Downtown Chicago’s Top 5 Cinco de Mayo Hotspots

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

May 5th is one of the most fun and exciting times to explore downtown Chicago! Kick off this festive holiday at one of these popular Cinco de Mayo Hotspots!

#1 Mercadito (River North)

Firstly, this popular upscale hangout is known for its mouthwatering tacos — like their Estilo Baja crispy, beer-battered mahi-mahi tacos — and amazing drinks. Sip on their special La Vida Rosa cocktail, infused with pomegranate, lemon, and agave. Share a dish of flan, Mercadito’s delicious caramel custard, with your group of friends.

#2 Carnivale (West Loop)

Exotic, lively, colorful — these are just a few things that you can expect once you step into the magical Carnivale! This Latin Fusion restaurant is famous for its award-winning cuisine and its exciting atmosphere filled with music, savory aromas, and global designs. Dance along with the live mariachi band, sip on a tasty margarita, and enjoy some of the best Latin-American food that Chicago has to offer!

#3 Taco Joint (Lincoln Park)

Steak Tijuana tacos, Baja tacos, Ceviche tacos, Sweet Corn ‘n’ Truffle tacos — the possibilities are endless when it comes to Taco Joint! Join them on Cinco de Mayo for their Tacos ‘n’ Tequila special and taste their yummy Chile Mango Margarita.

#4 Salpicon (Old Town)

Renowned as “this town’s unsung hero of contemporary Mexican cuisine” by the Michelin Guide, Salpicon is definitely a restaurant that you must experience when you’re in the Old Town neighborhood. Furthermore, try dishes like Camarones al cabron — grilled tiger shrimp served with a spicy roasted tomato sauce and topped with fresh mango slices. Your taste buds will surely be satisfied this Cinco de Mayo.

#5 Frontera Grill (River North)

Finally, check out the home of the famous Chef Rick Bayless’ cuisine, Frontera Grill. Filled with vibrant Mexican folk art, and uptempo music, it is loved for its scrumptious food. Enjoy their fresh, gourmet dishes and stellar margaritas!

Ready to join in on all of the action? Then call us or stop by our office at 180 N. Wacker to get started. We’d be happy to keep you in the loop!