Trying to decide where to celebrate Cinco? We have lots of options from your favorite Mexican restaurants to drink specials all around town. Top off your Cerveza or keep your Margarita glass full! 

Besito Mexican Restaurant

Fresh and local Mexican ingredients are what you'll find at Besito. The warmth of a private hacienda and authentic dishes. Besito is celebrating Cinco all week long starting May 1st with daily drink specials and tequila tastings. Fiesta! 

Beach Bar & Restaurant

Located next to the Bay Harbor Hotel on the waterfront, celebrate Cinco de Mayo early with their Margarita Mondays where you can enjoy $3 margs every Monday. 

O Cocina and Flights

O' Cocina serves up modern, elegant Mexican and delicious table-side guac! It's not your everyday Mexican. They put a spin on classic dishes for a unique flavor that is the perfect combination of deliciousness! 

Miguel's Mexican Seafood & Grill

Located in Hyde Park and the Westshore District, this restaurant serves traditional style Mexican cuisine. Dishes include chile con queso, nachos, fajitas, tamales, enchiladas, tacos, burritos and all of your favorites! 

Vallarta's Mexican Restaurant

Vallarta's offers your traditional Mexican and a daily happy hour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. They're continuing their Cinco celebration on May 5 with a DJ starting at 6 p.m. Plenty of tequila and dancing for a good time! 

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The Honey Pot

This LGBT-friendly upscale nightclub is in the heart of Ybor City. This Cinco they're bringing DJ Matt MSC Cahill in at 10 p.m. with no cover before 10:30 p.m. As part of their festivities, they'll be hosting a naughty Mexican hat dance. The audience determined winner will receive a $100 bar tab! 

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar

You'll find all day drink specials and giveaways at Witness Cinco and live entertainment, DJs, prize giveaways and of course, free tequila pourings by Rocco and their "Team Cinco." The party starts at noon! 

Mexican cuisine combines the best of traditional Mexican cuisine with Green Lemon's fresh and healthy bowls, sushi style rolls and salads. 


Traditional Mexican cuisine and a variety of Mexican drinks are showcased at Tequilas Taqueria & Tequila Bar in Ybor. They're celebrating Cinco all week long Taco Tuesday and $5 margaritas from 9-11 p.m. Thursday Thursday they'll feature tequila mules and half off all food from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. On Saturday, May 5 they're Spicy Saturday specials include $5 cocktails from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Game Time

Get festive at GameTime on Cinco de Mayo with these awesome deals: carnitas tacos, margaritas and tequila shots all just $5 each! Get a bucket of coronas for the table for $15. 


Cinco de Mayo Entertainment begins at 4 p.m. with a Mariachi Band and a 3-hour long corona and margarita open bar from 4-7 p.m. They're bringing back the Annual Jalapeno Eating Contest at 6:30 p.m. with a $200 cash prize to first place. 

The RITZ Ybor

The Tacos & Tequila Party + Social starts Saturday at 7 p.m. featuring taco stations, tequila tastings, and signature margaritas. Ole! 

Yard of Ale SoHo

Live music from 3-8 p.m., DJ from 8 p.m. to close, $2 tacos, $3 festive pizza slices, $3 Dos Equis draft, $3 Sol bottles and $8 beer and shot specials. 

Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Drink specials, shorts, food and live music! 

Amercian Social Tampa

A mix of Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby - $2 taco special, $15 Corona buckets, $7 Milagro silver tequila shots, $10 glasses of G.H. MUMM champagne and $10 mint juleps. 
If you're looking for something the whole family can participate in, check out The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa Party 5K Fun Run. You'll be running, walking or strolling along the Courtney Campbell Causeway with a pool party for you at the end! 

If you prefer to celebrate at home, try this recipe for the Touch Ruby Red Grapefruit Margarita from Touch Vodka:

1 1/2 part Touch Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka

1/2 part triple sec

Splash lime juice

sweet & sour

grapefruit juice

Slat rim if wanted. Serve over ice chilled or frozen.

If you don't see your favorite Mexican restaurant or bar listed here, check out our Guide to the Best Mexican Restaurants in Tampa. Either way, grab your amigos and celebrate everything Mexican this Cinco de Mayo. If you've had too much fun on Saturday, stop by The Attic Cafe in Downtown Tampa, they're hosting Rehab Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m Rain or shine, they'll have artisans and vendors selling their wares. You'll find jewelry, baked goods, Rasta wear, knick-knacks and more! 

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