Fiesta Cinco de Mayo: Old Town’s Hottest Spots to Eat, Drink, and Dance

Cinco de Mayo 2024 is this weekend, and what better place to revel in the festivities than in Old Town San Diego? In the heart of this historic district are a plethora of restaurants and venues ready to immerse you in Mexican culture, cuisine, and music. From mouthwatering seafood to traditional street tacos, here’s a roundup of the top spots where you can rock your Cinco de Mayo the Baja way!

Rockin’ Baja Lobster

Rockin’ Baja Lobster is kicking off the Cinco celebrations with a bang! Their Amazing Cinco Bucket is a feast fit for royalty, filled with succulent King Crab, flavorful Lobster Tails, Baja Style Shrimp, savory Skirt Steak, tender Grilled Chicken, and more. Accompanied by sides like Grilled Corn on the Cob, Ranchero Beans, and Citrus Rice, this feast is designed for two to indulge in, priced at only $99.99. And don’t miss out on their drink specials featuring a 14oz Pacifico Draft and Mi Campo Tequila Shot for just $10. Rockin’ Baja Lobster will be open early on May 4th and 5th, starting at 10 am, ensuring you can kick off your Cinco celebrations bright and early!

Casa Guadalajara

Casa Guadalajara is hosting a two-day fiesta filled with live music, dance performances, and delectable street eats. Savor the flavors of Mexico with their famous “esquites” (Mexican street corn) and refresh with aguas frescas and jarritos from the street-taco stand. And don’t forget to join in the fun with face painting available throughout the day!

Old Town Mexican Cafe

Join the fiesta at Old Town Mexican Cafe’s parking lot extravaganza on Saturday, May 4th, from 12 pm to 9 pm. With an array of food, drinks, live mariachi music, face painting, and more, it’s a celebration not to be missed!

El Sueno

For those seeking a unique Cinco de Mayo experience, head to Panthera, the upstairs lounge at El Sueño. From May 3rd to 5th, DJs will be spinning the latest deep house tracks infused with Latin and Afro beats. Get ready to dance the night away as you’re transported by the fusion of global sounds!

Mama Antonia’s

At Mama Antonia’s, the Cinco celebrations come alive with live music all weekend long. Indulge in great Mexican food and drinks while soaking in the festive atmosphere.

Fiesta de Reyes

Experience the ultimate Cinco de Mayo fiesta at Fiesta de Reyes! With entertainment ranging from vibrant folklorico dancing to live musical performances, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Head to Barra Barra Saloon for an evening of lively music and entertainment.

Cafe Coyote

Cafe Coyote invites you to join them for a lively evening with a live mariachi band on Friday, May 3rd, from 6 pm to 7 pm. Live music will continue all weekend long! And be sure to take advantage of their Cinco food and drink specials, available from May 1st through Sunday, May 5th!

Casa de Freds

Don’t miss out on the fiesta of the year. They’ll have live music, delicious comida mexicana, and drink specials el día 4 y 5.

Whether you’re craving seafood extravaganzas, traditional Mexican fare, or a fusion of global beats, Old Town San Diego has everything you need to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style. So gather your friends and family, put on your dancing shoes, and get ready for a weekend filled with food, fun, and fiesta!