Where to Party This Cinco de Mayo in South Florida

¡Viva México!
¡Viva México!

Quick history lesson: Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. That day — our southern neighbor's most important holiday — falls on September 16.

This year, let's skip some of the more questionable styles of Mexican cultural appropriation and join in celebrating the day in 1862 when the Mexican army beat the French forces at the Battle of Puebla with a proper toast (or three). It wasn't a major strategic win in the overall war against the French, but it did represent a significant morale boost for the Mexican people and its army.

Here are ten South Florida establishments where flowing margaritas, tacos, and festive music will help set the party mood this Cinco de Mayo.

Agave Taco Bar
This new outpost off of Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with live body art, mariachi, a DJ, and special photo opps starting at 6 p.m. Food specials include a $5 Monterrey sampler plate and happy hour features 2-for-1 margaritas.

America's Backyard
The spring-breaker paradise that is America's Backyard has teamed up with Corona Extra USA for a massive outdoor Cinco De Mayo party in Fort Lauderdale. Kicking off at 8 p.m., specials include $4 Corona, $5 Cuervo, tacos, a Corona "chugging contest," and a live mariachi band. $500 goes to the most festive sombrero.

American Social
Kicking off at 5 p.m., $7 Herruda Tequila drinks and margaritas and $5 Dos Equis — plus a bustling happy hour crowd of stylish young pros — make American Social on Las Olas a solid option for celebrating this Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo Street Festival
The annual Himmarshee Street Downtown Fiesta starts at 4 p.m., when Tarpon Bend, Tacocraft, and ROK:BRGR join forces to serve up taco and drink specials, live music, and giveaways.

Funky Buddha Brewery
South Florida's granddaddy of craft beer brewing invites you to celebrate Cinco De Mayo with a taco and cerveza special from Craft Food Counter and Kitchen for just $10. From 5 to 10 p.m., choose your tacos from their in-house Craft Food Counter & Kitchen and get a special token for a glass of one of Funky Buddha's flagship beers. Eligible drafts include On Top Blonde, Fuhgeddaboudit Red, Floridian, Hop Gun, OP Porter, and Crusher.

 

This Cinco de Mayo, why not try a michelada? It's a popular style of Mexican cerveza preparada made with beer, lime juice, and assorted sauces, spices, and peppers.EXPAND
This Cinco de Mayo, why not try a michelada? It's a popular style of Mexican cerveza preparada made with beer, lime juice, and assorted sauces, spices, and peppers.

Original Fat Cat's
The Downtown Fort Lauderdale alt-staple will host its 7th Annual Cinco De Mustache: A Mustachio Bashio. The sartorial celebration begins at 5 p.m.

Rhythm & Vine
The popular FAT Village beer garden wants you to celebrate this Cinco with a special extended happy hour from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring $4 margaritas and $4 Tecates. It's also ladies' night beginning at 7 p.m. with free, homemade MustachioTequila Punch! Local band the Grey 8s plays live at 10 p.m.

Rocco's Tacos
Beginning at noon, Rocco's Tacos Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with live music, giveaways, and drink specials from Dos Equis, Herradura, Dobel, and Corona Extra. Fort Lauderdale's festivities will feature music by Suenalo. 

Tap 42 Boca
Join Tap 42 Boca for the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border. Complete with sombreros, mustaches, craft burgers, premium margaritas, Mexican beer, and more. Tap 42 will take over the street with tents, grills, and outdoor bars for the ultimate Mexican fiesta.

Tap 42 Fort Lauderdale
In anticipation of its new Mexican restaurant opening next door, the original Tap 42 in Fort Lauderdale will be featuring a selection of menu items from Bar Rita. It's a mini menu of margaritas, guacamoles, tacos, and more. Party starts at 5 p.m.

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Agave Taco Bar

2949 N. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306

954-530-9065

www.agave-tacobar.com

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America's Backyard

100 SW Third Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

954-449-1025

www.myamericasbackyard.com

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American Social Bar & Restaurant

721 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

954-764-7005

www.americansocialbar.com

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Tarpon Bend Food & Tackle

200 SW Second St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

954-523-3233

tarponbend.com

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Funky Buddha Brewery

1201 NE 38th St.
Oakland Park, FL 33334

954-440-0046

funkybuddhabrewery.com

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Original Fat Cat's

320 SW Second St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

954-467-5867

facebook.com/originalfatcats

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Rhythm & Vine Beer Garden

401 NE Fifth Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, FL

954-533-3734

rhythm-vine.com

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Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar

224 Clematis St.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

561-650-1001

www.roccostacos.com

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Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar

1313 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

954-524-9550

www.roccostacos.com

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Tap 42

5050 Town Center Circle
Boca Raton, FL 33486

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Tap 42

1411 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

954-463-4900

www.tap42.com


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