Cinco de Mayo: Best dining events, parties around town

Palm Beach Post
May 1, 2018

By Samantha Ragland & Laura Lordi

Everyone’s got a favorite local Mexican or Tex-Mex spot. And getting there on Cinco de Mayo should be a priority. Because, yes, tacos and margaritas are worth it — even in celebration of a super obscure battle that took place in Mexico in 1862.

Here’s a quick list of some of the best Cinco de Mayo parties and dining deals in town. Cheers!


Tucked into the Hilton West Palm Beach, Galley, will be serving up delicious bites and specialty cocktails for the holiday, such as their Spicy Avocado Margarita ($12).

When: Saturday, May 5

Where: Hilton West Palm, 600 Okeechobee Blvd

Coyo Taco Palm Beach

Coyo Taco will celebrate its first Cinco de Mayo in Palm Beach. The new Mexican taqueria will feature $6 tacos including Al Pastor, Pastor de Polllo and Hongos. Plus there will be $6 margaritas made with Maestro Dobel Diamante tequila.

When: Saturday, May 5 starting at 11:30 a.m.

Where340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite M337A, Palm Beach

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar

Definitely the go-to Cinco de Mayo party in South Florida. The party starts at noon Saturday and includes drink specials, live entertainment, giveaways and free tequila whenever Rocco and “Team Cinco” are on the bar.

When: Saturday, May 5 starting at noon


5090 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens

224 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach

5250 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton

110 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach

1313 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

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LIME Fresh Mexican Grill

Guests can celebrate Cinco de Mayo with food, drinks, a DJ, dancing, balloon artist and giveaways on the LIME patios. Drink specials include $3 Coronas.

When: Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


20642 N State Rd 7 #1, Boca Raton; 561-488-9870

1880 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-323-4819

3331 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-626-5001

Mojito’s Latin Cuisine

Join Mojito’s Latin Cuisine for a fiesta on the CityPlace square. The party will feature live music, dancers, painting by pop artist Gregory Christakis and Flor de Mirabal cigars. A full bar will be offered featuring Mojito’s strawberry daiquiri served with fresh coconut and $4 tacos.

When: Saturday, May 5 starting at 6 p.m.

Where: CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-366-1000

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Calaveras Cantina Block Party

The popular block party in Habourside Place is featuring an outdoor taco tent, three outdoor bars and Chihuahua races! Plus live music with a mariachi band will liven up the party from 1 to 6 p.m. All of the money from the chihuahua races, which is new this year, will benefit Jupiter Dog Rescue. Winners will receive a $50 gift card to Calaveras Cantina.

When: Saturday, May 5, starting at 11 a.m.

Where: 125 Dockside Circle, Jupiter; 561-320-9661

Blue Moon Mexican Café

Blue Moon will celebrate with giveaways throughout the day including Patron, Corona, DosXXX, Lunazul and Blue Moon Cinco de Mayo t-shirts. Plus there will be live music starting at noon.

When: Saturday, May 5, starting at 11:30 a.m.

Where: 6897 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton; 561-571-7000

El Camino Delray

This hipster taquería is a favorite of local bar-crawlers and tequila lovers. On Cinco de Mayo, El Camino is throwing a big party with DJ-spun music, giveaways and $7 coffee tequila shots!

When: Saturday, May 5, starting at 11 a.m.

Where: 15 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach

Deck 84

Deck 84 will throw a special Cinco De Derby fiesta. Starting at 2 p.m., the waterside restaurant will feature drink specials including a Woodford Mint Julep and festive Herradura Margaritas. Plus live music from 2 to 5:30 p.m.

When: Saturday, May 5, starting at 2 p.m.

Where: 840 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561-665-8484

Don Chepo’s Taco Shop

The new hip taco shop in Wellington will throw a free all-day Cinco de Mayo party Saturday. Don Chepo’s parking lot will have a bounce house, face painting and jumbo lawn games. At noon there will be a parents vs. kids taco-eating contents. A live band will perform at 5 p.m. plus there will be a DJ and a mariachi band. At 7 p.m. there will be a taco-eating contest with the winner receiving a ribbon, taco trophy and a photo on Don Chepo’s winners wall. It’s free to enter the competition. Enjoy $5 margaritas  and the giant trash can beer pong all day.

When: Saturday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Where10660 Forest Hill Blvd., No. 170, Wellington; 561-660-7391

Burger Bar

On Saturday, May 5, Burger Bar will offer $5 frozen margaritas, Patron shots and Corona beers.

Where: Donald Ross Village, 4650 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens; 561-630-4545

Maxi’s Grille

Starting at 5 p.m.Saturday, May 5, Max’s will offer a heap of good tacos and other Mexican-inspired plates. Also enjoy $10 mango margaritas, $10 Mexican mai mai, $5 Modelos and Coronas, and $10 shots of Herradura Tequila. Plus live music starts at 8 p.m.

Where404 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561-368-0080


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