Cinco de Mayo: The Parties, The Chihuahua Races, The Lime Shortages

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We all know that Cinco de Mayo is just an arbitrary holiday gringos picked to allow them to throw on their Party-City-bought sombreros and appropriate Mexican culture without too many consequences. But after all the debaucherous drinking and eating we can at least rest assured that Montezuma’s Revenge will be afflicting a fair share of sombreBros…..just kidding. Sort of.

Anyway, we can’t hate too much because we still love tequila and if there’s a day where margaritas are $2 and we can eat as many tacos as we want, count us in. Even if there is a crazy cartel-related lime shortage. 🙁

Since Cinco falls on a Monday this year, that means three days of sloppy decision-making. If you’re looking for a history lesson on what Cinco de Mayo is really about, we recommend this one. But if you DGAF and just want to party, check out our picks — click your city below to see what’s happening this weekend!



We love to eat any time of year, but Cinco de Mayo is the time when restaurants and bars come up with special treats and deals for us. Here’s what some of our favorites have on deck:


334 Arizona St Hollywood, FL 33019
(954) 920-6523
Taco Beach Shack in Hollywood Beach is throwing a Cinco extravaganza with almost every facet you need for a proper Mexican celebration: tequila, tacos, and mariachis…also some random family-friendly stuff like free pony rides and face painting, and an “appearance” by a donkey. Seems like a whole lot of WTF, which is not a bad way to approach the Cinco holiday in our book. The 2-Day Celebration — May 4th-5th from Noon-2AM — will also include a taco eating contest, $5 for 3 taco specials, and Corona girls giving away freebies.


Several locations
Rocco’s Taco takes Cinco de Mayo so seriously they have a countdown meter on their website (as of writing this we’re six days away, FYI). Last year they threw a medley of celebrations at all of their locations in the Fort Lauderdale/ Palm Beaches area with drink specials and giveaways, so stay tuned for this year’s offerings!


2299 Ponce De Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134 (305) 444-2955

Talavera is one of the most talked about Mexican spots in Coral Gables, and the owners and chef have crafted the menu directly from their family recipes and regional dishes from Sonora to Puebla and beyond. They will make the Cinco de Mayo festivities last all weekend, from the 3rd to the 5th, where you can enjoy food specials, drinks, and live music all day and night.


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