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FoodieS Guide To: Cinco De Mayo

FoodieS Guide To: Cinco De Mayo

Auli Cinantya
03 May 2023


These bars and restaurants in Jakarta celebrate Cinco De Mayo with many fun drinks and sumptuous food selections.


With Cinco de Mayo fast approaching, many people are anticipating the festivities. Various restaurants offer specials on food and drinks, from tacos to margaritas and tequilas, to commemorate the Mexican holiday on Friday.

The event initially began as a tribute to the unlikely triumph of the Mexican army over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The French forces were almost twice as large as those of Mexico, but the holiday has since evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and history.


Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in Jakarta


Cinco de Mayo is a time to celebrate with high spirits, blasting music, and rounds of tequila. Cantinero is holding “Tequila Rising,” a bar takeover series filled with festive events throughout May to mark the occasion. Kicking off the series is a Cinco de Mayo celebration in collaboration with Champ Demi from People of the Sun Bar, featuring tequila-based cocktails. The event will occur on Thursday, May 4th, 2023, starting at 7 PM.


Located in the heart of Mega Kuningan, Central Jakarta, the CazBar is a cozy, old-school hangout offering sports on TV, an Asian menu, and live music since its opening in April 2007. As the first of its kind in the neighborhood, it has become a favorite spot for drinks with friends, family, or colleagues. To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, on Friday, May 5th, CazBar offers a special promotion on Mexican food, shooters, and cocktails, accompanied by live music to make the night more festive.

CJ's Bar at Hotel Mulia Senayan

On Friday, May 5th, 2023, CJ’s Bar at Hotel Mulia Senayan is hosting a special Cinco de Mayo party with upsized Margarita cocktails, drink combos with nachos, the Mama Tequila Package, and more. With a modern interior thoughtfully designed to create two distinct areas, the Club and the Lounge, CJ’s Bar is the perfect place to indulge and escape. The nightclub boasts a live international band that will keep you entertained until late into the night, while the Lounge offers a more laid-back atmosphere. As a bonus, all in-house guests can enjoy free entry by showing their room key. Take advantage of this unforgettable celebration!

Le Burger

Le Burger invites everyone to join their Cinco de Mayo Week celebration from May 5th to May 12th. This week, Le Burger will serve mouth-watering Mexican-inspired dishes guaranteed to transport one’s taste buds south of the border. Guests can also enjoy unique Mexican cocktails to pair with their meals.

Penn Jakarta

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a bang at Penn Jakarta. The restaurant’s rooftop will host a party featuring free-flow Volcan Tequila and a special Siesta cocktail available both a la carte and in a bucket of 5. Indulge in savory tacos and a taste of Mexico with the Aguachile de Pescado Mexican Ceviche and three meat selections of tacos paired with tequila-based cocktails. Guests can also win Pinata breaking perks while dancing to the groovy tropical rhythms of NMDN Music and Benito Georgio. The rooftop opens at 4 PM for guests to enjoy the sunset. Penn Jakarta Cinco de Mayo will be held from May 5th to May 20th. 

Talassa Jakarta

Enjoy an all-day fiesta at Talassa Jakarta, a restaurant offered by GIOI, aboard a Phinisi ship while enjoying a panoramic view of the sea and feeling the refreshing sea breeze at The Cove Batavia, PIK. From May 1st to May 7th, 2023, Talassa Jakarta offers a range of tequila cocktails and Mexican delicacies. You can also gather your friends for a fun time and take a whack at the piñata, making your Cinco de Mayo celebration even more festive and memorable.

The St. Regis Bar Jakarta

The St. Regis Bar Jakarta presents a Cinco De Mayo celebration in collaboration with Tequila Patrón Spirits, featuring a selection of specially curated tequila-based cocktails crafted by their passionate and exquisite mixologist team. The bar prides itself on offering hallmark service that blends the line between discrete and theatrical, where visitors can enjoy exclusive beverage rituals in handpicked glassware while also being treated to live jazz, all while upholding the bar’s reputation as one of the world’s finest bars.

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