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Eat, drink and be merry as Mexican heritage festival Cinco De Mayo (Spanish for fifth of May)—which commemorates the victory of Mexican troops over the French forces in the Battle of Puebla in 1862—rolls around this Saturday. Here's where to go to celebrate the occasion, kicking off as early as May 3.

 


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Mexicano

Celebrate early with a Latin band followed by a DJ set. The night will also feature a lucky draw, a food station with all-time Mexican favorites, and B150 drinks all night long.

May 3, 8pm. Rembrandt Hotel, 19 Sukhumvit Soi 18. For reservations, email mexicano@rembrandtbkk.com

 

 

Ash Kickers takeover Touche Hombre, 72 Courtyard

On May 4, get down and dirty with this smoky barbecue takeover. Feast on dishes like smoked beef brisket chili verde enchiladas and smoked lobster tostadas, washed down with Patron tequila cocktails and smoked salt margaritas.You can also expect live DJs, pinatas and free shots for the best Mexican attire.Ticketmelon.com for only 500B and get 2 complimentary Patron cocktails!

May 4, 6pm-late. Touche Hombre, 1/F, 72 Courtyard, 72 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 092-539-0990. Early-bird B500 at Ticketmelon, including two complimentary Patron cocktails.

 

 

Charley Browns

Two nights of tequila shots, pinata smashing, margaritas and a special taqueria menu.

May 4-5. 19/9-10 Sukhumvit Soi 19, 02-651-2215.

 

The Missing Burro

Thonglor’s open-air Mexican restaurant will roll out specials on dishes like mole, nopales (cactus) with salsa verde, and frijoles charros (pork belly and Mexican style-beans). Expect buy-one-get-two on all Mexican craft beers, and mezcal excéntrico jars going for B900. Music in the garden from an in-house guitarist.

May 3-5. 145 Thonglor Soi 7, 090-913-2131.

 

Model Market

Combining margaritas, beer and live music and with family-friendly activities like pinata making and face painting, with two-for-one deals on tacos and barbecue and special drink promotions.

May 4-5, midday-11:30pm. Soi Sukhumvit 53,  085-223-4324

 

 

Revolucion

Sathorn’s Latino nightclub knows how to party. They’ll be hosting two nights of music, dancing and buy-one-get-one-free specials on Mexican collins and tequila shots (available till midnight).

May 4-5. 50 Sathorn Soi 10. Free entry.

 

 

Havana Social

Everyone’s favorite Cuban party spot will be hosting their own fiesta with free entry and special prices on selected cocktails and tequila shots.

May 5, 6pm-2am. Sukhumvit Soi 11. 02-061-5344

 

 

La Lupita

Feast on Mexican food and two-for-one margaritas and Mexican collins before heading downstairs to turn the party up.

May 5. 2/F, Revolucion, 50 Sathorn Soi 10, 02-235-4822

 

 

Pesca

The seafood specialist will be hosting a  Mexican-style brunch, including roasted suckling pig, tacos, burritos, ceviche and guacamole, with festive drinks courtesy of Revolucion. Four hours of buffet with free-flow soft drinks is B1,490/person, or buffet and free-flow alcohol is B2,900. Kids under eight go free!

May 5, 11am-3pm. 39 Ekkamai Soi 12, 063-267-7778

 

 

Slanted Taco

This Miami-inspired street-style party will feature prizes, tequila tasting, a spicy burrito eating challenge, pinatas and buy-two-get-one-free on tacos. They’ll also be launching their new adventurous taco menu, which charts Peking duck, deep-fried avocado, Korean pork, Greek, and chicken tikka masala (B120-B150).

May 5, midday-midnight. 16 Sukhumvit Soi 23, 02-258-0546

 

 

Tacos & Salsa

Line your stomach with this BBQ taco buffet, offering two hours of all-you-can-eat carne asada, chorizo and chicken tacos, salsa, guacamole, chicken wings, croquetas and more for B555 per person.

May 5, 12-4pm. 21/3 Sukhumvit Soi 18. 026-636-366