The Top Places To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo In Astoria.


It’s that time of the year again when we celebrate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, and, not Mexico’s independence day which is celebrated on September 16th. Unfortunately, somewhere down the line and across the border, we lost sight of that and embraced the holiday of celebrating the victory of tequila over sobriety.

Whichever reason you choose to celebrate, our top three picks will put you in a festive and imbibing mood – 21+ and please fiesta responsibly.


First up we have El Olivo:

El Olivo

El Olivo is a family owned, traditionally Spanish-inspired tapas restaurant that has been a staple of the Astoria community for more than 20 years.  A quaint little center of Spanish cuisine with a vibrant character, El Olivo prides itself on serving the finest food with the warmest smiles. To celebrate, El Olivo is offering $6 Margaritas and $7 Tapas, all day long! Now, that’s a victory worth celebrating.

2115 31st St
Astoria, NY 11105
(718) 932-4040


Next up we have Gleason’s:


Gleason’s offers fine food and spirits and on this day, the fifth of May, they are putting their talents and toasting to our neighbor to the south. With $5 drink specials (Margaritas, Sangrias, Cuervo shots and Coronas), $4 Dos XX draft and $2 tacos, with deals so amazing you will forget you’re in Astoria!

3308 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11103
Phone number (718) 626-5393


And finally, Two Lizards:

Two Lizards is a Mexican restaurant that serves fresh and authentic Mexican food. Close your eyes and take a bite and you will think you are on the sand with the sun hitting your face. With a complete menu, specially crafted for Cinco de Mayo, Two Lizards is a destination you should not pass up and the best part is – no passport is required.

Two Lizards
35-02 Ditmars Blvd
Astoria, NY 11105
(917) 745-0500


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