May 04 2010
Beach Party at Cabrito (50 Carmine St) – They’re clearing out the space for a big beach party that starts at 12pm. We’re talkin’ piñatas, a kiddie pool, a sandcastle contest and a tiki bar, and, of course, food and drink specials (212-929-5050).
Free Margs at Ofrenda (113 7th Ave) — Now, this is what I’m talkin’ bout. Anyone eating dinner gets a free marg b/t 7-9 pm w/ Cazadores tequila. They’re also spicing it up with some special tequila and chile cocktails. a 4-hour happy hour kicks off at 3 pm with $5 chorizo nachos and $5 margaritas. If you’re still standing at 9 pm, you’ll get a free jalapeño margarita (first 25 people to ask). Live music kicks off at 7 pm.
Mariachi and More at Mercadito (Ave B b/t 11th & 12th; 7th Ave at Grove; Ave B b/t 10th & 11th) — Listen to some live mariachi while drinking what they’re calling “the hottest drink on Earth” for $12. We’ll take the $5 tequila shots. Also a special sharing menu for $40 per person at the Midtown location ($30 per person at the East Village location).
3 For $30 at Poco (33 Avenue B) – $30 for 3 tacos and 3 margaritas on Cinco de Mayo…where it’s always a party!
Tequila Tasting Tuesday at La Biblioteca (622 3rd Ave) — Kick off the festivities a day early at the Tuesday Tequila Tasting tonight at 7 pm featuring Herradura tequilas. $15 gets you a tasting flight. Also, it’s Happy Hour from 5-7 pm. They also have a new “mexican street food” menu with specialty tacos and tostadas.
Make Your Own Guac at SideBAR (120 E 15th St) — Starting at 7 pm, it’s $25 to learn how to make several styles of guac and 2-for-1 Sauza Margs. There’s also a little pub crawl starting at 5 pm at the Uptown Village Pourhouse. $2 Draft Beers, $3 Corona & Dos Equis, $4 Margaritas & Well Cocktails , and $5 Tequila Shots. More info here
Class it Up at Maya (1191 1st Ave) – Live mariachi band from 6-10 pm and a $50 three-course prix fixe dinner at this solid Mexican UES stand-out. Go for the three chile-crusted tuna or the piloncillo-braised short ribs.
Guactacular 2010 at The Bell House (149 7th St; Brooklyn) — Twenty different varieties of guac do battle while you taste and drink free Mexican beer (free beer from 7-8 pm).
Burger FiDi Fiesta at 1834 Bar & Burger (62 Pearl St) — The party gets going at 4 pm with $2 Modelo’s and $3 Corona’s. They’re also crankin’ out some Mexican food.
Hoppy Cinco at Hop Devil Grill (129 St Marks) — Rogue Chipotle Ale & Dos Equis on tap (among 22 other craft draft beers) , $10 pitchers of Sangria, margaritas and 20 different kinds of tequila to choose from. Tacos, nachos, burritos and more.
Home-style Mexican Dinner at North Square (103 Waverly Place) – North Square’s Executive Chef Yoel Cruz has prepared a special $35 home-style meal for Cinco de Mayo. The native Mexican has created a menu featuring Mexican ingredients such as huitlacoche (a.k.a. Corn Smut), cacti, chilis, guayaba, queso fresco, corn tamales and more.
Go Family-Style at Toloache (251 W 50th St) — Our go-to Mexican in the Theatre District is offering a family-style tasting menu for parties of 6 or more that starts with a shot of Herradura. Full menu here.
Make it a Michelada at Agua Dulce (802 9th Ave) — Chef Ulrich is banging out some of our favorite ceviches in the city! After 9 pm, they’ll be offering offering Spicy Micheladas, aka Mexican Bloody Mary’, combining beer with tomato juice and other traditional Bloody Mary seasonings ($9). Or go for a tequila flight with 3 high end tequilas for $39.
Buckets at Brother Jimmy’s (all locations) — $20 buckets of Corona and ½ priced margaritas ($4.50) frozen or on the rocks.