The Best Cinco de Mayo Parties and Specials Around DC

Two words: bottomless margaritas.

Dig into gorditas with a cold Corona at Mezcalero, which throws an all-day party and happy hour. Photo courtesy Mezcalero.

Get ready for bottomless margaritas and all the tacos you can eat this Friday. and  Here are some of the best food, drink, and party specials for Cinco de Mayo.


3714 14th St., NW
Mezcalero celebrates its first Cinco de Mayo with an all-day party. Happy hour starts at 11 am with $5 margaritas and $3.50 Mexican beers. More festivities kick off on the patio at 3 pm, including a $2 build-your-own taco bar available until midnight–not to mention $5 tacos de canastas available from 3 to 10 pm, and $3 tequila shots from 3 to 6 pm.

Taqueria del Barrio
821 Upshur St., NW
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with bottomless bites and drinks from 5 to 9 pm at this new Mexican restaurant in Petworth. Guests can also take advantage of tequila tastings and fun giveaways all night. Tickets ($65) are available online.

Del Campo Rooftop
900 7th St., NW
Del Campo at Dusk returns with a Cinco de Mayo rooftop bash from 6 to 9 pm Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Sip margaritas, feast on Taco Bamba tacos, and take in the views. A late-night happy hour follows at Del Campo. Online tickets are $35 and include unlimited food; open bar is available for $30 at the door, or drinks can be purchased individually.

2444 Wisconsin Ave., NW
From 5 pm to close, Glover Park’s only rooftop bar is teaming up with El Jimador tequila for a Cinco de Mayo party. Enjoy half-price margarita pitchers, $10 Bermuda Triangle platters featuring chips, queso, salsa, guacamole, and tons of prizes and giveaways.
4000 Wilson Blvd., Suite D, Arlington
Pepita is throwing a Cinco de Mayo patio party where the margaritas will be flowing, starting at 11:30 am. For $5, eat suckling pig tacos, dance to music from DJ BuckyStarrJones, and thwack a few piñatas.

Food and Drink Deals:

1926 14th St., NW
Hit up Tico’s food and drink specials starting at 3 pm, including discounted cocktails and a $12 carne asada dish: a skewer of beer-marinated beef strip loin and shishito peppers.

1443 P St., NW
Commissary’s all-day Cinco de Mayo celebration includes frozen palomas and spicy margaritas for $5, and a la carte food options like carne asada, crispy chicken tinga taquitos, and beer-braised pork carnitas tacos.

1219 Connecticut Ave., NW
The retro-inspired club is ringing in Cinco de Mayo on its open-air rooftop with free tacos, $5 Coronas, margaritas, and tequila shots from 5 to 10 pm. Tacos are first-come, first-served and the drinks will flow all night on every floor of the club.

All Set Restaurant and Bar
8630 Fenton St., Plaza 5, Silver Spring
The bar pours $5 passionfruit, guava, and mango margaritas starting at 3 pm. Guests can also grab a $12 taco plate with a choice of three tacos, including blackened shrimp, grilled hanger steak, and marinated chicken.

Bar Deco
717 6th St., NW
Get $8 margaritas, $5 Sauza shots, and a $15 mole chicken burrito featuring chicken stewed in a red mole sauce.

City Tap House Penn Quarter
901 9th St., NW
City Tap is serving $15 guacamole trios with bacon and blue cheese, Mexican corn, and traditional guacamoles. And don’t miss those $10 beeritas made with 21st Amendment’s El Sully.

1750 Crystal Dr., Arlington
Enjoy $8 specialty margaritas and $2 steak tacos from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.


Former editorial fellow Kayla Randall is City Lights editor at Washington City Paper.