Mayita's got a rooftop, and they're using it to do their annual Cinco De Mayo thing. It looks like Friday might just be the only un-rainy day for the next week and a half. They'll have a live Latin band, face painting, 25rmb drinks, a legit chef with bags of of contraband Mexican chillis for tacos (25rmb) & some authentic main course dishes. Early bird prices; 6 for 150rmb per person or 12 tickets for 250rmb, only at Mayita or Maya beforehand. 5.30pm till late.
Unico and MVP are doing a Cinco de Mayo party at The Bund's most bumping Latin venue, sponsored by Altos. DJ Tuto's on deck, and there's a live Mariachi band. Goodies on offer at the door. Free entry with password, table deals, bla bla bla check the event listing for details.
The latest addition to the Mex scene, El Santo's been running warm-up drinks on the 5th of every month, ready for the real deal. Hope you put in your practice. They've planned a "mash up of all things Mexican with guest DJ’s, a Mariachi band, authentic food and of course, bucket loads of Tequila and Margaritas." And it goes straight into the Official Olmeca Tequila Cinco de Mayo Party on Saturday, Sexto de Mayo.
Last year, Cantina Agave magically turned into Tepito over a real boozy Cinco De Mayo, and this year, it's doing the same thing, except in reverse. Margaritas and Sangria for 30rmb, Coronas for 20rmb and complimentary bites.
Ain't no Shaanxi Bei Lu Cinco De Mayo Party like a Shaanxi Bei Lu Cinco De Mayo Block Party. The likes of Wonderland, The Rooster and Daliah are banding together in a special visa arrangement, with a Tequila Passport you can get stamps in. Which you can then use to get discounted drinks later.
Un Sexto Festejo
It's not on Cinco De Mayo but it's a... masochistic way to get over your hangover/continue your uninterrupted bender into the weekend.
More Cinco De Mayo deals and events (including the obvious Zapata's one) here