Cinco de Mayo in DC – 2014

If you have recovered from Derby festivities, Cinco de Mayo is on Monday. Plenty of establishments (Mexican or not) are hosting celebrations (many already started); details below. Good round-ups at Washingtonian, the Post, the City Paper.

Dupont Circle

  • Cafe Citron – $4 tropical Malibu shots / $4 Olmeca Altos tequila shots / $6 Malibu Red margaritas
  • Mission – 3p-2a / $4 Corona / $4 El Jimador tequila / $6 margaritas
  • Lauriol Plaza  – $6.70 Margaritas
  • Crios
  • Fiesta
  • Alero

14th Street/Logan/U Street

  • Tortilla Coast – Corona Beach Cruiser bike giveaway
  • El Centro D.F. – starts at 3p / $5 margaritas (classic/strawberry/mango) / $10 buffet / DJ
  • Masa 14 –  starts at 3p / $5 margaritas (classic/strawberry/mango) / $5 small plates / DJ
  • El Rey – get a 5 pork taco (made of all pork) for $5 / tacos & drink specials
  • Pica Taco – platters & 1/2 price beers
  • Taqueria Nacional – all-day party from noon-10p
  • Alero
  • Diego
  • Judy Restaurant
  • Chi Cha Lounge – $4 Dos Equis / $5 peach margaritas & tequila shots / $6 El Diablo’s / $7 frozen margaritas / $20 Corona buckets

Downtown

  • Ceiba – starts at 3p / $5 margaritas / Mexican street food
  • MXDC – starts at 3p /  $6 cocktails / launch of new cocktail menu with DC mixologists / $3 Dos Equis & Tecate / $5 tacos / $6 El Jimador Blanco shots

Chinatown/Penn Quarter

  • Zengo – starts at 3p / $5 margaritas (classic/strawberry/mango) / free chips & salsa & passed apps / DJ
  • Oyamel
  • Austin Grill
  • Rosa Mexicana – special menu / $35 prix fixe avail / mariachi bands
  • Penn Social – starts at 7p / $5 margaritas
  • Ella’s Pizza – $5 margaritas & sangria all day
  • Carving Room – $3 tacos / $5 tequila / $6 margaritas  / $5 Mexican craft beer

Adams Morgan

  • Casa Oaxaca – HH 3-6:30p / $5 margaritas, sangrias & antojitos / $4 tequila-tamarind shots
  • El Tamarindo – drink specials, giveaways & special menu
  • Town Tavern – starts at 5p / $3 taco baskets & tequila sunrises until 10p / $5 Coronas, margaritas & tequila shots all night / $12 bottomless margaritas 5-7p / Town Tavern donkey
  • Jack Rose – DC Brau/Flying Dog SAVOR week event / $5 beer from 6-9p / Mexican food avail

Georgetown/Glover Park

  • El Centro D.F. – starts at 3p / $5 margaritas (classic/strawberry/mango) / $10 buffet / DJ
  • Bandolero – all day happy hour
  • Surfside
  • Don Lobo’s
  • Los Cuates
  • Mate Lounge – $6 margaritas & mojitos / $7 tequila cocktails, frozen margaritas & daiquiris

Capitol Hill/Eastern Market

  • Tortilla Coast – Corona Beach Cruiser bike giveaway
  • Banana Cafe – $5 El Jimador & Cuervo tequila shots / $8 Corona-ritas / $17 Dos Equis pitchers
  • Pacifico Cantina
  • La Loma
  • La Plaza
  • Las Placitas
  • La Lomita

H Street

Columbia Heights/Petworth

  • El Chucho – starts at 11:30p / breakfast burritos / $4.50 draft margs / $5.50 frozen margs / $3 Tecate tallboys
  • Mama Chuy
  • El Tio
  • Dulcinea Bar and Grill

Other

  • Cantina Marina (SW Waterfront)
  • Guapo’s (Tenleytown)
  • Cactus Cantina (Cathedral Heights)
  • Rose Mexicana (Friendship Heights) – special menu / $35 prix fixe avail
  • Alero (Cleveland Park)
  • Agua 301 (Navy Yard)
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