Cinco de Mayo is synonymous with guacamole, tacos and margaritas, but not everyone knows that the day commemorates the Mexican military’s victory over the French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
Join in on the celebration at these seven local businesses throughout Palm Beach County that are hosting their own fiestas.
Harbourside Place restaurant Calaveras Cantina’s annual block party will feature live music by a mariachi band and DJ Lucho, drink specials and delicious Mexican food. Three Chihuahua races will be held and all the money raised will benefit Jupiter Dog Rescue. Don’t worry about having to wait if the restaurant is full—there will be an outdoor taco tent and three outdoor bars with specials on tequila, craft margaritas and mojitos.
125 Dockside Circle, Jupiter; 561.320.9661; calaverascantinas.com
Blue Moon Mexican Café
Grab friends and family for an authentic, all-day Mexican fiesta at Blue Moon Mexican Café with delicious and eclectic cuisine, giveaways and a mariachi band from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
6897 SW 18th St., Boca Raton; 561.571.7000; bluemoonmexicancafe.com
LIME Fresh Mexican Grill
With a social atmosphere and neighborhood appeal, LIME Fresh Mexican Grill will host patio parties at its Palm Beach County locations with DJs, balloon artists, dancing and giveaways. Enjoy $3 Corona, Corona Light and Corona Premiere specials, along with the menu of Mexican-inspired dishes.
20642 N. State Road 7, Ste. 1, Boca Raton; 561.488.9870; limefreshmexicangrill.com
1880 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561.323.4819; limefreshmexicangrill.com
3331 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561.626.5001; limefreshmexicangrill.com
The Butcher Shop
Retail meat market and full-service restaurant The Butcher Shop will have food specials for the holiday including kielbasa quesadillas, Mexican street corn, enchiladas and steak and chicken fajitas. Pair them with a $5 margarita or tequila shot.
209 Sixth St., West Palm Beach; 561.812.2336; butchershopbeergarden.com
For a full-sensory Mexican dining experience, attend an all-day block party at Rocco’s Tacos locations. They will feature drink specials, live entertainment, DJs, prize giveaways and free tequila pourings.
5250 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton; 561.416.2131; roccostacos.com
224 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561.650.1001; roccostacos.com
5090 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561.623.0127; roccostacos.com
110 East Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561.416.2131; roccostacos.com
Enjoy an alternative Cinco de Mayo festivity with paint and canvases at Uptown Art. The studio provides hands-on instruction, paint supplies and aprons to create your masterpiece. Bring the tequila and Uptown Art will provide the margarita mix and limes to put a holiday-inspired twist on the experience.
510 Evernia St., West Palm Beach; 561.899.3890; uptownart.com
6018 SW 18th St., Ste. C4-5, Boca Raton; 561.218.4557; uptownart.com
1695 W. Indiantown Road., Ste. 14, Jupiter; 561.295.5255; uptownart.com
Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks
Celebrate the holiday with special ciders that highlight flavors from Central American cuisine, including tamarind and churros, at Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks. Authentic food vendor Cocina Maya will provide an authentic menu for the evening and will make on-site blue corn tortillas.
1023 N. Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach; 561.568.7242; accomplicebrewery.com
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