Take life with a grain of salt and a slice of lime! May 5th is around the corner, so we rounded up the best ideas for Cinco de Mayo in NYC. You can certainly host your own Cinco de Mayo party at home. However, this year outdoor dining in NYC has been a better way to catch up with friends. Besides, who doesn’t love a fiesta with no setup, no cooking and best of all no clean up. We dined at Mexicue for an early Cinco de Mayo fiesta and are excited to taco bout a party with you.
Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in NYC: Mexicue
Mexicue combines traditional Mexican flavors with Southern classics and cooking techniques. We wrote about Mexicue last year during our fall outdoor dining series and our Dia de los Muertos party. They are open for outdoor and indoor dining. They also have a fantastic catering menu that is available for delivery or takeout. Spring outdoor dining in NYC is fantastic right now, so we recommend grabbing a table in the outdoor patio.
Cinco de Mayo in NYC: What to Order to Drink?
Margaritas for the señoritas. It isn’t Cinco de Mayo without lots of margaritas. Mexicue has a large variety of margaritas so there’s something for everyone. We recommend the seasonal margarita. This Charred Citrus Pineapple Margarita has charred pineapple, jalapeño, lime juice, pineapple juice, simple syrup, cilantro and tequila of course. We also often order the Paloma with tequila and the House Margarita. If you like Mezcal, we recommend the Smokey Margarita. Mexicue is also running a Cinco de Mayo special. If you follow them on IG, show your server and they will upgrade your margarita to top shelf. And who doesn’t love a top shelf margarita!
Cinco de Mayo in NYC: What to Order for Dinner?
You guac my world. We started our Cinco de Mayo dinner with an order of chips and guacamole for the table. We recommend the spicy version. It’s more of a medium level of spice (we are Indian, so for us the spicier the better). The salty, spicy guac paired nicely with our Margaritas and Palomas.
Cinco de Mayo in NYC is nacho average party. For our mains, we ordered a variety of tacos, Mexican Street Corn and the Poblano Mac and Cheese. Our favorites tacos are the Lobster, Pan Seared Cod and the Smokey Chicken. For the corn, you can order it on the cob or have it shucked (we ordered both).
This Cinco de Mayo, fiesta like there’s no mañana. We recommend visiting Mexicue this week for lots of delicious guac, tacos and margaritas. Don’t forget to follow Mexicue on Instagram and upgrade your margarita to top shelf.
I can think of many reasonable excuses for needing a cocktail, but Cinco De Mayo is always a no-brainer.Rachel Hollis
The food is so good there!
Omg food look sooo yumm. Just made me so hungry now.
sounds like fun places to enjoy Chico de Mayo! I hope you’ll enjoy the best possible way
I would love to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in NYC. I think it would be so much fun.
That sounds like a wonderful place to eat at and all those dishes and drink look quite delicious! Thanks for sharing this with us.
Please dont let Darcee read this otherwise we will be booking a fight from New Orleans to NYC for Cinco de Mayo to just eat & party at Mexicue! She LOVES those Mexican Street Corns on the cob and would probably lose her mind trying the Poblano Mac and Cheese.
Now I have to say that those Street Tacos do look off the hook and you could convince me to come up if you buy the first round…I will take the Charred Citrus Pineapple Margarita please!
Such great information! Would love to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in NYC once
The colors and flavors are simply stunning. Thank you, GALS, for your adventuresome outings that you share with us. Truly enjoyable.
Mexicue looks like a great place to celebrate! I love those drinks and those tacos looks delicious!