The first week of May is here and that means Cinco de Mayo is just days away. If you’ve been meaning to treat yourself to some delicious Mexican cuisine and margaritas, this is your chance. Here are 10 of the best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Seattle.

Mezcaleria Oaxaca

Capitol Hill’s best spot for Oaxacan eats has a lot going on this Cinco. You’ll be able to enjoy a one-day special opening of their taco window, Lado a Lado where they’ll be serving up Tacos de Canasta. You’ll also be able to enjoy specials on tequilas and more as well as try some very rare mezcals. Don’t miss out!

Where: 422 E Pine St
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 5 pm-late

El Paisano Rosticeria Y Cocina

 

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This spot is probably off your radar unless you live in South Seattle. But it’s absolutely worth visiting because it’s the restaurant sister of a nearby butcher shop. That means you can get great meat and enjoy it in delicious food items like tacos.

Where: 9615 15th Ave SW
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 am-6 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-6 pm

Raiz

 

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Raiz serves up elevated Mexican cuisine crafted with PNW ingredients. If you’re looking to celebrate with some fine dining on Cinco, Raiz might just be the spot for you. Be sure to make a reservation!

Where: 500 NW 65th St
Hours: Sunday & Tuesday 11 am-2:30 pm, Wednesday-Saturday 11 am-2:30 pm & 5 pm-7:30 pm

Tacos Chukis

 

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You can’t go wrong with Tacos Chukis simple and delicious taco menu that allows you to grab as many or as few tacos as you like. Or you can opt for other items like mulitas, baby burritos, tortas, and more. Don’t forget to grab one of their delicious horchatas as well.

Where: Five locations across Seattle
Hours: Varies

Frelard Tamales

 

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The name says it all, Frelard Tamales is known for tamales! They also happen to be offering some Cinco specials this year like pozole, mole oaxaqueno, and a mini tamales 3 pack. Don’t miss out on the limited-time offerings!

Where: 6412 Latona Avenue NE
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 am-8 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-5 pm

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Carnitas Michoacan

This Beacon Hill spot is another one that you may have never tried before. But trust us, it’s time to go give them a go! Carnitas Michoacan serves up tacos, carnitas, al pastor, carne asada, tamales and more. It’s the perfect food to grab and take home for whatever kind of Cinco de Mayo celebration you’re having.

Where: 2500 Beacon Ave S
Hours: Monday-Saturday 12 pm-9 pm

Gracia

If you want to go big this year you can treat yourself to Gracia. This higher-end Mexican spot focuses on fresh masa with imported heirloom corn from Oaxaca, Mexico. Snag yourself some tacos or another delicious entree, we bet you’ll love it.

Where: 5313 Ballard Avenue Unit B
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 3 pm-9 pm, Thursday 12 pm-9 pm, Friday 11 am-11 pm, Saturday 12 pm-11 pm, Sunday 11 am-4 pm

El Camion

 

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Tacos, tacos galore! This multi-location food truck resto is another spot that always comes in handy when you just want simple tacos or a burrito. But it doesn’t stop there, they actually have a massive menu with items like gorditas, tostadas, and much more.

Where: 4 locations across Seattle
Hours: Varies

Asadero

 

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If you’re really into meat then you need to try Asadero. This spot specializes in Mexican ‘Norte’ cuisine which means you get to enjoy menu items with the restaurant’s signature steak and carne asada. You can choose from items like tacos, tortas, and of course asados.

Where: 5405 Leary Ave NW
Hours: 11 am-10 pm

Carmelo’s Tacos

 

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Carmelo’s is known for its delicious Mexico City-style eats and has quickly become a favorite spot among Seattleites. You’ll find tacos, burritos, churros, and more. Plus they have locations in both Capitol Hill and the CD.

Where: Two locations across Seattle
Hours: Hours vary by location

Happy Cinco de Mayo Seattle!