With May just around the corner, it’s time to dust off your party hats and get ready to fiesta as Cinco de Mayo is almost here! We’re excited to share our top picks for the ultimate Cinco de Mayo destinations, where you can indulge in mouth-watering dishes and get ready to dance the night away to thrilling live entertainment. Get ready to experience celebrations like no other, filled with vibrant colors, delicious food, and plenty of margaritas to go around!
Delicious Food Specials to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Starting the celebration festivities on the right foot, visit Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, (912 W Randolph Street) as they officially open their doors on Cinco de Mayo! With their fresh, Mexican street food-inspired cuisine there’s endless options to try such as their Jalapeno Brisket Quesadilla, or have taco options galore from Camaron al Coco, Impossible Chorizo to Al Pastor. Wash it all down with libations from their award-winning tequila and cocktail menu! For more information visit their website.
Get grooving at Carnivale, (700 W Fulton Market) as they bring some rhythm to Cinco de Mayo with a mariachi band, folk dancers and a flavorful Latin-inspired menu. Their specials include a $17 taco platter, $33 Cochinita Pibil, $36 Pescado Tikin Xic, $49 Cordero en mole de Castanas ahumadas, $12 Dessert tacos and of course, refreshing margaritas and drinks to pair! For more information or to reserve your spot visit their Tock.
Thrill your tastebuds with tasty Mexican food options at Guzman y Gomez! Offering $5 burritos and bowls alongside $3 Coronas and Margaritas, this is some delicious celebration day fuel. Available all day on May 5th from 10am-10pm, grab a quick bite and beverage to be a part of all the Cinco De Mayo Day joy! This offer will be available at both Naperville and Schaumburg locations. To find the nearest location to you or for additional information visit their website.
Enjoy Oaken Bistro + Bar’s, (200 N Field Drive) Cinco de Mayo special menu jam packed with margaritas full of bright flavors such as your classic lime, hibiscus and orange, and prickly pear and with just the right amount of tequila, to keep the night fun! Pair these delectable margs with their food specials of street corn salad, quesabirria tacos and their take on arroz con leche. For more information or to make a reservation visit their website.
Honorable Mentions for the Best Margarita’s in Chicago
For feeling festive on a different level, check out these places for a margarita!
Fulton Market Kitchen’s “Kick-ass Margarita” is available during their Monday-Friday 4-6pm Happy Hour. For more details on their menus or to make a reservation visit their website.
Depot 226’s (located inside Canopy Chicago Central Loop) Central Margarita is available during their Monday-Friday 4-6pm Happy Hour. For more details visit their website.
Chicago Firehouse Restaurant’s Smoked Strawberry Margarita available all day. For more details on their menus or to make a reservation visit their website.
Steak 48’s River North Rita is available all day from 5-10pm. For more details on their menus or to make a reservation visit their website.