Holidays

Cinco de Mayo 2021 Miami Bar and Restaurant Deals

Margarita at Serena in the Moxy South Beach hotel.
Margarita at Serena in the Moxy South Beach hotel. Photo by Deyson Rodriguez
Though some think it's Mexico's independence day, Cinco de Mayo is actually the commemoration of Mexico's historic victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. (Mexicans celebrate their 1810 declaration of independence from Spain on September 16 of every year.)

This year, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Wednesday, and even though some festivities will be affected by the pandemic, there are plenty of parties to choose from and special deals at Miami bars and restaurants to check out.

Below, listed in alphabetical order, are the best places in Miami to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with food and drink specials.
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila in South Beach - PHOTO COURTESY OF BODEGA TAQUERIA Y TEQUILA
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila in South Beach
Photo courtesy of Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

21 W Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
954-945-5545
1220 16th St., Miami Beach
305-704-2145
bodegataqueria.com

Guests will enjoy live mariachi bands and a DJ all day long, plus $5 drink specials from 3 to 8 p.m., including frozen margaritas, Cazadores margaritas, shots, Corona beer, and hard seltzers.
click to enlarge Calle 23 Miami has a party vibe for Cinco de Mayo. - PHOTO COURTESY OF CALLE 23 MIAMI
Calle 23 Miami has a party vibe for Cinco de Mayo.
Photo courtesy of Calle 23 Miami

Calle 23 Miami

230 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
786-325-3474
calle23miami.com

Enjoy Patrón Silver margaritas ($7) or shots ($5), and $25 Corona buckets all day on Wednesday, May 5. Salsa Night will be accompanied by  $7 mojitos starting at 7 p.m.
click to enlarge Chica by chef Lorena Garcia has a chic vibe. - PHOTO COURTESY OF CHICA MIAMI
Chica by chef Lorena Garcia has a chic vibe.
Photo courtesy of Chica Miami

Chica

5556 NE Fourth Ct., Miami
786-632-7725
chicarestaurant.com

The Cinco de Mayo celebration at Chica Miami will feature a live DJ and entertainment from 5 p.m. until midnight. There'll be special entrées to share and a featured cocktail called the "Tomas Estes," made with reposado tequila, raspberry liqueur, cranberry juice, agave syrup, and lime ($16).
Cinco de Mayo at Coyo Taco. - PHOTO BY DEYSON RODRIGUEZ
Cinco de Mayo at Coyo Taco.
Photo by Deyson Rodriguez

Coyo Taco

Various locations
coyo-taco.com

Coyo Taco's Miami locations will serve $5 draft margaritas all day, alongside a special menu of tacos, quesadillas, guacamole, and churros. In Wynwood, the celebration will continue into the night at the restaurant's speakeasy with a lineup of DJs starting at 8 p.m. Reservations are encouraged.
click to enlarge Margarita at Oh Mexico! - PHOTO COURTESY OF OH MEXICO!
Margarita at Oh Mexico!
Photo courtesy of Oh Mexico!

Oh! Mexico

1440 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
305-532-0490
ohmexicorestaurant.com

To keep the party flowing all day on May 5, Oh! Mexico on Española Way offers live music and a new special every three hours from noon to 10 p.m. — including Corona beer bucket specials (four for $20) and margachelas ($39). Guests will have access to fun props and a photo booth, and Happy CincOH T-shirts will be available for purchase.
click to enlarge Pisco y Nasca's dining room. - PHOTO COURTESY OF PISCO Y NASCA
Pisco y Nasca's dining room.
Photo courtesy of Pisco y Nasca

Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar

8405 Mills Dr., Miami
305-630-3844
8551 NW 53rd St., Doral
786-535-9154
piscoynazca.com

This Peruvian restaurant offers $7 margaritas all day long at its Kendall and Doral locations.
click to enlarge Enjoy tacos and margaritas at Rocco's Tacos. - PHOTO COURTESY OF ROCCO'S TACOS
Enjoy tacos and margaritas at Rocco's Tacos.
Photo courtesy of Rocco's Tacos

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar

Various Locations
roccostacos.com

Starting Saturday, May 1, Rocco's “Five Days of Cinco de Mayo" brings festive food offerings and cocktail specials, including Teremana margaritas ($10); half-price mezcal margaritas, shots, and flights; "margaliters" ($25) available for dine-in brunch on Saturday or to-go till May 5; and all-you-can-eat tacos ($19). Visit the restaurant's website for dates and times.
Serena, one of many drinking and dining options at the Moxy Miami South Beach hotel. - PHOTO BY MICHAEL KLEINBERG
Serena, one of many drinking and dining options at the Moxy Miami South Beach hotel.
Photo by Michael Kleinberg

Serena at the Moxy South Beach Hotel

915 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
305-600-4292
moxysouthbeach.com

Serena, the new Mexican eatery on the roof of the Moxy South Beach hotel, offers special "Serena Margarita" for $10 on May 5.
click to enlarge Enjoy a Cinco de Mayo tequila pairing at Toro Toro. - PHOTO COURTESY OF BRUSTMAN CARRINO PR
Enjoy a Cinco de Mayo tequila pairing at Toro Toro.
Photo courtesy of Brustman Carrino PR

Toro Toro

100 Chopin Plaza, MIami
305-372-4710
torotoromiami.com

Chef Richard Sandoval’s Pan-Latin steakhouse celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a tequila tasting and food pairing hosted by Casamigos. The four-course tasting will begin in the restaurant’s lounge area at 5 p.m. with a welcome cocktail, followed by Casamigos mezcal served with fundido de queso a la tequila and Casamigos blanco paired with cobia tiradito. For the second course, Casamigos reposado is paired with smoked al pastor ribs with pineapple and chayote salsa. The entrée, coffee-rubbed lamb barbacoa, patacones and avocado crema, is paired with Casamigos añejo, followed by chocolate petits fours.
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