Your 2018 Guide to Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Delaware

Mark your calendar for bar crawls, boat shows and more.


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Through May 5

Kid Shelleen’s

Dine on Mexican-themed food and enjoy delicious drinks specials. Check the website for specials menu.

Wilmington • website

 

Through May 6

La Tolteca/La Tonalteca

This local favorite is getting a head start on the celebration—the restaurant is celebrating for two weeks, with different food and drink specials everyday of the week. Visit Facebook for locations and more information on their specials.

Multiple locations • website

 

May 4

Downtown Cinco de Mayo Festival 

Ernest and Scott is hosting a street festival from 4-10 p.m. Enjoy a Margarita and Mojito bar as well as street food vendors and live music.

Wilmington • website

 

May 4–6

The Mexican Post

Enjoy half-priced margaritas, 6 p.m.-close and a Cinco de Mayo festival on Sunday from noon-close, which features a live DJ and salsa dancers.

Wilmington • website

 

May 4–6

Paradise Grill

Paradise Grill is joining in on the Cinco de Mayo action with its first Cinco de Mayo Boat Show. There will be live entertainment at both the Raw Bar & Lagoon Stage all weekend. There will be boats on display and in the water to test drive. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Beebe Tunnell Cancer Center.

Long Neck • website

 

May 5

BBC Tavern and Grill

Specials include half-price nachos, $4 fish tacos and $15 buckets of Corona and Corona Lights during happy hour.

Greenville • website

 

May 5

Chesapeake Inn

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the water at Chesapeake Inn at its Fiesta on the Water. Festivities kick off at noon and feature $6 traditional and frozen Margaritas, $8 spicy Sandia Margaritas, sparkling Margaritas, Tropical Bombs and Palomas. Live music begins at 2 p.m., with a $5 cover starting at 8 p.m.

Chesapeake City, Md. • website

 

May 5

Crabby Dicks

Specials include $12 sangria and margarita pitchers all day and enjoy the fifty fives band from 7-11 p.m.

Delaware City • website

 

May 5

Delaware Bar Crawl

Yes, another bar crawl in Trolley Square. Participating bars will be offering drink specials including $3 select beers, $4 well drinks and $5 Margaritas on ice. The event runs from noon–8 p.m. and tickets are available here.

 

May 5

La Hacienda

Besides great food and drink specials, DJ Waite a Minute and DJ A-Wall will be in attendance providing the live entertainment.

Dover • website

 

May 5

La Pina Valley Cantina

Enjoy Cinco de Mayo festivities all day. Bring the kids for lunch and family fun from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. From 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. check out the free salsa lessons and happy hour. There will also be live music from 8 p.m.-midnight (must be 21 and over).

Chadds Ford, Pa. • website

 

May 5

Market Kitchen & Bar

This farm-to-table gastropub has some delicious food and drink specials, including a trio plate (a Mexican-American-Indian taco, grilled street corn and watermelon gazpacho) for $23 and a tasty watermelon Margarita made with fresh watermelon, pink salt and sugar for $10. Get there anytime between 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Newark • website

 

May 5

Santa Fe Mexican Grill

Specials include:

  • Free breakfast burritos to the first 200 guests (Opening early at 9 a.m.)
  • Brunch until 3 p.m.
  • Live entertainment and giveaways
  • $3 Corona Light and Modelo drafts
  • $4 Mexican Imports
  • $5 House margaritas

Newark • website

 

May 5

Sips & Sweets

Merchants in downtown Middletown will be giving out FREE yummy sips and sweets. This is a free event from 1-5 p.m. for the whole family, but for head-count purposes, please register here.

Middletown

 

May 5

Summer House

Get in the spirit during Summer House’s Feliz Cinco de Mayo, which is offering $3 house Margaritas, $3.50 Corona and Corona light bottles, $5 Casa Migos Blanco shots and plenty of cool giveaways.

Rehoboth Beach • website

 

May 5

Trolley Square Oyster House

Don’t forget to stop at Trolley Square Oyster House during the bar crawl—it will be offering $3 Sol bottles and $6 Camarena Silver Margaritas. Kyle Herring will be performing from 10 p.m.-1 a.m.

Wilmington • website

 

May 5

Liquid Alchemy

At its Cider de Mayo celebration, Liquid Alchemy will be releasing a new cider called Black-N-Stormy made with aged Hockessin blackberries. The event will take place from noon–9 p.m. (or as long as the cider lasts!). Pets are allowed all day—and with the help of Faithful Friends, several pets will be available for adoption from 2–4 p.m. Gonzo's food truck will be open from 2–9 p.m., serving all-natural and vegan options. All events are free.

 

May 5 and May 6

Delaware Park

All day bars will be featuring Corona Premier, the 90-calorie version of Corona. On Sunday, join WIP-FM’s Glen Macnow and a panel of judges as they select Delaware Valley’s best taco. Enjoy free samples and food and drinks specials and a chance to vote for your favorite restaurant. The event takes place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. under the White Tent in The Grove.

Wilmington • website

 

May 5 and May 6

Del Pez Mexican Gastropub

You will not leave thirsty at Del Pez, that’s for sure. Sip $5 Mexican Mules, $5 house lime margaritas, $4 Dos Equis, $4 Modelo drafts and $4 Corona and Corona light bottles. (There will be live music and plenty of giveaways, too). On Sunday, enjoy 25 percent off any brunch item when you bring any Cinco de Mayo swag with you (like a sombrero). Brunch will also Feature an extensive Bloody Mary bar, mimosas and freshly baked Mexican buns.

Wilmington • website

 

May 5–6

Grain H2O

Grain H2O is kicking off the summer season a little early with a deck opening party. Enjoy live music, food and drink specials and more!

Bear • website

 

May 6

Deer Park Tavern

Burn off all those tacos you ate on Cinco de Mayo when you run the Taco 10K or the Rita 5K. Refuel at The Deer Park Tavern’s after party, complete with a taco bar Piedra Azul Margaritas. Participants will receive a custom Margarita glass to take home.

Newark • website

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