This year, Cinco De Mayo falls on a Friday so get ready to enjoy an extra margarita and stay up a little later!
Several places around the Tampa Bay area are gearing up to celebrate with Mexican food and drink specials and events around town. Here’s a list of places where you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo and party all day and night with some fiesta fun or sit back and enjoy some authentic Mexican fare.
Cinco De Mayo Events in Tampa
Friday, May 5 from 5pm-9pm
9524 W Linebaugh Ave, Tampa
Cerveza and flavored margaritas will be this month’s theme! Head to Westchase Town Center for live music, food, drinks, and family-friendly activities such as bounce houses and rock-climbing walls. World of Beer will have drink specials such as $3 Modelo Especial, $4 Corona and Corona Lights, $6 Margaritas, and $8 WOB Nachos.
Friday, May 5 from 5pm-12am
365 Main St, Dunedin
Enjoy live music with Madera Sol and Orquesta Infinidad, Traditional Mexican dances, and free salsa lessons. The Casa Tina Drum Line with Aj Vega will lead the way to their walking puppet parade!
Friday, May 5 from 5pm-10pm
Curtis Hixon Park – 600 N. Ashley Dr, Tampa
NEW at Tampa Riverfest this year, this food-focused tent will offer tacos, bowls, and nachos with the purchase of a wristband ($15 for 3, $20 for 5). The menu includes: Braised Beef Taco, Mojo Chicken Taco, Ropa Vieja Bowl, Chopped Blood Orange Chicken Bowl and Cuban Nacho Station with Mojo Pork and Cojita Cheese.
Friday, May 5 from 4pm-11pm
Downtown, South Tampa, Ybor
Shift into fiesta mode and take a break from the daily grind with Cinco de Mayo bar crawls in downtown Tampa, South Tampa, and Ybor. Tickets include: welcome shots at 5 locations of your choice, exclusive drink specials, free cover at participating venues, profesional photographer, after party, and more. Mandatory check-in locations: American Social (downtown), MacDinton’s (South Tampa), Southern Belle Bar (Ybor).
Friday, May 5 from 11am-12:45am
128 3rd St. S, St. Petersburg
Head to the biggest Cinco de Mayo party in downtown St. Pete! All three floors of the cantina will be open to the public with free entry. Starting at 11am, the bottom two floors will be open with drinks and a full menu. The ballroom will open at 5pm with a DJ, tarot card reader, photo booths, and other surprises. The rooftop will also open at 5pm. Make sure to grab a souvenir up to enjoy a hand-crafted margarita and specialty beverage in!
Friday, May 5 at 11:30am
205 Westshore Plaza, Tampa
At Besito Mexican Restaurant, you can get the party started at 11:30am. All day long, they’ll be $6 margaritas, $5 tequila shots, live music, a DJ, and of course, their full menu of amazing Mexican cuisine. Seating is first come, first serve and a pre-fixe menu will be available for parties of 8 or more.
Friday, May 5 from 12pm-10pm
777 N. Ashley Dr, Tampa
Enjoy $3 Coronas all day and $5 tequila shots until 8pm. Live music will kick off at 7:30pm.
Friday, May 5 at 5pm
3460 Starkey Blvd, Odessa
Head to the Barn for delicious food specials, refreshing margaritas, and live music starting at 6pm! Local chefs will have amazing Mexican dishes for you to try and there will be along with fresh margaritas (including blueberry margaritas with blueberrries picked right from the farm!). There will also be corn hole, lawn games pinatas, and more.
Friday, May at 12pm
290 S. Meridian Ave, Tampa
Make it a next level Fiesta Friday! Enjoy $3 tacos, $7 Coronas and Dos XX, $7 Cazadores Margaritas, $8 Patron, Grey Goose, and Bacardi, and music by DJ Tone.
Mexican Restaurants to Enjoy on Cinco de Mayo
Feel like just kicking back with some delicious food and a fresh Mexican cocktail, check out these picks for places to eat on Cinco de Mayo.
915 S. Howard Ave, Tampa
This casual spot in South Tampa offers an array of items such as loaded nachos, fiesta bowls, tacos, and an array of fresh margaritas.
Must-try: Loaded Papas Fritas, Habanero Beef Fiesta Bowl, Gigante Taco, “Not So Famous” Margarona.
1601 W. Snow Ave, Tampa
Located in Hyde Park Village, this laid-back restaurant is known for their street tacos and fresh guacamole. Make sure to try their rice bowls and delicious hand-crafted cocktails.
Must-try: Baja Fish Taco, Sesame Ribeye Taco, Duck Birra, Paloma Fresca
2702 W. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa
Voted one of Tampa’s best Mexican restaurants, Miguelitos offers fresh Mexican fare and over 40 tequilas that you can enjoy in their dining room or their outdoor patio. They’re home to Tampa’s only 5-degree Tequila Tap which offers perfectly chilled infused tequila shots on tap, chilled below zero degrees.
Must-try: Chicharrones, Arroz Con Camaron, Pork Belly, Pollo Verde Tamale
2223 N. Westshore Blvd, Tampa
Situated along Bay Street at International Plaza, Rocco’s offers a true taste of Mexico in a fun and casual environment. Experience authentic Mexican food such as corn tortillas made by hand, along with their tableside guacamole and 200 varieties of tequila.
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