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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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Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina

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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. 

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.

Brimstone Woodfire Grill

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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. 

Wynwood Diner

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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.

Cinco de Wynwood Presented by SWARM

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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.

National Hotel

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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. 

La Cervecería De Barrio Mexican Food

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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.

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

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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.

Taquiza

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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.

The Wharf Miami

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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.

Lolo's Surf Cantina

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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.

The ScapeGoat

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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.

Nikki Beach Miami

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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. 

Cantina La Veinte

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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.

Tacology

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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.

Los Altos

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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.  

Cantina Beach

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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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Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina

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. 

ITAMAE

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.

Brimstone Woodfire Grill

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. 

Wynwood Diner

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.

Cinco de Wynwood Presented by SWARM

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.

National Hotel

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. 

La Cervecería De Barrio Mexican Food

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.

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

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.

Taquiza

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.

The Wharf Miami

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.

Lolo's Surf Cantina

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.

The ScapeGoat

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.

Nikki Beach Miami

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. 

Cantina La Veinte

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.

Tacology

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.

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Los Altos

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.  

Cantina Beach

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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