As the top tequila drinking state in the U.S., whether you want a fine Mexican dining experience or a Cinco de Drinko kind of night out – we know how to keep you and your amigos covered. Here’s what’s going on in Las Vegas on Cinco de Mayo this year:
Uno Mas (SLS)
Are you really getting into the Cinco de Mayo spirit if you don’t enjoy a street taco or two? And at Uno Mas, you have 12 authentic options to choose from. Whether you like to keep it simple with pork al pastor and carne asada, or embrace your adventurous side and order lengua (beef tongue), once you dig in, you can’t help but say, “Uno mas.” The exciting taqueria also offers a variety of beers, cocktails and Mexican sodas so you won’t miss out on the full experience.
Ghost Donkey (The Cosmopolitan)
Take your love for Mexican cuisine to creative new levels at Ghost Donkey. Sample from the large mezcal and tequila menu or go rogue with the Mushroom Margarita: Using a delicious Mexican truffle, huitlacoche, alongside joven mezcal, you won’t soon forget this innovative cocktail. Cool down with the new, frozen Stealth Margarita, which will give you a spicy, chilly jolt. Pair either of these favorites with the Truffle Nachos and this year’s Cinco de Mayo won’t soon be forgotten.
China Poblano (The Cosmopolitan)
China Poblano is what happens when you mix Chinese and Mexican cuisine – and it’s straight-up delicious. With a huge tequila list, including mezcal flights; Chinese cocktails; and the foamy, one-of-a-kind salt-air margarita, this is the place to get a really good drink. On Cinco de Mayo, it’ll have a special menu, mariachi and more.
Go Pool (The Flamingo)
For the ultimate in chill, jump into The Flamingo’s Go Pool or lounge on a daybed this Cinco de Mayo for Splash Sunday. DJ Camillo will serve up the jams while you celebrate properly with Alto tequila cocktail pitchers or Coors Light buckets.
Cinco de Mayo at Plaza
Truly embrace the Cinco de Mayo soul with a fiesta that has all the elements at The Plaza. Lucha libre wrestling, mariachi, folklórico dancing, and an enormous piñata set the stage for an unforgettable party. Come for the entertainment, stay for the food and drink specials, of which there will be many.
El Burro Borracho (Rio)
Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho is worth a visit for the authentic Mexican dishes and signature margaritas alone. 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 embodies that spirit with the same authentic and inviting atmosphere that Fieri is known for.
Chayo (The LINQ Hotel + Experience)
Take your Cinco de Mayo to new levels with a ride on a mechanical bull followed by an upscale Mexican meal. Listen to the DJ play the hits while sipping on a High Roller margarita as you look up at its namesake, the world’s largest observation wheel. From sangrias to cervezas, you can’t go wrong at this playful location.
Hussong's Cantina (Mandalay Bay)
Hussong’s claims that the margarita was invented in 1941 by one of its bartenders, Don Carlos Orozco, and you can taste his original recipe in its Premium Margarita anytime! It will celebrate the holiday with plenty of drink specials, live mariachi and other surprises.
La Comida (Fremont East District)
This year, La Comida is celebrating Cinco de Mayo as well as the restaurant’s fourth anniversary, so naturally it’s having an epic fiesta. It will be mixing up its “Siempre Caliente” drink, made with Herradura Blanco, passion fruit, fresh house sour mix and house-made hot sauce. It also has its famed fresh-fruit margaritas, over 100 different tequilas, and an array of Mexican imports and food specials.
Border Grill (Mandalay Bay)
People come to Border Grill to try celebrity chef duo Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger’s famous Latin flavors in their urban cantina. Border Grill’s Cinco de Mayo fiesta will include mariachi, live entertainment, giveaways, and more. Partake in a bucket of Mexican beer or a Casa Noble Crystal Margaritas to complement the Duck Taquitos, Agave Charred Pork Chop, or Yucatan Ceviche.
Nacho Daddy (Fremont East District)
This off-the-Strip spot has the perfect Cinco de Mayo vibe for big groups, families, or those just looking for really good food at the right price. To celebrate, grab a pitcher of margaritas to split over unique dishes like the Filet Mignon Nachos, Vegan Burrito and Thai Chicken Bowl. Don’t forget to order a World-Famous Scorpion Shot (or two).
Javier's (Aria Resort and Casino)
For an authentic experience, Javier’s has mastered the hand-shaken margarita. Explore the vibrant Mexican flavors and high-quality ingredients with elevated recipes including fresh ceviche, Angus steak, mole poblano and more. The Aztec-inspired atmosphere coupled with delicious food and drinks make them a must visit for an upscale Cinco adventure.
Pink Taco (Hard Rock Hotel)
The literally pink, hard-shell tacos here are the first hint of the unexpected spins this place puts on traditional Mexican food. Don’t worry if you can’t make up your mind on what to drink, because for $15, you can try three tequilas in the blanco, reposado and añejo varieties. This high-energy, hip restaurant is for those looking for the fiesta that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
El Dorado Cantina
Just off the Strip, in an unassuming location, El Dorado Cantina uses locally sourced ingredients to craft its authentic Mexican food. The swanky atmosphere will put you in the celebratory spirit while you try one of its signature margaritas or a shot of one of its 100 varieties of tequila.