Originally a day to celebrate Mexico’s victory over French rule in 1863, Cinco de Mayo has been adopted by the U.S. as a day to celebrate Mexican food, culture, traditions, and—of course—booze. Lifestyle brands throughout the Greater Boston Area are gearing up to offer fun mid-week reasons to celebrate. Here are just a few!
MidiCi: Located at 463 Assembly Row in Somerville, MidiCi Wood-Fired Italian will be offering a Margherita & Margaritas deal! On Cinco de Mayo, purchase a flight of MidiCi Margaritas and get a Margherita Pizza (made with house tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, parmesan, basil & extra virgin olive oil, $13) or Devil’s Pizza for spice-lovers (made with house tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, house made spicy sausage, spicy Italian salami, and red chilies, $15) for ½ price. MidiCi’s Margarita Flights are $18 and guests can choose 4 of the following flavors: guava, mango, blueberry, peach, pineapple, strawberry, passion fruit, blackberry, black cherry, & devil’s (house special with spicy chilies). Offer is only valid per person and cannot be shared. For more information call (617) 764-1541.
Pauli’s: For the entire month of May, Pauli’s will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with festive Cinco de Mayo fries as its fries of the month. These loaded fries include pico de gallo, cheddar cheese, chopped chicken, & avocado served over French fries with chipotle mayo or ranch for dipping and are priced at $9.99. To order Pauli’s festive Monthly Fries or any of its other outrageous eats, visit in store or head to https://paulisnorthend.com/ to place your online order for pickup or delivery.
Cósmica: The South End’s favorite taco joint, Cósmica, is hosting a taco and margarita party on Cinco de Mayo from 4:30PM-11:00PM. Alongside the Cal-Mex eateries’ delicious tacos, the party will include mariachi and Mexican music, a hot pepper eating contest, piñata whacking, and various food & drink specials. Cósmica will be open for both indoor and outdoor dining. To book your reservation, visit https://www.cosmicaboston.com/reservations.
Season to Taste: Chef Robert Harris is taking his culinary approach to Cinco at Season to Taste, featuring a few Mexican specials on his weekly Family Dinner list! Choose between Adobo Braised Duck Enchiladas or Vegetarian Adobo Braised Jackfruit Enchiladas served with salsa roja, mango cilantro jicama, cotija cheese, spicy black beans, and arroz verde. The meal also includes tortilla chips with guacamole and salsa & fresh squeezed margarita mix with chili lime sea salt. Orders need to be placed by Sunday, May 2nd for a pick up on May 5th between 3:00PM-7:00PM. For more information on everything happening at Season to Taste, visit https://seasoncambridge.com/.
Baramor: Newton’s charitable restaurant, Baramor, will be celebrating the Cinco de Mayo with margarita flights & taco meal deals. Choose between Cajun Chicken, Shrimp, or Steak Tacos (3 corn tortillas with choice of meat, pico de gallo, and assorted crema) and combine with a Margarita Flight for just $35. Or purchase the Margarita Flight alone for $24, which includes 3 of Baramor’s craft tequila cocktails: the Cold Blooded (Olmeca Altos tequila, blood orange shrub, lime, agave), Sweet Kicks (Olmeca Altos Plata, strawberry basil shrub, jalapeno, lime, agave), and Summertime (Mezcal, orange liqueur, blood orange shrub, hellfire bitters, lime). To book a reservation call (617) 202-6718.
Inside Studio Allston Hotel
1234 Soldiers Field Road
Boston, MA 02135
After a winter spent hibernating and re-concepting, Casa Caña is finally set to make its grand return on Cinco de Mayo with a fresh, new taqueria and tequila bar concept. To kick things off in a celebratory way, Casa Caña’s reopening Cinco de Mayo party will be sponsored by Casamigos Tequila and offer revelers fun prizes and swag. The restaurant will open to the public at noon on May 5th to welcome guests to celebrate and experience the new concept.
A celebration of Mexican culture and cuisine, Casa Caña will now honor the rich history of Mexico through colorful food, drink, and music. The vibrancy of the “south of the border” spirit will be echoed throughout, as the bar and one-of-a-kind patio are fueled by an expansive tequila and cocktail list, which draws on inspiration from all over Mexico, and the kitchen, which features flavor-packed, taqueria-influenced fare from Chef Billy Jimenez. For more information, or to make reservations, please visit www.casacanaboston.com or call (617) 415-5402. To stay up-to-date on Casa Caña news and updates, you can follow @casacanaboston on Instagram.
Citrus & Salt
142 Berkeley St., Boston, MA
Chef Jason Santos’ Mexicali-inspired Back Bay eatery transports guests to the dreamy Baja Coast this Cinco de Mayo. The restaurant will open at noon on Cinco de Mayo to welcome guests for a full day of dining and celebrating. In addition to in-restaurant food and drink specials, guests can bring the party home this Cinco with specialty
In addition to its regularly available menu full of delicious, signature menu items like Flamin Hot Cheeto-Crusted Grilled Street Corn, Braised Brisket Crunch Tacos, Dole Whips, and shareable/ individual specialty cocktails, special to-go menu options and packages will also be available this year for at-home revelers to enjoy. Fiesta Boxes To-Go will be available for pre-order HERE and pick-up on May 5. Citrus & Salt is located at 142 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116 in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. For reservations or more information, please visit www.citrusandsaltboston.com or contact (833) 324-8787.
316 Cambridge St,
Boston, MA 02114
- Taco & Tostadas Platter: Choice of three fish, chicken, or steak tacos alongside tostadas with chili-rubbed strip loin
- Spicy Mango Margarita: Ghost tequila, mango juice, lime juice, triple sec, salted rim
- Smokey Diablo Margarita: Mezcal, lime juice, agave, triple sec, jalapeno, chili pepper rim
Alibi Bar & Lounge
215 Charles St., Boston, MA
Set in the old “drunk tank” of what was the Charles Street Jail, Alibi is a hot spot for cocktails and late-night snacking. Boasting a cavernous, moody feel adorned in celebrity mugshots, Alibi creates a fun environment for imbibing while nodding to its “criminal” past. For reservations or more information, please visit www.alibiboston.com or contact (857) 241-1144.
355 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
To celebrate Cinco. Lucky’s Lounge will be serving up a variety of frozen margarita specials in addition to also hosting the “Guac on The Rock” promotion. From May 1 to 5, guests who purchase a Teremana cocktail with an order of guacamole will be reimbursed up to $10 for their order.
Located just across the channel from Boston’s South Station and the Financial District, Lucky’s Lounge has called Fort Point home since 2003. With classic cocktails and notable menu, Lucky’s takes its food & drink as seriously as its entertainment. The discrete entrance, underground location, and lively atmosphere all mirror a 1920s speakeasy that’s a guaranteed good time any night of the week. Lucky’s Lounge is located at 355 Congress St. Boston, MA. To make a reservation, please visit www.luckyslounge.com.