Food For Thought — May 2, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Fiestas in NYC


With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, it’s time to make plans for a night full of margaritas, tacos, and pork dishes! This day of celebration is exciting for New Yorkers because, well, it’s just another excuse to drink tequila and eat Mexican food. With so many celebrations going on, we’ve cut to the chase and discovered the best of the best so that you don’t have to!

Favela Cubana, a Greenwich Village hot spot that serves some of the best empeñadas will be serving two for $10 margaritas and $20 buckets of beer. Open from 11am-11pm, this will be a great all day destination.

Tres Carnes will be serving up their 16 hour smoked brisket tacos and their fresh white peach sangria by Chef Sasha Shor. This will surely be a delight for your Cinco De Mayo!

Café Frida, on the Upper West Side, will offer hibiscus margaritas and agave cocktails along with some fun and decadent specials. If you want to bar hop and check out another UWS spot, also try El Mitote, for their fabulous margaritas and Cinco De Mayo fun!

Bounce Sporting Club will be holding their third annual Mustache Party Cinco de Mayo on May 4th, beginning at 3pm. The party will include $5 Coronas, El Presidente and margaritas, as well at bottles of Don Julio Blanco for $250. Tommacari will be playing authentic music for you to dance to and complimentary mustaches and giveaways will have you screaming fiesta!

In the mood for some more food?

Mexicue Sliders

Orale Mexican Kitchen is also partaking in the festivities all weekend starting from May 2nd until May 5th with cocktail specials all weekend long, as well as menu additions. On May 2nd, enjoy DJ Rocks Orale all night, May 3rd a pre-fixe menu, and May 4th a brunch you wont want to miss! Here are the taco selections that will be featured in the Cinco De Mayo specials — Vegetariano: Sauteed Seitan, Garlic, Chipotle, Rajas. Tuna: Chili Rubbed and Seared Tuna, Lime Green Salsa, Tortilla Crisps in Romaine Wraps, and Machin: Roasted Bone Marrow Topped with Crispy Pork Belly, Shredded Cabbage.

Chef David Santos is turning Louro into a one night pop-up taqueria. This Tacos & Tequila Pop-up will serve a selection of tacos, tequila and margaritas all night from 5pm – Midnight. The selection of tacos include 3 for $5 tacos with options like crispy pig’s ear, goat, lamb’s tongue, charred cactus, short rib, pork belly, roasted potato and onion with smoked paprika oil, and rock shrimp, all topped with pickled onion, cilantro, lettuce, sour cream, housemade salsa, guacamole and tomatillo sauce.

Popular Mexican restaurant Mexicue will be celebrating the holiday with a return to Madison Square Eats, where they will be offering a special preview of their unreleased menu from their second upcoming restaurant opening scheduled for this summer. Specialties include three new sliders and passion fruit mango margaritas.


The Hudson Bond will be offering tacos in 2’s with Marinated Flank Steak, Avocado, Hugo’s Salsa, and Cheddar. Also offered will be Buffalo Chicken, Pulled Chicken, Lettuce, Tomato, and Crumbled Bleu Ranch. If you want a little seafood, try the Cabo Fish, with Beer Bettered Groper, Pineapple Salsa, Romaine, and Honey Chipotle, or the Grilled Snapper with Pickled Slaw and Salsa Verde. With your order, you can enjoy a complimentary margarita on the rocks!

Teqa, which we all know for their specialty margaritas and delicious menu, has some great Cinco de Mayo specials. Here you have tons of trio options such as the Flautas Trio, Guacamole Trio, Empanada Trio, and Taco Trio. Other dishes and specials include the Mango Shrimp Ceviche, Tuna Taquitos, and Stuffed Poblano Peppers. Don’t forget about the Spicy Cucumber Margarita, Hibiscus Margarita, or the Voodo Child Cocktail to pair with your food!

For something a little different, Nitehawk Cinema will celebrate the holiday with a presentation of Three Amigos, along with a live pre-show performance by the first and only all female mariachi band, Mariachi Flor de Toloache. This Country Brunchin’ event will begin at 11:30am with the live band on May 3rd and 4th and will feature Michelada and breakfast burritos.

And last, but certainly not the least is Rochelle’s on the Lower East Side. This hot spot is serving up Cazadores Blanco and Miller High Life with taco specials all night!

Be sure to check out one, two, or all of these Cinco De Mayo spots for amazing specials, music, and authentic cuisine!

Twisted Talk: Will you be going out for Cinco de Mayo? What destination will you be headed to? Discuss below!

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