Cinco De Mayo in NYC
Cinco de Mayo is coming up and you wont want to miss out on these 10 places. We’ve covered everything from speciality margaritas to grasshoppers… we’ll let you decide! Check out where to Cinco de Mayo in NYC below
$5 frozen margaritas or on 5/5 for $5 Sauza tequila shots and a live all-female mariachi band.
Head here for live music, “Day of the Dead” dancers and 10% off for people who Instagram their meal and tag @BodegaNegraNYC with the hashtag #BodegaNegra.
Specials include short rib, shrimp, chicken, or pork belly tacos for $2.50 each, pitches of margs for $28, and a host of Mexican style beers and tequilas.
Don’t miss the nine-woman Mariachi Flor de Toloache as it serenades diners live at this bustling Financial District spot. Food-and-drink specials will also be offered all day long
Sip on the usual five-buck happy hour margaritas, or opt for the “Drinco de Mayo” special, a frozen version of the house Mexican Martini ($12). For food you can munch on an array of special a la carte items ($10–$20) such as a Frito pie with Texas red chili in a house corn-chip shell, and skirt steak with chili fries.
On May 5, Fonda will offer a special Su Casa cocktail ($9; Milagro tequila, Montelobos mezcal) soaked up with limited-time grub including five-chile enchiladas ($21.95, $23.95 in Chelsea) and taco soup ($7.95, $8.95 in Chelsea). Each location will also host live music performances from local mariachi outfits: Mariachia Guadalajara in Park Slope, Mariachi Nuevo Sol in the East Village and Mariachi Cuerdas de Mexico in Chelsea.
Slashed prices on tacos ($15 for your choice of three) in varieties like carne asada with charred shishito peppers and salsa verde, and rock shrimp with spicy aioli and smashed avocado will compliment the amazing view from this Manhattan rooftop. Wash it all down with ten-buck margaritas and six-buck Coronas.
Maya will offer $8 traditional margaritas and $10 chips and traditional guacamole all-day. Happy-hour is from 3pm until close with $7 specialty margaritas, wines and sangria along with $5 Mexican beers and $4 tacos, nachos and quesadillas.
This taco joint will offer a special carnitas duo with avocado salsa, cilantro, onions and a draft Negra Model for $10. Complementing the grub will be a performance from Mariachi Tapatio De Alvaro Paulino in the main dining room.
The Black Ant
Tribal delicacies like grasshoppers, worms and, yes, the namesake ant are spotlight here. Specials for Cinco de Mayo (all $5) include taco de pato (duck carnitas, figs, morita salsa) and molote (crispy turnover with quesillo, mushrooms, salsa verde and cotija cheese).
This gourmet food court will host a “Cinco de Market” celebration from 5 to 7pm with a cantina-style pop-up bar pouring out classic Mexican beer micheladas ($8) as well as red citrus and white hibiscus sangrias ($8) in the main dining hall. Themed tacos from La Palapa ($6 each) will also be offered, including a green pipián verde con lomito (toasted green pumpkin seeds with grilled pork tenderloin), a red chicken in mole and a roasted corn with white poblano crema.