7 Places To Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Around St. Louis

By Kelsey Waananen
In Food

Cinco de Mayo officially arrives in St. Louis this weekend and the city is ready to celebrate, even if we’re technically starting early. Check out these locations around St. Louis where Mexican food, drinks and festivities will reign supreme.

Photo courtesy of Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street

Photo courtesy of Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street

May 2: The biggest celebration in St. Louis is on Cherokee Street all day tomorrow, with the eclectic Mexican parade kicking off just after 1pm. Sample authentic Mexican dishes, take in the music of more than 20 bands and enjoy the general revelry as St. Louis turns out for its favorite Mexican holiday in the best Mexican neighborhood. Multiple blocks of Cherokee Street.

May 2: Gringo is bringing together Saturday’s two biggest events for their party, Cinco de Derby. The restaurant is pushing back their hours a little later (Gringo until midnight/ ClanDestino until 1:30am) and offering up pig roast tacos, street corn and barbecue plates. For drinks, satisfy everyone’s thirst with a mint julep pitcher. 398 N Euclid Ave., Central West End, 314.449.1212

May 3: If you didn’t already do too much on Saturday, take the party to Six Flags on Sunday. The theme park will have live entertainment, games and giveaways beginning at 1pm. Enjoy the beautiful weather at the park even more when Cinco De Mayo celebrators get a few rides all to themselves after-hours. Find more info online4900 Six Flags Rd, Eureka, 636.938.5300

May 5: On the actual Cinco de Mayo, Rosalita’s Cantina is shutting Washington Avenue down for a huge Cinco block party. Look forward to mechanical bull rides, traditional mariachi music from a live band and Rosalita’s food—partygoers will have options of burritos, quesadillas, street tacos and more. The party begins at 11am and DJ Emilio Hernandez marks the last of the live entertainment, going on at 10-11pm. Multiple blocks on Washington Ave.

May 5Cantina Laredo in Clayton is celebrating Cinco with its modern take on traditional Mexican cuisine from 4-10pm. The regular menu will be available, which features grilled fish, chicken and steaks. While out enjoying the celebrations on their patio, try their two special margaritas: the Cinco’ Rita and the Cinco Reposado ‘Rita. 7710 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.725.2447

May 5: Mission Taco Joint’s two locations are ringing in Cinco with a new collaboration with Josh Galliano of The Libertine. On Tuesday, look for that new taco, frozen margs at a special introduction price and for their custom-created Maestro Dobel Tequila, which was made just for Mission and its sister restaurants. Multiple locations, missiontacostl.com

May 5: Diablitos is bringing back the chicken drop for their wild celebration this year. Don’t worry, the drop has more to do with droppings than a chicken falling. Get into the game by placing your bet and settling into observing the gameplay surrounding the chicken’s “movements.” During all the action, help yourself to $1 tacos and $3 margaritas. 3761 Laclede Ave, Midtown, 314.644.4430

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