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Food Lovers: Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Toronto

Food Lovers: Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Toronto

Posted by Shanelle Weir on May 05, 2014

The annual celebration of all things Mexican, Cinco De Mayo, is scheduled for Monday, May 5. But the festivities get underway this weekend and a number of Toronto bars and restaurants are getting in on the act. We’ve spotlighted some establishments going the extra mile to make this unofficial long weekend of delicious festivities.

Drake 150

On May 5, they’re hosting a special event at Drake One Fifty (150 York St.) featuring a menu from guest chef Donnie Masterton direct from one of San Miguel, Mexico’s most lauded eateries—The Restaurant. Things to look for on the menu include pork carnitas salad, pepper crusted tuna tostadas and cumin glazed baby carrots. You can pair any of them up with an array of Tromba Tequila cocktails.

Drake Hotel

Over at the Drake Hotel on Queen Street West, the Skyyard deck is hosting Quatro de Mayo (as it’s being dubbed) with music from Conor Cutz and his Quarto party as well as a Tequila and Cilantro Caesar to wash down a $5 dollar taco menu. On May 5, there will be a Guacamole Battle with restaurants such as GwaiLo and La Carnita participating.

Lula Lounge

Head along Dundas Street West to Lula Lounge on Friday for a full-evening of Cinco-themed activities. Lula Lounge’s festivities include a mariachi show, dance lessons and salsa dance show as an evening topper. For $49, you also get a three-course dinner and tequila samplers.

Fonda Lola

Fonda Lola is taking a different tact to the celebration this weekend. Owner Andres Marquez says that he wants to take the celebration back to its roots with the Mexican struggle against French occupation. As such they’re presenting a selection of French dishes for your consumption and breaking a pinata at the top of every hour to add a little fun to the festivities.

Valdez

Valdez restaurant's Cinco De Mayo festivities stretch for four days from May 2-5. There will be live mariachi music to start the weekend on Friday. Saturday afternoon there is a "patio fiesta" and Sunday afternoon there is a backyard BBQ at Cold Tea. And, Monday, Valdez is serving up tacos, a rarity. 

La Carnita and Dillon’s Distillery

Another option for May 4 is to head out to Beamsville to Dillon’s Distillery (4833 Tufford Rd.) where the fine folks from Toronto’s La Carnita will be outsourcing their festivities. The event, which runs from noon until 5 p.m., will feature a variety of food and cocktails from the College Street eatery but it's more of an afternoon type crowd as it runs noon to five p.m.

Asada Mexican Grill

At Asada, on May 5 beginning at 6 p.m. there will be a mariachi band followed by a round of Cinco de Mayo trivia to win a $25 gift card. Owner Austin Morgan also says there will be some secret menu items including Tecate Michelada.

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