Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Toronto 2019

Apr 29 2019, 8:38 pm

Get ready to party with tacos and tequila!

While the celebration commemorating Mexico’s victory at the Battle of Puebla is mostly ceremonial south of the border, leave it to Toronto-eateries to find ways to incorporate the celebrations of Cinco de Mayo into service.

Here’s where to celebrate May 5 in Toronto this year.

Assembly Chef’s Hall


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This upscale food court is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with sweet activations, games and drink specials. Ticket prices include entry to the party plus a full-sized dish from any of the eatery’s 17 vendors.

When: May 4 from 4:00 pm to midnight
 Assembly Chef’s Hall 111 Richmond Street West, Toronto
Price: $20, tickets available online


El Rey


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El Rey will be celebrating with a mariachi band kicking off at 2 pm, plus $10 margaritas all day, and $6 tequila shots. Plus, of course, they’ll be slinging tacos and other authentic handhelds that’ll make you feel like you’ve escaped the city. This spot will also have Don Julio Blanco, Don Julio Reposado and Don Julio 1942 on offer – tequilas that’ll change your mind about tequila!

When: May 5 from 2 pm
Where: El Rey – 2a Kensington Avenue


Tio’s Urban Mexican


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This Yonge and Eg-area spot will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo—and their third anniversary—all weekend long! Get ready to enjoy $5 Margaritas, $5 Tacos, a mariachi band, tequila tastings and much more.

When: May 4 and 5
Where: Tio’s Urban Mexican – 2584 Yonge Street


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Hit this Queen East spot for tequila tastings, a mariachi band and plenty of glorious grub! The celebration is on all weekend long, from Friday through Sunday.

When: May 3, 4 and 5 from 11 am
Where: Barrio – 884 Queen Street East


Liberty Commons


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Soak up tequila, tacos, suds, smoked BBQ, and (hopefully) sun at this patio party. The restaurant adjacent to Big Rock Brewery is teaming up with Cherry Street BBQ for an afternoon of day drinking and party vibes, and they’ll be featuring a Mexican lager by Big Rock Brewery. No patio resos, no cover, just come as you are, ready to party.

When: May 4 from noon
Where: Liberty Commons, 42 Liberty Street, Toronto




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Mezcal People will be hosting a tasting with tapas at Reposado on Sunday evening. This 19+ event is by advance tickets-only, which you can get your hands on here. Get ready to taste what may be the greatest food and drink combo there is.

When: May 5 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Reposado – 136 Ossington AvenueInstagram

Southern Accent


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At this spot, you’ll hear live Cuban music from the bourbon bar and watch with wonder as the chef cooks up a Mexican spin on the eatery’s famous Jambalaya in a big pan on an open flame out front! And as an extra incentive: the Kentucky Derby will be on-screen at 6:50 pm. Two birds, they say.

When: May 4
Where: Southern Accent – 839 College Street




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Celebrate May 5 at Regulars with a mouthwatering brunch menu. Seating is limited and these eats are always delicious, so RSVP at [email protected]

When: May 5 from noon to 5 pm
Where: Regulars – 668 King Street West


Muddy York Brewing Co.


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This brewery is set to host a Mexican-Vietnamese fusion party dubbed “Cinco de Tháng năm.” Los Vietnamita will be popping in with their taco bar, full of delicious eats, to pair with 12 beers on tap!

When: May 4 from noon to 5 pm
Where: Muddy York Brewing Co. – 22 Cranfield Road, Toronto


People’s Pint


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Taqueria Gus will be popping up at this brewery on Sunday, slinging out hot and spicy tacos all day long. Get ready to slam back multiple tortillas and plenty of pints!

When: May 5 from noon
Where: People’s Pint – 90 Cawthra Avenue, Unit 101




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Yes, tacos are a classic Mexican bite. But did you know that cacao is a traditional Latin-American food, too? This brewery has Soul Chocolate stopping in for a visit, and the spots will be offering flights of chocolate (bars and drinkable) paired up with mezcal or tequila. Yum.

When: May 3 from 4 pm to 9 pm
Where: Farside – 600 Gerrard Street East
Price: $45, available online


Petty Cash


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On Sunday, May 5, Petty Cash will be celebrating with live music by Kris Toma. Amp up to enjoy a wicked cocktail list, tacos, ceviche and street corn.  You don’t want to miss this one!

When: May 5 from 3 pm
Where: 487 Adelaide Street West


Black Lab Brewing


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Hang out with your dawgs and your dog while you celebrate this weekend at Black Lab Brewing. This pup-friendly spot will have freshly prepared tacos, nachos, burritos, “sloppy Josés” and a few surprises on the menu both Saturday and Sunday. And will there be a special Cask Beer to pair with these eats? There just might be.

When: May 4 and 5 from noon
Where: 818 Eastern Avenue


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