Best Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Westchester

by Katie Schlientz
the taco project tarrytown

Happy May 5th! If you’re on the hunt for the best fiesta for you and your foodie friends, look no further. IntoxiKate has you covered with the best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Westchester!

{IntoxiKate Tip! Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla. While it’s not the most important national holiday in Mexico, it is a great opportunity to celebrate the history, food, cocktails, and culture!}


the taco project tarrytown

The Taco Project

Nick Mesce’s Mexican takeout spot maybe one of the newbies on Tarrytown’s Main Street, but it’s the perfect place to grab some tacos on the go. From 5-10 p.m. today, you can enjoy free chips and salsa, half-priced guacamole, raffles and more. Just make sure to BYOB—the eatery’s liquor license is still in the works! Listen LIVE at 11 a.m. to Fork This with IntoxiKate as we chat all things Cinco de Mayo at The Taco Project!

{The Taco Project: 18 Main St., Tarrytown, 914-909-4455,}


Guapo Cocina Mexicana

Nando Paterra of Guapo Cocina Mexicana swung by the studio last Friday with some killer margaritas paired with chips and salsa! The party in Yonkers kicks off at 12 p.m. and features music, food and drink specials.

{Guapo Cocina Mexicana: 10 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, 914-920-5900,}


{IntoxiKate Tip! Click on the player below to listen to
Fork This with IntoxiKate’s Cinco de Mayo show!}


mambo 64

Mambo 64

An IntoxiKate favorite all year long, Mambo 64 offers $5 margaritas paired with owner Arlen Gargagliano’s incredible tapas. Try her twist on guacamole (pictured above from last Friday’s Forks, Corks, and Cocktails), with toasted pecans and grapes. Check out News Talk 1230 AM’s video with Arlen here!

{Mambo 64: 64 Main St., Tuckahoe, 914-222-9964,}


Lola’s Mexican Kitchen

The White Plains eatery has been celebrating all weekend, and the festivities wrap up today! Expect half-priced margaritas, $3 tacos, and Dos Equis on draft. Cerveza, anyone?

{Lola’s Mexican Kitchen: 169 E. Post Rd., White Plains, 914-358-4939,}



Let’s hope the weather forecast isn’t accurate, because it wouldn’t be Cinco de Mayo without celebrating on Bartaco’s beautiful back deck. There’s plenty of tacos to choose from (not to mention their tasty margaritas), and you can dance the night away to some live Mexican music.

{Bartaco: 1 Willett Ave., Port Chester, 914-937-8226,}


Mariachi Mexico

Celebrate the season with a specially designed chef’s menu and blackboard specials. Today, happy hour runs from 12-4 p.m., featuring $5 house margaritas, sangria by the glass, and imported beer. Outdoor seating is also available!

{Mariachi Mexico: 405 Main St., Armonk, 914-273-6805,}


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo All Week Long

While Cedar Street Grill in Dobbs  Ferry is closed today, the IntoxiKate favorite “Ready, Aim, Fire” is the spicy kick in this cocktail will definitely add the spring to your step. #punintended

Check out Moderne Barn‘s wine director Matthew Cristoff’s recipe for a virgin mango margarita!

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