cinco de mayo Carson Daly: Celebrate Cinco De Mayo In Los Angeles!

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Happy Cinco de Drinko…errr, Cinco de Mayo, amigos!

If you weren’t lucky enough to make it on the guest list for AMP Radio’s Switch Party, there are still plenty of fun events happening around SoCal.

So where’s the best place for margaritas and mariachi music? Keep reading!

Cinco de Mayo Festival at Olvera Street

845 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

May 5th: 12pm-8pm

May 8th: 9am-9pm

If you’re going to party on Cinco de Mayo, why not do it at the historical LA landmark? Take part in the festivities all day long, including live entertainment.

Cinco de Mayo with Metalachi

The Roxy
9009 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

May 5th: 8pm
Cost: $10 cover plus 2 drink minimum

Metalachi will be rockin at the Roxy tonight.  Yes, it’s the world’s only heavy metal mariachi band! Better yet, taco trucks will be lined up outside the venue all night if you need a late night snack.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at L.A. Live

800 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015

May 5th: 5:30pm-9pm

NOKIA Plaza will be turned into one huge party tonight.  Check out a mariachi band battle, a beer & margarita garden, and plenty of delicious Mexican food!

Lucha VaVoom

The Mayan Theatre
1038 South Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

If you’re ready to get rowdy tonight, then this is the party to be at! This event at The Mayan features Mexican wrestlers, raunchy comedy, acrobatic chickens (yeah, I’m not exactly sure what that means), and a Cinco staple, tequila!

Fiesta Broadway

Downtown LA

May 8th: 11am-6pm

These party planners aren’t kidding around.  They’re shutting down a mile along Broadway from First Street to Olympic for this free celebration! Activities include live performances, folklorico dancers, games, and vendor booths!

SOL Cocina

251 Pacific Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92660

May 5th

If you’re looking for something a little more refined, SOL Cocina is a safe bet.  There’s all sorts of Mexican eats to enjoy. Come stay for a drink and enjoy the view Balboa Marina.

Ortega 120

1814 South Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

May 5th & May 8th

It’s a two-for-one party with Ortega 120 celebrating both Cinco and its 3rd anniversary! The deal of the day is a $20 trio of a chicken mole, lamb shank birria, and duck confit chilaquiles.  If you’re in the drinking mood, check out the cocktail trio too!

Angel’s Piano Bar

2460 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5823

May 5th

Most nights, this bar has a 40s throwback theme, but it’s getting in the spirit for Cinco de Mayo! Get complimentary chips and salsa with every order, $3 cervezas, $3 tacos, $5 shots, $7 margaritas, and a live performance by Cava.

Rush Street

9546 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

May 5th

Dance the night away at this Westside hangout.  Nosh on tacos al carbon, margaritas, buckets of Corona.  Mariachis will get the party started around 7pm and a DJ will take over at 9:30pm.

[Sources: Marpop & LAist]

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