Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Toronto with mariachi bands and more

It’s just about the time of year when you break out the tequila shots, enjoy some tacos, and celebrate Cinco de Mayo! The day commemorates the anniversary of Mexico’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, but has become known for the massive celebrations that take place across the globe.

In Toronto, many restaurants are getting involved in the festivities. Here are the 5 best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Toronto.


Of course, a restaurant with tons of Latin influence is hosting a ticketed Cinco de Mayo event. The four-level King West hotspot is offering an unforgettable evening of celebration with their signature dining room menu, as well as special Cinco de Mayo inspired food & beverage items. And no proper Cinco de Mayo event would be complete without a mariachi band, BBQ and games and Baro delivers on all of it! Click here to reserve your spot. 485 King St W.

W Hotel

This Cinco de Mayo, W Punta de Mita takes over Skylight at W Toronto with A Taste of Mexico. Bringing the best of Mexican cuisine to Skylight all week long.  Chef Alejandra Sánchez of W Punta de Mita brings her bold flavours and authentic dishes to W Toronto with a menu that will transport you to Mexico. The event takes place from May 2 to 6. Book here for reservations. 90 Bloor St. E.

Chula Taberna Mexicana

Skip your siesta it’s time to fiesta at Chula Taverna Mexicana! On the menu, featured cocktails, food specials and even free canapés! There will also be a DJ spinning tunes from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 1058 Gerrard St. E.

The Pint Public House

The Pint Public House is hosting a big first on May 5! In Partnership with Amsterdam Brewery, they Weill be offering guests $6 Margaritas and $6 Fria bottles all day long. The party beings with a special mariachi bad and a DJ. 277 Front St.

El Catrin 

El Catrin Cinco de Mayo
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At El Catrin on May 5, the celebration will feature exclusive menu items and an in-person mariachi band alongside a guest DJ and delicious food and drink features that are still being kept under wraps! Spots are going fast! Reserve here. 18 Tank House Lane.

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