Events | 5 Spots to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in San Diego

Cinco de Mayo in San Diego

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Margarita specials at Puesto

San Diego boasts its border-town status with Cinco de Mayo events and celebrations. Stock up on your tortilla chips and guacamole, order a margarita and check out our roundup of the best places to join the fiesta.

Fiesta Cinco de Mayo Old Town
May 2, 3. Presented by Dos Equis, the 32nd annual Fiesta Cinco de Mayo brings visitors to the heart of historic Old Town for a two day free and family-friendly festival. The event will include four stages of live entertainment, over 40 bands, a low rider display, more than 50 food and retail booths, a cantina garden and restaurant specials. Enjoy mariachi, specialty margaritas, cervezas, horchata and Mexican food at Casa Guadalajara. The festival takes place from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Old Town, cincodemayooldtown.com

Tin Roof
May 5. Tin Roof brings Mexico to the San Diego Gaslamp Quarter with Taco Tuesday specials all day long. With tacos just $2-4, Mexican beer for $3 and “roof-a-ritas” for $10, visitors can keep the fiesta going all day long. Live music will be performed by SM Familia at 9 p.m. 401 G St., Gaslamp Quarter, 619.230.8606. tinroofsandiego.com

Cincoteca at Puesto
May 5. Puesto will be taking over the courtyard of the Headquarters with taco stations featuring $2 tacos, beer and margarita stations featuring special taco Tuesday pricing on Dos XX and Frida Khalo Tequila margaritas and a churro bar by Donut Bar. The fiesta will also have live music from Latin bands La Santa Cecilia, Los Master Plus and Buyepongo. 789 West Harbor Dr., Headquarters, 619.233.8880. puesto.com

Venga Venga Cantina & Bar
May 5. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with authentic Mexican fare. Enjoy some new Mexican favorites like specialty tacos, skewers and bottomless guacamole, mixed with old traditions like Taco Tuesday. Add to that drink specials including margaritas, tequila infusions, Mexican beers and live music, and a true celebration has begun. Specials include $2 Tescates, tacos and tequila shots. 2015 Birch Rd., Chula Vista, 619.397.0977. richardsandoval.com

Tacos & Tequila Festival
May 2. Silo in Makers Quarters hosts a celebration of the best margaritas and tacos in San Diego. The festival features margaritas by 10 celebrity mixologists, signature tacos from 10 restaurants, local craft beers and live music. The interactive event lets attendees got on the best margaritas and tacos with the winners receiving a golden shaker or golden taco to showcase at their establishment. Silo in Makers Quarters, 753 15th St., East Village, tacostequilafestival.com

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