Dust off the maracas, whip out that sombrero – Cinco De Mayo is happening this Friday!
This Friday 5th May marks Cinco De Mayo, a day long festival of culture, cuisine, cocktails, and music. Although many celebrate by dosing up on tequila and tacos, it holds special historical significance, commemorating the Mexican Army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on 5th May 1862. Like any good party, this one travels beyond it’s national borders, with celebrations taking place all across the globe. Lucky for us, Sydney-siders are more than welcome to join in on the action!
Here are the best local spots to celebrate.
El Loco at Slip Inn invites you one of their buzziest and most festive days of the calendar year. So what’s on offer? Try two for $5 tacitos and $6 tecates. For those looking for a fruity fix, $10 watermelon margaritas will also be available. With a few boozy beverages under your belt, bust out your best dance moves courtesy of the live mariachi band.
El Loco, Slip Inn – 111 Sussex Street, Sydney, 9254 8088, Open Mon – Fri 11:00am till late, Sat 2:00pm till late. Sunday Closed.
Open from 10:00am, El Loco at Excelsior are offering 2 for $5 tacitos as well as $7 special tacos from 12:00pm. $15 grand margaritas will also be available all day (you know what we’ll be drinking!) with Vinyl DJs hitting the decks from 6:00pm. After-workers won’t miss out on the festivities, with access to happy hour from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
El Loco, Excelsior Hotel – 64 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills, 9254 8088, Open Mon – Thurs 10:00am til late, Fri & Sat 10:00am – 3:00am, Sun 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Good things come in fives this Friday, when Tex-Mex hangout El Camino Cantina celebrates Cinco de Mayo with $5 tacos, accompanied with $5 margaritas, craft beers, house wines and house tequila until 7pm. El Camino’s colossal frozen and shaken Margaritas will be given a Cinco de Mayo flavour boost of peach and habanero chilli, and a DJ will kick the party along from 6pm. Unleash your inner bandito or señorita, with prizes for the best dressed.
El Camino Cantina- 18 Argyle St, The Rocks NSW 2000, 9259 5668, Open Monday-Thursday 12:00pm-12am, Friday and Saturday 12:00pm -1 am and Sunday 11:00am – 10pm.
Guzman y Gomez, Various Locations
Who doesn’t love at good ol’ GyG burrito? They’ll taste that much more delicious this Friday, as Guzman y Gomez celebrates the best of Latin culture during Cinco de Mayo with $5 burritos, $5 burrito bowls and $5 coronas. To capitalise on this awesome deal, find a Guzman y Gomez near you here!
Mejico, Pitt Street
From Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th May, Mejico Pitt Street are celebrating Cinco de Mayo with $16 cocktail specials. Try the Cherry Tequila Sour with Olmeca Altos Blanco, lemon juice, egg white and a maraschino cherry. If you’re looking for something on the sweeter side, why not sample The Big Blue – made with Ilmeca Altos Blanco, Curacao, sugar syrup and pineapple, lemon and orange juice. Rounding out the trifecta is The Black Cadillac, made with Olmeca Altos Blanco, lime juice, triple sec, squid ink and orange.
Looking to take your Cinco de Mayo fiesta to the next level? Book your team (or your besties!) into a 1 hour Tequila or Margarita Masterclasses and learn about the history, process and flavours of these iconic Mexican drinks.
Mejico – 105 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000, (02) 9230 0119, open Monday to Saturday – 12pm to late
Milagro Tequila Launches ‘Museo of Miracles’ at SoCal, Neutral Bay
This May, Milagro tequila will unveil an exciting art exhibition by Mexico City based photographer Mark Alor Powell at SoCal Neutral Bay. The fifteen piece pop-up gallery titled ‘Museo of Miracles’ captures the everyday wonders of Mexico City and ultimately the inspiration behind the Milagro brand, from its fantastical and surreal architecture to its expressive street art and creative people.
As part of a global tour, the gallery will be open for public viewing from this Friday 5 May from 12pm until Sunday 18 June. In celebration of the exhibition, SoCal will also host Milagro Sundays throughout the exhibition period. Patrons can expect delicious Milagro Margarita specials, tequila tasting flights, photo competitions and a taste of SoCal’s delicious food menu.
1 Young Street, Neutral Bay, Sydney
Monday & Tuesday 5pm – late, Wednesday & Thursday 12pm – late, Friday and Saturday 12pm – 2am, Sunday 12pm – 12am