Cinco de Mayo in NYC guide

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo? NYC has killer tacos, mind-blowing mescals and towers of margaritas.

CAFE EL PRESIDENTE tacos
Photograph: Paul WagtouiczTacos at Cafe El Presidente

Get ready to celebrate all things Mexican on Cinco de Mayo. NYC has plenty of South of the Border options for the May 5 holiday celebrating Mexican culture, including the city’s best margaritas at cocktail bars and top-notch grub. There's everything ranging from outstanding Mexican restaurants to tacos from food trucks in NYCIt's also bound to be warm enough for outdoor bars in NYC by May, so use the date as excuse to kick of a summer full of sipping frozen cocktails outside in the sunshine. 

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in NYC

Get a massive three-liter tower of margaritas at an NYC restaurant
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Get a massive three-liter tower of margaritas at an NYC restaurant

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The best Mexican restaurants in NYC
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The best Mexican restaurants in NYC

From tacos to Tex-Mex, we've got your South of the Border cravings covered

The best cheap tacos NYC has to offer
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The best cheap tacos NYC has to offer

Let’s be honest, there’s no time like taco time

The best margaritas in NYC
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The best margaritas in NYC

Frozen, fruity or on the rocks—no matter how you stir them, these are the best margaritas in Gotham

The best burritos in NYC
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The best burritos in NYC

For late-night cravings or lunch-break munchies

The 25 best tacos in NYC
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The 25 best tacos in NYC

From tried-and-true al pastor to an off-the-menu, deep-fried creation, tuck into the city's best tacos

The best spots for guacamole in NYC
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The best spots for guacamole in NYC

Avocados’ superfood status and year-round availability keeps them in high-demand by Gothamites

The best nachos in NYC
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The best nachos in NYC

When it comes to the ultimate drinking food, there’s really only one choice: nachos

The best micheladas in NYC
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The best micheladas in NYC

A Cinco de Mayo staple, Mexico’s unsung beer cocktail is enjoying a resurgence in NYC bars and restaurants

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The best Cinco de Mayo specials in NYC
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The best Cinco de Mayo specials in NYC

New York has no shortage of South of the Border eateries

Five spots to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in NYC

Five spots to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in NYC

Top 10 tunes for Cinco de Mayo
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Top 10 tunes for Cinco de Mayo

How to make the perfect margarita
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How to make the perfect margarita

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