Get out of Dr. Phillips this weekend and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with authentic Mexican food and strong Margaritas. Whether you’re going on the actual holiday or another day this weekend, here are our top picks!


Don Julio is your place for authentic Mexican cuisine. This family owned restaurant kills it on a daily basis, and with a quick look at their reviews it is clear that this team knows what they are doing. On Cinco de Mayo, join them for their block party which includes: drink specials, a DJ, and special menu!


Agave Azul has us coming back for more! Start out with their endless chips and salsa, but make sure to ask for their ‘white sauce’ which is a secret menu item not many know about. We’re not sure what’s in it, but it’s delicious! Our top picks are the fajitas which always come out sizzling on a skillet and the burritos. Their margaritas also hit the spot!

On Cinco de Mayo, join them at noon for a taco eating contest! The winner will receive a $50 gift card.


Pepe’s Cantina offers a signature blend of authentic Mexican ingredients in their dishes. Happy Hour is daily from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm with amazing drink specials. Their XXL burritos are delicious and will leave you with some extra food to bring home. If you’re feeling adventurous, definitely try one of their tequila shots. They offer a variety of brands, so you’re bound to find one you’ll enjoy.

Join them for their block party on Cinco de Mayo where Margaritas are $5.00 all day long in addition to other specials.


Gringos Locos is not only delicious, but it’s budget-friendly too! They offer Happy Hour daily at all locations from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm with $2 select tacos and beer and $5 burritos. The drunk gringo is our top pick – it’s a burrito with EVERYTHING on it. Late night cravings? They’re open until 3:00 am!


Azteca D’ Oro reminds us of Tex Mex from Texas. They have three locations in Orlando, but the University one is our favorite. We love their Enchiladas en Mole.


Tako Cheena is another one that is killing it in reviews. We might be biased, but we believe that they offer some of the best empanadas in town. Want to switch it up a bit? Their Indian Butter Chicken burrito is to die for. They also offer the Korean Burrito which is another top pick.