Ahh, don’t you just love Cinco de Mayo?
Whether you plan on celebrating with a frozen margarita, endless tacos, chips and guac, or all of the above, one thing’s for sure: you won’t want to miss out on all the festivities surrounding spring’s first holiday, playfully referred to as “Cinco de Drinko.”
And there’s no better place to get festive than the Big Apple. Tomorrow, endless locations around the city will host larger crowds than usual. We’ve rounded up the best bars and restaurants to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in New York City.
Thank us later.
Tosca Cafe’s Mexican Buffet
This is for the foodies. Tosca Cafe will offer buffet-style Mexican cuisine on its rooftop, which will also feature a DJ and mariachi band.
4038 E Tremont Ave, Bronx
Boulton & Watt’s Pepper Glasses
Daydreaming of Cinco de Mayo at @boultonandwatt with thus “For Whom the Bell Tolls” cocktail with Ilegal Mezcal, lime, Cointreau, agave, and red bell pepper juice served inside a bell pepper as featured in @manhattandigest. #boultonandwatt #cincodemayo #craftcocktails #ilegalmezcal #craftcocktails #imbibegram #liqpic #mixology #mezcal #bartender #nycdrinks #feedfeed #tipsybartender #les #eastvillage #zagat #forkyeah #eeeeeats #eatmunchies
What’s better than a cold drink on Cinco de Mayo? Throw back the liquor and get into the true spirit of Cinco de Mayo with alcohol served in bell peppers at Boulton & Watt.
5 Avenue A
Anejo Tribeca’s Fried Guacamole
The annual all-day and all-night party will feature tequila specials and Chef Ricky Camacho’s famous fried guacamole. Our mouths are watering from just looking at the pictures.
301 Church Street
Free Nachos from Professor Thom’s
Need we say more? Professor Thom’s will offer games on the patio and drink specials. But let’s be real – we’d only be here for the free nachos.
219 2nd Ave
The Patron Platinum Donut
In working with @Patron Platinum, @ManilaSocialClub has created The Patrón Platinum Donut, influenced by the Patrón #MargaritaOfTheYear, the Rosa Picante. Using elements of rose, citrus, chili, and ginger, the luxurious, limited Donut will only be available for the Week of Cinco de Mayo, with pickup from Monday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 8th from our restaurant. Proceeds of the Patrón Platinum Donut will go to the @AmericanCancerSociety. Each Donut is $150. The Donut's foundation is a pâté a choux made with powderized rose ashes and infused with ginger giving the pastry a dark ash color. Inside there is a light rose infused whipped mousse, studded with a chili-calamansi Margarita gel made with Patrón Platinum. Each donut is then individually hand dipped into an icing of Patrón Platinum and air brushed with edible silver powder. Finally, it is adorned with edible leaf giving it a brilliant and unmistakable finish. Every Patrón Platinum Donut is individually handmade. Orders can be placed on our website. Thank you! #manilasocialclub#patron#platinum#agave#donut#doughnuts#donuts#tequila#liquor#cincodemayo#margaritaoftheyear
Remember that gold donut that became a viral sensation a few months ago? In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Chef Bjorn Cruz’s latest creation is a limited-edition Patron Platinum donut. The treat will be rose-petal flavored filled with cream, spicy ginger, and jalapeno jelly, topped off with a sweet tequila frosting.
It’ll cost you $150 at Manila Social Club to get a taste, but it’s bound to be a Cinco de Mayo moment you’ll never forget.
2 Hope St, Brooklyn
Half-Price Tacos at The Ainsworth
Who doesn’t love tacos? After Taco Tuesday, the next best time to indulge in two or three is Cinco de Mayo. Especially when they’re half price. Wash them down with a Mexican beer at The Ainsworth.
122 W 26th Street
The Gander On-The-Go
If you’re planning on hitting a few spots, The Gander is great option for on-the-go customers. They’ll be serving food such as tacos with handmade tortillas out of a makeshift taco stand.
15 W 18th Street
One of our staff favorites. Authenticity matters, and La Palapa offers authentic Mexican cuisine in a Mexico City style.
77 St. Marks Place
7-Pound Hangover Cure
Tex-Mex restaurant El Original offers a pretty major remedy to the hangovers that usually follow the night of Cinco de Mayo. The 7-pound breakfast taco features 12 eggs, one pound of bacon, one pound of sausage, one pound of refried beans, 8 ounces of Pico de Gallo, 4 ounces of queso, and more stuffed into a 12-inch tortilla.
While it may sound over-the-top, it’s said to be specially designed to cure hangovers.
735 10th Ave