For some strange reason, you’re suddenly craving Mexican food and drink. Tamales and tequila. Chimichangas and Corona. Suddenly you realize…it’s Cinco de Mayo! Party time!
The holiday is more popularly celebrated in the United States than in Mexico and has become associated with a recognition of Mexican-American culture. And while approximately 18 percent of Clearwater’s population is Hispanic or Latino, only a portion of that demographic is of Mexican descent.
Clearwater does have a number of outstanding places to enjoy this colorful culture’s food and drinks – and not all of them are Mexican!
For instance, Jimmy’s Fish House & Iguana Bar – located on Clearwater Beach – undoubtedly has the best views in this lineup.
With live entertainment seven days a week on a waterside deck, Jimmy’s is an exceptional setting for tropical beverages, tacos, quesadillas and more.
And did I mention the tortilla chips with crab dip? It’s so delicious, you won’t want to share!
Enjoy a number of Cinco de Mayo specials while feasting your eyes on the waterfront views. You may even spot some dolphins!
And whatever you do, make sure to leave room for dessert!
Jimmy’s Fish House & Iguana Bar
521 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach 33767
With authentic home-made Mexican food, plus chicken, hamburgers, seafood, steaks, soups and salads, Hacienda Corralejo Mexican Kitchen is sure to please everyone.
This hot spot is ready to celebrate the best Cinco de Mayo at Hacienda Corralejo with a delicious menu and tequila shots. You can even try your luck on a mechanical bull!
Be sure to try the Enchiladas Mole de Oaxaca (waa HAA kuh) with a mole sauce of chocolate and chili peppers. Surprise your waiter and get bonus points for pronouncing Oaxaca correctly!
Hacienda Corralejo Mexican Kitchen
1228 Cleveland St, Clearwater 33755
Tequilas Mexican Grill & Cantina offers signature margaritas to accompany an extensive lineup of Mexican classics in this lively downtown setting.
There’ll be an all day party from 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. with food and drink specials, a live mariachi band from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. and dancers from the Ballet Folklorico Raices de Mexico from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tequilas Mexican Grill & Cantina
422 Cleveland St, Clearwater, FL 33755
With two locations in Clearwater, the best thing about Tijuana Flats is their vast hot sauce bar.
Their Cinco de Mayo celebration lasts for three days with a $5 menu that includes their new Dueling Queso starter and margaritas. Visit tijuanaflats.com/promotions/cinco-2022 for more info.
2849 Gulf to Bay Blvd. Unit C
Clearwater, FL 33759
2518 SR 580 Ste A
Clearwater, FL 33761
With a school bus inside, Taco Bus on Clearwater Beach, may have the coolest décor.
Taco Bus delivers a healthy, fresh Mexican taste experience.
For Cinco de Mayo, they’s have Awesome Austin at noon with his amazing balloon creations, giveaways, a DJ from 6-10pm, and as always delicious food and $5 margaritas!
505 S Gulfview Blvd
Clearwater, FL 33767
Banelly Taqueria is celebrating with Cinco de Mayo specials of authentic Mexican food all day.
You can order pickup or delivery (via Ubereats or DoorDash) either by phone or on their mobile app at BANELLY TAQUERIA.
901 S Missouri Ave Clearwater FL 33756
Sea Dog Cantina is a lively Mexican-style restaurant & tequila bar – and it’s dog-friendly!
With tasty specials all day, there is nowhere better to be than the Cantina!
Sea Dog Cantina
26200 US-19, Clearwater, FL 33761
Wherever you go for Cinco de Mayo, disfruta la fiesta!
Burritos, Mariachis and Piñatas, Oh My! Cinco de Mayo in Clearwater (2021)