Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Miami and Fort Lauderdale

From classic margaritas to authentic Mexican cuisine, South Florida is going all out this Cinco de Mayo

Pilo's Tequila Garden. (Courtesy of Pilo's Tequila Garden)

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – It’s no surprise that the first Cinco de Mayo since 2019 would come with more gusto than ever before.

From South Miami all the way to Fort Lauderdale, bars and restaurants are celebrating Cinco de Mayo with cocktail, beer, and food specials that begin at noon and go on into the night.

Below, we’ve rounded up some of South Florida’s best spots to grab a margarita (or two) on Wednesday, May 5.

Wynwood/Midtown/Miami Design District

Bakan Wynwood: This cinco de mayo, transport yourself to Mexico by dining at Bakan, located in Wynwood, and indulge in some delicious authentic Mexican cuisine. Get an adventurous, culinary experience by trying the exotic section of the menu which offers guests insect topped dishes. Bakan’s “guzanos de maguey” offers guests pan fried, crispy agave worms served with guacamole on blue corn tortillas. Pair your Cinco de Mayo dinner with house-made margaritas or some refreshing micheladas. Address: 2801 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127. Phone: (305) 396-7080.

Coyo Taco: If anyone knows how to party hard, it’s COYO Taco. In spirit of their 5th celebration, the flagship location in Wynwood (including outposts in Brickell and Coral Gables) will be serving $5 draft margaritas all day long. Guests can celebrate with signature dishes like their Camaron tacos ($9) served with achiote, seared gulf shrimp, citrus slaw, chipotle aioli, guacamole, as as their Carne Asada tacos made with char-grilled angus steak, pico de gallo, and queso ($9). Those celebrating can also enjoy quesadillas, guacamole, and churros. The celebration continues with a special line-up of DJ’s starting at 8 p.m. at their Wynwood location. No reservations will be accepted as guests will be welcomed on a first come, first serve basis. 2300 NW 2nd Ave. Miami, FL. Phone number: (305) 573-8228.

Veza Sur Brewing Co.: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Veza Sur Brewing Co. featuring ladies night drink specials and live entertainment. On Wednesday, May 5, enjoy live beats by DJ KA5, ladies night specials (buy one, get one free on select beers) from 4-7 p.m., and, of course, all the “buenas vibras.” Try the new Ruby Red Michelada, made with grapefruit preserves and Serrano syrup, both made in house, buffalo Mexican hot sauce, and smoked chili bitters topped off with Veza Sur’s Toronjipa IPA, and garnished with grapefruit slices, chili thread, and a spicy salt rim. 55 NW 25th St., Miami, FL 33127. Phone number: (786) 362-6300.

Mayami Mexicantina: Visit Miami’s hottest spot, Mayami Mexicantina where Tulum meets Mayan flare. This Cinco De Mayo, Mayami Mexicantina will be partnering with Ocean Drive from 6 - 8:00 p.m. offering the ultimate celebration. Mayami Mexicantina will be offering Don Julio bottle specials, and will be launching their new black margarita that guests won’t want to miss. Address: 127 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127. Phone Number: (786) 660-1341.

Pilo’s Tequila Garden: The newest Miami nightlife spot, Pilo’s Tequila Garden, is hosting a three-night Cinco de Mayo ‘trilogy’ that will start on el Cuarto De Mayo (May 4) and continue until May 6. Pilo’s will kick off the celebration on Tuesday with special offerings that will allow guests to get into the festive mood. Be sure to also check out Pilo’s Brickell location that will be offering food and cerveza fit for Cinco De Mayo. Pilo’s Tequila Garden is celebrating its first Cinco de Mayo in style. The restaurant has partnered with Dano’s Tequila to ensure Cinco De Mayo is celebrated properly with the Tio Loco-Rita for $13. Pilo’s Tequila Garden will also offer a Diamond Margarita that features Maestro Dobel Tequila for $13. The night will continue with a special performance by DJ J Star. Address: 158 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127. Phone Number: (305) 706-8226

The Oasis: Visit Miami’s newest cultural hub slash foodie utopia this Cinco de Mayo and savor the newest addition to Miami’s dining scene - Los Buenos Tacos. Serving authentic Mexican eats, Los Buenos is Coyo Taco’s sister restaurant that is giving guests hand-pressed tortillas, delicious tacos, savory sides, thirst-quenching margs and more. Address: 2319 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127.


American Social: On Wednesday, May 5, find food and drink specials — and lots of tequila. Take back $6 Espolon shots, sip on margaritas like the Spicy Marg, $10 Not Your Papi’s Palomas, or, enjoy a $25 Corona bucket with sweeping views of the Miami River and mix and match taco favorites like Mahi Tacos, Buffalo Chicken, Ropa Vieja, Guac, and chips all day ($10). Address: 690 SW 1st Ct, Miami, FL 33130. Phone Number: (305) 223-7004.

South Beach

PLANTA South Beach: Mez-cal me maybe? Cinco de Mayo isn’t just for tequila and tacos. Guests at PLANTA South Beach can savor traditional Cinco de Mayo eats, with a plant-based twist. Find Baja Mushroom Tacos made with pico de gallo, and a rich cashew crema, or, tackle some Fully Loaded Nachos complete with all the essentials: queso, black beans, pico and guac. 850 Commerce St, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Phone Number: (305) 397-8513.

