LIST: Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Manila

Published May 5, 2022, 8:51 AM

by John Legaspi

Have a fiesta this Thursday!

The fifth of May or Cinco de Mayo marks a special occasion for our Mexican brothers and sisters as on that day in 1862, they became victorious over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Through the years, the day became more than just an observance of their victory but a celebration of the Mexican culture, cuisine, and heritage all over the world, and that includes the Philippines.

This year, as restrictions become more relaxed in Manila, food establishments are holding their own celebrations of Cinco de Mayo celebrations. From unlimited margaritas to a bounty of Mexican treats, here are the best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Manila.

Milagritos & Encaramada

Starting today until May 15, Milagritos & Encaramada is serving an unlimited frozen margarita promo for only P599. Guests can enjoy the Manila Bay sunset and nightlife at its rooftop bar with its signature Watermelon Chili Margarita and its Classic Margarita.

Milagritos & Encaramada is located at TRYP by Wyndham Mall of Asia Manila in Pasay.

Y Cafe

Five hours of happy hour is courtesy of Y Cafe this Cinco de Mayo. The cafe is bringing in a whole festive spirit with drinks and music to celebrate the night. Guests can buy four margaritas and get one for free, get five percent off on nachos, wraps, buffalo wings, and more. And when the clock strikes 8 p.m., its dance floor will sizzle as Salasa night begins.

Y Cafe is located at Don Chua Lamko Bldg. 100 L.P. Leviste corner Dela Costa St. Salcedo Village Makati 1227 Makati City.

The Island

The Island is bringing Mexico to Taguig City with its Cinco de Mayo celebration. It is serving five Cuervo shots for P500 and only P1,500 for a bottle. Joining its fiesta are the guys from Magic 89.9 Boys Night Out with their “The Abangers Party De Avance.”

The Island is located at 9th Avenue corner 32nd Street, Uptown Bonifacio 1634 Taguig City.

Power Plant Mall

The Tasting Club, in partnership with the Embassy of Mexico in the Philippines and Power Plant Mall, is pleased to invite you to fiesta al fresco with us for Cinco de Mayo at Power Plant Mall (Rockwell Goes Streetside, Plaza Driveway) this Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. For this exciting Fiesta, all visitors will be able to indulge themselves with delicious traditional Mexican food prepared by La Chinesca and Manila Bambi Foods Company. The Tasting Club will be also offering two special fluffy empanadas with Mexican flavors for the special occasion.

As for the drinks, a Mexican cocktail bar will be hosted by Casablanca Cocktail Club and it will feature traditional cocktails such as Margarita, Paloma, and Michelada. Destileria Barako will be serving a special “Frida Mexicana” cocktail, concocted with their Kanto Salted Caramel Vodka and inspired by Latin American flavors, while The Tasting Club will be presenting their special Mezcal Negroni with Pandan infused Campari and the traditional Mexican Mezcal spirit. Mexican imported beers will be also available and Jade’s Temple will be releasing their limited edition “Dark Chocolate Chili Beer“ specially released for this Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The local band, Mariachi Emmanuel, will be performing live music from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. serenading guests around the pleasant alfresco area at Rockwell Goes Streetside near the Plaza Driveway entrance of the mall.

Don’t miss out on this festive occasion to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, this Thursday at Power Plant Mall, with your family and friends.

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