5 Mexican restaurants for your Cinco De Mayo celebrations

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In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond its origins in Mexico. Nearly every Mexican joint in the St. Louis area hosts some kind of celebration. If you're feeling overwhelmed with options, look no further than the following 5 restaurants for all your margarita drinking and taco eating needs.

aerial view of hacienda on cinco de mayo // courtesy hacienda

9748 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63119

Hacienda is one of St. Louis' original and most acclaimed Mexican restaurants with award-winning cuisine, margaritas and atmosphere, celebrating 50 years in business. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at their Sunday Funday with live music from Mariachi Mendez from 3 to 5 p.m. and McLovin from 5 to 8 p.m. DJ Edwin will be spinning from 3 to 5 p.m. and 8 to 11 p.m. Food will be served all day long and a free shuttle is available.

delicious spread from prados // photo courtesy prados

21 Meadow Circle Drove, Lake St Louis, MO 63367

Join Prados at The Meadows at Lake Saint Louis for an "Almost Cinco" de Mayo fiesta on Saturday, May 4 from 3 to 9 p.m. They'll be serving up street tacos and Mexican street corn. There will be contests and games, including a 50/50 charity drawing. Enjoy a live DJ while the margaritas and beer flow. Get special entry with an all-you-can-eat buffet, one complimentary classic margarita, and access to all specialty drinks with a $25 VIP wristband. Kids pay their age, up to 12 years old.

authentic mexican street tacos and aguas frescas // photo courtesy the taco and ice cream joint

The Taco and Ice Cream Joint
2738 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO 63118

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with The Taco and Ice Cream Joint on Cherokee Street, right in the heart of St. Louis' Mexican community! The Taco and Ice Cream Joint is known not only for combining two of everyone's favorite things, but also their large portions, low prices and a range of traditional and creative flavors. They'll be rocking from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a DJ spinning and outdoor taco stand. 

the lively bar at más tequila cantina // photo courtesy más tequila cantina

Más Tequila Cantina 
708 N. Second St., St. Louis, MO 63102

Everyone knows that St. Louis is a culinary melting pot that continues to evolve and become more impressive with every passing year. Más Tequila Cantina is proud to part of that evolution by opening the first tequila-centric restaurant in the region! Más Tequila Cantina presents Cinco de Mayo Fest on The Landing. Come and party with us on Saturday, May 4 from noon to 10 p.m. Specials include $5 margaritas, $5 tequila shots, $5 draft beer and $5 chicken or beef nachos. General admission is free. For more Information and VIP details, call 314.877.1700.

hand crafted margaritas and salsas from pueblo solis // photo courtesy pueblo solis

Pueblo Solis
5127 Hampton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109

The Solis family has been preparing traditional Mexican dishes from Northern Mexico for over three generations. Alfredo and his matriarch mother carry on the family tradition of hand-crafted margaritas, freshly prepared guacamole and some of the most flavorful fajitas in town. Join them on Sunday, May 5 for all-day taco and margarita specials.