Here’s Where to Party in Houston on Cinco de Mayo 2016
Arnaldo Richard’s Pico’s
While you can count on Arnaldo Richards’ Picos for Cinco de Mayo inspired fun year-round, the popular Upper Kirby restaurant has planned a weekend-long fiesta beginning on Thursday, May 5. In addition to $2 oyster tequila shooters and Tecate beer specials, top shelf frozen margaritas will be only $8. The party will extend to the restaurant’s front patio where guests can enjoy music, a photo booth, and happy hour specials starting at 3 p.m.
For those party animals looking to celebrate throughout the weekend, Pico’s will host a tequila dinner featuring Ruben Aceves, the global brand Ambassador for Tequila Herradura, on Saturday, May 7. Held in the restaurant’s private tequila room exclusively seating just 30 guests, the four-course dinner designed by executive chef Arnaldo Richards is priced at $120 and will provide a food-focused celebration for the boozy holiday.
The lively bar and sprawling outdoor patio at chef Hugo Ortega’s Caracol is known for its adventurous menu of Mexican coastal cuisine and will surely provide the ideal backdrop for an authentic meal in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. From a variety of colorful ceviches and raw or char-grilled Gulf oysters, to a full vegetarian menu, there is something for every diner. More importantly, the cocktail menu with selections like the Mojito Classico and the Michelada de Chicharron will have you feeling all kinds of vacation vibes.
El Big Bad
With its outrageous margarita menu and long list of infused tequilas, this downtown watering hole is a favorite among locals for Cinco de Mayo…or just your typical Margarita Monday. Signature margaritas like the cucumber-mint or the blueberry, jalapeño, with cilantro are all crafted with fresh fruit juices and garnishes, and the bar lists a variety of additional Mexican selections like the Paloma or the Raspadas made with mango infused tequila and Chamoy hot sauce. Located in the heart of downtown, El Big Bad welcomes Houstonians to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with live music and DJs throughout the weekend, followed by a recovery brunch on Sunday, May 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This colorful Montrose mainstay is a favorite for it’s parking lot party featuring live entertainment of epic proportions. From 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., serious Cinco de Mayo partygoers can enjoy $6 Don Julio margaritas on the patio as they watch a comedy Lucha Libre wrestling match by Doomsday Wrestling. Local DJ Grrrrl Parts will be spinning all night, and Pistolero’s will no doubt make a festive final destination for Montrose-area pub crawlers.
Ooh La La Dessert Boutique
Ooh La La Dessert Boutique is offering a festive, yet family-friendly way of celebrating Cinco de Mayo with its signature Margarita Cupcakes. The decadent treat, sans tequila, is made up of vanilla-key lime zest cake with key line zest buttercream, rimmed in sugar- not salt. Available for pre-order at all three locations of Ooh La La, the one of a kind cupcakes come in minis and jumbos, and are as equally popular with adults as they are with children.
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