or history buffs, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the day when the smaller Mexican army repels the stronger invading French force at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. For everyone else, it’s an excuse to wear a sombrero and drink copious amounts of tequila. To help you do that, here are six venues in Shanghai that are holding celebrations on May 4 and 5.
Mayita throws open their rooftop space for this Cinco de Mayo party on Saturday, May 4. Starting from 1pm till late, ¥150 per person gets you six tickets worth ¥25 each, which are exchangeable for food and drinks like tacos, churros, margarita, and beer.
6/F, 98 Shouning Road
Nearest metro station: Dashijie
It’s a Cinco de Mayo weekend at Pistolera, which is holding celebrations at their three locations. Drink deals include ¥150 for five Jose Cuervo shots and ¥180 margarita pitchers, and they have a taco buffet on May 4 for ¥168 per person (5pm to 9pm). There will also be a live band at their Hengshan Road outlet and Mexican dancers at the Jing’an branch.
838-2 Hengshan Road
Nearest metro station: Xujiahui
2/F, 132 Nanyang Road
Nearest metro station: Jing’an Temple
855 Biyun Road
Nearest metro station: Yunshan Road
Tacolicious kicks off their Cinco de Mayo bash with a taco brunch from noon to 3pm. For ¥40, you get two tacos plus free flow margaritas, Mexican Mules, and beer for an additional ¥150. From 2:30pm, the party moves upstairs to their terrace where they will have cocktails by a guest bartender, and a DJ and mariachi band providing the tunes.
1 Yueyang Road
Nearest metro station: Hengshan Road
The Rooster gives you something to crow about this weekend with their Cinco de Mayo drink promos. On May 4 and 5, they’re offering happy hour prices on margaritas and deals on Corona beers and tequila shots. For the peckish, there are tacos, nachos, and quesadillas on the menu.
455 Shaanxi Bei Road
Nearest metro station: West Nanjing Road