We can’t really claim Cinco de Mayo as a big holiday over on our shores – it’s a Mexican anniversary that marks their victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 and it’s become particularly popular in the States – but we’ll never turn down a chance to celebrate Mexican culture, tuck into great food and let the drinks flow. You could seek out some of the best margaritas in London or hit up the city’s best Mexican restaurants for the occasion or you could get involved in all these Cinco de Mayo events.


It’s Mexican specials, £5 margs and mariachi music at Temper Covent Garden this Cinco de Mayo. The restaurant will be decked out festival-style with pom pom streamers and paper flowers, and a mariachi band will be providing the party music. The Temper team has created five special dishes for the occasion, including crab & corn enchiladas, smoked brisket over chilaquiles and mole poblano with poussin, and their signature house margs will be a fiver all night long. OLÉ

Thurs 5th May 2022
5 Mercer Walk, London WC2H 9FA


As well as serving up agave cocktails, including their famous Mirror Margarita, and Mexican food from kitchen partners Maiz Azul, Hacha has teamed up with illustrator Kate Hazell for a bespoke piece of art inspired by Cinco de Mayo. Each signed and numbered print will be paired with a limited edition bottle of Pear & Fiery Ginger Mirror Margarita created by Hacha founder Deano Moncrieffe for the occasion. There’s only 50 sets available and you get them online or at both Hacha bars.

Thurs 5th May 2022
378 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AA
12-14 Market Row, London SW9 8LD

Santo Remedio

Santo Remedio is hosting a spesh Celebration of Puebla dinner for Cinco de Mayo (the date commemorates Mexico’s victory in the battle of Puebla), featuring Poblano dishes like padron peppers chalupitas, wild mixed mushroom taco arabe, and slow-cooked short rib in mole Poblano. Cazcabel Tequila will be in the house shaking up paired cocktails for each course.

Thurs 5th May 2022
152 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TU

Goods Way

Goods Way in King’s Cross is launching a new supper club series at speakeasy bar Nola and they’re kicking off with a Cinco de Mayo special. For two nights Breddos will be dishing up a five-course Mexican tasting menu alongside tequila cocktails from Casamigos, and with only 20 spots available each night, it’ll be an intimate affair.

Thurs 5th & Fri 6th May 2022
11 Goods Way, London N1C 4DP

Los Mochis

Mexican-Japanese joint Los Mochis is throwing a real big fiesta for its first Cinco de Mayo. They’ll be serving up spesh dishes of spicy salmon on crispy rice and soft shell crab tacos and pouring half price Tommy’s Margaritas and Pink Hot Chilli Palomas, with Mr Hendricks on the decks all night long.

Thurs 5th May 2022
2 Farmer Street, London W8 7SN

Kraft Dalston

Why celebrate for a day when you could celebrate for a whole week? Kraft Dalston is stretching out the Cinco de Mayo party by serving up Mexican cocktails, frozen margs and tequila flights all week long, with their tank fresh beers (including a brand new 6.8% Maibock lager and a 4.8% dry-hopped lager) and food from Le Bab also available.

Mon 2nd – Sun 8th May 2022
130a Kingsland High Street, London E8 2LQ

Lyre’s Margarita Roadshow

Non-alcoholic spirit brand Lyre’s is getting into the fiesta spirit by taking its alcohol-free Agave Blanco Spirit on the road. Not only will they be serving up FREE non-alcoholic margaritas from their bar truck in Spitalfields Market, DJ Fat Tony will be hitting the decks in the evening to keep the party going. After the launch party on 5th May, the truck will be pulling up at Liverpool Street, Old Street, Covent Garden, Soho, Clapham and Chelsea, where you can get a voucher to redeem for a Lyre’s cocktail at a local bar, over the following three days before going nationwide.

Thurs 5th May 2022
Spitalfields Market, 56 Brushfield St, London, E1 6AA

Brixton Village

Year-round foodie destination Brixton Village will be throwing a Cinco de Mayo party at family-run Mexican joint Jalisco this year. Drop by to enjoy classic Mexican dishes as well as special offers just for the occasion – two tacos for £5 and two margaritas for £10. The sun will (hopefully) be shining, live music will be playing and margs will be flowing, what more could you ask for?

Thurs 5th May 2022, 12-10pm
Unit 1, Brixton Village, Coldharbour Ln, London SW9 8PR

El Sueño Watermelon Tequila

If you want to ring in Cinco de Mayo at home, then just reach for a bottle of premium mixto tequila El Sueño Watermelon. Made with fresh watermelon and unrefined Mexican sugar, El Sueño is perfect for mixing – add soda to turn it into a spritz or shake up with lime juice and agave and you’ve got watermelon margs. CHEERS.