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Fiesta time: Where to celebrate Cinco De Mayo in Las Vegas

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City of Las Vegas

The city of Las Vegas offers two opportunities to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with festivals at the East Las Vegas Community Center and outdoors at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park.

The events will take place on Friday, May 5, from 4 to 9 pm at both the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, located at 720 Twin Lakes Drive, and the East Las Vegas Community Center, located at 250 N. Eastern Ave.

Those in attendance will be able to enjoy a variety of food and artisan vendors, as well as Mexican bands, mariachi, and dancing.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Water Street Plaza in Henderson

Come party on Water Street Plaza during the City of Henderson’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration featuring live music, drinks, and food on Friday, May 5!

The Cinco de Mayo fiesta kicks off at 5 pm with the Las Vegas High School Mariachi Band and features performances by the following highly acclaimed Mexican bands:


  • A popular Latin group trio is comprised of Suemy, Nelly, and Melinda, who entertain audiences with a blend of mariachi and modern music. Their angelic harmonies, combined with guitars, guitarrons, and violins, have earned them numerous accolades, including a Grammy nomination and a Grammy award in their individual musical careers.

Villalobos Brothers

  • One of the most well-known Mexican trio bands today, the Brothers expertly showcase their cultural heritage by innovative compositions and arrangements that fuse Mexican folk music with the complex harmonies of jazz and classical music. The ensemble has collaborated with legendary musicians, including Grammy winners Bruce Springsteen, Dolly Parton, Antonio Sánchez, Regina Carter, Eduardo Magallanes, and many more.

Local food truck favorites, like Good Bad Delicious, I Heart Tacos, Cocktail Carts, and Happy Ending Chocolate, will be available throughout the Cinco de Mayo festivities.

The LINQ Promenade

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, The LINQ Promenade will offer delectable food and beverage specials, plus live Mariachi band performances and other festive celebrations throughout the holiday weekend.

On Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, a live mariachi band will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. At nighttime, High Roller Observation Wheel will feature a dedicated red, green, and white colored light show in celebration.

'Beer Fest' at Container Park

On Friday, May 5th, from 3:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Downtown Container Park invites revelers to live 'la vida loca’ for a Cinco De Mayo-inspired beer festival!

From 7 to 10 p.m., amigos y amigas can celebrate the holiday with $50 bottomless Micheladas, Teremana Tequila and Producer Mezcal margaritas and cervezas including Corona, Pacifico, and Modelo on The Lawn.

Baja Miguel’s inside South Point Hotel

Baja Miguel’s, located inside South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a special menu from May 5 - 7. From 4—10 p.m., guests can enjoy a three-course meal for $24.95, which includes a glass of wine or house margarita for those 21+.

The Mexican eatery will feature guest favorites such as Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes, Spicy Shrimp and Watermelon Cocktails, Crispy Fish Tacos, Carnitas El Pastor Tacos, traditional Chocolate Flan, and more. The regular menu will also be available.

Borracha Mexican Cantina

There are no siestas, only fiestas at Borracha Mexican Cantina! This Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican restaurant located at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, will say "¡salud!" with a night of nonstop fun, including a live mariachi band, DJ and tequila specials from 4 to 11 p.m. on Friday, May 5.

Cinco celebrators can soak up the lively atmosphere with festive tunes from a live mariachi band from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by electric beats from DJelani from 7 to 11 p.m.

Guests can also sip on one of Borracha's signature margaritas, such as the mango margarita, made with Espolon tequila, mango, fresh lime juice, and agave nectar.

Silverton Casino- Metalachi in Concert

Enjoy a unique performance by the world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band, Metalachi, as they perform classic metal covers fused with classic mariachi at Veil Pavilion at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 5. Tickets to see the former America’s Got Talent contestants are on sale now, starting at $30.

Mi Casa Grill Cantina

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo all day at Mi Casa Grill Cantina. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., guests can enjoy a tasty lunch buffet, which includes a 16 oz. house margarita, priced at $45 per person. Additionally, dinner specials will be available from 4-9 p.m., including the tenderloin fundido made with beef tenderloin medallions, caramelized onions, chipotle demi and manchego fundido served with jalapeños stuffed with asadero cheese and shrimp wrapped in applewood smoked bacon. Priced at $45, the entree includes a Dos Equis draft beer.

Su Casa Sushi Bar

Su Casa Sushi Bar will also celebrate Cinco de Mayo with limited-time sushi rolls, including:

  • Shrimp agua chile deep-fried roll, made with shrimp aguachile, cream cheese, avocado, mango pico de gallo and chipotle aioli ($16)
  • Hot Cheetos roll, made with tempura shrimp, spicy tuna, avocado, cream cheese, spicy cram, Hot Cheetos crunchies and unagi sauce ($16)

Arizona Charlie 'Cinco de Bingo'

The 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, May 5, sessions will include a bounce-back offer, any True Rewards bingo player playing in the previous session will receive a free electronic rainbow (must be validated with an electronic minimum purchase required).