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila: At both Bodega South Beach (1220 16th St.) and Bodega Fort Lauderdale (21 Las Olas Blvd.) guests can celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a live mariachi band and DJ all day long. Plus, enjoy drink specials from 3 - 8 p.m., including $5 Frozen Margaritas; $5 Cazadores Margaritas, $5 Cazadores Shots, and $5 Modelos, Coronas, and Corona Seltzers. 1220 16th St., Miami Beach, FL 33139. Phone number: (305) 704-2145.

South Miami/Coral Gables/Kendall

Bulla Gastrobar: This year for Cinco de Mayo stop by any Bulla Gastrobar location (Coral Gables, The Falls, Doral) for $7 margaritas all day long. Margaritas include the lavender margarita, the Spanish margarita, and the jalapeño margarita. Address: Coral Gables 2500 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables, FL 33134. The Falls 8870 Southwest 136th Street Suite RR01, Miami, FL 33176.

Pisco Y Nazca: Celebrate this year’s Cinco de mayo at Pisco Y Nazca Kendall, or Doral, with delicious $7 margaritas all day long. Address: Kendall: 8405 Mills Dr Suite 206, Miami, FL 33183. Phone number: (305) 630-3844.

Duffy’s Sports Grill: With Cinco De Mayo here to get the party going, Duffy’s Sports Grill is having a fiesta to start off the month of May with their new Cinco De Mayo menu. This menu features some spicy specials such as $5 El Jimador Margaritas, their new Slam Dunk Nachos, and their signature Firecracker Shrimp Tacos Trio. Also, enjoy $3.50 Modelo Especial Drafts, Firecracker Shrimp Tacos Trio for $11, Buffalo Chicken Tacos Trio for $9, and more. Available May 5 at all locations state-wide.


Lost Boy: This year for Cinco De Mayo, Downtown’s neighborhood bar, Lost Boy Dry Goods, is going all out with half-off specials available all day long. Open from 12 p.m. until 3 a.m., the bar will offer $7 specials on their Chili Passion Margarita made with Chinola passionfruit liqueur, their Classic Margarita with Corazon Blanco Tequila, and their Spicy Siesta cocktail with Corazon Reposado Tequila. Happy hour will also be served from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. with half-off pricing on the full menu including new specialty cocktails like the Chinola Sunrise, Blueberry Cobbler, and Cucumber Highball. Located at 157 E Flagler Street, Lost Boy Dry Goods is open Monday to Saturday from noon to 3 a.m. and until 1 a.m. on Sunday. For more information, please contact (305) 372-7303.

Miami Lakes

Chela’s Beer Garden: Chela’s Beer Garden is throwing a massive fiesta in the heart of Miami Lakes this Cinco De Mayo! You can expect all the fixings: mariachis every hour on the hour between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., a live DJ in between to keep the vibes just right, as well as tacos by Hot Lime Kitchen, and margaritas galore with Julio Cabrera leading the bar team! It’s an outdoor affair — so guests can feel their safest while they party the night away. 15301 NW 67th Ave., Miami Lakes, FL 33014. Phone number: (786) 558-9393.


American Social: This Cinco de Mayo celebrate at Las Olas hotspot, American Social. On Wednesday, May 5, this sports bar is the place to drink the day away. Find food and drink specials - and lots of tequila. Take back $6 Espolon shots, sip on margaritas like the Spicy Marg, $10 Not Your Papi’s Palomas, or, enjoy a $25 Corona bucket with mix and match taco favorites like Mahi Tacos, Buffalo Chicken, Ropa Vieja, and Guac and chips ($10). Address: 721 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Phone Number: (954) 764-7005.

Carlos & Pepe’s: Carlos & Pepe’s will be hosting their 42nd Annual Cinco de Mayo Four-Day Fiesta, a fun-filled event taking place from Sunday, May 2 through Wednesday, May 5. The party starts every day at 11:30 a.m. (through Wednesday). The authentic Mexican restaurant will be offering delicious Mexican food, free giveaways, and a LIVE Mariachi band all four evenings from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tequila specials and samples will be offered on Monday, May 3, and Wednesday, May 5 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and guests will enjoy 10% off all indoor dining orders on Tuesday, May 4.

El Vez Fort Lauderdale: This year for Cinco de Mayo, stop by El Vez, located at the W Fort Lauderdale, for an authentic Mexican celebration. From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mariachi Voces de America will be singing away while diners get to enjoy the specials offered. El Vez will be serving Dano’s Pineapple Jalapeno margaritas for $10, volley bucket specials, chiles en nogada for $14, and birria quesa tacos for $15. Those who want to stay extra can jam to DJ Ban who will be spinning from the A1A circle from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Address: 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. Phone: (954) 414-8336.

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar: In addition to Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar’s Mexican classics, the vibrant restaurant destination will launch “5 Days of Cinco de Mayo” at each location. Guests will enjoy festive food offerings and delicious cocktails. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at your nearest Rocco’s Tacos location with classic Mexican classics from table side guacamole to brisket nachos, along with DJ’s spinning and taking up the dining fiesta a notch.