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Five Restaurants To Try for Cinco de Mayo

Where to get your fifth of May fiesta on next week.

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Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican-American "just for fun" holiday is almost upon us, which means it's time for tacos, margaritas, and more! While Eater readers can start warming up this weekend, thanks to our handy guide: Where to Drink Margaritas in San Diego, here are five Cinco de Mayo-centric events to get on your radar for the festivities next week.

Tres Amigos el Tres de Mayo Winemaker Dinner: The Patio On Lamont

Patio On Lamont

Enjoy a five-course feast of authentic Mexican cuisine on Tuesday, May 3 with dishes including: marinated pork leg with pickled vegetables; a watercress and nopale salad; huaraches with pork chorizo and frijoles refritos, and rabbit stew with white wine. Each course will be paired with a hand-selected assortment of wines from Valle de Guadalupe, including Villa Montefiori & Paoloni Wines, Lechuza Vineyard, and Cava Maciel. Tickets cost $77 per person and are available here4445 Lamont St. (858) 412-4648 [Photo:The Patio On Lamont]

Cincoteca Dos: Puesto

puesto Courtesy Photo | Puesto

Featuring live music, tacos, margaritas and beer, Puesto will once again transform the courtyard of the Headquarters into an epic Cinco de Mayo party (dubbed Cincoteca Dos) on Thursday, May 5. In addition to plenty of taco stands, expect margarita and beer specials from Casa Noble Tequila and Modelo Especial. From 3:30 p.m. 789 W Harbor Dr. (619) 233-8880 [Photo: Puesto]

Baja Wine Dinner: The Barrel Room

The Barrel Room
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a six-course meal at this casual North County bistro and wine bar. Created by chef Chappell, sous chef Lopez and Tijuana's Culinary Arts School Chef of the Masters in food program chef Phily, the menu features paired wines from Baja California with dishes such as uni and chicharrón tamales; plus lobster and chocolate clams with masa crunch and lime aioli. Costs $70 per person including tax and gratuity. 16765 Bernardo Center Dr #1 (858) 673-7512 [Photo: The Barrel Room]

Cerveza Showdown: Karina's Seafood

Karinas Otay Ranch

Get your fiesta on in Bonita, Otay Ranch and downtown San Diego when five local craft breweries (Coronado Brewing Co., Mission Brewery, Bay Bridge Brewing, Aztec Brewing Co., Novo Brazil Brewing) will compete for the coveted spot as Karina's new signature brew. From 6 to 9 pm. on Thursday, May 5 expect delicious food and drink specials, plus all-night happy hour offerings, including $5 specialty margaritas and a $5 beer/craft tequila shot combo. Various Locations (619) 591-4444 [Photo:Karina's Seafood]

Cinco de Mayo Specials: Del Sur Mexican Cantina

South of the Border-Inspired Del Sur Swings Into South Park

With final design details in place, to celebrate its official grand opening South Park’s newest cantina will be serving up a variety of Cinco de Mayo style specials until late Thursday, May 5. Stop by for $3 beers, house margaritas and sangria; $15 sangria or margaritas pitchers; $5 specialty cocktails; $5 for two tacos; and $5 appetizers. 2310 30th St. (619) 501-0643 [Photo: Lyudmila Zotova]