Cinco de Mayo is almost here and we are definitely ready to party it up. Celebrate the annual fiesta with delicious food, drinks, and the best vibes at these restaurants and bars in Toronto.

In case you didn’t know, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day (that’s in September). This holiday celebrates the Mexican defeat of the French army in 1862.

Now that we’ve got that cleared up, let’s dive into our roundup of festivities going on in Toronto this Friday.

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Baro Cinco de Mayo Celebration

If you don’t have Cinco de Mayo plans just yet, now you do. This popular Toronto restaurant is going all in with four floors of celebrations from dance parties to curated menus. Toronto’s beloved Latin-inspired restaurant Baro is hosting its biggest party of the year, CincoFest. Baro will completely transform all four of its floors to honour the annual celebration.

When: May 5th from 5 PM to late
Where: Baro Restaurant, 485 King Street West

El Catrin Destileria


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The annual Cinco de Mayo celebrations kick off at El Catrin Destileria next week. Though you can expect the same great music and vibes, food and drink features have yet to be announced. But you’ll want to book your reso ahead of time before it’s too late.

When: May 5th, 2023
Where: 18 Tank House Lane

A Taste of Mexico – W Toronto


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W Toronto is hosting a Cinco de Mayo experience at Skylight with a special menu, A Taste of Mexico courtesy of Chef Alejandra Sánchez of W Punta de Mita. The bold and flavourful menu features items like beef “birria style” tacos, pork tamales, short rib & mole, and churros for dessert, among many more options.

Book here for reservation.

When: May 2nd to 6th, 2023
Where: 90 Bloor Street E


Cinco de Mayo or not, Barrio’s menu is always stacked for lunch, brunch, and dinner. Plus, they’ve got drink selections unlike any other, and they have a great patio, if it happens to be open on the Friday. We’ll certainly raise a glass to that!

When: May 5th, 2023
Where: 884 Queen Street East

The Pint Public House

Get ready for a huge fiesta kicking off at The Pint Public House for Cinco de Mayp. In partnership with Amsterdam Brewery, The Pint will offer guests $6 Margaritas and $6 Fria bottles all day long. And at night, that’s when the fiesta begins with a special mariachi band and a DJ.

When: May 5, 2023 – 9:30 PM
Where: The Pint Public House – 277 Front Street W