Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo In Los Angeles

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In L.A., Cinco de Mayo 2015 heats up on Friday and the tequila doesn’t stop flowing until the bars stop serving on Tuesday night. Check out our roundup of the best Los Angeles Cinco de Mayo events.

Edited by Christina Xenos

Lucha Vavoom 
May 4-5. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a ridiculously fun performance featuring masked Mexican wrestlers, comedy, and burlesque acts all rolled into one wacky and entertaining evening. The show also features a lowrider car parade, Folkloricos, Aztec dancers, comedy and more.

Día de Campo
Celebrate the holiday over a Casamigos tequila tasting, $1 dish specials, and live music from Machismo from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Baja surf lodge-inspired eatery will serve reimagined Mexican specialties from Executive Chef Tin Vuong and Chef Ken Johnson (think $1 oysters, street corn and BYO tacos).

Gracias Madre
Celebrate over $5 appetizers, special cocktails (one that includes pop rocks!), a snow cone machine pumping out boozy snow cones and a Mariachi Band.

The Bungalow
The Santa Monica hot spots throws a party that features live performances by The California Feetwarmers as well as special food and drinks from south of the border.

Las Perlas 
Showcasing the city’s largest selection of tequila and mezcal, the bar will offer $5 Margaritas and $5 Palomas, presented by Sino Tequila. Additionally, guests can dance the night away with live music from the all-female mariachi band, La Victoria 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

The Abbey
Celebrate over specials like $3 tacos, $5 Coronas, $5 Patron Incendio shots, and $20 buckets of Corona at the West Hollywood club’s Cinco De Macho party.

Tortilla Republic
May 5. Hit the modern Mexican eatery for a festive and colorful celebration that will feature margarita specials from acclaimed Jalisco distillery, “El Jimador”. Musical entertainment will be provided by a live Mariachi band followed by a DJ for the evening hours. Guests will also be able to capture their memories with a photo booth. The menu for the occasion will be the classic menu created by Executive Chef Caterina Shyne and Pastry Chef Katie Shyne.

Enjoy specials on featured cocktails and shots of reposado, along with food like carnitas tacos and nachos.

Pettycash Taqueria 
May 1-5. The taqueria celebrates over five days of special cocktails and tequila tastings, live music and the Balloon Man. Details.

Enjoy specials on signature margaritas, tequila and Micheladas and food like taco plates and more.

Party from day to night over $4 Modelo draft beers, $5 tequila shots and $6 Sombrero cocktails.

Longitude Bar + Restaurant
Get in the spirit with Don Julia tequila tasting flight and complimentary tacos. You can also test your heat limit with their Ghost Pepper margarita, all you have to do is sign a waver to taste it.

The Rockefeller
May 1-2. Celebrate a few days early over $4 beer and wine specials.

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Stop in for specials on premium margaritas for $6.95.

Rosa Mexicano
May 1-5. Celebrate over a special three-course menu and specials on speciality margaritas and select pitcher cocktails.

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