Venues all across Brisbane will host Mexican-themed events this week to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Held on Thursday 5 May, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.

From Mexican street parties and fiestas to hot wing eating contests and Mexican music gigs, we’ve put together a list of the best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Brisbane. Check them out!


To celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Mexican culture, Birdees will host a huge Mexican fiesta from Thursday 5 May to Saturday 7 May.

The fiesta will kick off on Thursday will a huge launch party, featuring taco eating competitions, piñatas, a roving photobooth, food and drinks, music and a Mexican Toddie Spitfire.

There will also be taco sombreros and a live mariachi band.

Birdees is located at 608 Ann Street in Brisbane. For more info click here.

Hombre Street Food

This year, Hombre Street Food in Mango Hill are celebrating Cinco de Mayo the Hombre way, giving customers five $5 specials to commemorate the memorable day.

For Thursday only, enjoy $5 Trio of Dips, $5 Tecate Mexican beer or frozen margaritas, $5 2x Street Tacos, $5 Jose Cuervo Especial Sliver Tequila shots and $5 Churros and Chocolate sauce. Yum!!

Hombre Street Food is located at 1 Halpine Drive in Mango Hill. For more info click here.

Redroom Bar and Grill

Redroom Bar and Grill are honouring the day a little differently, with their Hot Wings Challenge!

Got a thing for wings? Register for their hot wings competition held on Thursday 5 May from 1pm to 3pm, eat as many wings as you can in 10 minutes (and keep them down) and if you win, you’ll get a $50 Redroom voucher.

During the event, there will be live music by a mariachi band and a large selection of Mexican style beverages available.

Redroom Bar and Grill is located on Level 2 of the Union Complex at the University of Queensland. For more info click here.

The Junk Bar

The Junk Bar are celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a fiesta, featuring Abbie Cardwell and the Texicans.

From 7:30pm, Abbie will sing some traditional songs in Spanish as well as her own Mexicana-Americana in English (and Spanglish) with her awesome band of chingon Aussie hermanos, The Texicans. Audiences will also get the opportunity to hear Abbie’s vintage Mexican records in-between all the action.

During the entertainment, enjoy Junk Bar’s famous Margaritas, Mexican Sunrise and The Paradise Found (Tequila based of course!) and if you get peckish there will be delicious Jalapeno bagels too!

There will also be Mexican-themed games on the night, including a piñata and Lotteria.

The Junk Bar is located 215 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove. For tickets click here.

Beach Burrito

Brisbane Beach Burrito venues definitely have you sorted for Cinco de Mayo, as they throw their famous Mexican fiestas.

The venues have teamed up with Jose Cuervo Tequila and Dos Equis to throw one hell of a party, filled with burritos, Mexican drinks and fun!

Go there dressed up in your finest ponchos and sombreros and you could walk away with 50 glorious Burrito Bucks to spend on the night.

They’re also giving away a bunch of killer Burrito Prize Packs, just for instagramming your Burrito Cinco experience.

Beach Burrito venues are located at Shop 2, 350 Brunswick Street in Brisbane and also at 100 Boundary Street in West End. For more info click here.

Gypsies Wagon

Gypsies Wagon are celebrating Cinco de Mayo this Thursday with a TexMexTravaganza, filled with Tex-Mex treats and drinks!

If you’re a taco lover, the venue will be offering a delicious range of soft shell tacos – including popcorn chicken, veg-o-libre and carne de fuego – for only $7 or 3 for $19. Oh. My. God!

There will also be heaps of other Mexican inspired snacks on offer, including Jalapeno Poppers, Quesadillas, Fajitas, Burritos, Chicken Taco Salad and plenty of Mexican-inspired drinks.

Gypsies Wagon is located at 3/281 Pickering Street in Brisbane. For more info click here.

Well, that’s our Thursday night covered! How will you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?