Cinco de Mayo Festivities Around Roosevelt Island

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It’s the week of May 5th and you know what that means…bring on the Cinco de Mayo festivities! Celebrate the Mexican holiday near The Octagon margaritas, Coronas, sangria, and of course, tacos! It’s the perfect way to end the week with friends, complete with an abundance of food and drinks. Many events, including the ones below, are taking place near Roosevelt Island.


Fresco’s Cantina– Head into Astoria to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Fresco’s Cantina, located at 31st Avenue. Stop in to enjoy Cinco de Mayo Special Saturday happy hour deals from 3pm – 8pm featuring $3 tequila shots, $4 tacos, $5 beers, and $5 margaritas with over 15 different flavor choices! Make it top shelf with patron or Avion for an extra $3. There will be a live DJ to keep the party going. If you’ll be attending, reservations are recommended.


Rosa Mexicano– If you’re all about celebrating with Mexican food on Cinco de Mayo, you should check out Rosa Mexicano on the Upper East Side. Stop by the restaurant during happy hour to enjoy $5 drafts, $6 glasses of wine and sangria, and $8 special house margaritas. Enjoy small bites from the Cantina menu during happy hour, which includes $8 taco platters, quesadillas, flautas, and empanadas. If you’ll be stopping in later for dinner, consider the 3-course “Cinco de Rosa” menu, which features special prix fixe pricing on your choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert.


Añejo – If you love a good margarita, you’ll want to head down to Tribeca for Añejo’s Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Starting at 11:30am on Saturday, May 5th, this Mexican eatery and agave spirit bar will be serving up margaritas, cocktails, and Mexican distillations to accompany chef Ricardo Camacho’s Mexican fare. Stay until the later hours of the afternoon to experience a tasting of Mexican cocktails by Amanda Swanson, Añejo’s resident tequila sommelier.


Fresco’s Cantina

12-14 31st Avenue Astoria, NY 11106

(347) 808-7338


Rosa Mexicano

1063 1st Avenue New York, NY 10022

(212) 753-7407


Añejo Tribeca

301 Church Street

New York, NY 10013

(212) 920-6270



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