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Cinco de Mayo events in Toronto for 2016

Cinco de Mayo events in Toronto are widespread and give everyone the opportunity to celebrate. Whether you're Mexican or not, there's really no better excuse to spend the day sipping on tequila and chowing down on tacos and other yummy foods.

Here's a round-up of places hosting Cinco de Mayo events in Toronto for 2016.

Tequila cocktails, modern Latin tapas, a mariachi band and beats by DJ Grouch are among the highlights happening at this party sponsored by Sauza, Hornitos Tequila and the LCBO. Join the fun on May 5 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $20.

La Carnita
Chicharron vheladas, margaritas, honey-habanero ribs and a limited edition print by Caroline Shaw are all part of the festivities happening at La Carnita's three locations.

Fonda Lola
Weather permitting, Fonda Lola's party will spill out onto the back patio where you'll find colourful pi単atas plus food and drink specials, including $5 handheld Caesar salads and quecas and $5 margaritas and Mexican beers.

El Caballito
A bottle of Corona comes with every ticket (from $10) for this party on King West sponsored by Tromba Tequila and Corona Canada. Doors open at 1 p.m. for a 19-plus celebration featuring a live Mariachi band, a DJ, tequila, tacos and more.

Reservations are a must on Cinco de Mayo at all Milagro locations. In addition to the regular menu, you'll find tequila flight specials along with coctel de camarones and cochinita pibil tortas.

The Drake Hotel
Guest chef Donnie Masterton (of San Miguel de Allende's Taco Lab and Birdie's Burgers) will be on hand for an evening of tequila shakes, inventive Mexican classics and burgers. Reservations are a must.

Drake One Fifty
At The Drake's restaurant in the Financial District, guest chef Elena Reygadas (of Mexico City restaurant Rosetta) will present a pop-up prix-fixe menu for $75.

This Ossington bar will sell buckets of Mexican beer for $22. On the back patio, expect Tromba tequila tastings and Real de Jalpa Mezcal cocktails at the tiki bar.

El Catrin
The spectacular Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at this cantina in the Distillery District will feature Mexican eats, DJs and dancing. The party kicks off at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 5.

Early Mercy
Sol beer and tequila specials are all part of the celebrations at this King West bar and lounge. The party kicks off with a live Mariachi band and DJ at 8 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo celebrations at RichTree in the Eaton Centre and at Square One span three days. Running May 5 to 7, the festivities include a Mariachi band at lunchtime along with a special menu featuring items like huevos rancheros flat bread and tacos Gobernador.

Steam Whistle Brewing
Celebrate on Friday, May 6 in support of the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the party promises pilsner, tequila, margaritas, quesadillas and pi単atas. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Unless otherwise indicated, all listed Cinco de Mayo events take place during dinner/evening hours on May 5 2016.

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