The Big List Of Cinco De Mayo Celebrations Around San Diego
Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and nobody does it bigger and better than San Diego does! Here’s the big list of where to dine, drink and party this Cinco de Mayo weekend!
Saturday, May 4
Building on the incredible success of last year’s inaugural event, the Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Balboa Park is expanding to bring even more Mexican-themed music and dance performances, arts and crafts, and family-friendly activities.
Enjoy festive food and drink specials in the Cantina such as the Tour of Mexico Bucket of Beer, five different beers for $20 and the Taco Sampler, three kinds of tacos for $7. Music and folkloric performances will take place throughout the weekend.
Cinco By The Bay celebrates Mexican heritage and culture with a day of festivities featuring Mexican cuisine, Agave spirits, music, entertainment, arts and culture – all surrounded by the stunning San Diego Bay at the Embarcadero Marina Park South
Death by Tequila will introduce a new margarita punchbowl during a weekend-long celebration from Saturday, May 4th through Sunday, May 5th. The popular Baja-inspired restaurant will open the bar early at 1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and will celebrate with a new dragon fruit and tangerine margarita punchbowl, served in a skull-shaped goblet that’s meant for sharing.
Enjoy drink specials in the lively Cantina, including cans of Tecate and Dos Equis. At the entrance of Casa Guadalajara, guests will be welcomed into a marketplace filled with art, clothing, accessories and other merchandise from around the world, plus delicious Mexican cuisine for purchase and activities for kids. Mariachis and ballet folklorico dancers will perform throughout the restaurant.
Day drink with us in Pacific Beach! Join us as we guide 100+ guests to four rockin’ parties at the best bars PB has to offer!! Come alone or with a group and meet a ton of new friends to party with all day!
Head into the cantina to celebrate with $5 tacos, $7 shots and $8.95 margaritas! Additional drink specials will be offered both days, including giveaways from Tecate and Dos Equis, and hourly tequila specials featuring Cabo Wabo, Patron and Tres Generaciones. Mariachis, troubadours and ballet folklorico dancers will provide live entertainment throughout the restaurant.
Spice up your fiesta with the Carnitas Taco Sampler and wash them down with Casa de Bandini’s Don Julio margaritas. Of course, the fiesta wouldn’t be complete without live Mariachi music and Folkloric dancers!
Sunday, May 5
At Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant, guests can celebrate with the restaurant’s signature cocktail, The Stalker, made with jalapeño-infused tequila, lime, celery syrup, smoked salt and a garnish of fresh greens to create a vibrant, spicy flavor combination.
El Chingon, GBOD Hospitality Group’s “Bad Ass Mexican” restaurant, will host a party in honor of the Battle of Puebla with signature brunch drinks and dishes including Chingon Breakfast Burro, a flour tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, bacon, chingón cheese blend, french fries, avocado and sour cream; Huevos Rancheros, tostada topped with refried beans, two eggs, ranchero sauce, sliced avocado and sour cream; El TJ Dog, bacon-wrapped jumbo hot dog topped with chingón cheese, caramelized onions, jalapeño and chipotle mayo, served with french fries; and more.
Cinco de Sandbar Festival is a fiesta you don’t wanna miss! Sandbar would feature Taco & Tequila Specials, Taco Eating Contest, margarita and cervezas, tortilla toss and games for prizes, live DJs and live sunset mariachi.
Gather your friends for a Cinco de Mayo celebration at barleymash! There’ll be music, food, and drink specials including Coconut Margarita, El Zaragoza, Afternoon Delight, and 1862.
The Cinco de Mayo Festival is expected to welcome over 15,000 attendees to enjoy delicious food, music and interactive zones designed for the entire family.
Join SouthNorte and Coronado Brewing this Cinco De Mayo at the CBC Tasting Room in Bay Park for a day filled with bomb street tacos, fresh ceviche, Sea Senor micheladas and so much more!
Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Food Hall with raffle giveaways and tastings from Mezcal El Silencio, 123 Organic Tequila, Cervecería de Colima, and Topo Chico USA. Plus, food pairing samples from Sam the Cooking Guy! Drink specials from the Little Italy Food Hall Bar served all day!
Join us this Cinco De Mayo for drink specials, free swag and a mariachi at the Beach House! Fiesta hosted by Tequila Cazadores! $8 Cazadores Margaritas, $4 Tequila Shots, $5 ‘Mexican Mules’!
Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuatro … who’s ready to party on Cinco?! Mavericks is! Come join us as we expand the party into our parking lot once again, to throw a Cinco De Drinko Party you will never forget! Cheer on a full Lucha-Mania Luchador wrestling show, Street Taco Eating Contest, Mariachi Troop and much, much more!
Margs, tacos & the best view in San Diego! Go VIP and get an exclusive access to the El Tesoro VIP Lounge on Harbor Float which will include specialty tequila, baja wine and mexican beer tasting, limited lounge seating, raw bar, ceviche station and more!
Spend Cinco De Mayo 2019 with over 1200 guests aboard the Hornblower Inspiration yacht featuring 3 levels of music alongside the sexiest crowd San Diego has to offer with breathtaking views of the SD skyline , harbor, coronado bridge and more!
Why not?! Primavera Ristorante, a family-owned Italian restaurant on Coronado Island, will pull inspiration from its neighbor to the south to celebrate with the Primarita, a combination of gold tequila, fresh lime juice, Triple Sec and a float of Grand Marnier.
The Taco Stand is a bonafide taco staple in America’s Finest City, slinging local favorites including their coveted Al Pastor, packed with flavorsome rotisserie-marinated pork, cilantro, onions, cilantro sauce and pineapple. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with one of their signature creations in-hand, as you sip $3 beers, available all day at La Jolla, Downtown, Encinitas and North Park locations!
Head to Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp and soak up Downtown’s energetic vibes matched with live music Friday – Sunday, plus $5 Pacifico and Modelo drafts, and $10 Jalisco Margaritas. Foodies can get their fill with brunch and dinner food specials all weekend long, so don’t miss out on this Cinco de Mayo hotspot.
Get hoppy this Cinco de Mayo at Pacific Beach’s first and only brewery, Pacific Beach AleHouse, and delight in $5 Pacifico drafts and $8 Don Julio Margaritas all weekend long, plus a sunset mariachi on the 5th! Pair this with Grilled Fish Tacos, crafted with marinated mahi, chipotle aioli, jalapeño cream, purple cabbage, pineapple papaya salsa and cotija cheese rolled into a warm flour tortilla, served with a black bean and corn skillet for good measure.
Raise a glass to the vibrant Mexican culture at Jalisco Cantina, an Oceanside tequila and mezcal bar! Named for the home region of the magnificent blue agave plant, Jalisco carries an exclusive selection of some of the finest tequilas and mezcals in the world – and what Cinco de Mayo is complete without tequila? Sip on tasting flights of tequila and mezcal or toast with house specialty margaritas including the Cilantro Smash, the Mango Serrano, and the Pineapple Jalapeno. This Cinco de Mayo, Jalisco Cantina will also be offering $5 house Micheladas to celebrate all day long!
Have a great time and be safe!!