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Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2018 on Long Island

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Cinco de Mayo 2018

At its core, Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican national holiday that commemorates the unlikely victory at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Although the date carries plenty of historical significance, many people choose to celebrate with delicious Mexican fare and beverages, especially here in America. So, if you’re looking for plans for Cinco de Mayo 2018, check out these three delicious local eateries.

How to Spend Cinco de Mayo 2018


Located in the heart of downtown Rockville Centre, Mesita specializes in serving authentic, modern Mexican cuisine in a fun, vibrant environment. Their traditional menu, playful décor and rustic flair perfectly embody the Mexican spirit you need for a quality Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Cinco de Mayo 2018

This year’s fiesta starts bright and early for Viva El Brunch and live music from Son Milanes. It will be served from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you can’t make it for brunch, Mesita will be offering their standard dinner menu from 4:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. It will feature favorites, such as:

  • Tilapia en Salsa Verde
  • Enchiladas de Pollo
  • De Carne Tacos
  • Shrimp Fajitas

Aside from plenty of Mexican beers, spirits and tequilas, they will be serving $5 classic margaritas all day long. Mesita will also be open late night and feature beats from Whoa!, one of the area’s hottest DJs. Reserve your table today.

Margaritas Café

With locations in East Meadow, Merrick, Wantagh and Williston Park, Margaritas Café is the perfect place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2018. Besides, their passion for good food, drinks and live music makes this a truly one-of-a-kind dining experience.

Cinco de Mayo 2018

This Saturday, May 5, all Margaritas Café locations (except Merrick) will be serving complimentary Patron and Hornitos shots, courtesy of their Cinco de Mayo shot girls. When you visit, make sure to try one of their tasty menu items like:

  • Chimichangas
  • Homemade Tamales
  • Cancun Shrimp Roll
  • Taquitos de Carne Asada

Since it’s bound to be busy with festive partygoers, it’s best to call ahead to reserve your spot for the big day.

Don Juan

This May 5, starting at noon, come out to Don Juan in Massapequa Park to pay proper respect to the Battle of Puebla with a blowout fiesta. For over 35 years, this family-owned and operated eatery has been a one-stop-shop for Cinco de Mayo festivities.

Cinco de Mayo 2018

Every visitor will receive a free sombrero and raffle tickets for incredible giveaways. There will also be live performances from local musicians, so you can sing and dance the day away. While you’re there, try some of their simple, fresh Mexican dishes, such as:

  • Chorizo Street Cart Tacos
  • Salmon Fajitas
  • Ceviche
  • Empanadas

Click here to reserve your table.

If you haven’t figured out plans yet for Cinco de Mayo 2018, you really can’t go wrong with these three local gems!

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