Guide to Cinco de Mayo 2018

By: Rebecca Charur

The best thing since the Kardashian/Tristan Thompson drama is upon us. This Cinco de Mayo, Miami is gearing up to give us all the jalapeño-infused booze and drool-worthy deals our hearts desire. 

To help you celebrate, we've done the digging and compiled a list of the hottest scenes in Miami for you to sport your sombrero and throw back some good ol' Don Julio shots:

Agaveros Cantina at The Gates Hotel

The Deal: The Gates Hotel will be hosting a Pool Deck Fiesta with a live DJ, $3 (each) grilled taco bar, $6 margaritas and $15 tequila flights. ¡Orale!

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The Taco Stand

The Deal: The Taco Stand will have special deals on tacos and cervezas like $2.50 Grilled Chicken Tacos,  $2.50 Pastor Tacos, $2.50 Veggie Nopal Tacos and $3.00 Cerveza.

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The Backyard at The Confidante Miami Beach

The Deal: Sweet and spicy pineapple-jalapeño pops paired with a delicious and refreshing Margarita in The Backyard, as well as a Bloody Maria special (bloody mary with tequila) during breakfast at Bird & Bone starting at 11am. Then $10 margaritas in The Backyard.

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El Vez

The Deal: Award-winning restaurateur Stephen Starr’s highly anticipated El Vez is opening its doors for a fun and action-packed Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Guests are invited to be the first to preview the modern Mexican destination that’s launching soon at W Fort Lauderdale. Complimentary bites including grilled carnitas, El Vez signature guacamole, chips and salsa and grilled corn will be served.  

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E11EVEN MIAMI

The Deal: $3 Coronas and $3 Avion Tequila shots until midnight. Tickets are available for purchase here.

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Nikki Beach

The Deal: On Cinco de Mayo, their weekly Rose Saturday party will feature Cucumber Jalapeño Margaritas for $15, funfetti churros with a Nutella dipping sauce for $9, rosé by the glass for $5 and bottles of rosé for $25 from 4-6pm. 

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Tacology

The Deal: Early happy hour from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. with FREE beer, classic margaritas, and Mezcal Tequila shots. $5 Dos Equis all day. Full bar inside, Mezcal and Tequila bar outside (3 bars total), mariachis, live DJ starting at 8:30 p.m., and a photo booth also included.

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Coyo Taco's Cinco de Mayo Block Party

The Deal: $5 margaritas and $5 tacos. Tickets to this fiesta are $5 and the first 150 to register through Eventbrite will get in for free.

CityPlace Doral

The Deal: CityPlace Doral will be hosting its 2nd annual Cinco de Mayo fiesta with fun options for the whole family. They'll be pulling out all the stops, with a mariachi band, exciting giveaways, a live mural painting and beats by DJ Xtreme from Tu 94.9. Plus, $7 liquor popsicles, $5 Coronas and more!

Lolo’s Surf Cantina

Drink specials:

  • Margarita de la Casa – Luna Azul Tequila, triple sec, lime and agave nectar $8
  • Paloma – Ilegal Mezcal, tequila, grapefruit, lime $8
  • Mexican Mule – Avión Tequila, ginger beer, lime $8
  • Mexican Beers – Pacifico, Negra Modelo, Tecate $4

Food specials:

  • Chilled Shrimp Mexican Cocktail $16
  • Jumbo Lump Crab and Guacamole Salad $18
  • Skirt Steak and Grilled Chicken Fajitas for Two $46
  • Skirt Steak, Grilled Chicken and BBQ Shrimp Fajitas Combo for Two $56
  • Lolo’s Tres Leche $9

So, dust off that sombrero buried in the bowels of your car and prepare to drink-o this cinco.