Best Cinco de Mayo Miami Style Celebrations
Looking for the best Cinco de Mayo Miami has to offer? As the unofficial capital of Latin America and renowned party town, Miami is especially skilled at celebrating Cinco de Mayo, (May 5, 1862). It’s not “So Miami” to fiesta at your standard TexMex eatery, who merely throws up some more tacky decorations –in honor of the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).
Whether you are Mexicano en Miami or a simpatico Party Animal, we’d like to share the best Cinco de Mayo Miami, and around South Florida, venues and parties to get crazy on this Thursday, May 5. To Buzz Kill “wall”–builders, consider yourselves personae non gratae.
The Continental Miami
The Continental, with its fun, colorful outdoor bar, screams fiesta. Although it has a globally-influenced menu, The Continental’s Tacos al Carbon, -– Grilled Steak, Rajas, Queso Fresco, Salsa Roja with soft Homemade Tortillas, are deliciously authentic. The huge, pizza-shaped Nacho Mama – Melted Jack Cheese, Black Beans, Salsa Ranchera, Sour Cream, Pickled Red Onions And Jalapeño, is a must.
Cinco de Mayo-inspired drink specials include, Chetumal Margarita – Espolón Blanco, Cucumber, Aloe Vera finished with a fresh Lime & Mint Salt ($14) and Frozen Guava Margarita ($10).
Other Mexican-inspired tacos and drinks on The Continental menu are crispy Wahoo Fish, Chicken and crunchy Tempura Cauliflower Tacos – Fried Capers, Chile De Arbol Mayo, Cheddar Cheese.
The Continental is located at 2360 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33139.
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Bodega Taquiera y Tequila Miami
Bodega Taquiera y Tequila will be partying all week long for Cinco de Mayo. The highlight of their celebration is the Ultimate Taco Eating Contest. On Thursday, May 5, watch participants battle for a chance to win 2 tickets to Chicago and have the ultimate VIP experience at Lollapalooza. The competition will be judged by a panel of food media and social influencers
The party starts 3PM with food and drink specials, – including the Paloma, Michelada, the Mexican Shandi, and Maestro Dobel Tequila shots for $5, plus, photo booth, live mariachi band and music by DJ Spiff!
Bodega Taquiera y Tequila Is located at 1220 16th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Rum Line at Loews Miami Beach
The Caribbean-inspired al fresco bar, The Rum Line, welcomes popular taqueria, Taquiza, for an exclusive Cinco de Mayo “tacover” from 5PM to 9PM (Thursday, 5/5).
Taquiza’s Steve Santana Mexican street-fare will feature two for $5 tacos including a Prawn Al Pastor Taco with Pineapple-Cilantro Salsa and Charred Cherry Pepper Hot Sauce, pairing perfectly with Santana’s freshly House-Made Blue Corn Chips served with Chile de Árbol Salsa and Guacamole for dipping.
Meanwhile, Lure Fishbar’s Executive Chef John Iatrellis will be roasting a whole pig and whole fish for the occasion, served by the plate. For $8 each, enjoy Lechón Asado served with Charred Corn Salad, Tamal Colado and Mole Negro; or Grilled Snapper Tamales with Mexican Rice and Veracruz Salsa.
Let’s not leave out The Rum Line’s Frozen Margaritas and Avion based cocktails priced at $10 each: Frozen El Diablo with Avion Silver, -fresh Lemon Juice, Crème De Cassis and Ginger or the Mexican State Of Mind -made with Avion Silver, fresh Watermelon and Lime Juices, Agave, Jalapeno and Cilantro.
The Rum Line is tucked away on the terrace of the St. Moritz Tower at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel at 1601 Collins Avenue.
The Dutch at W Hotel South Beach
The Dutch is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Outdoor Party on Thursday, 5/5, from 6:30PM – 10PM. The Miami Beach eatery will be hosting a Mexican-inspired fiesta in its lush outdoor terrace area, the Grove. Mexican-themed specials include Margaritas ($8) and a trio of Tacos ($12) just steps away from the ocean as DJ Bree spins.
The Dutch is located inside W South Beach, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach, Florida, 33139.
