Where to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in South Florida

Thursday will provide plenty of Mexican-inspired eats around the tri-county area

Fans of fish tacos, tres leches, spicy margaritas, gigantic burritos and other Mexican-themed dishes have no shortage of options on Cinco De Mayo. To celebrate the holiday, which commemorates the anniversary of Mexico’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, we’ve gathered some local establishments offering specials to honor the occasion.

Miami

Venue: Dogfish Head Miami

Location: 325 NW 24th St, Miami

Info: Dogfish.com/restaurants/dogfish-miami

Deals: Dogfish Head Miami offers innovative beers and local food alongside music and art. For Cinco de Mayo, the off-centered brewery offers Latin bites and refreshing brews. On tap, Dogfish Head Miami offers a fan-favorite SeaQuench Ale, a sour session mash-up of a crisp Kölsch, a salty Gose and a tart Berliner Weiss brewed in sequence with black limes, sour lime juice and sea salt. Guests looking for some Latin can try Grilled Street Corn, Tostones, Mango Tango Salsa, Croquettes, etc.

Venue: Cilantro 27 Ceviche Bar at The Lincoln Eatery

Location: 723 North Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach

Info: Thelincolneatery.com/cilantro27/

Deals: After spending time in Mexico City cooking for special events, Chef Nilton Castillo specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine with modern interpretations. The fiesta at Cilantro 27’s Taco Corner will feature $3 tacos, $8 quesadillas and $6 guacamole. The eatery’s bar will also feature $5 Mexican beers, $5 tequila shots and $10 margaritas. For more information and to register, visit the Eventbrite.

Broward

Venue: Casa Sensei

Location: 1200 E Las Olas Blvd Suite 101, Fort Lauderdale

Info: Casasensei.com

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Deals: Casa Sensei offers traditional Latin American cuisine with Pan-Asian staples. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Casa Sensei has crafted a new, refreshing Watermelon Margarita special, made with fresh watermelon juice, tequila, lime juice and simple honey syrup, served with a slice of watermelon on top ($14). The waterfront restaurant will also be offering a special Cinco de Mayo roll ($19) made with salmon, avocado, jalapeños, scallions and topped with tempura flakes, pickled onion, avocado and wasabi mayo. Guests can also enjoy Lobster Guacamole with seared lobster tail skewers, house-made Casa guacamole and malanga chips.

Venue: Lona Cocina & Tequileria

Location: 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Info: Lonarestaurant.com

Deals: Lona Cocina & Tequileria is an oceanside Mexican restaurant across from Fort Lauderdale Beach. Lona celebrates its Mexican roots from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday with $5 tacos and $5 Lona Margaritas served in a special keepsake glass, plus margarita pitchers for $11. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., guests can also enjoy upbeat tunes from a live Mariachi band. Reservations can be made on OpenTable.

Palm Beach

Venue: Tropical Smokehouse

Location: 3815 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach

Info: Eattropical.com

Deals: Tropical Smokehouse offers dishes explicitly created to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Chef Rick Mace placed Fish Tacos and Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas, which can be accompanied by Tropical’s famed Frozen Margarita consisting of Tequila, Lime and Agave.

Venue: LIME Fresh Mexican Grill

Location: All South Florida locations, including West Boca Raton

Info: Limefreshmexicangrill.com

Deals: All LIME locations will be hosting a fiesta throughout Thursday with live music, drink specials, giveaways and more. LIME is offering a Cinco de Mayo 16 oz. commemorative cup for $25 on Cinco de Mayo, including $6 frozen margarita refills all day on Cinco de Mayo.

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