Cinco de Mayo Celebrations Around Town


Photo from TRES.

Sure, there will be no shortage of Cinco de Mayo fiestas around town this Thursday, but here are a few to take note of:

~DON PISTO’S~ will be open from 11am-midnight for lunch and dinner.

At ~ORSON~, they’re starting with drinks at 5pm, accompanied by some special Mexican bar snacks from chef Elizabeth Falkner. Here are the drink specials ($5-$10) they have lined up with Tequila Revolucion: “Agave Paradisi” with Tequila Revolucion Silver, Aperol, agave, grapefruit, lime, egg white, bitters; “Diabolico” with Tequila Revolucion 100-proof, crème de cassis, lime, jalapeño, ginger beer; “El Camino Real” with Tequila Revolucion Añejo, Campari, Bénédictine, orange bitters; and “Ancho Villa” with Tequila Revolucion Reposado, espresso, ancho chile-chocolate syrup, fortified cream, cayenne.

~PISCO~ and ~DESTINO~ are celebrating two occasions, Cinco de Mayo and Destino’s 11th anniversary, with special tapas and $5 drink specials all night, plus live DJs from [In]Response and JR Xol. And there’s no cover!

Both ~MIJITA~ restaurants are serving $5 margaritas all day, and Mijita at AT&T Park will also be featuring a “taco happy hour” with select half-price tacos from 2pm-4pm. After this Mijita closes for the night, the $5 margaritas will become available in Public House for the rest of the evening so you can watch sports while enjoying a margarita.

~TRES~ (fka Tres Agaves) is throwing a party so big, they’re closing down the alley next door. The fiesta starts at noon with mariachis, folklórico dancers, and live wresting matches featuring luchadores from Fog City Wrestlers and No Name of LIVE 105 ‘til 2pm. There will be five extra bars where you can order $5 TRES margaritas, $4 Dos Equis and Tecates, and $2 tacos during the mid-day happy hour. Starting at 6pm, three DJs—Juanita More, DJ Jorge Torres, and DJ Happy—will hit the boards ‘til last call at 1:45am. While you’re there, check out the expanded tequila list arranged and organized around terroir and flavor profiles, and the cocktails, such as a Tequila Negroni featuring Siete Leguas Blanco, or a Mexico City (a riff on the Manhattan).

And for an event for a good cause, don’t forget the La Cocina/CUESA event mentioned last week, Hecho en San Francisco.