Your Guide to Cinco de Mayo in Broward and Palm Beach

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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.

American Social
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.

America's Backyard
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.

Rocco's Tacos
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
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
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 Casapenos Cocktails and $20 bottomless margaritas (original, strawberry, jalapeño, and blood orange). Featured beer is Funky Buddha Blood Orange IPA. All Casapenos Cocktails will be paired with a free Casamigos margarita-flavored cupcake. Call 954-430-2333.

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 Pinchos Tacos y Mas and Margarita Goses. There will also be mariachi music and their weekly trivia event. This starts at 4 p.m. Visit banginbanjobrewing.com.
Tap 42 
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, cilantro lime chicken tacos, refried beans, spiced Mexican hot chocolate, and beer. This class is from 1 to 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. Visit EventBrite.com.

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 mariachi band for its Cinco de Mayo party. Also featured will be the verde infusion margarita, which includes cucumber-infused Montelobos Mezcal, Milagro Silver, agave nectar, and lime juice. Visit cantinalaredo.com.

*A previous version of this story contained incorrect information regarding the event at America's Backyard. It has been corrected.

For more events, visit our online calendar or pick up the print edition of New Times Broward-Palm Beach every Thursday. To submit an event, use our online form

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.

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