Cinco de Mayo: For The Glory of General Ignacio Zaragoza
Compiling this guide to Cinco de Mayo events has really got us hankering for a margarita or
three four. Where we go, well we still have no idea, but it will be at least one all of these spots.
Cantina Feliz – Chef Tim Spinner will be house-roasting a pig for a fresh Pig Platter with tortillas for tacos, refried beans, salsa and corn esquites.
Cantina Los Caballitos – The Passyunk Avenue cantina will be hosting Photobot 3000, a photo booth that will be blasting photos on the side of the building and on their Facebook page. They’ll also have a satellite bar in their courtyard and drink specials all weekend.
Distrito – The festivities begin at 11 a.m. with affordable brunch specials ($5) and will continue until 10 p.m. with a live DJ, special pricing on Mexican beers and house margaritas. A $5 to $7 menu of Mexican street food will also be served at Jose Garces’ University City restaurant that was just named one of the “Best Mexican restaurants in US” by TravelandLeisure.com.
Dock Street Brewery – The West Philadelphia brew pub is bringing in Robert Legget of Guerrilla Ultima Truck for a special pop-up brunch. Expect ceviche, Hamburgesa del Dia, Pizza Ranchero and a selection of beer cocktails.
El Rey – Special Cinco de Mayo menu is being offered from tonight through May 5th.
El Vez – The 13th Street Starr restaurant will be at the center of a Cinco de Mayo block party. There will of course be margaritas, tacos and even grilled corn on the cobb. But the most exciting feature will be Robert “The Mexican Elvis” Lopez. Which we just know will be awesome.
Interstate Draft House – It’s a Cinco de Mayo pig roast at noon on Sunday. There will be pig tacos until that whole pig is gone.
Lolita – Lolita will open early on Cinco de Mayo. From 12 to 4 p.m., the Mexican BYOB will offer a special three “T” menu featuring tacos, tortas and tamales, including Huitlacoche tamales and crispy fish tacos. Bring your own tequila and mix it together with one of Lolita’s margarita mixes.