Gather your amigos to get your party on this 5th of May, for a mad Mexican night on Cinco de Mayo.

Enjoying your Labour Day holiday and/or self-proclaimed long weekend? The fun doesn’t stop here, because Cinco de Mayo is this weekend! What started out as a celebration for an unlikely victory over a French army in the state of Puebla (not related to Independence Day) is now a celebration of Mexican heritage and culture in the United States! Why not bring the party to Singapore, by gathering your amigos and celebrating Cinco de Mayo the right way in these 9 places!

For early Cinco de Mayo fiestas:

Lower East Side 45 (LES45)

Offering unique celebratory experiences is LES45, with two vibrant locations in the heart of the CBD and upbeat East Coast Road – each featuring a different Mexican dish.

Chicken Tinga, Mango Guacamole and Wasabi Sunny-side Up

Dine on the 45th floor Singapore Land Tower in the presence of Mexican-inspired decor and an alluring background of Marina Bay. The Raffles Place outlet serves a Tostadas train (S$25++) featuring Tempura Battered Hake, Chicken Tinga and Baby Corn. Wash it down with premium tequilas pairings of Don Julio Blanco, Siete Leguas and Los Danzantes. Available now till 5 May. 50 Raffles Place, 45th Floor. Tel: 6221 9555

Tequila train

If tostadas aren’t up your alley, head over to Lower East Side Katong, which is serving a Tacos train (S$18++) till 6 May, featuring Chicken, Beef Chilli con Carne and Pulled Pork tacos. Wash them down with the Tequila train (S$25++) to get the party started. 19 East Coast Road. Tel: 6348 1302

The Beast Southern Kitchen & Bourbon Bar

Tantalise your tastebuds with Mexican food – but with a twist! Try The Beast’s Giant Chicharron D.I.Y Taco, a crispy savoury pork crackling filled with a tangy chilli lime chicken, or munch on some Elotes, an iconic Mexican street food of grilled corn sprinkled with cheese or chilli powder. On that note, shake things up with their take on the classic Mexican cocktail – Spicy Shaken Margarita. Available 3-6 May. 17 Jalan Klapa. Tel: 6295 0017

For a fun night out on the 5th of May:

Mex Out

At their newly refurbished Far East Square outlet, Mex Out will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with $8 Margaritas, $25 beer buckets of five bottles, and tacos galore! Start your celebrations early here at 2pm, with sick beats from DJs JustMack, Oliver Osborne and Orlando. 39 Pekin Street.

BQ Bar

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The fun starts early at 5pm at BQ Bar. Cop some affordable Jose Cuervo shots at only $5 each, or a Corona and Margarita on the rocks at $10 each. Savour Mexican bites like Pita Sandwiches, Nachos con queso, and Chicken Chimichanga. Or, share some quesadillas and carne asada burritos amongst your friends, as you unwind with a live performance from versatile Spanish singer-guitarist Carlos Sendros from 6-9pm. 39 Boat Quay, Tel: 6536 1571. party@bqbar.com

Chimichanga

Chimichanga interior’s colourful interior

This quirky little cantina nestled in colourful Little India is another hot spot to be from 5pm onwards. Grab some Mexican nosh for cheap – everything is priced at $8 nett. Munch on Twin Tacos for $8 (nett), a spicy and smokey Chipotle Chicken, and a five-hour slow-roasted Salt Pork Tiga served with guacamole. Bottled beers (Corona, Budweiser, San Miguel, Stella Artois, Hoegaarden) also go for $8, or choose to swig some tequila at two shots for the same price. Spend $30, and you might even win dining vouchers from spinning their Loteria wheel. 36 Dunlop Street. Tel: 6293 3314

Mogambo Bar & Restaurant

Party in your best poncho and sombrero, or simply turn up in the colours of the Mexican Flag (green, white and red), and you get a tequila shot on the house! Drinks are going cheap at $10 for Coronas and shots of tequila and Jagermeister. Beer buckets go for $40, and spirits are affordable too at half-off your second bottle. Senoritas are in luck too – for $40, ladies get 2 hours free-flow prosecco from 8pm to 10pm! 3 Canton Street, #01-01 Tel: 6438 9808 

Cuba Libre Cafe & Bar

Put on your dancing shoes and hit the dance floor at Cuba Libre Cafe & Bar on 5 May. From 8pm onwards, expect sexy performances from DJ boi kay and Adrelina 2018 to set the mood as you get your hips shakin’ in the heart of Clarke Quay! Don’t miss the speciality cocktail of the night, ESPOLÓN EL SUEÑOS, perfect dancing juice! River Valley Rd, Block B #01-13 Clarke Quay. Tel: 6338 8982 

For unbridled mexican partying all night:

Lucha Loco

For a full-blown Cinco de Mayo fiesta, head down to Lucha Loco for to join in their house party – Mexican spring-break-style. Go loco under the party lights in their pretty outdoor area with tequila shots, speciality cocktails, barbacoa tacos, and beer pong, and let your hair down to beats by DJ JUSTO, Muto and El Mysterio! The best part? Free entry! Register at reservations@luchaloco.com or call 6226 3938. 15 Duxton Hill.

Singapore Pub Crawl

Party away this Saturday night with a pub crawl adventure! Organised by Singapore Pub Crawl, this weekend’s Cinco de Mayo edition will have you down for a night to remember with margaritas and tequilas! Visit five pubs through the night and enjoy exclusive nightclub VIP entry for $25, along with a free beer and 1-for-1 drink deals. Fat Pigeon Statue beside UOB Plaza, 80 Raffles Place