Ready for a fiesta? Cinco de Mayo is upon us, and the tequila will be flowing. What started as a holiday commemorating Mexico’s victory in the Franco-Mexican war, has shifted into a celebration of Mexican-American culture over the decades. This year’s celebration will fall on Sunday, giving you the perfect reason to get excited for the weekend. Get ready to raise your margarita glasses because we’ve rounded up five of the best restaurants at the best shopping mall in Miami to enjoy your Cinco de Mayo.
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If you’re looking for a lively Cinco de Mayo setting, look no further than Tap 42. Wash down your chips and guacamole with one of the best drink menus in town. The options are endless at Tap 42, where offerings include blueberry margaritas, frozen passionfruit ‘frojotos,’ CBD-infused cocktails and an expansive array of craft beers.
Chef Jose Mendin’s acclaimed Pubbelly Sushi puts a Spanish twist on Japanese cuisine. The next-level sushi tavern features innovative flavors and Hispanic flair with menu items like Dates Avec Chorizo, Tostones con Ceviche, and Salmon Tartare Taquitos. Crack open a Cusquena beer and let the Cinco de Mayo feast begin!
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Tequila and barbecue may not sound like a likely pair, but we promise your taste buds will thank you. Head to International Smoke to try the ‘Shape Shifter’ cocktail, an Espolon Tequila-based drink with passion fruit, pineapple, honey and a kick of ancho chile. While you’re at it, don’t pass up on Ayesha Curry and Chef Michael Mina’s delicious menu featuring Cinco de Mayo-approved wood-grilled avocado
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Cinco de Mayo might be a Mexican celebration, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dine on Peruvian food in the process! CVI.CHE 105 is the go-to destination for fresh seafood and a gathering place for honoring Latin America’s gastronomy. The menu is infused with a delectable smattering of native ingredients like Peruvian yellow pepper, Paria cheese, Arequipan onions, aji limo reduction, and punta avocado. Pair your meal with one of the restaurant’s craft cocktails for a sophisticated and cultured Cinco de Mayo celebration.
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If Mexican food isn’t your jam, Serafina’s Italian menu will win you over. Add a taste of Mexico’s beaches with tropical-inspired cocktails like ‘Liquid Passion’ or the ‘Lost at Sea’ featuring fruity mixers like passionfruit, grapefruit, lemon and lime.