Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates the Mexican army's victory during the Franco-Mexican War way back in 1867, is not such a big deal in Mexico, but here in the United States, we like to do it up big. While the fifth of May falls on a Monday this year, there are plenty of South Fork restaurants celebrating with margaritas and Mexican-inspired eats.
In Montauk, the Hideaway is celebrating Cinco de Mayo, starting at 5 p.m. They said they will party until about 9 or 10 p.m.
Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett is offering bar specials from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Margaritas are $7, nachos $6, and chips with guacomole and salsa are $6, as well.
In the mood for a bigger meal? Harbor Grill has Baja fish tacos and beer battered chicken tacos for $17.95. Negra Modelos are $2.50.
Always a favorite for Cinco de Mayo, La Superica in Sag Harbor is opening at 5:30 p.m., and it's promising drink specials and giveaways.
Townline BBQ in Sagaponack is serving up half-price margaritas all day, starting at 11:30 a.m.
Mercado Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar in Bridgehampton has 75 tequilas and 20 beers on draft to complement your dinner choice tonight.
At the Hampton Coffee location in Water Mill, chefs are cooking up authentic tamales with slow-roasted pork.
Little Red in Southampton is serving blood orange margaritas for a twist.
If you happen to be up in the Riverhead area, the Riverhead Project will serve margarita pitchers for $35 and sangria pitchers for $25. Small plates of tamales, fajitas, nachos, and tacos are $10 each.