Where to sip, shake or stir your tequila on Cinco de Mayo?
These spots may not offer much serenity on the Cinco, which is Tuesday, but they will offer plenty of tequila.
Recently voted one of the top hot spots in the country by OpenTable.com, this tequila bar feels like the set of a Robert Rodriguez flick. The “ultra-premium” tequila menu here is six pages long, listing 55 types of blanco tequilas alone, 53 reposados, 48 añejos, and 20 extra añejos. Expect to pay handsomely for the rarer sips, up to $75 for a cognac-like sip of extra añejo.
But this is a spot that’s not just for tequila connoisseurs (yes, they have margaritas).
The Cinco de Mayo party goes from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and features drink specials, deejay music and a mariachi band.
This new place at Jupiter’s Harbourside Place is not only celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Tuesday – it’s celebrating its grand opening. On the menu: more than 100 varieties of tequila and more than a few spicy margarita renditions, says manager Chris Acosta.
Expect a street bash that includes a live band. Party kicks off at 6 p.m.
Calaveras Cantina: 125 Dockside Circle, Jupiter; 561-723-0059; CalaverasCantinas.com
South Florida’s most raucous Cinco de Mayo party happens at all Rocco’s locations. In fact, the local chain has renamed the holiday “Cinco de Drinko.”
The party kicks off at noon and goes till closing (whenever that may be). Amid the mayhem, know that founder Rocco Mangel is more than an occasional bar-top dancer – he’s an expert “catador” (tequila taster) certified by the Mexican Academy of Tequila Tasters. Rocco’s pours more than 330 types of tequila.
Rocco’s Tacos: in West Palm Beach at 224 Clematis St., in Palm Beach Gardens at 5090 PGA Blvd., and in Boca Raton at 5250 Town Center Circle. RoccosTacos.com
A decent range of tequilas and a veritable rainbow of margaritas are to be had here. The growing South Florida chain is throwing a Cinco de Mayo bash that involves live music and face painting. The party starts with happy hour at 3 p.m.
Cabo Flats: in Palm Beach Gardens at Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave.; in Delray Beach at the Delray Marketplace, 14851 Lyons Rd.; in Stuart at 1725 SE Federal Hwy.; CaboFlats.com
This upscale cantina serves a nice tequila flight: your choice of three tequilas for $21. On the Cinco, the restaurant and bar will celebrate from 4 to 10 p.m., serving Cabo Wabo shots for $4 (and $3 quesadillas and $2 tamales to soak up the spirits). Expect deejay music and piñata games.
Cantina Laredo: 4635 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-622-1223; CantinaLaredo.com
This Clematis Street spot serves a delicious Day of the Dead cocktail that’s perfect for Cinco celebrating. It contains reposado tequila, ancho chile liqueur, lime and crème de cassis.
So if it’s too crowded at Rocco’s, just walk across the street and sip on one of these.
The Alchemist: 223 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-355-0691; TheAlchemistGastroPub.com
This Boynton Beach bar makes terrific infusions and serves some wicked tequila drinks. Try the Mexican Cockfight (blanco tequila, mezcal, grenadine, Tabasco, lime and black pepper) or the Spice of Life (reposado tequila, amaro, cilantro, cucumber, strawberry, Sriracha and lime).
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