Cinco de Mayo is observed to commemorate the smaller Mexican Army’s victory over the larger French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. A year after the battle, a larger French force defeated Zaragoza at the Second Battle of Puebla, and Mexico City soon fell to the invaders, resulting in the installation of the short-lived Emperor Maximilian I as ruler of Mexico. It’s celebrated quite enthusiastically in the states as the love of tacos and Mexican cuisine has continued to spread.

Here are some of Orlando’s specials for CINCO DE MAYO:

Reyes Mezcaleria

Mexican Brunch Buffet
( all you can eat for $30 )
11am-4pm
Salsa bar, elote bar, breakfast items, grilled to order taco bar,
fresh shucked oysters, dessert station and more!

Happy Hour
4-7pm
Stick around from 4-7pm for Happy Hour for A CHANCE TO WIN
a bottle of Milagro Select Barrel Reposado tequila and other great prizes!
Each purchase of a Milagro shot or drink will enter you to win!

All Day Drink Specials

$3
Milagro Silver Shot
Milagro Reposado Shot
Montelobos Mezcal Shot
Tecate

$5
Milagro Silver Margarita
Mezcal Margarita
Frozen Milagro Reposado Paloma
“Dirty” Pachanga Lager
Loaded Corona or Corona Light

make a reservation
Reyes is the perfect spot for group dining, business lunches or special events.
Please email nicole@reyesmex.com or call 407-868-9007 for more information.

MX Taco
Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5, 2019
The authentic taco joint will transport you to Mexico for the three-day celebration. To top it off, the restaurant is partnering with Florida favorites Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co., Hop Life Brewing Company and artist Trooper Quintana.

Events include:
Friday, May 3 – MX Taco will have special tacos al pastor from 6 p.m. to close.
Saturday, May 4 – MX Taco will have tacos al pastor and guests can sample Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. beer from noon to 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 5 – MX Taco will have an art display by Trooper Quintana, beer samples from Hop Life Brewing Company and tacos al pastor from noon to 3 p.m. The eatery will also have extended hours, open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., so guests can get their taco fix. Finally, from 9 to 10 p.m., guests can take advantage of the Game of Thrones special: buy 3 tacos, get a Mexican beer free!

207. N. Bumby Ave. Orlando, FL 32803
https://www.facebook.com/mxtacorestaurant/

The Alfond Inn in Winter Park
May 5 – Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in The Lounge At The Alfond Inn. Enjoy specialty cocktails and appetizers all day, with a Don Julio tequila sampling and giveaways from 4 to 6 p.m. Signature sponsors include: Altos Tequila, Don Julio and Patron.

The Alfond Inn is located at 300 E. New England Ave, Winter Park. For more information, call (407) 901-9155.

Tijuana Flats
Friday – Sunday May 3-5
Bring your family and friends and enjoy a taco and beer for $5… or two tacos… or two beers. Tijuana Flats Cinco de Mayo fiestas – All Day Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Let’s make this the best Cinco ever! #ItsAFlatsFiesta!

  • Dos for Cinco: A two-for-$5 deal on tacos and Mexican beer. Guests can mix and match to include either two tacos, two Mexican beers, or one Mexican beer and one taco. Protein options include beef, chicken or beans and guests can upgrade to steak or fish for an additional 50 cents.
  • Cinco Festivities: A local fiesta at each Tijuana Flats restaurant featuring music, games and activities for all ages.
  • Cinco Catering: Spice up your office party with freshly catered fare from Tijuana Flats. Catering spreads start at just $6.99 per person.

Visit https://tijuanaflats.com/countdown-to-cinco-weekend 

Friday, May 3, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Monster Jam’s Alien Invasion Truck at the Ace

It’s about to get loud in Orlando! Ahead of the Monster Jam World Finals the following week, driver Bernard Lyght and his Alien Invasion Monster Truck* will be on-site signing autographs (while supplies last) at Ace Cafe. Additionally, the Ace will host a special kid’s dinner deal, in which diners can get a FREE kid’s meal with every adult meal purchased (kids must be 12 years of age and younger).

