ IRIE and a free sombrero for anyone who RSVP’s here.

11. Lolo's Surf Cantina

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161 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 735-6973
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At Lolo’s Surf Cantina all day Cinco celebration, starting at 2 p.m., sip on $4 beers, $6 margaritas and sangrias with music by DJ Andres Amadeus.

12. The ScapeGoat

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100 Collins Ave CU4
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(786) 275-6488
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For Scapegoat’s all day and all night Cinco de Mayo party, imbibers can enjoy specials on tequila shots, sangria, and $6-7 giant punch bowls.

13. Nikki Beach Miami

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1 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-1111
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Inspired by Tulum, Nikki Beach’s guests can dine on its Mexican-inspired brunch and sip on mezcal palomas, pineapple and mint mezcal smashes for $10 as well as the cucumber jalapeño margaritas for $7 a glass. 

14. Cantina La Veinte

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495 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131
(786) 623-6135
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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo all weekend long at Cantina la Veinte. The two-day fiesta will feature a mariachi band, photobooth, and $5 margaritas until 7 p.m.

15. Tacology

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4th Brickell City Centre, 701 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33131
(786) 347-5368
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The Cinco de Mayo fiesta at Tacology will feature a photo booth, mariachi band and a live DJ performance, plus tacos, tequila and a “tasty surprise” upon arrival.

16. Los Altos

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521 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 874-7414
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This usual nighttime hideaway will open at 2 p.m. on Cinco de Mayo with drink specials, live music, live dancers as well as DJ sets by DJ What and DJ Zion.  

17. Cantina Beach

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455 Grand Bay Dr
Miami, FL 33149
(305) 365-4500
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On Saturday, May 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. meet and mingle with Mexican artist Fernando Chamarelli and be the first to see his newest piece honoring the Mexican culture. Dine Mexican street food stations, entertainment, DJ, stilt walkers, artist displays and pieces for sale.

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1. Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina

4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina invites guests to a Cinco de Mayo fiesta with $10 margaritas, $5 tequila shots, photobooth with props, foosball table and music all day long. 

4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140

2. ITAMAE

St. Roch Market, 140 NE 39th St Suite 241, Miami, FL 33137

Taquiza’s chef Steve Santana will join Pez’s chef Miguel “Fish” Gomez and Itamae’s chefs Val and Nando Chang for a special Cinco de Mayo celebration with Mexican-Japanese-inspired guest chef dishes starting at 1 p.m.

St. Roch Market, 140 NE 39th St Suite 241
Miami, FL 33137

3. Brimstone Woodfire Grill

CityPlace, 8300 NW 36th St, Doral, FL 33166

On Cinco de Mayo, guests can dine on Mexican street corn, while sipping on micheladas and watermelon shots for $5 at the outside patio, if staying indoors sip on $10 Mango Sol Margaritas and dine on fajitas, while listening to a live mariachi band starting at 8 p.m. 

CityPlace, 8300 NW 36th St
Doral, FL 33166

4. Wynwood Diner

2601 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

During its Cinco de Mayo party, enjoy tequila, beer, sombreros, mustaches and “surprises.” Free ntry is available until 6 p.m. after that tickets are available here.

2601 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127

5. Cinco de Wynwood Presented by SWARM

2250 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

This two-day extravaganza will feature food trucks, live DJ’s and dancing, mariachi bands, artisan market, and “giant” margaritas. The party runs May 4 and 5 from noon to 3 a.m.

2250 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127

6. National Hotel

1677 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Spend Cinco de Mayo poolside at the National Hotel’s Aqua Club and Lounge, with a fiesta filled with piñatas, Casa Noble tequila specials, and live music by the Fox Brothers from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

1677 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. La Cervecería De Barrio Mexican Food

836 Lincoln Rd Mall, Miami Beach, FL 33139

This restaurant will transport guests to Mexico with its luchador-themed party including food and drink specials, live entertainment, and mariachis, along with free El Jimador mini margaritas shots all day long along with select margaritas for $6.95.

836 Lincoln Rd Mall
Miami Beach, FL 33139

8. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

1220 16th St, Miami, FL 33139

Bodega will host lively themed festivities all-day long. For the first half of the day, expect family-friendly activities like taco specials, face painting, a live mariachi band and the 4th Annual Taco Eating Contest with a $1000 cash grand prize. Plus the taqueria will feature taco collaborations with Miami food influencers @thenaughtyfork, @succulentbite, @thefoode and @miamifoodporn, and drink specials after 7 p.m.

1220 16th St
Miami, FL 33139

9. Taquiza

1351 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The new South Beach outpost of Taquiza will offer up live mariachis, karaoke with “Bassfunkdaddy,” from 1 to 4 p.m., plus Cazadores samples, games, and giveaways.

1351 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

10. The Wharf Miami

114 SW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33130

At its second annual Sombreros on the River party The Wharf will feature hundred of piñatas, drink specials like a free Corona with every shot of tequila, mariachis, a live set by DJ IRIE and a free sombrero for anyone who RSVP’s here.

114 SW North River Dr
Miami, FL 33130

11. Lolo's Surf Cantina

161 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

At Lolo’s Surf Cantina all day Cinco celebration, starting at 2 p.m., sip on $4 beers, $6 margaritas and sangrias with music by DJ Andres Amadeus.

161 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139

12. The ScapeGoat

100 Collins Ave CU4, Miami Beach, FL 33139

For Scapegoat’s all day and all night Cinco de Mayo party, imbibers can enjoy specials on tequila shots, sangria, and $6-7 giant punch bowls.

100 Collins Ave CU4
Miami Beach, FL 33139

13. Nikki Beach Miami

1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Inspired by Tulum, Nikki Beach’s guests can dine on its Mexican-inspired brunch and sip on mezcal palomas, pineapple and mint mezcal smashes for $10 as well as the cucumber jalapeño margaritas for $7 a glass. 

1 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139

14. Cantina La Veinte

495 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo all weekend long at Cantina la Veinte. The two-day fiesta will feature a mariachi band, photobooth, and $5 margaritas until 7 p.m.

495 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131

15. Tacology

4th Brickell City Centre, 701 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131

The Cinco de Mayo fiesta at Tacology will feature a photo booth, mariachi band and a live DJ performance, plus tacos, tequila and a “tasty surprise” upon arrival.

4th Brickell City Centre, 701 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33131

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16. Los Altos

521 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33138

This usual nighttime hideaway will open at 2 p.m. on Cinco de Mayo with drink specials, live music, live dancers as well as DJ sets by DJ What and DJ Zion.  

521 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33138

17. Cantina Beach

455 Grand Bay Dr, Miami, FL 33149

On Saturday, May 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. meet and mingle with Mexican artist Fernando Chamarelli and be the first to see his newest piece honoring the Mexican culture. Dine Mexican street food stations, entertainment, DJ, stilt walkers, artist displays and pieces for sale.

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455 Grand Bay Dr
Miami, FL 33149

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