Cinco de Mayo is always a big party in Las Vegas and this year we’re in luck — it falls on a Friday, so that means there’s a whole weekend full of festivities.
Here’s where you can throw back some tequila shots, eat amazing food and celebrate Mexican culture for Cinco de Mayo in Vegas:
GUY FIERI’S EL BURRO BORRACHO
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Things kick off on Friday, May 5 with a live Mariachi band from 5 – 10 p.m. Promo models will be on hand to pass out Cinco swag.
Food specials include steamed peel-and-eat tiger shrimp with drawn garlic butter on Friday, seafood enchiladas with rice and borracho beans on Saturday and tostada de carnitas with rice and black beans on Sunday.
You can down $4 Patron tequila shots and Sauza Signature Blue margaritas for $15 all weekend.
THE LINQ PROMENADE
The LINQ Promenade is hosting a full-on fiesta for Cinco de Mayo. Check out Mariachi bands, dancers and other live entertainment as well as food and drink specials.
Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar will have street carts available where you can grab tacos and corn. Wash them down with $5 16-ounce draft beers (Modelo, Negra Modelo, Corona Light and Pacifico ), $5 tall Corona cans, $8 shots of Patron Silver, $16 32-ounce drafts with a souvenir cup, and $20 32-ounce frozen margaritas.
Head over to the High Roller and hop on the Happy Half Hour cabins, which will feature a Sauza tequila takeover. Your Happy Half Hour ticket includes one 30-minute ride and an open bar inside the cabin. Happy Half Hour cabins roll daily from noon – 1 a.m. Happy Half Hour tickets start at $40.
Flour & Barley will be offering a special carne asada pie in honor of Cinco de Mayo. The pizza is topped with ranchero salsa, carne asada, pico de gallo, queso fresco and fresh cilantro topped with a creme drizzle and is priced at $19. The special will run through Monday, May 8.
Stop in to Jaburritos for $5 sangria and Modelo all day on May 5.
O’sheas is always up for a party and Cinco de Mayo is no exception. Grab buckets of Corona for $30 and Sauza margaritas for $10. There will be a junior Mariachi band and models with a tequila ice luge.
Virgil’s Real BBQ will be cooking up Cinco de Mayo specials including pork and brisket street tacos. Pair them with the Virgil margarita.
Off the Strip Bistro & Bar will serve food specials inside the restaurant including pozole, chicken rolled tacos, shrimp ceviche and a chilaquiles skillet. There will also be carts outside with churros and chicken rolled tacos.
Top everything off with dessert from Sprinkles Cupcakes. They’ll be offering Casamigos margarita cupcakes May 1 – 31.
The party will be in full swing all weekend at the outdoor Spanish Steps bar. There will be a Mariachi band from 6 – 10 p.m. on Friday. Enjoy Latin music from a DJ from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Drink specials include 24-ounce cans of Corona and Modelo for $12, 16-ounce Sauza margaritas for $12 and 32-ounce Sauza margaritas for $20. The specials are available Friday – Sunday.
Inside, at Alto Bar, the party will feature a Latin DJ and go-go dancers from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Thursday – Saturday. Drink specials will be available Thursday – Sunday including Modelo drafts for $8.50 and an 80-ounce Modelo beer tube for $39. Margarita fans will have their pick of Tres Generaciones Plata traditional, strawberry and mango margaritas for $16. Indulge in a glass of 14 Hands sangria for $14.
Stripside Café & Bar will be offering drink specials Thursday – Sunday. Grab 24-ounce cans of Corona or Modelo for $12, 16-ounce Sauza margaritas for $12 and 32-ounce Sauza margaritas for $20.
Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill is running a special for Cinco de Mayo. Get a Hell’s Kitchen burger and a bottle of Corona for $25. The spicy burger features ghost pepper cheese, pickled jalapenos, avocado and smoked tomato aioli.
Border Grill at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace will be pouring Tecate drafts for $4. You can also enjoy refreshing watermelon mint margaritas for $7 or $30 for a pitcher. There will also be a variety of special small plates available like red pork pozole, roasted cauliflower taquitos, chipotle fried calamari and grilled watermelon salad.
PARIS LAS VEGAS
Beer Park is throwing a rooftop fiesta featuring live music, margaritas and more on May 5.
Raise a glass with featured drinks by sponsor Hornitos, including the Grand Slam Peacharita, made with Sauza Hornitos blanco, peach nectar and citrus spritzer, priced at $11; margarita pitchers, priced at $44; and shots of Hornitos tequila, priced at $9. Hornitos models will also be on hand offering tequila samples from 7 to 10 p.m.
Chow down on street tacos from a roaming taco cart, priced at $3 each, and Mexican street corn smoked in Beer Park’s signature beechwood smoker, priced at $4.
Party with live music by a mariachi band at 5 p.m. and a DJ at 7 p.m. Try your luck with a piñata and oversized yard games, including giant Jenga, connect four, beer pong and pool.
Nothing tastes better than tequila on Cinco de Mayo. Try the Tequila Sunrise EliXXr from HEXX Chocolate + Confexxions. Each EliXXr is hand-crafted with six scoops of High Road craft sorbet, five ounces of fresh lemonade, two ounces of Hornitos Blanco Tequila and a sprinkle of Tajin for a little kick.
Kick back on HEXX’s Strip-side patio with the refreshing drink.
FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS
There’s no better place to enjoy a margarita than Margaritaville, right? It’s right there in the name. Jimmy Buffett’s bar and restaurant at Flamingo Las Vegas is the perfect spot to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. There’s always a party atmosphere with live music and six bars. Sip on a margarita flight or just indulge in one of the signature margaritas like the Who’s To Blame or the Last Mango in Paris. Grab a 45-ounce take-home blender cup filled with the Who’s To Blame or Tropical Fruit margarita for $33.95.
Carlos ‘n Charlie’s is another fun spot to hang out on Cinco de Mayo. The Mexican bar and restaurant is known for its party spots in Cozumel and Cancun. You can enjoy the same vibe here minus the beach, of course. The Vegas location does boast a large outdoor patio overlooking the Flamingo’s lush pool area. Grab a drink from a flair bartender and after a few margaritas, get up and dance with the wait staff. It’s encouraged here.
BALLY’S LAS VEGAS
Tequila Taqueria, as the name suggests, is the place to go for tequila. We’re talking 37 premium tequilas and 10 Mexican beers to choose from. Try a shot, a flight or a tequila cocktail like the Tropical Storm with Casamigos blanco tequila, Vita Coco coconut water with tropical fruit and Gosling’s ginger beer.
Be sure to grab some food after your tequila tasting. Tequila Taqueria serves tacos, fajitas, enchiladas and their famous tableside guacamole.