Los Angeles is home to some of the best Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the United States and this year does not disappoint. Splash Magazines has put together a list of some of the best spots to celebrate this festive day.
Pink Taco will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a day filled with festivities at both of their locations, Pink Taco Sunset Strip and Pink Taco Century City. The Mexican Rock-n-Roll joint will host a day of festivities in honor of the widely celebrated holiday with Luchadors, Mariachis, DJs and giveaways. Drink specials will be decided by fate, using a custom drink wheel which will be spun every hour. Festivities begin at 11:30 am and end at 2:00 am. Pink Taco Sunset Strip is located at 8225 Sunset Boulevard (at N. Harper Ave. and Sunset Blvd.). Tickets for the Pink Taco Sunset Strip Cinco de Mayo party will be sold at the door. Pink Taco Century City is located at 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Westfield Century City Mall). Tickets for the Pink Taco Century City Cinco de Mayo party are $20, and will be sold on http://cincodemayocc.eventbrite.com and at the door.
In celebration of Cinco De Mayo, Public School 612 will host an afternoon of Tequila tasting and traditional Mexican food. Attendees will receive a four-course food and drink pairing that includes Campechana with Tostada & Saltine Crackers, Lengua Gordita with Salsa Quemada, Leches and Al Pastor Spare Rib with Blanco, Repesado, Anejo and Mezcal style of tequilas. Tuition is $40 per student and all presales receive a $10 promotional card to be used at a later date. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (213) 623-1172. Public School 612’s Beverage Expert Patrick Thomas and Chef Danta Ascenzi will host the class that gets started at 2 p.m this Saturday. Public School 612 is located at 612 S. Flower St in Los Angeles. Public School 612 is the newest restaurant/bar concept focusing on “An Education in the Art of Food and Beer
The newly opened CALLE TACOS will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo in true Mexican style. You will be able to enjoy the specialty jalapeno margaritas and munch on freshly prepared tacos, flautas, burritos, tortas and quesadillas (featuring homemade salsas and secret family recipes) while you enjoy sounds from the live mariachi band. The party will kick off at noon at run until 10 p.m.. CALLE TACOS is located at 6508 Hollywood Blvd.
GO Burger Bar & Grill will celebrate Cinco de Mayo by offering fresh, homemade guacamole and chips and the Sun Kissed Margarita – made with Blanco Tequila, Orange Agave Syrup and Lime Juice. You can also choose from the tasty everyday GO Burger Bar & Grill menu, which features fresh tacos [Crispy Cod, Seared Tuna, Grilled Shrimp, Spicy Pork al pastor and Korean BBQ Beef], Aztec Mocha Spiked Shake and the South of the Border Adult Float.
GO Burger Bar & Grill is located at 6290 Sunset Boulevard [at Vine] in Hollywood (323) 327-9355
Bar Louie, located at GardenWalk in Anaheim, has put together a three-day celebration of Cinco de Mayo. The kickoff party gets going Friday night at 10 p.m. with music from DJ Woody. Saturday there will be giveaways, a Loco Sombrero Contest and a performance from Malos Adictos. Sunday is "Hangover Heaven" that will feature salsa dance lessons and a live DJ.