We did the hard part and gathered a list of the best margaritas and tacos in town that are sure to make your taste buds do a little dance.
Photo Credit: Padre Facebook Page
Padre is perfect for hanging with friends in a totally Instagramable environment with a cool ambiance. This Latin gastropub serves up amazing food and craft cocktails that are sure hit the spot. Plus, their Cinco de Mayo Fiesta looks like a great time!
2. Fuego at Hotel Maya
Photo Credit: Fuego Facebook Page
If you’re wanting waterfront views & some of the tastiest margaritas in town, then Fuego at Hotel Maya is where you need to take your Cinco celebration. Fill up on their guac and ceviche while you dance the night away to live music. But wait, there’s more! The “Cinco de Maya” celebrations don’t stop on Friday, they last all weekend long. Bonus for all the party animals: you can book a room at the hotel if you don’t want to leave the fun!
3. Lola’s Mexican Cuisine (Retro Row & Bixby Knolls)
Photo Credit: Lola’s Mexican Cuisine Facebook Page
You’ve got two different locations to choose from, but the same incredible food & drink options at both! Seriously, can’t go wrong with Lola's. Their spicy margs are in fact spicy, and those of you who have tasted their green sauce (aka green crack) are probably ready for your next helping. If you haven’t tried the green sauce yet, do it and thank me later!
4. Tequila Jack’s
Tequila Jacks Tacos
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Tequila Jack's is a great spot for a nice date night! Head over for dinner & drinks on the patio, overlooking the Long Beach Harbor. I recommend their Mahi soft tacos (YUM!), but they have lots of other great options to choose from if fish isn’t your thing.
5. Cielo at The Sky Room
Photo Credit: Cielo at The Sky Room Facebook Page
Get ready for an awesome night above the streets of Downtown Long Beach with Cielo! This rooftop bar has all the bites & drinks that your heart could desire for a proper Cinco de Mayo celebration. In addition to drink specials, there will be Cointreau swag giveaways tonight.
Photo Credit: Renaissance Long Beach Hotel Facebook Page
The Renaissance has you covered for that after-work margarita fix today! Join them in Sip Lounge for margarita specials, running from 6-9pm tonight. For a true SoCal experience, take those margs outside and enjoy the night hanging with friends by the fire pit (the floors are heated too!).
7. Super Mex
Super Mex Enchiladas and marg
Photo Credit: Super Mex Facebook Page
If you’re looking to chow down on some authentic Mexican comfort food, then this is your place! Super Mex recently remodeled their restaurant and have a nice patio for all outdoor enthusiasts - as in those who like to drink margaritas outside.
8. Parkers’ Lighthouse
Photo Credit: Parkers’ Lighthouse Facebook Page
Sit on the patio to soak up some rays, bite into some delicious fish or shrimp tacos, and sip away on a margarita at Parkers' Lighthouse. The food & drinks will satisfy your Cinco de Mayo needs, and the view will not disappoint.
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