Chicago has some of the best food and fun times around and for Cinco de Mayo, there will be no exceptions.
There several events citywide that will be geared to this awesome holiday, but the best way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo is by heading to one of Chicago’s numerous bars and restaurants. So if you’re searching for the right spot to hold a Cinco de Mayo celebration, here are the five best bars and restaurants that will bring the party on May 5th.
1969 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614
Cinco de Mayo will practically be an event at this Lincoln Park Mexican taco joint. Aptly named Taco Joint, this restaurant has some of the best authentic tacos in Chicago; and, to go along with these awesome tacos, Taco Joint has a wide selection of strong drinks that stand out just as much as the tacos.
New Rebozo Chicago
46 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611
On the Near North Side, this restaurant will provide the food and the atmosphere for Cinco de Mayo. New Rebozo Chicago will have a festive atmosphere, but not too much as those who want a more subtle celebration to May 5th can do so. The Mexican cuisine is delish, and the atmosphere may be up your alley if you don’t want anything too crazy.
2013 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60622
You wouldn’t normally think that the Ukrainian Village will be a hotspot for Cinco de Mayo, but this bar and restaurant will prove you wrong. Takito Kitchen has a great selection of fusion Mexican and other Latin cuisines to go along with a bar that will bring out the fiesta in you on Cinco de Mayo.
1835 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
In the West Town area, this is one of the best spots to get authentic Mexican cuisine. Las Palmas has dishes that will make you feel like you’re eating in Old Mexico rather than in West Town, and the prices are not too bad, either.
La Lagartija Taqueria
132 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60607
When you want a great time on Cinco de Mayo on the Near West Side, this is the place to be. La Lagartija Taqueria lives up to its name with great tacos, and your meal will be taken up a notch thanks to the solid drinks that are served at this near iconic spot.