Everyone’s got a favorite local Mexican or Tex-Mex spot. And getting there on Cinco de Mayo should be a priority. Because, yes, tacos and margaritas are worth it — even in celebration of a super obscure battle that took place in Mexico in 1862.
Here’s a quick list of some of the best Cinco de Mayo parties and dining deals in town. Cheers!
Tucked into the Hilton West Palm Beach, Galley, will be serving up delicious bites and specialty cocktails for the holiday, such as their Spicy Avocado Margarita ($12).
When: Saturday, May 5
Where: Hilton West Palm, 600 Okeechobee Blvd
Coyo Taco Palm Beach
Coyo Taco will celebrate its first Cinco de Mayo in Palm Beach. The new Mexican taqueria will feature $6 tacos including Al Pastor, Pastor de Polllo and Hongos. Plus there will be $6 margaritas made with Maestro Dobel Diamante tequila.
When: Saturday, May 5 starting at 11:30 a.m.
Where: 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite M337A, Palm Beach
Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar
Definitely the go-to Cinco de Mayo party in South Florida. The party starts at noon Saturday and includes drink specials, live entertainment, giveaways and free tequila whenever Rocco and “Team Cinco” are on the bar.
When: Saturday, May 5 starting at noon
LIME Fresh Mexican Grill
Guests can celebrate Cinco de Mayo with food, drinks, a DJ, dancing, balloon artist and giveaways on the LIME patios. Drink specials include $3 Coronas.
When: Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
20642 N State Rd 7 #1, Boca Raton; 561-488-9870
1880 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-323-4819
3331 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-626-5001
Mojito’s Latin Cuisine
Join Mojito’s Latin Cuisine for a fiesta on the CityPlace square. The party will feature live music, dancers, painting by pop artist Gregory Christakis and Flor de Mirabal cigars. A full bar will be offered featuring Mojito’s strawberry daiquiri served with fresh coconut and $4 tacos.
When: Saturday, May 5 starting at 6 p.m.
Where: CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-366-1000
Calaveras Cantina Block Party
The popular block party in Habourside Place is featuring an outdoor taco tent, three outdoor bars and Chihuahua races! Plus live music with a mariachi band will liven up the party from 1 to 6 p.m. All of the money from the chihuahua races, which is new this year, will benefit Jupiter Dog Rescue. Winners will receive a $50 gift card to Calaveras Cantina.
When: Saturday, May 5, starting at 11 a.m.
Where: 125 Dockside Circle, Jupiter; 561-320-9661
Blue Moon Mexican Café
Blue Moon will celebrate with giveaways throughout the day including Patron, Corona, DosXXX, Lunazul and Blue Moon Cinco de Mayo t-shirts. Plus there will be live music starting at noon.
When: Saturday, May 5, starting at 11:30 a.m.
Where: 6897 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton; 561-571-7000
El Camino Delray
This hipster taquería is a favorite of local bar-crawlers and tequila lovers. On Cinco de Mayo, El Camino is throwing a big party with DJ-spun music, giveaways and $7 coffee tequila shots!
When: Saturday, May 5, starting at 11 a.m.
Deck 84 will throw a special Cinco De Derby fiesta. Starting at 2 p.m., the waterside restaurant will feature drink specials including a Woodford Mint Julep and festive Herradura Margaritas. Plus live music from 2 to 5:30 p.m.
When: Saturday, May 5, starting at 2 p.m.
Where: 840 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561-665-8484
Don Chepo’s Taco Shop
The new hip taco shop in Wellington will throw a free all-day Cinco de Mayo party Saturday. Don Chepo’s parking lot will have a bounce house, face painting and jumbo lawn games. At noon there will be a parents vs. kids taco-eating contents. A live band will perform at 5 p.m. plus there will be a DJ and a mariachi band. At 7 p.m. there will be a taco-eating contest with the winner receiving a ribbon, taco trophy and a photo on Don Chepo’s winners wall. It’s free to enter the competition. Enjoy $5 margaritas and the giant trash can beer pong all day.
When: Saturday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: 10660 Forest Hill Blvd., No. 170, Wellington; 561-660-7391
On Saturday, May 5, Burger Bar will offer $5 frozen margaritas, Patron shots and Corona beers.
Where: Donald Ross Village, 4650 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens; 561-630-4545
Starting at 5 p.m.Saturday, May 5, Max’s will offer a heap of good tacos and other Mexican-inspired plates. Also enjoy $10 mango margaritas, $10 Mexican mai mai, $5 Modelos and Coronas, and $10 shots of Herradura Tequila. Plus live music starts at 8 p.m.
Where: 404 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561-368-0080