Still figuring out how to spend your Cinco De Mayo in Downtown Los Angeles? DTLAer has you covered with a carefully curated list of the best spots to eat, drink, and celebrate the holiday this Saturday:
When: 4 p.m. until closing
DTLAer’s favorite Arts District watering hole is going all out for Cinco De Mayo with frozen mezcal limeade, mariachis, and a live DJ among the highlights. Looking to score a table on the patio? Be sure to hit up Resy in order to secure your spot.
1936 E. 7th St. | Los Angeles, CA 90021
When: 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.
L.A. Taco’s annual event will feature margaritas, beer, and plenty of tequila, but tacos are the real star here with food offerings from Guerilla Tacos, Sonoratown, Mariscos Jaliscos, and countless others. Entry is free, but a VIP ticket ($25) will get you into the event an hour early before the masses begin to arrive.
La Plaza De Cultura Y Artes | 501 N. Main St. | Los Angeles, CA 90012
When: 5 p.m. until closing
South Park’s Argentine-style all-day eatery & bar is offering patrons $5 cans of House Beer, $5 mezcal shots, and $5 tequila shots in honor of Cinco De Mayo. Looking for something to eat? The empanadas and chori-burger are just a couple of the many booze-soaking options available on owner Andrea Borgen’s night menu.
403 W. 12th St. | Los Angeles, CA 90015
When: 3 p.m. until closing
Festivities get underway with a free welcome shot at Los Angeles Biergarten before giving way to stops at three more DTLA bars: Bar Mattachine, El Dorado & Little Easy. Tickets are available for $20 and highlights include $3 PBRs at Bar Mattachine along with $5 margaritas at Little Easy.
Los Angeles Biergarten | 750 S. Broadway | Los Angeles, CA 90014
When: 2 p.m. until closing
The venerable Mexican bar will be serving free tacos to all those in attendance starting at 5 p.m. at what’s sure to devolve into the biggest dance party in DTLA Saturday evening with DJs Mt. Everest and Paw spinning the hits.
336 S. Hill St. | Los Angeles, CA 90013