Cinco de Mayo! It’s kind of like the Mexican equivalent to St. Patrick’s Day.
While the celebration commemorating Mexico’s victory at the Battle of Puebla is mostly ceremonial south of the border, here in Toronto the holiday has been co-opted as a mex-cellent excuse to throw a tequila and taco-fueled fiesta.
Here’s where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Toronto this year.
Assembly Chef’s Hall
The upscale food court celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Mexican-themed bites, cocktails, and entertainment. Ticket prices include five tasty bites and a Tromba margarita.
When: May 5, 4:30 pm
Where: Assembly Chef’s Hall 111 Richmond Street West, Toronto
Price: Tickets are $35
Cabo Shrimp Tacos, El Jefe’s Fajitas, and Ignacio’s Nachos are all on the menu for this multi-floor fiesta, not to mention tequila cocktails are the drink of the day with options like the Jalapeño Margarita and Mexico City Mule on offer.
When: May 5, 5 pm
Where: Baro, 485 King Street West, Toronto
Price: Tickets are $25
From noon until late night, this Mexican restaurant on King West celebrates Cinco de Mayo on the patio with tequila cocktail specials and Mexican entertainment all day.
When: May 5, from noon
Where: El Caballito, 220 King Street West, Toronto
Soak up tequila and tacos, suds and smoked BBQ, and (hopefully) sun at this patio party. The restaurant adjacent to Big Rock Brewery is teaming up with Cherry Street Bar-B-Que for an afternoon of day drinking and party vibes.
Where: Liberty Commons, 42 Liberty Street, Toronto
Macho Radio Bar
This Tex Mex spot in City Place hosts a party on their heated patio. Drink deals for the day include Casadores slushy margaritas, Dos Equis, and sangria!
When: May 5, 3 pm
Where: Macho Radio Bar, 92 Fort York Boulevard, Toronto
Muddy York Brewing Co.
CRAFT Beer Market Toronto pops up at the brewery for this afternoon Fiesta Mexicana featuring special brews, tacos, and fine Spanish tunes.
When: May 5, 2018, from noon
Where: Muddy York Brewing Co. 22 Cranfield Road, Toronto
Celebrate Cuarto de Mayo for a good cause with Pilsners, tequila, margaritas, piñatas, and Cornhole for Queso, a tossing game the name of cheese.
When: May 4, 2018, 8 pm
Where: 255 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto
Price: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
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