Cinco De Mayo Is On Thursday And The Margaritas Will Be Flowing In Dubai

It kicks off tonight...

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Cinco de Mayo. Heard of it but have no clue what it is? No problem. The 5th of May celebration is held annually and commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French forces at the Battle of Puebla, not to be confused with Mexico's Independence Day which is held on September 16th.

Lost us? Just think sombrero's, tequila, taco's, margarita's and awesome music. Here's the low down on how you can get your Cinco de Mayo fix here in Dubai...

The Stables Bar & Restaurant, Sheikh Zayed Road

Kicking Cinco de Mayo off tonight at 23.59pm on the dot until 3am is The Stables Bar & Restaurant. With live tunes from Rhythm Nation from 10.30 pm to 2.30 am, the margarita's will be flowing. As well as free merchandise (let's hope there's a few fake moustaches included), loads of prizes will be up for grabs too so make sure to enter them! If you happen to get there early, don't fret – their resident band will be playing from 7.30pm onwards.

Coya, Four Seasons Resort Dubai

Not only will you be able to drink the margarita's at Coya but you'll also be able to learn how to make them at their live tequila station. You can either reserve a table or you can go as a walk in and fill yourself silly with their amazing selection of authentic Mexican canopes and foodie offerings! Best of all? It's FREE!

Time: Thursday 6.30pm – 8.30pm

For reservations email

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Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen & Lounge, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa

If you feel like trying out some of the finest tequila's in Dubai then head down to Maya who will have one heck of an impressive tequila bar! They'll also be offering six different styles of Margarita from AED 35 per cocktail. If you're still not convinced (although we were had at the word tequila) you can also treat your taste buds at the live guacamole and taco stations whilst enjoying the latest Latin hits played by DJ Nader. Most importantly though, make sure you don’t forget to don a sombrero in the Lounge area.

Time: Thursday 19.00pm – 00.00am

Prices: Food from AED 40, Margaritas from 35 AED

Loca, Souk Al Bahar and Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa

Unlimited fresh fruit margarita's, Mexican hops, authentic taco's and guac. Not to mention live tunes from their resident DJ and an un-beatable atomosphere. Loca Dubai are really going all-out for this years Cinco de Mayo festival.

When: Thursday 8pm– 12am

Price: AED 250 (booze included)

For Loca reservations:  Email or

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La Tablita, The Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights

Grab your salsa shoes and head to La Tablita to dance your heart away to some real Latin music. Aztec masks and sombreros will be provided at the door to put the final touch to any outfit and to make for some awesome selfies. Expect some real Cinco specials such as their enchilada's and tacos's and wash it all down with some real Mexican style drinks.

Time: Thursday 8pm

For reservations please call 04 317 2221

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Tortuga, Jumeirah Mina A'Salam

Tortuga will be bringing a touch of the ‘Living Latina Loca’ to the waterways of Jumeirah Mina A’Salam. For one night only, Tortuga will host an all-you-can-eat lavish buffet enticing gourmands to sample the rich variety of flavours and cooking techniques of Mexican’s authentic and dynamic culinary landscape. Go there to drink up some Margaritas, soak up the terrace, lively ambience and personable service whilst experiencing the true essence of Mexico in Dubai.

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