Cinco de Mayo is a fun day that is celebrated on May 5. Originally a Mexican holiday commemorating democracy and freedom, more Americans than Mexicans now celebrate with great food and drink. While the holiday has its roots in the western part of the United States, Baltimore boasts some excellent locations to enjoy this day.
7501 Old Telegraph Road
Hanover, Md. 21076
At Cancun Cantina, there is a party every night, but it really goes all out for Cinco de Mayo. The dress code is casual, but there are some rules listed on the website. Among a slew of original cocktails, Cancun Cantina’s signature margarita, the Cantina-rita, will be a hit on May 5. There are drink and food specials, live music and much more to keep you and your amigos entertained throughout the evening.
509 S. Broadway
Baltimore, Md. 21231
Located in the popular Fells Point area of downtown Baltimore, Latin Palace is a great spot to celebrate. An excellent dance club, it also has a mouth-watering menu featuring a full assortment of delicious Latin treats. Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Visit any Wednesday through Saturday from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and take advantage of a free salsa lesson. Then you will be able to wow your friends on Cinco de Mayo with your fabulous dance moves.
2907 O’Donnell St.
Baltimore, Md. 21224
A Baltimore staple since 1994, Nacho Mama’s is located in trendy Canton in Baltimore City. If you love Elvis as much as you do great Mexican fare, you will fit right in here. The specialty drink is the Grand Marnier margarita, but you can also order Baltimore’s favorite Natty Boh or other bar staples. The goal of every staff member is to offer a great time for all patrons.
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Los Amigos Authentic Mexican Restaurant
5506 Old Harford Road
Baltimore, Md. 21214
This casual restaurant is located in the northeast edge of the city. Los Amigos offers a great selection of alcoholic and regular beverages, including Mexican beers like Corona, Tecate and Negro Modelo, along with several flavors of margaritas. The delicious fare tastes just as great as it does in the Chiapas and Pueblas regions of Mexcio where it originated. Enjoy a party atmosphere for date night or have dinner with the family for Cinco de Mayo in this great locale.
2318 Fleet St.
Baltimore, Md. 21224
Nestled in Canton, Geckos takes a refreshing look at Tex-Mex food. Daily specials and happy hour deals abound. The first floor has pool tables, games and plenty of great conversation. Up the stairs, visit the fully stocked bar and jukebox. The top two levels of this four-level venue are for dining, and the kitchen is open until 1 a.m. for late-night appetites. Come for the food and stay for the drinks at this popular watering hole.
Holli Friedland is a freelance writer whose work can be found on Examiner.com.