Where To Spend Cinco de Mayo in Chicago


Bar Takito

Whether you are celebrating Cinco de Mayo in your home or among the city streets, Bar Takito wants to be a part of it! This authentic establishment offers incredible catering options that appease the masses. Order some of the most fabulous Mexican dishes and serve them in the comfort of your own home. Although, we suggest heading down to Fulton Market and experiencing the lively atmosphere that is Bar Takito! Make your reservations today!


Visit the Magnificent Mile on May 5th for a multi-event celebration! LondonHouse is hosting a Cinco de Derby Fiesta & Viewing Party, a seamless blend of Hispanic appreciation and horse racing. Cinco de Mayo festivities will ensue as the Kentucky Derby takes up the televisions. Holiday drinks, delicious dishes, and fancy hats will be present as patrons bet and bite!


Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at this Michelin-starred establishment! Esmé has partnered with Don Julio to make all your fiesta wishes come true. Guests are welcome to sip on the classic paloma featuring Don Julio Rosado, prickly pear, grapefruit, and elderflower tonic! This cocktail will be on every table as the mouthwatering sweetness is too addictive to part from, as is the beautiful price of $5.55. 

Don Bucio’s Taqueria 

For those who ache for Mexican cuisine but stray away from meat, look no further. Don Bucio’s Taqueria offers true, authentic Mexican cuisine with a shocking twist: the entire menu is completely free from animal products! Chef Rodolfo Cuadros opened this establishment earlier this year, gracing a wider variety of Chicagoans with fabulous dishes. For Cinco de Mayo, he is collaborating with Chef Max Musto for a plant-based taco showdown! Head to Don Bucio’s Taqueria in Logan Square to experience the fun. 


The globally-inspired Proxi is open and excited to welcome patrons in on May 5th. Chef Andrew Zimmerman has prepared an a la carte as well as a Chef’s Tasting menu, based on his past traveling experiences. Expect to see dishes lightly inspired by street food throughout Asia, India, Mexico, and beyond. Somehow, it all feels as though it belongs in Chicago, especially next to the fabulous beverages that consist of diverse flavors, ingredients, and spices!


Head to FORA on Cinco de Mayo to partake in a festive patio party! Located on the ground floor of The Emily Hotel, this establishment has partnered with Cincoro and Round Two Chicago for a Cinco de Mayo party with live music, dancing, pop-up shops, and holiday raffles! From 4pm to 8pm, every margarita you purchase is a raffle ticket in your pocket. The first prize winner for the raffle will win a rare pair of Nikes from Round Two Chicago valued up to $500, second prize winners will earn a bottle of Cincoro Anejo with a bag of goodies, while third prize winners will take home a bottle of Cincoro Blanco! Make your reservations now!


Spend time at Barcocina in West Town this Cinco de Mayo for a luxurious tequila tasting event! Lounge around the 4,000 square foot patio bar or within the groovy interior of the establishment. Either spot will go seamlessly with the sipping of some of their finest tequilas! The event is entirely free, so mark your calendars and bring some friends to experience the flavors!


If you’re just looking to celebrate the holiday with a few festive cocktails, W XYZ Bar may be the perfect place! Head to the Aloft Chicago Mag Mile after work to kick off the weekend right with a Paloma, El Matador, Las Señoritas, or an Oaxaca Old Fashioned! Soak in the flavors and unwind to some fitting mood music; it is the only acceptable way to spend an evening after a long week.

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