3.6 min readBy Published On: May 2nd, 2017Categories: Eat and Drink0 Comments on Cinco De Mayo in Southie

Celebramos!  Southie is the hot spot for celebrating Cinco De Mayo!  

Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar:
Margarita Madness!  No one celebrates Cinco de Mayo quite like Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar. This neighborhood taco joint goes all out with the 3rd annual Five Days of Cinco from Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 5. The five-day fiesta is packed with festive menu additions, giveaways and so much more. The lineup kicks off with a special party on May 1 at 9:30PM and starts to get a little loco with beats from Boston-based DJ Johnny Dow. Guests can shuck the night away with signature oyster specials from visiting restaurants like Neptune Oyster Bar and North Square Oyster. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door.  The fun doesn’t stop there. Loco cranks out a wild line up each night of the week with margarita pitchers and their weekly Taco Tuesday menu additions, a “Cisco de Mayo” tap takeover from Cisco Brewers on Wednesday, Boozy Snow Cones on Thursday, and concludes with the Ultimate Cinco Celebration with contests, giveaways, prizes, piñatas and more on Friday, when Loco opens their doors early at noon.

The Lawn on D:
It’s not just beer and wine to sip in the sun this season at The Lawn on D!  The wildly popular public park will now offer full bar service!  In addition to ordering up a vodka soda (or whatever poison you pick), The Lawn on D has a new food menu and you will be able to reserve tables too! The season will kick off with a Cinco de Mayo celebration, the weekend of May 4 to 7, followed by the Springtime Spectacular family festival on Saturday, May 13. The Lawn On D’s popular Friday lunch series with Berklee College of Music will return starting May 19 and the Lawn on D will host the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes’ Patriot Fest on May 20.

Coppersmith’s Executive Chef, Jason Heard will be serving up a special Mexican menu, beginning at 5pm on Cinco de Mayo.  Heard’s specials will include; Grilled Shrimp Tacos (grilled shrimp, avocado cream sauce, curtidod, mango, corn tortillas, $11 for two,) Smoked Duck Quesadilla (smoked duck, poblano peppers, jack cheese,salsa rojo, $12,) and Cemitas (Mexican sandwich made with crispy pork, avocado, black beans, peppers, jack cheese, $13.)  Specialty Margaritas will be served inside and up on the rooftop Air Deck in traditional, strawberry and ghost pepper variations for $12.00 each.

Stephi’s in Southie:
Searching for the right place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year? Look no further…we’ve got the perfect excuse to don that Sombrero you’ve had stashed in storage all year. Get yourself down to Stephi’s in Southie this upcoming Cinco De Mayo for their Southie of the Border party, featuring none other than Ghost Tequila, our 100% agave tequila infused with Ghost peppers. With a Build-Your-Own menu, you’ll have the chance to customize your perfect margarita: from fresh-squeezed tropical mixers to delectably delicious garnishes. BYO Margaritas are $10!

Marking the official launch party of their outdoor garden and atrium space, Public will celebrate Cinco with a special taco & tequila garden party.  Executive Chef, Keenan Langlois will be serving up a duo of fish & carnitas tacos for $12.00 alongside his rib-eye tartare tacos priced at $8.00 for two.   Homemade salsa and guacamole will be additional menu specials priced at $7.00 and $8.00 per serving.  Co-owner and beverage director, Teodora Bakardzhieva will also craft a trio of margarita specials including; Smoke & Spice (tequila, mescal, jalapeno,) Fresh Watermelon & a traditional concoction which will be $12.00 each.     Publico will also open early at 4pm to get the fiesta started!

Local 149:
Local 149 is opening its doors early on Friday and getting the fiesta starting at 11am for brunch.  Bandita Brighton is taking over with $5 margaritas, modeleo special buckets and delicious Mexican eats!

City Tap House:
City Tap House is getting in on the Cinco de Mayo action with menu additions and specialty drinks!

Guac Trio – traditional; chipotle, bacon and blue cheese; street corn ($15)

Spicy Basil Paloma – Jose Cuervo, orange liqueur, cayenne, lime juice, basil and soda water ($12)

La Libertad – Jose Cuervo, melon liqueur and Sierra Nevada’s Orta Vez topped with shredded coconut. ($12)

We’ll also be tapping the kegs to these Mexican-style beers ($7 for 14oz):

Sierra Nevada’s Ortz Vez

Oskar Blues Brewery’s Beerito


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