Celebrating Cinco De Mayo in Fairfield County CT

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

It is said that Cinco de Mayo originated when Mexican-American communities wanted to commemorate freedom during the first years of the American Civil War.  Now you can commemorate freedom from winter with these awesome Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Here's what's going on at Bartaco, Bodega, Baró, Taco Loco, and more. Ole!

The Cinco de Mayo celebration lasts for 5 days at Taco Loco in Bridgeport!

Thursday May 1: Get competitive with a taco eating contest at 7pm and a guest bartending mixology showdown at 7:30.  You can sign up for the events on facebook.

Friday May 2: Free tequila tasting from 6-9pm featuring over 15 tequilas.  Margarita cocktail party starting at 6.

Saturday May 3: Cinco de Mayo meets the Kentucky Derby with a pig roast, mechanical bull, and $5 mojitos from 2-8pm.

Sunday May 4: Drink specials start at noon and live music goes from 3-7.

Monday May 5: Drink specials, best sombrero contest, and free giveaways starting at 3pm!

Bodega Taco Bar is keeping tradition alive and keeping Fairfield County partying with their annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. Beginning Friday, May 2 thru Monday, May 5, the indoor/outdoor festivities include Bodega’s signature Mexican inspired fare, tequila tastings, cocktail specials, live music and dancing. Oh yeah.  Celebration highlights include a self-proclaimed "Year of the Pig" menu.  Sunday Family Cinco Brunch is family fun day with a piñata, games, and Bodega’s version of "touch a truck" with the new Bodega Food Truck. Tequila infused revelers can dance to Latin DJ spun tunes at both locations Saturday night. For full schedule check out Bodega’s Facebook page. Fairfield and Darien locations.

JoinBaro's Brickwalk Block Party Sunday, May 4thfrom 12PM - 8PM. The day will include a Cocktail Competition, Music & Games, Outdoor Seating, Food, Drinks & More. A ticket will grant guests admission, 1 signature drink, 1 complimentary drink, tapas, tacos and more. To Purchase tickets, please call or visit in person. 1229 Post Road, Fairfield, Connecticut. 203.292.9560. 

Come get your Cinco de Mayo on and celebrate the holiday at bartaco in Port Chester! Groove to some great live music, eat some delicious food and quench your thirst with our signature cocktails.  On Sunday May 4, enjoy the following:


3:00pm – 5:00pmRic Reyes & the Pasofino Social Club

6:00pm – 8:00pm Tangled Vine

12:00pm – 3:00pmFace painting, tattoos, art corner & ice cream

For a Cinco de Mayo fiesta for the whole family, check out the Cinco De Mayo Celebration at the Norwalk Library on Saturday May 3.  Join them as they celebrate with a parade, mariachi music performances, Mexican folk dancing and traditional foods.  For more information please call NPL Children’s Dept. 203-899-2780. Ext. 15131. http://norwalklib.org/

And for traditional Mexican cuisine and drinks, you can always check out the following:

Lola’s Mexican Kitchen, Stamford 

Rio Bravo, Fairfield

El Acapulco, Norwalk

Acapulcos, Stratford

Agave Grill, Hartford

Boxcar Cantina, Greenwich