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14 places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Orlando

May 2, 2014

Ever wish you had an excuse to drink all day? Well, we’ve got 14 excuses, all in the name of Cinco de Mayo. Here are some of the best places to celebrate Cinco in Orlando:

Cinco Jalapeño
East End Market is serving these spicy peppers in all sorts of dishes in celebration of Cinco de Mayo and, for $35, you can try them all.
When: 6:30 – 8 p.m. May 2
Venue: East End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive

Tres de Mayo
For $17, feast on pork mole made with Lagunitas cappuccino stout, black beans, pickled onion and cotija cheese and a warm churro for dessert. Reservations are recommended.
When: 11:30 a.m. May 3
Venue: The Ravenous Pig, 1234 N. Orange Ave.

Might as Well Be Cinco Pub Crawl
Enjoy a complimentary drink at four different bars during Finnhenry’s Pub Crawl in downtown Orlando.
When: 8 p.m. May 3
Venue: Starts at Finnhenry’s, 39 N. Orange Ave.

Cinco de Mayo on Wall St.
Is bull riding on your bucket list? Well, you can knock that one off at Wall Street Plaza. There will also be a live Mariachi band.
When: May 3 – 5
Venue: Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court Streets

Running of the Chihuahuas
People with pet chihuahuas can enter them in a race. In addition to the 2nd annual chihuahua race, you can take part in all of Cocina 214’s Cinco festivities.
When: 11 a.m. May 4
Venue: Cocina 214, 151 Welbourne Avenue E.

Scoot de Mayo
Don Jefe’s Tequila Parlour usually hosts a Sunday Scoot event where patrons go from bar-to-bar via scooters, taking in drink specials downtown. Put on your sombrero and join them for this special Cinco de Mayo edition.
When: 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. May 4
Venue: Don Jefe’s Tequila Parlour Restaurant,  41 W. Church St.

Cinco de Mayo Sunset Concert
Enjoy a live five-piece Latin band and dine on local food trucks for $5 a person. Bok Tower members get in free.
When: 7 p.m. May 4
Venue: Bok Tower & Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales

Cinco de Mayo Block Party & Concert 
Drink specials, live music and more at college kids’ favorite destination near campus.
When: 2 p.m. May 5
Venue: Knight Library & Dungeon Lounge, 11448 University Blvd.

Cross Traxx at Adobe Gila’s
See three bands, including Cross Traxx, Bad Mannerz and Gunnder Down, on Cinco de Mayo at Adobe Gila’s.
When: 3 p.m. May 5
Venue: Adobe Gila’s Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Drive

Cinco de Mayo Monday
Enjoy live music from the Castillo Kids, HOB’s own homemade nachos and drink specials.
When: 3 p.m. May 5
Venue: House of Blues Orlando, 1490 East Lake Buena Vista Drive

Cinco de Mayo at Will’s Pub
Free tacos AND drink specials? How could you resist?
When: 4 p.m. May 5
Venue: Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.

Cinco de Mayo with the Gnarly Barley
Redlight Redlight wants you to try their new brew, Fuego Marrón. And they want you to nosh on some Gnarly Barley tacos while you drink it.
When: 5 p.m. May 5
Venue: Redlight Redlight, 2810 Corrine Drive

Revenge of the Fifth
Get your geek on inside the bar at A Comic Shop for a Star Wars-themed Cinco de Mayo celebration with the N64 Podracer tournament. A portion of the bar sales go to baby Olivia’s chemo treatment.
When: 6 p.m. – 12 a.m. May 5
Venue: The Geek Easy, inside A Comic Shop, 114 S. Semoran Blvd.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration: Viva the Party
There will be a live band, DJ and free entry before midnight for ladies 21 and up.
10 p.m. May 5
Made in Puerto Rico, 13605 S. Apopka Vineland

And for those who need a ride home after the festivities, call AAA for their free Tow to Go service May 2-6. The number for this service is (855) 2-TOW-2-GO.

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  • Scott Bucher

    Really no mention of Rocco’s Tacos who had a HUGE street party on Cinco??