Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Washington, D.C.
This Saturday is Cinco de Mayo, and while it’s definitely not Mexican Independence Day (and not even marked in most of Mexico), it has become a nationwide celebration of Mexican culture and heritage in the U.S., and fiestas abound. Where to party on May 5? We’ve got your list.
Bandolero: The Tackle Box pop-up preview of Mike Isabella’s newest spot will go out with a bang. Cinco de Mayo festivities start at noon with a special á la carte menu, and from 5–7 PM enjy samples of the signature margarita and Sticky Fingers margarita cupcakes.
Ceiba: From 3 PM–close, head to this Glover Park Latin-American for $5 margaritas and $5 Mexican street food.
El Centro D.F.: It’s the first anniversary for Richard Sandoval’s Logan Circle Mexican, and the celebrating begins at brunch with a $35 prix-fixe that includes bottomless cocktails from 11 AM–5 PM. Then the fiesta gets going from 6 PM–close with a $20 cover for the DJ’d party, which will also feature $4 Mexican beers and $5 margaritas.
National Harbor Wine & Food Festival: This huge fest takes place noon–6 PM, Saturday–Sunday, and though wine is the focus, you can hit up the Cinco De Mayo Pavilion featuring Hornitos tequila for some Mexi-drinking fun. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
Tortilla Coast (Capitol Hill): On Saturday, May 5, spend an afternoon hour from 4–5 PM listening to traditional mariachi music and enjoying $5 Sauza Hornitos Plata shots.
Photo via Flickr user Serge Melki
Event Date: 05/05
Event Time: Varies
Location: Various Bars
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