16 Places in SoCal to Drink Like There’s No Mañana This Cinco de Mayo

Let’s Get the Fiesta Started!

Nothing says Cinco de Mayo like a strong margarita or an ice-cold cerveza! And if you’re looking for a place to celebrate in SoCal this year, look no further. We rounded up a list of 15 spectacular spots for you to get your drink on and enjoy the fiesta. Happy Cinco de Mayo! Cinco de Mayo SoCal


Orange County Cinco de Mayo SoCal

Playa Mesa

Food + Drink Pairing: Short Rib Enchiladas and Spicy Cucumber Margarita With Milagro Añejo

With some of the best margaritas in Orange County, it’s no wonder Playa Mesa is at the top of our list for Cinco de Mayo hotspots. This Costa Mesa establishment does just about everything right—from the premium selection of Milagro Tequilas right down to the handmade tortillas.

Location: Costa Mesa

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Coyote Grill

Food + Drink Pairing: Crab Ceviche and a Pitcher of Coyote Margarita With Milagro Silver

Gather your crew and head to Coyote Grill in beautiful Laguna Beach. Go big with a pitcher of the Coyote Margarita and order a few appetizers to share!

Location: Laguna Beach



Food + Drink Pairing: A La Plancha: Skirt Steak and Milagro Cucumber + Sal Margarita

For an elevated Cinco De Mayo experience, we suggest you opt for “A La Plancha’’ dining at Descanso, where you can see and smell your proteins cooked in front of you on a massive grill (fire show included). The meal comes with soup or salad and a side of Mexican fried rice. The main course has eight mouthwatering options, but we picked the 8oz skirt steak and loved every juicy bite, which we promptly washed down with a Milagro Cucumber + Sal margarita.

Location: Costa Mesa

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Avila’s El Ranchito

Food + Drink Pairing: Azteca Burrito and Corona Extra

Feast on passed-down family recipes at one of Avila’s El Ranchito’s many SoCal locations. We recommend ordering the Azteca Burrito, which comes smothered with salsa ranchera, and a refreshing Corona Extra.

Location: Multiple Orange County Locations


The Deck

Food + Drink Pairing: Seafood Tower and Silver Surfer Margarita With Milagro Silver

Nothing says SoCal like seafood, strong cocktails and an ocean view. Make your way to The Deck this May for a Silver Surfer margarita—crafted with Milagro Silver tequila, agave nectar, ginger and cilantro—and pair it with the seafood tower (fresh lobster, king crab, shrimp, tuna and oysters).

Location: Laguna Beach

Greater Palm Springs Cinco de Mayo SoCal

Las Casuelas Nuevas

Food + Drink Pairing: Ceviche and Paloma With Milagro Silver

Quench your thirst this holiday with a refreshing paloma: Milagro Silver tequila, fresh lime juice, grapefruit soda and a salted rim. Then dig into a zesty bowl of ceviche and cheers to a happy hour well-spent.

Location: Rancho Mirage


Adobe Grill at La Quinta Resort & Club

Food + Drink Pairing: Shrimp Fajitas and Corona Light

Looking to celebrate but keep the calorie count in check? Reserve a table at La Quinta Resort’s Oaxacan-inspired restaurant and sip on a Corona Light! Adobe Grill features a fresh selection of tasty tacos, sizzling fajitas and plates to share that’ll leave you satisfied.

Location: La Quinta

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Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge

Food + Drink Pairing: Mesquite-Smoked Carne Asada and The Prickly Pear With Milagro Silver

Dine al fresco at Eight4Nine—an elegant restaurant in Palm Springs’ Uptown Design District. Start with The Prickly Pear cocktail (Milagro Silver, fresh lime, agave nectar, prickly pear syrup, fresh lime) and finish with the mesquite-smoked carne asada.

Location: Palm Springs

Maracas Mexican Cantina & Grill

Food + Drink Pairing: Impossible Quesadilla and 32 oz Skinny Margarita With Milagro Silver

If you’re making Cinco de Mayo your date night, book a res at Maracas and enjoy dinner and drinks on the patio! This authentic Mexican restaurant serves up a mean (and shareable) 32-ounce skinny margarita with Milagro Silver tequila! 

Local Insight: They also have an extensive vegetarian/vegan menu.

Locations: Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage


Los Angeles Cinco de Mayo SoCal

JOEY at Manhattan Village

Food + Drink Pairing: Sushi Cone and Corona Extra

Get your seafood fix this Cinco at JOEY in Manhattan Village! Order the Sushi Cone, which comes stuffed with tempura prawn, avocado, spicy mayo and tobiko, and pair it with a crisp Corona Extra for a delicious al fresco experience.

Location: Manhattan Beach


Rock & Brews Redondo Beach

Food + Drink Pairing: Street Nachos and Corona Extra

Known as the beer (and rock ‘n’ roll) haven of Southern California, this iconic American restaurant is the perfect place to indulge in classic comfort food and ice-cold brews. Go big with the fully loaded Street Nachos, and wash it all down with a Corona Extra.

Locations: Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Buena Park, Corona, Tustin


Food + Drink Pairing: District Crispy Fish Taco and Tequila Daisy “Margarita” With Milagro Silver

At District, inventive farm-to-table fare is served in an industrial-chic space. Sip on craft cocktails like the Tequila Daisy “Margarita” crafted with Milagro Silver tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime and Sprite. To eat? We recommend the District Crispy Fish Tacos with battered cod.

Location: Downtown LA


San Diego Cinco de Mayo SoCal

Wonderland Ocean Pub

Food + Drink Pairing: Flash Fried Calamari and Corona Extra

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year on the beach! Wonderland Ocean Pub is a dreamy spot for a drink (and a sunset). To drink, we usually opt for a Corona Extra with lime—it pairs perfectly with the crispy flash-fried calamari.

Location: Ocean Beach


PB Shore Club

Food + Drink Pairing: Fish n Chips and Corona Light

Put your party hat on and make your way to PB shore club! This hoppin’ bar and grill is the ideal spot for an open-air Cinco de Mayo celebration. Grab a Corona Light and feast on favorites like the poke bowl or fish n chips.

Location: Pacific Beach


Tahona Bar

Food + Drink Pairing: Mole Flight and High Desert Cooler With Milagro Silver

For a trendy evening out, we l-o-v-e Tahona in Old Town. This upscale Mexican restaurant and bar serves up incredible Oaxacan-inspired food (try the Mole Flight) and signature cocktails. Sip on a High Desert Cooler—a refreshing drink made with Milagro Silver tequila, cucumber mint shrub, elderflower liqueur and fresh lemon.

Location: Old Town

Bub’s @ the Ballpark

Food + Drink Pairing: Ballpark Nachos and Corona Premier

Baseball season is officially underway, which means Bub’s is now your go-to spot for a brew! Gather your gang and devour the Ballpark Nachos and sip on a few refreshing Corona Premiers. This place is a home run!

Location: East Village

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