Cinco de Mayo is this Thursday and with no shortage of places to celebrate in South Florida, it can get a little overwhelming.
Here's your guide to Cinco deMayo celebrations in Broward and Palm Beach counties to get you on your way.
At American Social Las Olas (721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) it's all about the drink specials. Enjoy $7 Herradura Margaritas and shots and $5 Dos Equis Lager. Soak things up by chowing down on $12 blackened chicken quesadillas and $11.50 tres tacos. The festivities continue from from p.m. to 2 a.m. with DJ Livitup getting things really going at 9 p.m. Visit americansocialbar.com.
Corona Extra has partnered with America's Backyard (100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale) for a full roster of Cinco de Mayo antics including $4 Coronas, $5 Cuervos, plenty of tacos, a Corona Chugging Contest, and a live mariachi band. There will also be a Craziest Sombrero Contest with $500 going to the winner, so come prepared. The party starts at 8 p.m. Visit myamericasbackyard.com.
All four Rocco's Tacos locations in South Florida will be throwing their annual street party bash. There will be DJs, live bands, lots of Mexican eats, giveaways and - of course - drink specials all over the place. The festivities begin at noon. Visit roccostacos.com for locations.
Green Bar & Kitchen
Green Bar & Kitchen (1075 SE 17 St., Fort Lauderdale) will be serving up vegan tacos, sangria, guacamole, and more from 5 to 9 p.m. Visit greenbarkitchen.com.
Bahama Breeze (multiple locations) is offering not one, not two, but four days of $5 margaritas. There will also be live music and premium tequilas. Visit bahamabreeze.com.
Grille 401 (401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will offer specialty cocktails with Casamigos Tequila for Cinco de Mayo. This includes the Signature Casalinda Watermelon Margarita, Casamigos Blanco Shots, bottomless Casamigos Blanco Margaritas (original, strawberry, blueberry), and $4 Coronas. There are also Casamigos margarita-flavored signature cupcakes. Call 954-767-0222.
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
Brimstone Woodfire Grill (14575 SW Fifth St., Pembroke Pines) will serve Cinco de Mayo specialty features like jalapeño-infused Casamigos Blanco Tequila
Fork & Balls
Fork & Balls (1301 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with five meatballs for $5, $3 Islamorada, and $5 margaritas. The fun starts at 11 a.m. Visit forkandballs.com.
Bangin’ Banjo Brewing Company
Bangin’ Banjo Brewing Company (3200 NW 23rd Ave., # 500, Pompano Beach) will be serving tacos from Que
Tap 42 Boca (5050 Town Center Circle, #247, Boca Raton) will have its inaugural Outdoor Fiesta. Featured will be margarita specials, outdoor craft kitchen, Mexican craft beer, and music from DJ Mark Gallo. Tap 42 in Fort Lauderdale (1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will feature new upcoming restaurant items from Bar Rita as well as margaritas and tacos. Visit tap42.com.
Farm to Kitchen
Farmer’s Table (1901 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton) will allow guests to learn, make, and sample tangy slaw,
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Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican
Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican (the Village at Gulfstream Park, 501 Silks Run, #1120, Hallandale Beach) will serve up $3 beers, $5 margaritas, a DJ, and
*A previous version of this story contained incorrect information regarding the event at America's Backyard. It has been corrected.
Natalya Jones is a food and music writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in entertainment and fun things to do in South Florida, follow her on Twitter.