Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Events in Taipei this May

Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Events in Taipei this May

Read this guide to learn about where to go to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this May in Taipei

Dear Taipei,

One of the best things about living overseas as an expat is celebrating the special days of other cultures. Living overseas exposes you to celebrations from all over the world. Take, for example, Cinco de Mayo. I must admit that before I came to Taiwan, I hadn’t even heard of it! It was only after my work made an event for it last year that I celebrated my very first Cinco de Mayo at the tender age of 26.

For the uninitiated, explains the holiday as follows:

Cinco de Mayo —or the fifth of May—is a holiday commemorating the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.

Whether you’re a die-hard Cinco de Mayo fan, or want to see what the fuss is about, here are a bunch of Cinco de Mayo and Mexican/Latin American-themed events to check out this month in Taipei! Bottoms up!

Latin Food Friday – Cinco de Mayo Edition (May 5)

Latin Food Fridays Taipei

A special Cinco de Mayo edition of Latin Food Fridays! (Image credit: Crafted Beer & Co.)

Where? Crafted Beer & Co.

What? This next Latin Food Friday is also Cinco de Mayo! Our friends Yair from Mecato Colombia 哥倫比亞小吃在台灣 and Luca from Tacos Luca will be at Crafted offering their delicious food :)…

Want to know more? Go to the event page here.

Cinco de Mayo Weekend at Eddy’s Cantina! (May 5-7)

Cinco de Mayo at Eddy's Cantina, Taipei

A 3 day event for the hard core Cinco De Mayo fans out there (Image credit: Eddy’s Cantina)

Where? Eddy’s Cantina Tianmu 2

What? Cinco de Mayo is back again and its on a Friday this year! So why not have Cinco specials all weekend?! Cinco de Mayo is is a celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. We are starting the party early at Eddy’s 1 on Friday with drink specials all day!…

Want to know more? Go to the event page here.

The 2017 Cinco De Mayo Party (May 5)

Cinco de Mayo at Carnegie's, Taipei

DJs, drinks, and food is on the agenda at this event (Image credit: Carnegie’s Taipei).

Where? Carnegie’s Taipei

What? Cinco De Mayo is nearly upon us again and what better place to celebrate the Mexican Festival than Carnegie’s!! We’ll have DJ Cola, DJ Dito and DJ BJ playing your favourite latin tunes all night long!! We’ll have drink specials and a special Mexican food menu on the day to get you in the right mood. So put the date in your diary and see you on May 5th!!…

Want to know more? Go to the event page here.

Cinco de Mayo at Pachuco (May 5)

Cinco de Mayo at Pachuco, Taipei

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at Pachuco! (Image credit: Pachuco)

Where? Pachuco

What? Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Pachuco!!! To celebrate our first Cinco de Mayo we will be giving out free tequila shots every hour on the hour. Dj Penetration and special guest Dj Poppa Baer and will be spinning the best in Hip Hop, Funk and R&B and, as always, we will be serving delicious Mexican food until 1:00AM…

Want to know more? Go to the event page here.

Gran Festin 5 de Mayo en Teotihuacan, Taipei! (May 5)

Gran Festin 5 de Mayo en teotihuacan taipei

How about stuffing yourself with a huge feast to reign in Cinco de Mayo? (Image credit: Quantam.Tacos and Teotihuacan).

Where? Teotihuacán

What? We will have an all you can eat buffet, made fresh, from scratch by our Mexican chefs. 750nt per person, including one drink and a free salsa class after dinner. Menu will include- Appetizers: Nachos, Beans, Rice and Quesadillas; Main Courses: Devil’s Shrimp Milanesa (Breaded Chicken Fillet), Bistec a la Mexicana (Beef Steak), Mole con Pollo, Mexican Meatballs, Vegetarian Platter; Desserts: Lemon Tart, Chocolate Cake, Flan; Drinks: Horchata, Lemonade, Coke, Sprite, Orange Soda. Cocktails: Margaritas, Pina Colada, Corona. Limited space, reserve early…

Want to know more? Go to the event page here.

CINCO De MAYO at Maji Square (May 5)

Cinco De Mayo event at Maji Square, Taipei

Celebrate with Latin music all night at Maji Square (Image credit: Maji Square).

Where? Maji Square

What? Maji Maji’s restaurants and bar are once again teaming up for the most anticipated latin party of the year: Cinco de Mayo. Join us at 20:00 for 4 hours of latin music and activities at Maji’s stage. Then Triangle bar will take care of the after party. This event is free, but of course you would not enjoy it enough if you were not seated at one of Maji’s great restaurants…

Want to know more? Go to the event page here.

Cinco de Mayo Taco Party (May 5)

Cinco de Mayo Taco Party Taipei

Image credit: Jia Jia

Where? Mikkeller Taipei

What? Doup Sumpling x Good foodlab present Cinco de Mayo Taco party at Mikkeller Bar Taipei. Hola yo!! Hungry for some tacos?!! Then come and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us cuz #VivaMexico yo!

Have a muy delicioso taco or two and drink some refreshing Mikkeller Beer!! Bring a friend, reunite with old friends or make some new ones because food unites us. Let’s celebrate our differences and party party yo!!…

Want to know more? Go to the event page here.



Latin American Food & Music Festival (May 14)

Where? TAV Cafe

What? You are warmly welcome to attend our upcoming Latin American Food & Music Festival on Sunday May 14, 2017. We are having the following program and workshops:
Piñatas Workshop, Tacos workshop, Tapas Workshop, Dance workshops for children and adults, Mexican Dance, Colombian dances, Samba Show. The following Latin bands: 
Latin Retro ~ Cumbias, Bachatas and Romantic Songs, Last Minute Latin Band, Amorio Latin Jazz. And a variety of artisan food made as out mothers did all the way from the United States of Mexico to the southern countries of Argentina and Bolivia…

Want to know more? Go to the event page here.

Tijuana TACOS in Taipei! (May 17-20)

Tijuana Tacos, Taipei

3 days limited offer for tacos galore – better get in quick! (Image credit: Sergio Langarica)

Where? National Chengchi University (NCCU)

What? Come try the most authentic and delicious Tacos and Quesadillas in Taiwan with Horchata and Jamaica Mexican drinks! Hand-made tortillas, charcoal grilled beef, guacamole. During the NCCU Food Festival I will be hosting a Tijuana-style street food taco stand. Tortillas will be hand-made on demand and I will be using only charcoal grilled beef…

Want to know more? Go to the event page here.

Want to learn about more events to check out this May in Taipei? Check out my May events guide!

Have a Cinco De Mayo or Mexican event you’d like added to this list, or an edit you’d like to make? Leave a comment below with the details!

Please note: The descriptions are taken straight from each event page. Edits have been made in the case of spelling errors, or for clarity.



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