The city of Boston doesn’t need an excuse to get out and party, so it sort of goes without saying that there are plenty of bars, restaurants and pubs within city limits which make a pretty big deal out of celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Here are some of Boston’s Best Bars to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
914 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02215
Looking for a great spot to hunker down, have a beer and enjoy some delicious Mexican food this Cinco de Mayo? Then stop on over at Sol Azteca, located over on Beacon St. in the Saint Mary district, right in between Keswick St. and Saint Mary’s St.. This Fenway area classic serves up mammoth burritos and tacos to go along with their full bar selection of margaritas and crisp beers; perfect to wash down their delicious culinary accompaniments while you people watch along the busy, bustling Beacon St.
472 Shawmut Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
How about Mexican food down there in Southie? Well, El Centro proves that the South Boston area knows how to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style any time of year with El Centro, a Shawmut Ave. joint centered between Concord St. and Cumston St., right near Washington St. The sangria here is a particularly sweet and tangy way to ring in Cinco de Mayo, while the guacamole smothered taco plates and quesadillas ensure that no visitor here to El Centro will be leaving hungry, that’s for sure.
66 Staniford St.
Boston, MA 02114
Heading out west for our next stop, Viva Burrito is located on Staniford St. near Boston’s Bowdoin Station, in between Merrimack St. and Longfellow Pl. Beer and wine flows freely at this popular Mexican joint-so think about grabbing your margaritas elsewhere-while the portion size of this spot’s culinary namesake, the burrito, is likely to fill up even the heartiest appetite. Plus, a meal here at Viva Burrito won’t exactly break the proverbial bank, leaving plenty leftover for Cinco de Mayo celebrations long into the night.
916 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
The area of Allston/Brighton is our next Cinco de Mayo stop, coming to a rest over at Sunset Cantina, located right on busy Commonwealth Ave., right near the Saint Paul St. station. Cinco de Mayo revelers can look forward to a full bar over here at Sunset Cantina, which perfectly offsets the kitchen’s expansive menu of traditional favorites-pulled pork nachos, anyone?-and even sumptuous Mexican dessert options. A night out here at Sunset Cantina is truly a worthy Cinco de Mayo decision.
283 Summer St.
Boston, MA 02210
Papagayo is a popular destination for Cinco de Mayo over in the South Boston area of the city, as this Summer St. location-centered right in between A. St. and Melcher St., right near the Court House Station. Bloody Marys, margaritas and pitchers of beer are the name of the game here at Papagayo, while the affordable price won’t have you or your friends hurting for extra chips and salsa, guacamole or drinks to cover all the right bases for your perfect Cinco de Mayo celebration. Papagayo is a great group spot, that’s for sure.
George Pacheco has been writing professionally about arts and entertainment for over a decade. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, George currently resides in a humble New England home with his wife, cat and massive music and film collection. His work can be found at Examiner.com.