Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Brooklyn! From drinks at a popular Mexican restaurant to a festival in Sunset Park to Mariachi music, there are numerous ways to commemorate this festive Mexican holiday. If you just want to eat Mexican Food, check out these Mexican Restaurants in Brooklyn, many will have drink and food specials for the holiday.
Drink Tequila at Bar San Miguel
Tequila lovers will enjoy the drinks at this Carroll Gardens Mexican restaurant owned by Mad Money's Jim Cramer, because their stellar drink menu is chuck full of craft cocktails made with tequila. If you're a fan of the show, stick around. Cramer enjoys drinking and dining at San Miguel. Sit inside the atmospheric restaurant or enjoy the spring night and grab a seat on their patio. Order fish tacos, empanadas and some of the tastiest guacamole in town. You'll have plenty of savory food to absorb the alcohol from your cocktails at. I'm a fan of their margaritas, which is the perfect Cinco de Mayo drink.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Sunset Park
Cinco De Mayo Celebration in Sunset Park
Head to Sunset Park on Thursday, May 5th from 4-7pm, for "a celebration of Mexican culture in the community with music, dance, crafts, and more!" The kid-friendly event is a fun way to start Cinco de Mayo. Afterward stop in one of the many Mexican restaurants and grocery stores that line the stretch of 4th and 5th Avenue, starting 39th Street in Sunset Park.
Take a Cooking Class on Cinco de Mayo
The Brooklyn Kitchen
Skip just sitting at a bar drinking tequila and filling up on chips, and pick up some new cooking skills at Williamsburg's The Brooklyn Kitchen at their Cinco de Mayo party. On Thursday, May 5th at 6:30pm, you can dine on tacos, tortillas and margaritas as you enjoy a hands-on salsa making workshop with the folks from Jalapa Jar.
Run a Cinco de Mayo 5K
Start Cinco de Mayo early and participate in the 19th Annual Cinco de Mayo run on Sunday, May 1st at 11am. The 5K race through scenic Prospect Park is an energetic way to celebrate the upcoming holiday. All participants get a t-shirt. After the race, sport your new shirt and head to Sunset Park to indulge in a boozy brunch at Maria's Bistro Mexicano.
Celebrate with a Mariachi band
Spend Cinco de Mayo at the Park Slope location of this beloved NYC Mexican restaurant. The festivities begin with a live Mariachi music at 7pm and an incredible "Su Casa" drink special. In addition, there will be food specials. Locals flock to this restaurant and they strongly suggest you make a dinner reservation. If you can't get a seat at Fonda, other festive Park Slope Mexican restaurants include Calexico, Palo Santo, and Don Chingon.