Top Bars For Cinco De Mayo In Houston

April 24, 2014 8:00 AM

Cinco de Mayo commemorates a Mexican military victory, but most people simply associate May 5 with Mexican food, drinks and culture. It’s a day for all things Mexico and it’s common to find Mexican-themed events across the United States. Restaurants serve up great Mexican food and bars mix some delicious margaritas and Mexican beer. Houston has a large Hispanic population and is home to many large Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Here are some of the best bars for Cinco de Mayo in the Houston area.
Cadillac Bar
1802 Shepherd Road
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 862-2020

Houston’s Cadillac Bar is a hot spot for Mexican food, making it a natural choice for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Cadillac Bar is known for throwing a memorable Cinco de Mayo party each year, complete with margaritas, mariachi music, prize giveaways and more. Cadillac Bar is located in Houston’s midtown area and there is plenty of free parking. Party goers are advised to arrive early if they want a table, as the Cadillac Bar fills up very quickly for Cinco de Mayo.

El Big Bad
419 Travis St.
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 299-8181

Known for its wide selection of tequila-infused drinks, El Big Bad is the place to be on Cinco de Mayo in Houston. Cozy up to the bar with a margarita, tequila sunrise or other mixed drink made with one of the premium bottled tequilas to start your celebration. Then, dive into one of the special appetizers or main food dishes such as chili con queso, guacamole and queso fundido or blue crab tostadas. It’s a great way to take in the atmosphere and downtown Houston vibe for a memorable Cinco de Mayo celebration.

El Tiempo Cantina
1308 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX  77019
(713) 807-8996

For more than 55 years, El Tiempo Cantina has been serving up delicious Tex Mex food and delicious beverages. With a combination like that, it’s one of the great places for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Order your favorite enchilada or chimichanga, then wash it down with one of El Tiempo Cantina’s prized margaritas made with top-shelf tequila. If the weather is right, relax on one of the two outdoor patios as you continue to sip your beverage of choice. It’s a great way to dine well and drink right as you soak up the Mexican culture.

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4601 Washington Ave., Suite 130
Houston, TX 77007
(281) 501-3237

Houston’s Heights area is home to many fine eateries and drinking establishments and TQLA is one of them. TQLA features a large, well- stocked bar where the tequila flows and the margaritas grow. Tex Mex food is the order of the day at TQLA and guests can select from delicious menu options such as fajitas, TQLA burger or carnitas while sipping on a Mexican beer or fine tequila. The drinks are strong and the atmosphere is classy at TQLA. It has everything you need for a date night or even a family Cinco de Mayo outing this May 5.

La Mexicana Restaurant and Bar
1018 Fairview St.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 521-0963

A great place for a meal and a drink, La Mexicana Restaurant and Bar is the perfect place to visit if you love authentic Mexican food and beverages. Regulars usually opt for one of the specialty foods and a traditional or raspberry margarita. If beer is more your style, ask for a Pacifico Clara or Corona to go along with your shrimp quesadilla or chicken enchilada. The Mexican theme is just right for a Cinco de Mayo celebration and La Mexicana even has an early morning happy hour to quench your just-out-of-bed thirst. It’s a great place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a full bar, great food and all of the extras.

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Bryan Carey is a Houston, Texas resident with an avid interest in restaurants, dining, breweries, wineries, festivals, cultural events, museums, theatre, concerts, and other forms of entertainment. He has been writing about entertainment, travel, and related topics for more than fifteen years and has thousands of articles to his credit. His work can be found at