9 Cinco de Mayo Events in Connecticut


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with special menus, drinks and parties at these Connecticut restaurants and bars. All events are on May 5, unless otherwise stated.

Latin cuisine Ola in Bridgeport offers specials for Cinco de Mayo, including yellowfin tuna tacos, enchiladas con mole, chocolate mousse cake infused with sweet mole sauce, $8 margaritas, and $25 tequila flights. 203-296-4884.

Canteen Los Charros at Centerbrook offers a special fixed-price four-course menu on Cinco de Mayo, starting with fries, guacamole and salsa; “aguachile” ahi tuna, queso fundido and blistered shishitos served as a family; curtido shrimp tacos, birria enchiladas, Mexican street corn, and desserts like churro fritters, key lime pies, and chocolate tres leches. Cost is $55 per person and full table attendance is required. 860-237-4266.

Mexican food at Los Charros Cantina in Centerbrook.

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Camacho Garage in New Haven celebrates Cinco with barbacoa tacos, specialty cocktails, and entertainment, including a live mariachi band from 7-9 p.m. and DJ Vic from 10 p.m. to closing. 203-691-1969.

Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill will celebrate May 5 at its two Fairfield and New Haven Locations.

Fairfield will host an outdoor pig roast, as well as a live mariachi band from 4-7 p.m. DJ Gruv comes in from 8 p.m. until closing, with special cocktails. New Haven hosts a tour of Cuco the Donkey from 4-6pm and a live mariachi band from 4:30-6:30pm, followed by DJ Christie at 8pm. The menu features barbacoa tacos and specialty cocktails.

Hi Stamford! Cinco de Mayo festival returns to Mill River Park with tacos, tequila and music on May 6, 7 and 8. The Cinco Loco Festival will serve food from “more than a dozen unique local Fairfield County taco vendors,” along with live music, a margarita bar, and other tequila drinks Find more information on cincolocofest.com.

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant has Connecticut locations in East Hartford and Mystic.

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant has Connecticut locations in East Hartford and Mystic.

Courtesy of Margaritas

Max Catering & Events presents a Cinco de Mayo dinner to Crystal Ridge Winery in South Glastonbury, with Mexican street corn salad, tortilla soup, seafood ceviche, grilled oysters, chicken enchiladas, pozole rojo and a taco bar with protein and assorted toppings. The cost is $79 per person; Crystal Ridge wines, margaritas and Dos Equis beer will be available for purchase.

Margaritas, with locations in East Hartford and mystical, begins its celebrations on May 1, with the chance to win a free dinner for a year. Other festivities include the launch of new summer drinks on May 3 and a “sizzle and shake” promotion on May 4, featuring a $25 deal on fajitas with any Original or Classic flavored margarita. A Cinco fiesta on the 5th includes giveaways and giveaways, including a free trip to Mexico, and a “the day after Cinco” party offers $20 Corona buckets.

Grilled agaves in Hartford offers Cinco drinks special from May 5 to 7 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., with the music of DJ Skillz on Cinco. Place Cinco takeout pre-orders before 8 p.m. on May 4. 860-882-1557.


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