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Cinco de Mayo
Credit: Dos Caminos

The warm weather has finally arrived in Manhattan, and it comes at a perfect time as this Saturday marks Cinco de Mayo.  Although the day is ultimately dedicated to the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5th, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla, many see it as a celebration for that, life and so much more, and we have five spots you’ll want to visit this coming Saturday.

Get your shorts on, your SPF going and a drink in your hand and enjoy hanging and lounging at one of these fabulous locations for Cinco de Mayo.  Drink responsibly, please!

Dos Caminos
Credit: Dos Caminos

Dos Caminos: Multiple Locations Throughout Manhattan

Dos Caminos will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo all weekend long (5/4 – 5/6) at all 5 locations in the city. There will be food and drink specials, live entertainment and giveaways. Also, the Times Square location we’ll be staying open LATE – until 4:00 am on Friday and Saturday night. Food and drink specials include their Elderflower Margarita – Casa Noble Blanco Tequila, Elderflower Liqueur, Fresh Lime, Agave, Corona Buckets and The Fiesta Platter: Jalapeño Poppers, Taquitos, Chipotle BBQ Wings, Quesadilla Potosinas, Empanadas, and Mexican Sliders. Yum.

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Taco Dumbo: Midtown/ W. 52nd St., Dumbo Heights and The Pennsy

The Southern California lifestyle in which beach, surf, and sun are synonymous with fresh local food has landed in Manhattan in the form of Taco Dumbo. A market fresh taqueria and cold-pressed juice margarita bar, Taco Dumbo offers Mexican favorites with an organic, locally-sourced, and guilt-free twist. In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Taco Dumbo will be offering unlimited $5 margaritas at all locations on Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th.

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&Pizza: Locations in NoMad and Astor Place

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, &pizza is introducing a new limited-time offering to their menu in all 26 shop locations across the east coast.  Taking the beloved taco and giving it an &pizza-spin, El Jefe is a vegetarian taco pizza featuring vegan chorizo, veggie salsa, crispy tortilla strips, and chipotle ranch.

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Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails: 367 Third Avenue

In a joint celebration of the Mexican Army’s win over the French Empire at the battle of Pueblo and the most exciting two minutes in sports (Kentucky Derby), HandCraft is mixing things up by offering guests Bourbon Margaritas and Tequila Juleps ($8 each).  The all-day Cinco de Derby celebration includes the live broadcast of the run for the roses on five large televisions screens set up throughout the bar.

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Hard Rock Cafe: 1501 Broadway 

There’s no better place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than Hard Rock Cafe New York! To give the holiday the rockin’ celebration it deserves, Hard Rock is offering a limited-time “secret word” special on its new Rockin’ Fresh Rita.  All guests of legal drinking age who visit Hard Rock Cafe between May 1 – May 6 can order a Rockin’ Fresh Rita for only $5* by saying the secret word “ROCKIN’’” to their server. Hard Rock Cafe’s new Rockin’ Fresh Rita infuses all of the classic margarita flavors into a rock star-level cocktail prepared with silver tequila, fresh lime juice, agave nectar and finished with a slightly spicy salt rim.