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The Best Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Orlando

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Get ready to fiesta because Cinco de Mayo is almost here! Get in the mood for this fun and festive holiday by hitting up some of Orlando’s best spots for margs and tacos and checking out some super fun events happening around The City Beautiful! With all this celebrating, you may want to call out on May 6th in advance, you know, just in case.

Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Orlando!

Cinco de Mayo Events

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Music and Margs

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with specials on Corona, shots, and margs all while dancing the night away. Howl at the Moon is the perfect spot to have a fiesta to the beat of the dueling pianos while enjoying a $4 Corona Extra. Feeling extra festive? Try the Mexican Candy Shot—a delicious combo of tequila, watermelon pucker and hot sauce! Plus, win something fun from the giveaways happening all night long!

Event Details:
🗓  MAY 5 | 7PM—12:45AM
🎟️  Free
📍 8815 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

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SeaWorld Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate the colors and flavors of Cinco de Mayo with SeaWorld! The Wild Arctic Plaza will come alive with Latin beats and flare as the plaza is filled with entertainers, stilt walkers, and party starters! Not only that, but there will also be a DJ dance party and live music celebrating the traditional music of Mexico. This festival is all about celebrating Mexican culture and heritage, and what’s a celebration with food?!

Enjoy special dishes as part of the Seven Seas Food Festival, including mini churro bites, drunken shrimp tostadas, and beef barbacoa tacos! And wash it down with authentic beers and cocktails.

Event Details:
🗓  April 28—May 8 | 11:30AM—Park close
🎟️  Starting at $149.99
📍 7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando, FL 32821

Cinco De Mayo In Orlando

Cinco de Mayo at The Whole Enchilada

Head over to Historic Downtown Winter Garden for a Cinco de Mayo celebration not to be missed! Spend your day fiesta-ing with a live DJ, specialty cocktails, free swag, and of course, tacos and tequila! Your fave rooftop marg spot is a hot spot for celebrating this festive occasion.

Soak up some sun while you’re enjoying some amazing tacos–like our personal fave, the Surfs Up—and wash it down with your marg of choice. You can’t go wrong with any of the options here!

Event Details:
🗓  May 5 | 11AM—11PM
🎟️  Free
📍 129 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787

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Painting with a Twist

If you aren’t into tequila shots and DJs and are looking for something a little more low-key, don’t worry—we’ve got the perfect event for you!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by channeling your inner Bob Ross with Painting with a Twist. This tranquil moon scene is the perfect way to unwind and get creative. And don’t worry about bringing your own drinks because this art studio features an inexpensive bev bar stocked with wines, beers, champagne, sodas and water!

Event Details:
🗓  May 5 | 6PM—8PM
🎟️  $39
📍 6700 Conroy Rd Ste 125, Orlando, FL 32835

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Orlando Pub Crawl

Grab your sombrero and get ready to party because this year, OPC is hitting the streets on Cinco de Mayo! This event is sure to showcase all the craziness that goes along with this fan-favorite holiday.

Your ticket gets you admission into all participating venues, four complimentary Coors Light or Tito’s vodka cocktails or Don Julio tequila shots, drinks specials, and 15% off all food at Tin and Taco! The party kicks off at Chillers and hits up a bunch of your fave haunts downtown.

Event Details:
🗓  MAY 5 | 6PM—11PM
🎟️  $15
📍 Downtown Orlando

Best Spots for Margs and Tacos

The Whole Enchilada

Fresh salsa, great margs, and a rooftop oasis? Count us in!

The Whole Enchilada has the whole package for an iconic Cinco de Mayo celebration. Grab a seat on the rooftop to soak up some sun while you sip on margs and snack on homemade guacamole. The entire menu here is amazing, so you can’t go wrong with anything! They’re doing something a little extra for Cinco de Mayo to help get you in the festive mood. Take advantage of fun drinks specials and a DJ spinning some of your fave tracks.

Monday | 11AM—12AM
Tuesday | 11AM—12AM
Wednesday | 11AM—12AM
Thursday | 11AM—12AM
Friday |  11AM—1AM
Saturday | 11AM—1AM
Sunday | 11AM—12AM

📍 129 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Gringos Locos

With 4 locations all over Orlando (5 including the Amway Center location), you’re never too far away from a Gringos Locos. Each location is open until 3 AM and is perfect for capping a night of Cinco de Mayo activities.

Gringos Locos offers incredible street tacos with pork, chicken, or beef, fresh cilantro and onions, and many different hot sauces to choose from. Need a suggestion? Try our favorite, the Guaco Taco: a soft tortilla with guac wrapped around a hard shell tortilla, filled with your choice of meat!

Downtown

Monday | 11AM—3AM
Tuesday | 11AM—3AM
Wednesday | 11AM—3AM
Thursday | 11AM—3AM
Friday | 11AM—3AM
Saturday | 11AM—3AM
Sunday | 11AM—3AM

📍 20 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801

SoDo

Monday | 11AM—3AM
Tuesday | 11AM—3AM
Wednesday | 11AM—3AM
Thursday | 11AM—3AM
Friday | 11AM—3AM
Saturday | 11AM—3AM
Sunday | 11AM—3AM

📍 517 E Michigan St, Orlando, FL 32806

Milk District

Monday | 11AM—3AM
Tuesday | 11AM—3AM
Wednesday | 11AM—3AM
Thursday | 11AM—3AM
Friday | 11AM—3AM
Saturday | 11AM—3AM
Sunday | 11AM—3AM

📍 2406 E Robinson St, Orlando, FL 32803

UCF

Monday | 11AM—3AM
Tuesday | 11AM—3AM
Wednesday | 11AM—3AM
Thursday | 11AM—3AM
Friday | 11AM—3AM
Saturday | 11AM—3AM
Sunday | 11AM—3AM

📍 4258 W Plaza Dr, Orlando, FL 32816

Black Rooster Taqueria

Savor traditional Mexican flavors with a modern twist at Black Rooster Taqueria! This husband and wife-owned restaurant focuses on sustainability, real ingredients, and highlighting authentic Latin flavor.

