Cinco de Mayo

Let's taco about Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May— a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). While Mexicans don't really celebrate it, it's still a big deal in the States. And because Australia has adopted the Central-American cuisine with welcome arms, it's time to celebrate everything Mexican this Friday, arrrriba!

NightQuarter
Dust off your sombreros and head to NightQuarter for a night full of fun. Eat all the Mexican food or listen to latino tunes. Kallidad combines flamenco, rock and mariachi music into an intoxicating instrumental mix. Together with the band’s infamous ‘Day of the Dead’ facepaint, the result is a live spectacle. Salud!
Where: 1 Town Centre Dr, Helensvale
When: 5th May, from 5pm

Beach Burrito
Beach Burrito will be celebrating this National Mexican holiday with numerous goodies and giveaways from Jose Cuervo Tequila, 1800 Tequila and Pistonhead Kustom Lager. There will be Cadillac Margaritas and buckets of Pistonhead Lager all day and night. Competitions will be run for the best dressed on the night as well as piñata prizes. We are also working with our amigos at 1800 to bring back Beach Burrito’s Famous Tequila Muffins. Flash fried mini muffins soaked in 1800 Coconut Tequila.
Where: 72/80 Marine Parade, Coolangatta
When: 5th May, from 12pm

Guzman y Gomez
Guzman y Gomez invites you to Australia’s biggest celebration of Latin culture! Join thecrew for $5 burritos and many more Mexican surprises. With three locations on the Gold Coast, there's surely one close to you.
Where:    Robina Town Centre, Robina
                22/8 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise
                The Oracle Shopping Centre, off Charles Avenue, Broadbeach

When: 5th May, from 9am

California Cantina
Celebrate with the locals at Surfers Paradise' favorite Mexican! A fiesta you don't want to miss, with plenty of Patron cocktails and Burleigh Brewing beers. Free drink on arrival including special Mexican lil' bites. Drink Tequila and Be Merry!
Where: 15 Via Roma, Surfers Partadise
When: 5th May, from 5pm

Mexi Cali
You're favourite (and only) rooftop Mexican is the perfect spot to satisfy your taco cravings. They've been serving up some of the best Mexican dishes on the Coast, including nachos, of course. Share them or have them for yourself, we don't care, just get amongst it.
Where: 2223 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach
When: 5th May, 5.30pm

Bonita Bonita
This super stylish modern Mexican Taqueria and Bar located along the highway in Mermaid Beach welcomes you on Cinco de Mayo (and any other day of the year). Share some tapas with the squad and wash it all down with jugs of Sangria or shots of Tequila.
Where: 2460 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach
When: 5th May, from 5pm

Montezumas
The first Montezuma’s Mesa Restaurant opened at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast in 1978 and it’s safe to say that they know what their taco about. Satisfy your frozen margarita cravings and get amongst delicious Mexican dishes, it's the perfect spot for the whole crew.
Where:     62 Frank Street, Labrador
                Old Burleigh Theatre Arcade, 64 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads
                87 Griffith St, Coolangatta
When: 5th May, lunch and dinner

Goodness Gracias
How about you organise your own Cinco de Mayo fancy dress party? Hang up the pinatas, put the Coronas in the fridge and pick up some super tasty and healthy (!) burritos, nachos or tacos from the girls at Goodness Gracias in Palm Beach, open daily from 11am - 8pm (closed Sundays).
Where: 1a/1114-1116 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach
When: 5th May, from 11am

Wahoo's Fish Tacos
Wahoo's has been around for a while and they're still serving up cheap but super delicious Mex cuisine. If you're looking for a no-fuss, authentic experience Wahoo's is your best bet. They're fully licensed too, making it the perfect Friday arvo hang out.
Where: 2/1726 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads
When: 5th May, from 12pm

 

Words by Louisa von Ingelheim