  • Also, throughout the 9 a.m. -11 p.m. sessions, players who bingo on B5 will receive $100 in free slot play.
  • Bingos on any number ending in 5 will receive $25 in free slot play during the 5 p.m. event.
  • All Bingo players during the 5 p.m. session who enter a minimum $10 buy-in will receive a raffle ticket for prizes.

El Cortez Hotel & Casino

Celebrate the spirit of Mexico through traditional music and drinks at the El Cortez Hotel & Casino. On Friday, May 5 from 6 – 9 p.m., the hotel will offer a special performance by a local mariachi band alongside drink specials available all-month long, including $6 Coronas, Modelos, and Don Julio Margaritas.

The STRAT Hotel, Casino

From 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, May 5, the Mariachi de Mexico band will perform live throughout the casino floor. Drink specials will also be available at select bar locations.

Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant

Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant, located in Downtown Summerlin, will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a live mariachi band and drink specials in its cantina on Friday, May 5.

Pancho’s Cinco de Mayo celebration will feature a live mariachi band playing festive tunes from noon - 4 p.m. Guests can toast the day with $3 off house and flavored margaritas, well cocktails and house wines from 2 – 5 p.m.

Drinks can be enjoyed with Mexican cuisines such as chips and house-made guacamole; artichoke and jalapeños con queso; or tinga poblana, a traditional Mexican dish from the city of Puebla in Central México where the historic Cinco de Mayo battle was fought, which consists of tender, slow-roasted pork cooked with roasted mild California chiles, tomatoes, chipotle and Pancho’s special herbs and spices.

The Venetian

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at CHICA with special dishes created by Chef Lorena Garcia. Guests can get the party started with the Sundaze cocktail made with tequila, mezcal, aperol, lime juice, and orange slices. Then, dive into specials including the Chile Relleno de Mariscos (roasted poblano, lobster-scallop salpicón, red peanut mole), Bone Marrow & Salsa Macha (roasted bone marrow, morita-peanut salsa macha, grilled mojo bread) and the dessert of all desserts, the ¡Calavera Fiesta!, also known as the flaming skull. This Instagram-worthy dessert is hand painted and adorned with a Mexican flower crown. The party at CHICA continues all night long with a Cinco de Mayo themed Chica Nights, live music and fire dancers.

La Neta Cocina y Lounge

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with tacos and tequila at La Neta! La Neta will be offering $9 chef’s specialty tacos, such as the birria taco made with barbacoa, cheese, and served with consomme, or fried tacos with a choice of chicken, barbacoa, or soyrizo, topped with brussels slaw, cheese and crema. Guests will have the option to pair their tacos with the following tequila options:

  • $7 shots of Patron Silver or Reposado
  • $9 Patron margaritas or palomas
  • $100 bottles of Patron Silver or Reposado

Más Por Favor Taqueria y Tequila

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the most authentic way at Más Por Favor’s speakeasy from 12 p.m. to close. Enjoy the following offerings while dancing the day away to the DJ’s tunes (beginning at 5 p.m.):

  • 2 for $5 street tacos
  • $5 Casamigos shots
  • $5 Casamigos margaritas

Trustworthy Brewing Co.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Trustworthy Brewing Co.! Located at Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, the iconic brewery will offer complimentary chips and guacamole for all guests who order a 24 oz. michelada, made with gigil rice pilsner, clamato, and spices with a cayenne rim.

El Dorado Cantina

It’s a 24-hour fiesta at El Dorado Cantina on Cinco de Mayo!

Starting at 11 a.m., festivities at the Tivoli Village location include a block party with a beer garden and cocktail bar featuring $8 drafts, $12 pineapple Modelo agua frescas, $15 Casamigos margaritas and $18 Casamigos palomas and flavored margaritas; an ice sculpture with Patrón shots, and a taco stand in the streets featuring the choice of Carne Asada, Pulled Chicken, Al Pastor, or Rajas for $7 each or 3 for $18. A DJ, live band and artists from Recycled Propaganda will be painting as part of the celebration.

The Sammy Davis Jr. and West Sunset locations will feature drink specials and a DJ from 5 - 9 p.m.

Cabo Wabo

Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, will host a two-day Cinco de Mayo fiesta complete with shrimp cocktails, handcrafted drinks, a live DJ and more, starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6.

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Additionally, DJ Uffe will return to Cabo Wabo Cantina to keep the party energy high.

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