Throwing it back to 1862, Cinco De Mayo was the day Mexican troops beat the French during the famous Battle of Puebla, and now we use this day to commemorate Mexican culture and heritage. What better way to celebrate our favorite day in May than with tacos and margs in Vegas?
As the top tequila drinking state in the U.S., we know that whether you want a fine Mexican dining experience or a Cinco de Drinko kind of night out - we've got you and your brochachos covered. Here's what's going on in Vegas on May 5 this year:
If you're looking to balance the mechanical bull and DJ kind of Cinco De Mayo with some upscale Mexican cuisine, this is the place for you. They have 2-for-1 Chayo margs and all kinds of other drink specials during their 5 Days of Cinco De Mayo event. So that means you can celebrate el cuatro, cinco, seis, siete, or even el ocho de Mayo at Chayo.
Guy Fieri's newest spot El Burro Borracho is definitely one to try for authentic Mexican dishes and signature margaritas. We're talking house-made churros, fresh salsas, and imported beers and tequilas. El Burro Borracho literally translates to "the Drunken Donkey", and the restaurant pretty much embodies that same authentic and inviting atmosphere we all know Fieri can pull off.
Hussong's claims that the margarita was invented in 1941 by one of their original bartenders Don Carlos Orozco, and you can get this original recipe, premium margarita for $12 all weekend. They have a ton more drink specials, live mariachi, and a performance by Pee Wee Herman doing the iconic Tequila Dance.
La Comida is celebrating Cinco De Mayo as well as the restaurant's 3rd anniversary, so naturally they're having a three-day fiesta. They will be mixing up their Siempre Caliente drink, made with Herradura Blanco, passion fruit, fresh house sour mix and house-made hot sauce. They also have their famed fresh-fruit margaritas, over 100 different tequilas, and an array of Mexican imports and food specials.
People come to Border Grill to try celebrity chef duo Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Fenuger's famous Latin flavors in their urban cantina. Border Grill's Cinco fiesta will include mariachi, live entertainment, games, giveaways, and more. They have a bucket of Mexican beer for $25 and $8 Casa Noble Crystal Margaritas going on to complement their food specials including the Duck Taquitos, Agave Charred Pork Chop, Yucatan Ceviche, and more. Specials vary by location.
This off-The-Strip spot has the perfect Cinco De Mayo vibe for big groups, families, or those just looking for really good food that are on a tight budget. To celebrate accordingly, grab a pitcher of margaritas to split over their unique dishes like the Filet Mignon Nachos, Vegan Burrito, and Thai Chicken Bowl, or take a World Famous Scorpion Shot (or two).
For a more lush experience, Javier's is a great place to hit for hand-shaken margaritas, fresh ceviche, Angus steak, rare tequilas, and more. Their high quality ingredients coupled with their authentic take of Mexican cuisine have made them a West Coast favorite.
You can get tacos that are literally pink here - and that basically sums up how fun this place will be on Cinco De Mayo. With taco carts, a tequila ice luge, adult snow cones, beer pong, and a mariachi band, this is where you can celebrate the holiday right. Think you can eat 25 tacos really REALLY fast? They also have a free taco eating contest, and the first to finish wins a t-shirt and gift certificate.
China Poblano is what happens when you mix Chinese and Mexican cuisine - it's straight up delicious. With a huge list of tequila and mezcal flights, Chinese cocktails, and a specialty China Poblano Cocktail Experience to complement your tasting menu, this is the place to get a really good drink. On Cinco they will have a special menu, mariachi, and more.