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Celebrate This Holiday the Cali Way

Written By: LOCALE Editors Cinco de Mayo Party

Cinco de Mayo in America means celebrating with Mexican beers, margaritas and all the chips, salsa and guac your heart desires. If you’re looking for a place to celebrate in SoCal this year, look no further! We rounded up a list of 12 places for you to enjoy the holiday.

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Orange County


Order This: Michelada With Modelo Especial

A wise man once said, you can’t drink all day unless you start in the morning. Matador Cantina embraces this thought with their weekend brunch! Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with an ice-cold michelada with Modelo Especial and a Breakfast Burrito Bowl!

Matador Cantina
111 N Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92832


Celebrate Good Times

Order This: Corona Light on draft

Picture yourself relaxing with a Corona Light in hand while your shaded from the warm sun by a paloma. Sound nice? La Vida Cantina provides all this and more! Celebrate the holiday at this Costa Mesa hotspot and you won’t be disappointed!

La Vida Cantina
1870 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627


Join the Revolution

Order This: Mexican Submarine

What’s better than a margarita? A margarita with a Corona Extra floater! Head to Revolucion 1910 Cantina for good times, great food and even better drinks to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Revolucion 1910 Cantina
205 N Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92832


Los Angeles

Sip, Don’t Trip

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Order This: Modelo Especial

Uber cool and sexy. These are two words that perfectly describe the atmosphere at this bar in LA. Live music will pump you up for the evening, and the dim lighting will ensure your dance moves can be as wild and free as necessary.

Dirty Laundry
1725 N Hudson Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028


That View Though…

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Order This: Corona Extra

If you wanted to upgrade your Cinco experience, why not add a breathtaking view of the city by the pool? This spot is one of LA’s go-to destinations, so cheers to a fun night and some amazing pics for your feed.

Skybar at Mondrian
8440 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Dance, Dance!

Order This: Pacifico

Make it a night to remember as you dance to some great music with your closest freinds and sip on some cerveza to cool you down.

Black Hollywood
6202 California State Route 2
Los Angeles, CA 90038


San Diego

DTF, Down to Fiesta

Order This: Corona Extra

This Cinco de Mayo, Tavern at the Beach has a special that you can’t pass up; indulge in $5 Mexican beers, Herradura shots and El Jimador margaritas! Plus, $5 lobster tacos and street corn that will surely ‘Make Cinco Great Again.’

Tavern at the Beach
1200 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109


It’s a Backyard Par-Tay

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Order This: Maria’s Michelada

Get down to PB for May 5 and sip on the popular Maria’s Michelada made with Modelo Especial. There will be a BYO Taco Bar from 12-8 p.m., $5 Pacifico and Modelo all day, live mariachis and Lucha Libre wrestlers will be featured at the restaurant from 3-5 p.m.

Backyard Kitchen & Tap
832 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA


Just Brew It

Order This: Pacifico

Cheers to Cinco de Mayo at El Prez’s pristine PB rooftop. Deals include 64 oz margarita, buckets of cervezas and flowing beer towers. With a Pacifico in one hand and an especial taco in the other, one can’t go wrong. With options like seared ahi to filet mignon to Baja fish, you’ll see why it’s their favorite holiday.

El Prez
4190 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109


Greater Palm Springs

Get Your Groove On

Order This: Modelo Especial

Dance the night away at Zeldas Nightclub this Cinco de Mayo to live music by “El Latin Duo” Dj Markuz Area and DJ LF. Doors open at 9 p.m., but be sure to get on the guest list early or reserve a VIP table asap—tickets can go fast!

Zeldas Nightclub
611 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, California 92264


Drink the Day Away

Order This: Ballast Point Sculpin

Open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., Village Pub is the perfect place to spend your Cinco de Mayo. Kick off the celebration with tacos and Mexican draft beer in the street-level restaurant, then head downstairs to their underground nightclub to rock out to live music from Moonchild, DJ DGaff,  DJ Anwaar Himself, DJ Javi and DJ RapMarz.

Village Pub
266 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Celebrate With Family

Order This: Corona Light

Take the whole family to The Original Las Casuelas this Cinco de Mayo to celebrate! This Mexican restaurant has been a Palm Springs staple since 1958, and has been passed down from generation to generation within the Delgado family. Try the Maria’s Especial Spinach Enchilada, a house special!

The Original Las Casuelas
368 N Palm Canyon Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262