Fiesta Las Vegas: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Sin City

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration of Mexican history and pride, but even if you’re not from Mexico, you’re welcome to join in on all of the festivities going on at Vegas’ hottest bars, clubs and restaurants. Whether you’re looking for mouthwatering Mexican food, tasty shots of tequila or maybe some Latin-inspired laughs, Vegas has it all going on for Cinco de Mayo.

Rockhouse Bar & Nightclub is celebrating the holiday with a “Sink-O de Mayo” party that includes beer pong tournaments and a dunk tank on Thursday, May 5.

Partiers can indulge in $5 beer pong tournaments, where players who sink their first pong shot get a free shot. The bar will also offer $5 dunk tank games to sink Rockhouse’s sexy staff. 

 Crazy Horse III  is celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Thursday, May 5 by offering $5 Patron tequila shots all day, as well as $5 Coronas.

Erik Estrada

Erik Estrada

 For the second year in a row, Tacos & Tequila at Luxor is hosting its ‘CHiP and Salsa’ Cinco de Mayo fiesta with former “CHiPs” star Erik Estrada, food and drink specials and special guests the Half Pint Brawlers.

The party gets started Thursday, May 5, at 11 a.m. with $5 shots of Jose Cuervo Tradicional, $5 Dos Equis and a special Cinco de Mayo menu including habanero wings, quesadillas and floutas.

In addition, Estrada and the Half Pint Brawlers will host T&T’s “How Low Can You Go” limbo contest.

Silverton Casino’s Mexican eatery, Mi Casa Restaurant & Cantina, is hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration, which will include drink specials, a sombrero toss competition and special prices on ground beef tacos and cheese enchiladas.

 RHUMBAR at The Mirage is serving Mexican-themed cocktail specials and the Mariachi band, Kings of Cuervo, will be performing on the patio.

 The upbeat Mariachi band will perform rock favorites from ACDC to Johnny Cash. These classics with a Mexican twist are sure to get guests up and dancing.

Revelers will also enjoy two-for-one Spicy Lovers and Skinny Margarita cocktails, along with $5 off all Sangria pitchers. The party runs from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday, May 5.

 Cabo Wabo Cantina will rock the Strip for Cinco de Mayo Thursday, May 5, with drink specials, food and a raffle for an autographed Sammy Hagar guitar.

The celebration will kick off with a live Mariachi band performing at 11 a.m. Guests will also enjoy Cabo Wabo tequila and Tecaté pitcher specials  all day and evening. A live band will perform from 9 p.m. until late.

One day of celebration isn’t enough at El Segundo Sol at the Fashion Show mall. The restaurant is hosting a week-long party complete with drink specials each day. On May 5, DJ Andy Gil will spin and there will be a live performance by Grupo D7.

On May 6, El Segundo Sol is hosting a “Cincuperate” party with Bloody Marias for $5.95.

McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon at the Rio is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Beerfest College Night on May 5.  Local and college ladies can drink free from 10 – 11 p.m.  All other guests can indulge in $20 endless Coors Light drafts beginning at 10 p.m. To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, McFadden’s will also offer $5 margaritas and $4 shots of Ambhar tequila.

PBR Rock Bar is offering  a special $5 food and drink menu including favorites such as chicken and cheese enchiladas, nachos, quesadillas, margaritas, tequila shots and guacamole hot dogs.

If you’re looking for a show, Latin comedian Carlos Mencia will provide plenty of laughs in his stand-up act at Treasure Island May 6. Tickets are $48.20 and up.


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There are 4 comments for this article
  1. Dave at 1:43 am

    Just want to know if you know anything about what’s going on downtown? (freemont st) Bands times ,food etc..

  2. Kristine McKenzie at 2:30 pm

    Dave – I wasn’t able to find much information about what’s going on downtown, but it looks like there will be some Mexican bands down on Fremont Street starting at 6 p.m. on the 1st Street stage and the 3rd Street stage.