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Cinco De Mayo Fiestas In Fort Lauderdale Include Bar Rita Pop-Up At Tap 42

Get a sneak preview of Bar Rita, a Mexican restaurant concept from the owners of Tap 42, this Cinco de Mayo.

On Thursday, May 5, Tap 42's Fort Lauderdale location—Bar Rita's future next-door neighbor—will give guests a preview of the Bar Rita menu with exclusive tacos and margaritas, plus specialty guacamole.

Expect BBQ pork carnitas tacos, chili lime shrimp tacos, a blood orange margarita called The Matador, and coconut lychee margaritas. Fresh guac will be served with a basket of tortilla chips seasoned with Bar Rita's specially developed blend of spices.

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Bar Rita first announced it would be coming to Fort Lauderdale back in late 2014, but development of the Tap 42 locations in Boca Raton and Coral Gables took priority.

"Construction has taken more time than expected, but we own the property and will be here forever, so we take solace in knowing that it's an investment in our own ground and community," said Andy Yeager, COO of Tapco Restaurant Group, Tap 42's parent company.​ 

Expected to open this summer, the quick-service restaurant will have a rooftop margarita bar for guests to enjoy cold cocktails and innovative Mexican cuisine in the open air.

Bar Rita; 1401 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale

 

Other Cinco de Mayo Parties in Broward

Cinco de Mayo at American Social

Enjoy tequila and beer specials, a live DJ and festive mariachi band. American Social will also offer three special cocktails: a pomegranate cilantro margarita, pineapple basil refresher and cocoa sugar-rimmed tequila shot.

May 5, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; American Social Bar & Kitchen in Fort Lauderdale

Cinco de Mayo Himmarshee Block Party

TacoCraft's second annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party will feature a live band and DJ, plus taco deals from TacoCraft and other food and drink specials from sister restaurants ROK:BRGR and Tarpon Bend. Beer bars and food stands will be set up along Himmarshee Street.

May 5, 5 p.m.; Himmarshee Village in Fort Lauderdale

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Rocco's Tacos

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a street party on Las Olas featuring a mariachi band, DJs, free tequila pourings and prizes.

May 5, noon to close; Rocco’s Tacos in Fort Lauderdale

Cinco de Mayo at Frankey’s Sports Bar

All you need this Cinco de Mayo are $2 tacos and 99-cent margaritas, but Frankey's Sports Bar will have that and more. Celebrate with these exclusive happy hour deals, plus Corona beer specials, other half-priced drinks and a live DJ.

May 5, 3 p.m. to close; Frankey's Sports Bar at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach

Cinco de Mayo Weekend at Agave Taco Bar

Enjoy happy hour drinks Thursday through Saturday and a $5 Monterrey sampler with five small tacos with any filling and toppings. The May 5 celebration will feature DJ entertainment, live body art and photo opportunities starting at 6 p.m.

May 5, 6 p.m. (festivities), May 5-7, all day (specials); Agave Taco Bar in Fort Lauderdale 

Vegan Cinco de Mayo

Green Bar & Kitchen will offer vegan tacos, guacamole, sangria and more on Cinco de Mayo so you can feast on plant-based cuisine as part of the fiesta.

May 5, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Green Bar & Kitchen in Fort Lauderdale

Bar Rita Pop-Up at Tap 42

Especially for Cinco de Mayo, preview Tap 42 owners' Mexican restaurant concept, Bar Rita, when Tap 42 offers specialty guacamole and exclusive margaritas and tacos all night long.

May 5, 5 p.m.; Tap 42 in Fort Lauderdale 

 

(Lead photo of guacamole and margaritas courtesy Tapco Restaurant Group)