Cinco de Mayo: Where to go this weekend for tacos, tequila, more

Sunday marks Cinco de Mayo, but there are sure to be festivities held throughout the weekend. Whether you’re in the mood for tequila and tacos or a Mexican-style burger, we’ve got you covered.

Casa Vega: On Sunday, Casa Vega will be partnering with Casamigos Tequila for a day of festivities that will include tequila-based cocktails, a menu with items such as pollo en mole and taquitos, and a photo booth.
13301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, (818) 788-4868,

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Misfit Bar: On Sunday, the Misfit Bar in Santa Monica will be serving a farmers-market-inspired Cinco de Mayo menu featuring dishes such as guacamole with housemade tortilla chips, Baja-style ceviche with tomato and citrus, chili-marinated skirt steak tacos and Oaxacan red chili enchiladas with seasonal vegetables. The drink menu will include a margarita with wild strawberries from Harry’s Berries, a Mezcal Mule and more.
225 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 656-9800,

Pizzanista! L.A.-based photographer Estevan Oriol will be at Pizzanista noon to 5 p.m. Saturday showcasing his photography and limited-edition pizza and pizza boxes. The event also will feature lowriders and live DJ sets.
2019 E. 7th St., L.A., (213) 627-1430,

Plan Check: On Sunday, the kitchen and bar in West L.A. will be offering a $13 “cheeseburger machismo” with habanero cheese, bacon, spicy mayo, batter-fried onions and jalapeño escabeche. There will be $5 margaritas and tequila flights available too.
1800 Sawtelle Blvd., L.A., (310) 288-6500,

Red O: On Saturday and Cinco de Mayo Sunday, Red O will be serving a selection of regional Mexican breakfast dishes during brunch, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant will have a Bloody Mary and Michelada bar, and classical guitarists will perform live.
8155 Melrose Ave., L.A., (323) 655-5009,

Rock and Reilly’s Irish Whiskey Pub: Is throwing a Drinko de Mayo Saturday from noon to 2a.m. A special menu will be offered with $2 tacos, $2 margaritas and $3 ‘Cerveza Especials.’ Guests can play games, hit pinatas and enjoy live music. The pub will continue the festivities every Tuesday, a new taquiera night with a taco bar and endless margaritas. 8911 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 360-1400,

Susan Feniger’s Street: Street will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo taco night, featuring homemade tacos from Border Grill, on Sunday. Taco options will include carnitas, lengua, chicken pibil, fried duck egg, beer-battered rock shrimp, smoked octopus, chipotle jackfruit, okra and more. Aguas frescas and margaritas will also be on hand.
742 N. Highland Ave., (323) 203-0500,

Tacos & Tequila at Morongo Casino: The Mexico City-style restaurant inside the Morongo Casino and Resort will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. The event will be hosted by Karina Smirnoff of “Dancing With the Stars” and will feature food, drinks and a “Win a Million Pesos” contest.
Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa, 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon, (951) 755-5373,

This is not a pop-up: The next installation of “this is not a pop-up” will feature chef Adrien Nieto, who will be cooking up a Mexican feast Thursday through Sunday at Tiago Espresso Bar and Kitchen on Hollywood Boulevard. Menu items will include sea scallop ceviche, a citrus salad, saffron crab tostada, and tequila-spiked churros with chocolate. The five-course menu costs $50 per person.
Reservations can be made at the group’s website.

And, here are some more Mexican restaurants where you can get your grub on this Cinco de Mayo: Pinches Tacos, Casita Mexicana, Guisados, Moles La Tia and Guelaguetza.


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