All their tacos are served on hand-made corn tortillas—which makes everything taste better—and come with your choice of meats and toppings. Our go-tos are the achiote pork and the crispy fish! And it’s not a trip to the Black Rooster without their cilantro poblano rice. In between bites, sip on a Corona or one of their signature margs!

Mills 50

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 11AM—2PM; 5PM—10PM
Wednesday | 11AM—2PM; 5PM—10PM
Thursday | 11AM—2PM; 5PM—10PM
Friday | 11AM—2PM; 5PM—11PM
Saturday | 11AM—3PM; 5PM—11PM
Sunday | 11AM—3PM; 5PM—9PM

📍 1323 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Curry Ford

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 11AM—2PM; 5PM—10PM
Wednesday | 11AM—2PM; 5PM—10PM
Thursday | 11AM—2PM; 5PM—10PM
Friday | 11AM—2PM; 5PM—10PM
Saturday |  11AM—3PM—5PM—10PM
Sunday | 11AM—3PM— 5PM—9PM

📍 3097 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32806

Reyes Mezcaleria

Looking for the ultimate Instagram-worthy taco spot? We’ve got you covered! At Reyes Mezcaleria, you’ll dine surrounded by beautiful plants and decor perfect for your next Insta post.

This isn’t your average taco joint. Reyes Mezcaleria highlights authentic Mexican cuisine, and it shows. Our fave taco has to be the chile con pollo which features slow-cooked chicken, salsa verde, queso fresco, and red onion. And finish your meal with paletas—house-made traditional Mexican ice pops!

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 11AM—10PM
Wednesday | 11AM—10PM
Thursday | 11AM—10PM
Friday |  11AM—11PM
Saturday | 11AM—11PM
Sunday | 11AM—9PM

📍821 N. Orange Ave. Orlando, FL 32801

Hunger Street Tacos

With the name Hunger Street Tacos, of course, they have to have great tacos! Stop by one of their locations for some authentic Mexico City flavors to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Calling all vegans: they even have a vegan menu so you can join in on the fiesta! They have some such unique flavors like hibiscus and guac—don’t knock it ’til you try it—and Mexican stone-ground hummus tacos. And for our non-vegan friends, they’re serving up some fan faves like an al pastor and pollo con mole, but also some fun options like the fried avo taco, all served on single-origin, hand-mad

e corn tortillas! 

Winter Park

Monday | 11:30AM—8PM
Tuesday | 11:30AM—8PM
Wednesday | 11:30AM—8PM
Thursday | 11:30AM—8PM
Friday | 11:30AM—8PM
Saturday | 11:30AM—8PM
Sunday | Closed

📍 2103 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Plant Street Market

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 11:30AM—8PM
Wednesday | 11:30AM—8PM
Thursday | 11:30AM—8PM
Friday | 11:30AM—8PM
Saturday | 11:30AM—8PM
Sunday | 11:30AM—8PM

📍 426 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Tako Cheena

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 an 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 influences and enjoy one of the best taco experiences Orlando has to offer!

Mills 50

Monday | 11AM—1AM
Tuesday | 11AM—1AM
Wednesday | 11AM—1AM
Thursday | 11AM—3AM
Friday |  11AM—4AM
Saturday | 11AM—4AM
Sunday | 11AM—1AM

📍 948 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

John Young Pkwy

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 8:30AM—2PM
Wednesday | 8:30AM—2PM
Thursday | 8:30AM—2PM
Friday | 8:30AM—2PM
Saturday |  8:30AM—2PM
Sunday | Closed

📍 4241 John Young Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32804

If you need more recs on our favorite places for tacos, read more about some of our favorite Orlando spots here

Looking for More Margs?

We’ve got you covered! Check out our list of some of the best margs in Orlando. These spots are guaranteed to hit the spot.

Staying in this Cinco de Mayo? Spice up your at-home fiesta with Ghost Tequila! This tequila with a kick is the perfect secret ingredient to margs with a little heat. Check out the drinks we’re drinking this Cinco de Mayo (and all summer long)!

Strawberry Lemonade

  • 2 oz Ghost Tequila
  • Handful of fresh strawberries
  • 2 Fresh lemons
  • Orange liqueur 
  • Crush ice and salt

Spicy Paloma

  • 2 oz Ghost Tequila
  • 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz sparkling water
  • Squeeze of lime
  • 1/4 oz agave nectar (or simple syrup)

Check out some more cocktail ideas here

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

How will you be celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Orlando? Whether you choose to go out or stay in, be sure to stay hydrated and drink responsibly! 

Make sure to tag us @StuffToDoInOrlando in all your Orlando pics! Stay up  to date with all things Orlando by following us @StuffToDoInOrlando on InstagramFacebook and TikTok!

Anna Brescia

Anna Brescia

Anna is a blogger for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Orlando City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Orlando area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinOrlando on Instagram and Facebook.

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