Cinco de Mayo is coming up in Vegas and that means one thing: it’s time to get your fiesta on! Cinco de Mayo is personally one of my favorite holidays because it gives everyone an excuse to sip on margaritas, over indulge in some Mexican food and get down to some vibrant mariachi music.
However, even though this holiday to me (and let’s face it to most people) means getting your party on fiesta style, did you know that Cinco de Mayo is actually the celebration of the Battle of Puebla and the Mexican victory over the French? Yes, prior to doing a little research I didn’t know this fun fact either!
Now that I’ve armed you with a little Cinco de Mayo history, it’s time for you to scroll through my list of the best Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Las Vegas. And don’t worry, all of the celebrations I’ve listed involve some delicious margaritas and fiesta music.
Sammy Hargar’s Cantina (Cabo Wabo)
3663 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109
If you’re looking to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the Vegas strip then Sammy Hargar’s Cantina is the place for you! Sammy Hargar’s Cantina will be holding a Cinco de Mayo blow out including some of the best tequila deals around town. Their drink specials will include the Cabo flight, three sample shots of different Cabo Wabo tequilas priced at $21 and a variety of cervezas and signature margaritas priced at $14. If, after taking full of advantage of their drink specials you find yourself a little hungry, don’t worry their nacho platter or cilantro jalapeño chicken will have have feeling satisfied in no time.
506 Fremont ST, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Every year the Park on Fremont puts on a Cinco de Mayo celebration for the books. This year will be no different and will include endless amounts of tacos, Mariachi music, drink specials and more. Oh and did I mention that the celebrations start on Saturday, May 2 and will go until Tuesday, May 5? Yes that’s right, at the Park on Fremont you can get your fiesta on all weekend long! This year, the Park on Fremont will be collaborating with Corona and will be featuring Corona-ritas and Jameson Horchata cocktails, both priced at $5.
525 E. Fremont, Las Vegas, NV 89109
I mean who doesn’t like rooftop fiestas? That’s what I thought, which is why you’re going to want to head on over to Commonwealth this Tuesday for their Cinco de Mayo rooftop party. Enjoy live music and drink specials including margaritas, beers and horchata cocktails. This fiesta will also include a performance from Frida Kilo, an Afro-Latin funk music collective along with a Latin horn performance by Rico DeLargo.
Sammy T&T Tacos & Tequila
3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
If you’re looking to party down hard this Tuesday then Sexy de Mayo Dos is your kind of Cinco de Mayo celebration. This Cinco de Mayo celebration will include food and drink specials, music and action-packed “Crock-A-Doodle Duel” matches. Sexy de Mayo Dos will also be hosted by Arianny Celeste who is best known as a UFC Octagon Girl and for her appearances on TLC’s “Overhaulin” and MTV’s “Guy Code.”
I hope that my list of the best Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Las Vegas helps you figure out your Cinco de Mayo plans just in time for Tuesday. With that said, what Cinco de Mayo celebration from my list do you plan on getting your fiesta on at? Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter at @. Bottoms up!