Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and Mexico. It originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War and today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Which means, it’s time to get some margaritas in the Hamptons!
Suffolk Theater: Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With Serenata Mexicana at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead. This exciting musical show with the critically acclaimed quintet “Grupo Greg Ribot” featuring: Greg Ribot, Francisco “Pancho” Navarro, Sylvia & Enrique Sanchez & Mario Iglesias.All-star musicians performing traditional Mexican songs and Mariachi styles, plus the popular and very danceable Cumbia music.Experience and dance to this enchanting Latin party music, while learning a bit of history about the musical styles and the multi instruments being played. Husband and wife vocalists, Sylvia and Enrique Sanchez sing classics that connect Long Island with Mexico and the countries of South America. Price is $40. Call 631-727-4343 or visit suffolktheater.com
La Superica: One of the best places to go in the Hamptons for Cinco de Mayo is in Sag Harbor. La Superica is open and Cinco de Mayo will be a great spot to celebrate. The frozen margaritas are giant and fabulous and you can party it up while eating a quesadilla or enchilada. Call 631-725-3388.
La Fondita: This Amagansett restaurant offers up authentic Mexican food. Get your grub here for Cinco de Mayo and enjoy the outdoor seating. Call 631-267-8800.
The Blue Parrot Bar and Grille: This upbeat Tex-Mex restaurant in the heart of East Hampton, offering colorful and savory fare, as well as the famous Dirty Bird Margaritas, Sangria, Premium tequilas, and Mexican beers equals CINCO DE MAYO! 33A Main Street, East Hampton, blueparroteasthampton.com