Fiesta! Eye 22 SoCal Cinco de Mayo Picks

Find your music, your dance, your margarita, your queso fundido, and/or all of the above around Southern California.

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Rancho Days Fiesta
Join the Rancho Days Fiesta at Heritage Hill Park in Orange County on May 5, 2018. The 22nd annual outing will feature tunes, dance performances, and plenty of kid to-dos.
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Rancho Days Fiesta
Join the Rancho Days Fiesta at Heritage Hill Park in Orange County on May 5, 2018. The 22nd annual outing will feature tunes, dance performances, and plenty of kid to-dos.
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Olvera Street will pay homage to the 1862 Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Border Grill downtown will feature specials throughout Cinco de Mayo, including $3.50 tacos and $5 margaritas. Or perhaps you're craving queso fundido? That's on the regular menu, yum.
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Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen
Lobster tacos will be the food-tastic stars at Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen in Brea and Irvine on May 5. As for the tunes and dance? Folklorico and live music are on the schedule. As for drink specials? They're plentiful.
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The Citadel Outlets
Fiesta de Mayo will bring the beautiful, horn-magnificent, guitar-great mariachi classics to The Citadel Outlets on both May 5 and 6.
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Lucha VaVoom's special Cinco de Mayo shows deliver wrestling, burlesque, and comedy to The Mayan Theatre downtown on May 4 and 5.
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Fuego
Live music, specialty margaritas, and an Elote Callejero station, complete with the classic corn toppings, will fill Fuego at Hotel Maya in Long Beach.
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Look for the Pop-up Margarita Garden at West Hollywood's Gracias Madre on May 5. Street tacos and canned beers will also be for sale.
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Horse Thief BBQ and Beer Garden will serve breakfast tacos all day on Cinco de Mayo. Also? Housemade red and green Micheladas are $8 each.
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Las Perlas
Spaghetti Cumbia is playing Las Perlas from noon to 4 p.m., oh yeah. And the El Silencio Mezcal draft cocktails are eleven bucks.
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The Abbey
Enjoy LGBTQ mariachi music, dance, watch an afternoon drag show, and savor a "hefty food menu and specialty cocktails" at The Abbey in West Hollywood.
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In Hollywood and swinging by the Hard Rock Cafe? Say the secret word (it's ROCKIN') and score the limited time Rockin' Fresh Rita for five bucks. (And, yes: Be 21 or older.)
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Guelaguetza
Love a good Michelada? Make for Guelaguetza for the Bottomless Michelada Brunch, a Saturday staple at the acclaimed restaurant.
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The Morrison
The Morrison in Atwater Village has a line-up of luscious bites and bevs ready for Cinco, including Tres Leches Cake for $8 and a host of margaritas for ten dollars or less.
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The Soraya
Enjoy a performance by Quetzal (pictured) and Mariachi Flor de Toloache at The Soraya in Northridge on May 5 at 8 in the evening.
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The Soraya
Enjoy a performance by Quetzal and Mariachi Flor de Toloache (pictured) at The Soraya in Northridge on May 5 at 8 in the evening.
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Panxa Cocina
Call upon Panxa Cocina in Long Beach for live tunes and special tequila tastes, from noon to 3 p.m., from Casa Noble Tequila.
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Tablerock
Make for Platform in Culver City for Tablerock, a "food & beverage installation." From 4 p.m. to midnight on May 5 guests can order a Fire in the Sky, a chipotle-zingy tequila cocktail.
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Toca Madera
The party at Toca Madera on West Third begins at noon, complete with tequila flights and "... DJ sets, musical guests, and live performances throughout the day."
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Umami Burger
Eating at Umami Burger at The Grove? There's a secret menu item, beginning on May 5, and it involves a sweet habañero Cholula, mmm, as well as the burger company's first grilled chicken burger.
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Rick Poon
Tallula's in Santa Monica is throwing wide its doors two hours early on May 5, all to celebrate the holiday. Inside? Look for yummy eats like Cinco de Mayo carnitas tacos and turkey enchiladas, plus margaritas and palomas, too.
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Smorgasburg LA
Still feeling that Cinco spirit on Sunday, May 6? It's Family Day at Smorgasburg LA, at ROW DTLA, and Banda Filarmonica Maqueos Music from Oaxaca will take the stage.
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