Top Bars For Cinco De Mayo In Connecticut

April 24, 2014 9:00 AM

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There is a recipe for the best bars to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The ingredients are a fun atmosphere plus authentic Mexican food plus juicy margaritas. Connecticut has some of the best bars and restaurants to serve up this recipe of celebrations. On Monday, May 5, 2014, plan your night out to celebrate at one of these locations.

El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
151 Queen St.
Southington, CT 06489
(860) 621-9474

El Sombrero has a large room dedicated to its bar, with stools and full tables. It is separate from the seating area. Either choice will delight you with delicious food and drinks, including your favorite tequila. Come early on May 5th to get the full benefit of the celebrations. El Sombrero is a popular Mexican restaurant, even busier on Cinco de Mayo.

350 Roberts St.
East Hartford, CT 06108
(860) 289-7212

When you think of Mexican food, margaritas come to mind. Both the drink and the restaurant are loved by many. Margaritas Mexican restaurant in East Hartford will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo as it does every year. Its large bar room can fit the crowd expected on this day. It is conveniently located in the center of the state, right outside of Hartford. Check out drink specials on the menu as you celebrate with friends.

Plaza Azteca
1088 N. Colony Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 626-9671

Don’t bother booking an airline ticket to Mexico for this year’s Cinco de Mayo. Plaza Azteca’s environment will make you believe you are celebrating in Mexico City. Enjoy a cocktail in the bar or seated in the restaurant area. Select from one of your favorite Mexican dishes on the menu. A crowd pleaser is the freshly made guacamole appetizer made on a cart, right at your table. Plaza Azteca restaurants are located in Wallingford, Manchester, Newington and Enfield.

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Lola’s Mexican Kitchen
135 Bedford St.
Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 674-5652

You’ve likely heard of Lola’s Mexican Kitchen before if you’re from Fairfield County. It is located in the heart of downtown Stamford, surrounded by a row full of restaurants. What makes this restaurant different is its more modern design with the same traditional flavors. Daily deals and specials make it enjoyable to stop by after work to indulge in a Mexican treat, such as Taco Tuesdays or Sangria Wednesdays. Cinco de Mayo is no exception to this classy establishment.

Boxcar Cantina
44 Old Field Point Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 661-4774

Spice up your Cinco de Mayo at Boxcar Cantina. Its drink menu will not disappoint. A variety of tequilas are served as a margarita or in the form of a shot. The super chief margarita will put your mouth to the test, or its smaller version called the chief margarita. If you’re more of a beer drinker, don’t fret. Your favorite beer is on tap and bottled. Boxcar Cantina is conveniently located near the train station and highway.

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Kimberly Ord is a freelance writer and lifetime resident of Connecticut. Her work can be found at

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