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Shopping and Dining

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2024 in Destin

April 28, 2024

Cinco de Mayo is rapidly approaching. Cinco de Mayo, an annual holiday celebrating the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla back in 1862, is widely celebrated in the United States with margaritas, tacos, and parties. Many restaurants offer special promotions for the holiday. Destin is no exception. Here's where you can celebrate locally if you're planning on being in town on May 5th! 


Mi Gente Mexican Restaurant & Cantina + Supermarket: This Mexican restaurant will be hosting an exhilarating Cinco de Mayo celebration, featuring Mexican traditions, delicious food, refreshing drinks, vibrant music, and more. 

La Paz Restaurante & Cantina: This Tex-Mex restaurant and bar promises "live music with Cadillac Willy, $5 fresh squeezed margaritas, and food and tequila promotions all night long" this Cinco de Mayo! 

Mezcal Mexican Grill: This restaurant serves contemporary Mexican fare, with a special emphasis on seafood dishes. For Cinco de Mayo, they're hosting live Latin music, fantastic food specials, and drink discounts! 

For more Mexican restaurants, visit: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g34182-c29-Destin_Florida.html 


While it is always nice to support local businesses and enjoy yummy food, we also encourage you to take some time to learn about the history of Cinco de Mayo. There is a lot of historic significance to this holiday that is frequently overlooked or misconstrued. A great introduction is available here: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Cinco-de-Mayo 

How are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Tell us in the comments!