Mariachi bands. Shots of tequila. Ill-fitting sombreros. These are a few things that may spring to mind when you think of Cinco de Mayo. Similar to when St. Patrick's Day rolls around, Fort Lauderdale has little trouble getting into the spirit of Mexican independence. Cinco de Mayo in Fort Lauderdale often takes on a festival feel with crowds of ill-fitting sombreros as far as the eye can see. Block parties are must-attend events, and tequila shots can't be turned down. What more could you ask for on Cinco de Mayo?

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Cinco de Mayo in Fort Lauderdale is an event you don't miss if you can help it, so make it out to one of these places and celebrate May 5 the right way!

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Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar
Bar & Restaurant $$
1313 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33301
We had to kick this list off with one of Fort Lauderdale's best Mexican outposts. Rocco's Tacos earned its status as one of the best places to grab some tacos and good tequila- heck, it's in the name! But the exuberance is turned up a bit for Cinco de Mayo, so be prepared to have a good time for a long time.
4.6  5 Rating (3)
100 S.W. 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale fl, 33312
Admittedly, you could visit America's Backyard on any major party holiday and have a good time, but fewer venues are better suited to celebrate holidays like Cinco de Mayo. Their decor and staff seamlessly slip between their usual funky styles to fit the event of the day. So, if you make your way over to one of Fort Lauderdale's best outdoor bars, be ready for a turn up fitting of the event and a few drink specials.
Tacocraft Taqueria  Tequila Bar  Ft Lauderdale
4.2  5 Rating (1)
510 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33308
The name TACOCRAFT came about the by the way we make our tacos. Every tortilla is hand-crafted by Mexican senoras who have been taught by their mothers...
Quvo Tacos & Craft Beer
Bar & Restaurant $
4354 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33308
Quvo Tacos is a bit removed from much of the activity taking place in Fort Lauderdale, but they make a darn good taco and serve some excellent beers. It's also one of the few locations pairing authentic Mexican with quality craft beers, and fewer things pair better with a good taco than a great beer.
Bar & Restaurant $$
321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33304
With contemporary Mexican cooking and a beachfront craft cocktail bar, Chef Pablo Salas’ Lona has arrived in Fort Lauderdale.
Casa Frida Mexican Cuisine
Restaurant $
5441 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33308
*Voted "best guacamole in Broward County" by the Sun Sentinel *Readers Choice Award winner for Best Mexican Cuisine in Florida *Mexican Consulate Award...
4.6  5 Rating (2)
1401 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33316
Bar Rita!!! An exciting new concept featuring a modern take on Mexican bar food with a ROOFTOP margarita bar!
El Vez Fort Lauderdale
Bar & Restaurant $$
401 North Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale FL, 33304
Festive dining space featuring Mexican cuisine & cocktails, plus a spacious patio with ocean vistas.