Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican celebration of heritage and pride, falls on next Monday this year, giving Mexican restaurants in Las Vegas an excuse to draw out the party from this Thursday to Monday. Here, 12 ways to eat and drink your way through Cinco de Mayo in Las Vegas.Read More
12 Ways to Eat and Drink Your Way Through Cinco de Mayo in Las Vegas
1. BLT Burger
BLT Burger Las Vegas for two Cinco de Mayo specials, the Carne Asada Burger ($13) paired with a beertail, the Michelada ($5). The Carne Asada Burger is grilled skirt steak topped with queso fresco, guacamole and cilantro aioli.
2. Cabo Wabo Cantina
Cabo Wabo Cantina will host a weekend-long Cinco de Mayo bash from Friday, May 2 through Monday, May 5. Look for La Bandera, a 24-ounce daiquiri that will honor the colors of the Mexican flag with red, white and green daiquiri flavors, priced at $19, Dos Equis beer buckets priced at $21, and Fireball shots, priced at $5.
3. Cantina Laredo
Cantina Laredo has a top-shelf ‘Rita made with Avion Tequila for $6, as well as $4 house ‘Ritas and $2 draft beers May 2-5. Two exclusive Cinco de Mayo-themed cocktails include the Cinco Mas ‘Rita with Cabo Wabo, Hornitos, Herradura, Giro and Cointreau Orange Liqueur, lime juice and agave nectar and a Patron Silver sidecar, while the Pop-a-Rita is a strawberry rocks margarita made with Cabo Wabo Silver, Cointreau and fresh lime juice with a coconut popsicle stir stick. On Saturday, the joint turns into a party zone from 6 p.m. to midnight with specials on their Mexican cuisine. On Sunday, a more family friendly party with salsa dancing, pony rides, balloon artists, face painters, piñatas, raffle prizes and games takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
4. Chayo Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Chayo Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar at The Linq will host a nonstop fiesta on Monday, May 5, with Corona and shot of tequila for $8, $5 margaritas and $5 Coronas. Look for specials priced from $9 to $16, including Guacamole topped with pomegranate seeds and served with pork rinds or tortilla chips, pork sopes made with chorizo and queso fresco, quesadilla frita with Oaxaca cheese and poblano peppers, tostadas served with marinated pulled pork and black beans, chicken torta adorned with avocado and queso fresco and Mexican street tacos.
5. Diablo's Cantina
Diablo’s Cantina celebrates Cinco de Mayo from Thursday through Monday with live music from 1 Nation and DJ Sam I Am Thursday and DJ Dilemma Friday starting at 9 pm. Saturday, catch the Mayweather vs. Maidona fight (doors open at 5 pm), followed by live music from Mole Crudo and DJ Dilemma. On Sunday night, 1 Nation returns with DJ Sam I Am and for Cinco de Mayo on Monday, Diablo’s presents a special performance by Metalachi — the heavy metal mariachi band. All you can drink draft beer goes for for $25 from 9 p.m. to midnight Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, and 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.
6. Hussong's Cantina
Hussong’s Cantina will be extending the Cinco de Mayo revelry all weekend with its Dos de Mayo Celebration with Dos Equis. From May 3-5, the Baja cantina will feature drink specials along with its Rock ‘n’ Roll Mariachi band, taking requests and creating mash-ups of classic rock hits and Latin serenades. On Saturday, May 3, and Monday, May 5, the restaurant turns up the heat with the beautiful Dos Equis girls on-hand to keep the party going. During the three-day celebration, Hussong’s will feature a 48 oz. Most Interesting Man souvenir pilsner for $20. Additionally, guests that buy a Dos Equis beer tower will take home a life-size Most Interesting Man cardboard cutout.
7. Hyde Bellagio
Mario Lopez will host a wild Cinco de Mayo fiesta at Hyde Bellagio Saturday, May 3. The Las Vegas regular will host a night at the fountain-side nightclub while enjoying bottle service delivered by sexy senoritas.
8. PBR Rock Bar & Grill
PBR Rock Bar has $5 Cinco de Mayo food and drink specials from Friday, May 2, through Monday, May 5, with Mariachi band sets. Look for $5 Jose Cuervo Silver shots and margaritas, $5 Dos Equis drafts and $5 personal-sized nachitos.
Rhumbar's Cinco de Mayo fiesta on Monday, May 5, features $5 Dos Equis bottles and $7 Jose Cuervo Tradicional margaritas. Guests who arrive from 1 to 6 p.m. can also get drink specials including $5 rum punch cocktails and Coors Light bottles, $18 Coors Light buckets and $8 house selection cigars.
Rockhouse celebrates Cinco de Mayo from Friday, May 2, through Monday, May 5. The bar will bring in a live mariachi band and offer $5 margaritas, $10 for a Dos Equis beer and a shot of Jose Cuervo tequila, and $1.50 tacos.
11. The Salted Lime
The Salted Lime throws a four-day party Friday, May 2, to Monday, May 5. The highlight, a Tequila Cazadores Mariachi Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, with a live mariachi band and appearance from the Tequila Cazadores and Dos Equis promotional teams. Drink specials include the Most Interesting Margarita in the World, a 20-ounce cocktail served with a 12-ounce Dos Equis lager, for $7 throughout the weekend. Margaritas and drink bomb combinations will be offered for $2 and $7, respectively. Guests can also get two-for-one fajitas at the restaurant from Friday through Monday.
12. T&T Tacos & Tequila
T&T will host a four-day Cinco de Mayo fiesta featuring food and drink specials Friday, May 2, through Monday, May 5. The Sexy de Mayo celebration will culminate with an action packed fiesta and a “Cock-A-Doodle Duel” hosted by playmate Jessica Burciaga from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Monday, May 5. Land a $5 holiday-inspired menu offered all weekend long from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. featuring Fiesta Nachos, Habañero Wings, Chicken Quesadillas, Beef or Poblano Flautas, Guacamole, well drinks, house red or white wine and sangria. Also available are buckets of Sol beer, priced at $18. The party never stops with T&T’s Fiesta Weekends complete with DJ Larry Lynx spinning high-energy sets as well as $5 Dos Equis and Jose Cuervo shots all weekend long from 7 to 11 p.m.