From elevated prix-fixe dinners to a margarita-making class, California is helping locals and visitors alike celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style.
Cinco de Mayo Tequila Tasting Dinner
Marina Del Rey
The Beachside Restaurant & Bar in Marina Del Rey is offering an elevated, tequila-focused prix-fixe dining experience on May 5. The meal will take place on the beach, with five courses accompanied by (optional) tequila pairings. Bites include the street corn fritters with roasted poblano risotto and duck carnitas with an ancho chile-orange glaze. The event is $90 per person, and reservations are required.
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Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Hilton Santa Monica
The Hilton Santa Monica is offering an exciting lineup of fun in honor of Cinco de Mayo on May 5. From 4 to 8 p.m., hotel guests and visitors will enjoy a feast of authentic, Mexican cuisine, including tacos, cocktails, agua frescas and much more. In addition to the fare, the event will feature live mariachi music, dancing and an all-around great time. Admission varies depending on your choice of dish but starts at $15.
To learn more about the Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Hilton Santa Monica, visit eventbrite.com.
Un-Cinco de Mayo Taco Tour
Taking place on May 7, the Un-Cinco de Mayo Taco Tour in Oakland takes you on a Mexican-inspired culinary journey with 17 stops in honor of the holiday. Experience tacos, salsas and Mexican fare like never before. The experience is one mile in total, with opportunities to relax, shop and learn more about Mexican culture, all while enjoying some authentic bites. Tickets are $75 per person.
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Cinco de Mayo Party at La Cultura
One of the hottest nightclubs in L.A., La Cultura, is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Party on May 5. The night will kick off at 10 p.m. with DJs playing your favorite hits from genres like reggaeton, hip hop and more beats that will get you movin’. In addition to the concert-style fun, the spot will also be boasting authentic light bites, cocktails and more. Admission is free, and there are no reservations required.
To learn more about the Cinco de Mayo Party, visit eventbrite.com.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market
The farmer’s market in Downtown Anaheim is hosting a Cinco celebration on May 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This family-friendly event will feature live mariachi music, authentic Mexican cuisine, Mexican-made crafts and the market’s traditional vendors. Admission to the fun is free, and open to the public.
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Cinco de Mayo Fiesta with Pao Craft Cocktails
If you prefer to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a drink in hand, the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta has you covered. The mixology class, led by Pao Maldonado, will not only provide you with the ultimate celebratory sips but will also teach you step-by-step how to craft the perfect margarita flight. The class is $125 per person and includes everything needed to make the drink lineup, with no experience necessary.
To learn more about the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta with Pao Craft Cocktails, visit eventbrite.com.