Cinco De Mayo

Happy 5th of May! Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for May 5) is a regional holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla. The Mexicans managed to decisively crush the French, shortly after the Mexican-American War and The Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 had left Mexico near bankrupt and vulnerable.

The victory represented a significant morale boost to the Mexican army and the Puebla victory came to symbolize unity and pride.

Cinco De Mayo Events

Pubs are popular places to go for a pint of your favorite Irish beer and a thick, hearty steak or shepherd's pie. Most of these places get mobbed on St. Patty's day, so plan ahead.

Last updated 2017, so be sure to double check before going

La Contenta
102 Norfolk St New York 10002 Phone no: 212-432-4180

Luis began his culinary career as a dishwasher in Carmine’s Restaurant in Times Square. At La Contenta Chef Luis Arce Mota showcase his Mexican roots and his classical French culinary training, offering Mexican cuisine with French accents. Chef Mota’s worked in many famous Manhattan kitchens, under the tutelage of renowned chefs including Cesar Ramirez, David Bouley, Michael Lomonaco, and Michael Romano. He completed culinary education at the Cordon Bleu in Paris and the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.

Dos Caminos Soho
475 West Broadway New York 10022 Phone no: 212-529-0900

BR Guest Hospitality has 20 restaurants and bars across four states. The restaurants have been played some of major motion pictures such as You’ve Got Mail and have played host to celebrities such as Jessica Simpson sipping margaritas at Park Avenue’s Dos Caminos and the ladies of Sex And The City lunching at the café in Union Square’s Blue Water Grill.BR Guest are set on the future, and a constant desire to be better and give fans the bigger bite they crave. BR Guest Hospitality Owned by Landry’s Inc. is widely recognized as one of America’s premier hospitality groups.

Mon–Thu noon–4pm, 5–11pm; Fri noon–4pm, 5pm–midnight; Sat 11:30am–4pm 5pm–midnight; Sun 11:30am–4pm, 5–11pm

251 W 50th St New York 10019 Phone no: 212-581-1818

Toloache is a Mexican eatery from chef Julian Medina (Maya, Zocalo). it has duplex Theater District. The dynamic, richly environment with beautiful tiles and murals of Mexican scenes. For Cinco de Mayo specials like lamb tacos, lobster nachos and a beef-tongue tostada at all three of its locations will be offering by the kitchen. As well as a trio of flavored margaritas (cantaloupe, blood orange, pineapple-ginger). Toloache 50 will also be hosting mariachi performances throughout the day.

Mon–Thu, Sun 5–11pm; Fri, Sat 5–11:30pm

434 Seventh Ave Brooklyn 11215 Phone no: 917-525-5252

Fonda, a dimly lit spot from chef Roberto Santibanez (Rosa Mexicana) a chef and cookbook author. At Fonda’s three locations—in Chelsea, the East Village, and Park Slope, Brooklyn—the margaritas are thoughtfully crafted, the guacamole is made to order and the tortillas are hand-pressed. Roberto Santibanez has created a rare New York restaurant: a relaxed, affordable neighborhood spot.

Tue–Thu 5–10pm; Fri 5–11pm; Sat 11am–4pm, 5–11pm; Sun 11am–4pm, 5–10pm

Rosa Mexicano
1063 First Ave New York 10022 Phone no: 212-753-7407

Rosa Mexicano on First Avenue near 58th Street in New York. Her knowledge of regional Mexican cuisine and her dedication to providing genuine flavors and tastes quickly made the restaurant a destination for lovers of Mexican cooking.

Mon 5–10:30pm; Tue–Fri 5–11:30pm; Sat 4–11:30pm; Sun 4–10:30pm

Tacuba Hell's Kitchen
802 Ninth Avenue New York 10019 Phone no: 212-245-4500

TACUBA is a boutique restaurant started by Chef Julian Medina, Louis Skibar and Brian Sobhan. This specializes in offering patrons traditional Latin fare with a gourmet hand, while being surrounded by authentic cultural decor and ambiance. Tacuba Cantina Mexicana by famed Chef Julian Medina from Toloache, Yerba Buena & Coppelia. Tacuba features a large collection of Tequilas and Mezcal.

LUNCH: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4pm DINNER: Sunday - Thursday 4pm - 11pm Friday & Saturday 4pm - 12am BRUNCH: Saturday - Sunday 11:30am - 4pm

Bodega Negra
Dream Downtown 355 W 16th St New York 10011 Phone no: 212-229-2336

Bodega Negra has the seedy original’s neon lights and peep-show silhouettes for copper-trimmed tables and mirrored panels. Serge Becker imports London’s sex-shop-themed Mexican cantina, scrubbed clean for the Dream Downtown. Bodega Negra is Banked by a wall of antique tequila barrels, the amber-lit bar stocks 90 bottles of the spirit, employed in cocktails like the Chamomile Daisy (chamomile-apple agave, lemon) and a hibiscus-infused Paloma.

Daily 5:30pm–2am

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