Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and that means gourmet tacos and mexican inspired dishes, as well as flowing margaritas and mexican beer for those looking to have extra-fun.
Here are our top picks for where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Fort Lauderdale Beach:
B OCEAN RESORT, FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH
1140 Seabreeze Blvd.
The Florida Bar and Salty Siren will offer Don Julio Margaritas for $10, Corona Extra on draft for $6, Corona Beer Buckets for $24 and fish tacos for $5. Also the hotel’s Mermaids and Mimosas Brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. will add to the menu huevos rancheros, lobster quesadillas, churros and bottomless margaritas for $25 with the purchase of an entrée.
BAHIA MAR FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH
801 Seabreeze Blvd.
The resort will have all-day drink specials including $25 Corona buckets for $25, Micheladas for $6 and tequila shots for $8 at Breezes, Waves and Tide Lounge, which is the new rooftop pool lounge. There will also be poolside food demonstrations starting at noon.
1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
The innovative restaurant-café-market-bar that channels the creativity of Prohibition era rum runners goes south of the border with a fiesta of $25 bottomless margarita package and $12 taco specials all day. To make a dining reservation or for additional information, please call (954) 302-6460
401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
A vintage Don Julio Tequila pickup truck, DJ Spiff and appearance by Mexican Elvis impersonator El Vez, is only the start of the 1-year anniversary party for this celebrated Stephen Starr Mexican eatery, which will also feature specials such as Hibiscus Margaritas [$13], Tacos al Carbon[$4] and Mexican Chicken Wings [$5].
LONA COCINA Y TEQUILERIA
321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
With contemporary Mexican cooking and a beachfront craft cocktail bar, Chef Pablo Salas’ Lona Cocina y Tequileria inside the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort will have an unlimited guacamole bar for $10 per person as well as Tacos al Pastor and Barbacoa Tacos made-to-order for $12 per order (you get two tacos) from 3 to 11 p.m.
LULU'S BAIT SHACK
17 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Founded on Cajun Cuisine and Mardi Gras morals, Lulu's Bait Shack brings only the best of the bayou to Fort Lauderdale Beach - and for Cinco de Mayo - one tasty offer of a bucket of five Coronas and blackened chicken nachos for $30 all weekend long, open to close Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5.
MCSORLEY'S BEACH PUB & ROOFTOP LOUNGE
837 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
The Rooftop Deck and Lounge at McSorley's Beach Pub breaks the traditional Cinco de Mayo mold with their Break Yo Cinco de Mayo Rooftop party from 6:00 - 2:30 am featuring electronic dance music pioneers The Crystal Method. Tickets are $30. on eventbrite.com
219 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Every Day is Cinco de Mayo at this rockin’ Fort Lauderdale Beach restaurant/ bar / nightclub where the only thing that competes with the ocean view from the expansive beachside patio is the 45 oz. Jumbo Margaritas in two many flavors to count. Bring a friend [ or not ] as these colossal cocktails are 2-4-1 [$29 ea] all day, every day.