Livin’ La Vida Local: Cinco de Mayo

Best Local Spots in Chicago and the Suburbs with Festive Fun

Courtesy of CSA

Courtesy of CSA

The beginning of May means a few things: Blooming flowers, patio dining and Cinco de Mayo. These Best Local picks in Chicago and its suburbs near our corporate apartment locations will surely deliver Mexican holiday mayhem. ¡Andale!

Courtesy of Ay Chiwowa

Courtesy of Ay Chiwowa

Why limit the holiday to one day? Try Cinco Days de Cinco at Best Local River North hotspot Ay Chiwowa (311 W Chicago Ave.). From May 1-5, this trendy Mexican joint will offer samples of 80+ tequilas, kegged margaritas, DJs, a mariachi band and more. An 11-minute walk from Kingsbury Plaza in River North!

Courtesy of Tokio Pub

Courtesy of Tokio Pub

Celebrate suburbs-style at Tokio Pub’s (1900 E Higgins Rd.) Cinco de Mayo Party in Schaumburg. This event will offer $1 Japanese/Asian tacos from 11:30am-9pm on May 4. An 8-minute drive from Park Meadows in Schaumburg!

Courtesy of Central Standard

Courtesy of Central Standard

Start Cinco de Mayo with an 11am brunch at Central Standard (169 W Kinzie S.) in River North. The Sunday specials at this Best Local spot include ceviche tostadas, mango-habanero guacamole and $8 Texas Palomas. An 8-minute walk from Kingsbury Plaza in River North!

Courtesy of Porkchop

Courtesy of Porkchop

Best Local Porkchop (941 W Randolph St.) in the West Loop has a huge whisky and porkchop selection, late-night bar and 50-seat patio. At 11am on May 5, get all this plus $5 tequila and beer, and $7 starter tacos. A 13-minute walk from Presidential Towers in the West Loop!

Courtesy of Sur La Table

Courtesy of Sur La Table

Get cooking at Date Night: Cinco de Mayo at Sur La Table (55 S Main St.) in Naperville. From 3:30-5:30pm on May 5, learn to whip up simple Mexican dishes with fresh fruits and veggies. Just an 8-minute drive from Lincoln at the Parks in Naperville!