KYU is introducing a wildly unique, yet familiar cocktail for Cinco de Mayo, -The Mezcal Negroni. A smoky take on a traditional Negroni, KYU’s Mezcal Negroni is a carefully crafted cocktail that is prepared in a porthole infuser and aged 3 -7 days. The Creyente Mezcal mixes with the Wood Chips, Blood Orange, Campari, Pimms #1, Carpano and Antica Sweet Vermouth within the distinctive infuser and is then poured tableside over ice. The result is a cocktail that is both visually brilliant and very tasty.
KYU is located at 251 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127.
Cycle de Mayo at Pérez Art Museum Miami
Bike to PAMM (Pérez Art Museum Miami) for Cycle de Mayo, its Free Admission Kick-Off Party, Thursday, 5/5, from 6-9PM. Cyclists can mix and mingle over Cinco de Mayo-inspired happy hour specials, create bike spoke cards with PAMM teaching artists; and enjoy live music on the museum’s waterfront terrace.
PAMM celebrates National Bike Month with Free Museum Admission for Cyclists throughout May. To receive free general museum admission, visitors can post a photo of their bike ride to PAMM on social media with the hashtag #BikeToPAMM and tag @pamm (Twitter) or @pammpics (Instagram). Upon arriving to the museum, visitors can show the post at the visitor services desk for free general museum admission during regular museum hours.
Bike valet provided by Green Mobility Network. Free bike checkups for provided by Brickell Bikes. Yelp is the official check-in partner.
Pérez Art Museum Miami is located at 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
COYO Taco Wynwood
Miami’s favorite Mexican hotspot, COYO Taco, presents the 2nd annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party: Tacos, Luchas & Chelas. The Wynwood block party will be a fiesta bound to get loco crazy, with Live Mariachi Bands, the best DJs, and real Mexican-style Luchador Matches.
Enjoy Todo Fresco or ‘Totally Fresh’ Tacos Al Pastor, Corn on the Cob, and smashed to order Guacamole, with indoor/outdoor communal dining seating. Plus Margaritas, Mezcal and Beer specials, along with nonstop entertainment on 5/5, from 4PM to midnight. The party continues in the lounge until 3AM. Tickets: $10 GA and $25 VIP (lounge access) available for purchase on Eventbrite: eventbrite.com/e/coyo-tacos-cinco-de-mayo-block-party-tickets-24757707971
COYO Taco is located at 2320 NW 2nd Ave, and the Brickell location will open at 1111 SW 1st Ave.
Cantina Beach at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne
Journey to this Ritz-Carlton destination for a Mexican-style beach party at their Cantina Beach on Key Biscayne. Key Biscayne is an island town just south of Miami Beach.
On Thursday, May 5, from 6 –10PM, enjoy Taquitos, Mexican Beers and Mini Margaritas ($5 ea.). Music and fun included. No reservations required.
Let this Michelada Beer Cocktail, and recipe, lure you south of the Miami-Dadeland County border:
Michelada Beer Cocktail Recipe
1 Amber beer (or go all the way Mexican with Negra Modelo, Bohemia Obscura, or Dos Equis Amber)
3 to 4 Lime wedges, squeezed
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
2 dashes Tabasco sauce
Salt rim of beer glass.
Fill the glass with ice and add all the ingredients together.
Garnish with lime wedge.
Cantina Beach at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne is located at 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, FL 33149.
Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar – Various South Florida Locations:
Tequila connoisseur and bar-top-dancing owner, Rocco Mangel, is known for throwing the biggest Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the state and 2016 will be bigger than ever with more drink specials and surprises. Hosting 6 unique Cinco de Drinko fiestas at Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar in Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Orlando, there is a Rocco’s Tacos an Uber ride away from everyone.
Each party will have incredible drink specials along with live entertainment including Suenalo performing in Fort Lauderdale, Euphoria in Boca Raton and Leonard Brothers in Orlando, appearances by Pancho Villas mariachi band, DJs, prize giveaways and of course free Tequila pourings by Rocco and Team Cinco. Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bars will open at noon on Thursday, 5/5.
Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar with South Florida locations at:
Fort Lauderdale – 1313 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
Boca Raton – 5250 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33486.
West Palm Beach –224 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
Palm Beach Gardens – 5090 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418.
Delray Beach – 110 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444.
Orlando – 7468 W Sandlake Road, Orlando, FL 32836.