Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and Orlando is ready to fiesta! There are so many different ways to celebrate in Orlando, and we’ve got the greatest list of events and the best places for tacos and tequila.
Grab your sombreros and maracas for Cinco de Mayo in Orlando!
Cinco de Mayo Events
Might as Well be Cinco Pub Crawl
Cinco de Mayo might be on a Wednesday, but Orlando is ready to celebrate on May 1st! Orlando Pub Crawl is back at it again, this time starting at SideShow for everyone’s favorite Mexican themed holiday.
Click on the details below to see all the different bars participating, and each ticket gets you 4 complimentary drinks, and drink specials all night long. Don’t forget to wear your mustache!
MAY 1 | 8PM–2AM
Cinco de Mayo Street Party
Get out on the street this weekend for the Cinco de Mayo Street Party at the Promenade at Sunset Park at Margaritaville Resort! There will be live music, band and DJ, street performers, and of course Mexican food and drink specials.
The Promenade at Sunset Walk is just south of Orlando, and there are plenty of shops and vendors to explore. This a free, outdoor event, so get ready to fiesta like there’s no tomorrow this weekend at the Cinco de Mayo Street Party!
🗓 MAY 5 | 5PM–11PM
📍 Promenade at Sunset Walk
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!
Don Julio Mexican Kitchen is ready to party this holiday with their Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! Tacos, margaritas, guacamole, and more! Started in 1974, Don Julio is one of the first Mexican restaurants in the United States!
In Orlando there are 4 locations, Chickasaw, Eagle Creek, Waterford Lakes, and Lake Mary, and they’re all celebrating in this event! Grab your amigos and let’s fiesta!
🗓 MAY 5 | 11AM–10PM
📍 Don Julio Mexican Kitchens – All Locations
5 Days of Cinco de Mayo
Enjoy Tacos, enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas, ensaladas, and even table-side guacamole! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year as you party with the authentic flavors of Mexico! They will be celebrating with 5 days of Cinco de Mayo starting May 1. Try their limited edition Margaliters as they kick off Mezcal Monday!
Happy Hour is every day from 4PM–7PM with $3 tacos and $5 margaritas, and you can enjoy outdoor seating overlooking on the lake. They also offer a delicious Mexican-inspired brunch to keep the fiesta going this weekend!
🗓 MAY 1–5
📍 Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar
10th Annual Cinco de Mayo Car Show
If pub crawls aren’t your thing, check out Ace Cafe Orlando’s 10th Annual Cinco de Mayo Car Show! Located in the heart of downtown Orlando, this show is open to all cars, bikes, and trucks of every make or model.
No car to show? No problem! There will also be music, drawings, food and vendors to celebrate the holiday this weekend!
🗓 MAY 2 | 5PM–8PM
📍 Ace Cafe Orlando
Where to Get the Best Tacos/Drinks
The Whole Enchilada
Located in Winter Garden just West of Orlando, The Whole Enchilada Mexican Restaurant promises a fun and friendly dining experience with a hip and trendy atmosphere. With a fresh salsa bar, and spectacular margaritas, it’s the perfect place to sit down with friends and enjoy a big plate of tacos, burritos, and house-made guacamole.
For Cinco they’ll be having all day specials like house margaritas, skinny margaritas, dobel shots and more!
After all day celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Orlando, there is nothing better than a delicious taco from Gringos Locos. With 5 different locations around town, and open until 3AM every night, it’s the perfect spot to fill up before heading home for the night.
Gringos Locos offers incredible street tacos with pork, chicken, or beef, fresh cilantro and onions, and many different hot sauces to choose from. Can’t decide what to get? Try the Double D’s. You will not be disappointed.
Black Rooster Taqueria
Looking for a hip taco joint with a classic twist on Mexican cuisine? Black Rooster Taqueria is your go to spot for tamales, nachos, ceviche, rice bowls, and of course tacos. And many different delicious options of tacos too! Pork, chicken, steak, vegetable, you name it, they got it!
Started by a husband and wife team, all tacos are wrapped in delicious hand-made corn tortillas. Located in the Mills 50 District, in Orlando it’s perfect spot to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year!
If you love to eat your tacos and empanadas surrounded by beautiful plants and decor, then Reyes Mezcaleria is your place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, or any day this season! Located in the North Quarter District of Downtown Orlando, Reyes Mezcaleria offers up Mexican inspired cuisine, and a unique bar experience with over 140 agave selections.
If tacos aren’t your thing, be sure to check out their full menu of authentic Mexican specials like chille relleno, taquitos, tres leches cake, and more!
Hunger Street Tacos
Hunger Street Tacos celebrates the classic flavors of Mexico City and brings authentic Mexican art to its decor. Everything is fresh with the highest quality, and the mission behind Hunger Street is celebrate Mexican Street Food with modern Mexican culture and art.
If you’re looking for a true Mexican experience this Cinco de Mayo, Hunger Street Tacos located in Winter Park just north of Orlando is the place to be!
Orlando is a melting pot of flavor, and Tako Cheena is an excellent example of two cultures blending together. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Orlando in a non-traditional way with Mexican inspired street food, fused with Asian influence. Tako Cheena is located in the Mills 50 District and is inspired by food truck culture.
Experience the electric mix of two of Orlando’s biggest food influence and enjoy one of the best taco experiences Orlando has to offer!