Ace Cafe
Sunday, May 5, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Cinco de Drinko Brunch

Start your Cinco de Mayo celebrations early in the day and enjoy Ace Cafe’s delicious brunch buffet! This particular day’s brunch will include some awesome Mexican-inspired items along with $6 Espolon Tequila Margaritas & Loaded Corona specials. You don’t want to miss it!

Ace Cafe Orlando, 100 West Livingston Street, Orlando, FL 32801.

Boxi Park Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Sunday, May 5, 11am-10pm
Boxi Park Lake Nona
Live music all day beginning at 1pm, kids activities, live music and wandering Mariachi band, Hornitos Tequila margarita tap takeover and more.

Cinco de Mayo Party at ICON Park
Sunday, May 5, 12-11pm
ICON Park
The annual Cinco de Mayo Party at ICON Park will feature authentic Latin dishes, drinks, live entertainment, a Mariachi band, activities, and a taco eating competition where you have to take tequila shots in between each taco.

Tamale Co.

Announce Grand Opening In The Hourglass District On Sunday, May 5

Just in time to welcome Cinco de Mayo, Central Florida’s most popular purveyor of fresh and tasty tamales will open a brand-new brick and mortar location, Tamale Co. Hourglass, on Sunday, May 5, in the Hourglass Social House, Owners Fernando and Jennifer Tamayo announce today. The 1,300 square foot restaurant is an open dining concept housed in the relaxed, shared space also occupied by Foxtail Coffee and Vegan eatery Leguminati, with in-restaurant seating and a beautiful outdoor patio. Tamale Co. models a modern yet traditional Mexican décor and incorporates pre-Hispanic cooking utensils and equipment to give guests an idea of the art of tamale making.

Tamale Co. Hourglass will feature top tamale favorites from the food truck, plus an expanded menu, Mexican style street food representing Chef Fernando and wife Jennifer’s hometown and roots, and the location will also serve solely Mexican craft beer and imports, wine, mixed drinks, sangria and mimosas.

Don’t miss Tamale Co. Hourglass Grand Opening on Sunday, May 5 from Open to Close located at 2411 Curry Ford Road, Orlando, FL 32806. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 10am-9pm. For more information, visit www.tamaleco.com or call 407-455-1580.

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar

will keep the tequila flowing all day and night for the 7th annual Cinco de Mayo event. Bar-top-dancing restaurateur and tequila expert, Rocco Mangel, is preparing for the biggest party of the year.   Kicking off at 11 am, guests can enjoy incredible drink specials on Mexican beers and Margaritas, Rocco’s Tacos signature tacos, prize giveaways, live music and of course free tequila pourings by Rocco himself. Bring your dancing shoes because the Leonard Brothers Band is taking the stage for Cinco! #WitnessRocco.

Sunday May 5 – 11 am to 2 am at Rocco’s Tacos, 7468 W Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819

Cocina 214

Drink Specials – All Day Long*!
$5 214 Rocks with Sauza | $5 Hornitos Flo’Rita |$3 bottled Corona | $7 Tito’s Lonestar Lemonade | $7 Hornitos Plata | $10 Loaded Coronas with Mi Campo *while supplies last
Promos and Giveaways*!
Tito’s Lonestar Lemonade samples 11 AM – 1 PM
Corona Giveaways 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Sauza Girls 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Corona Giveaways 5:00 – 7:00 PM
*while supplies last

 Cocina 214 Winter Park:
8-Year Anniversary, Annual Running of the Chihuahuas with Tito’s
Photo Booth, Block Party with giveaways, samples, & drink specials
151 E. Welbourne Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Located behind Williams-Sonoma off Park Ave
Cocina 214 Daytona Beach:
Giveaways, samples, drink specials, & party on the lawn
451 S. Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Located Beachside next to Sun Splash Park