Cinco de Mayo

A Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring photographer Estevan Oriol takes place Saturday downtown. (Handout / May 3, 2013)

Sunday marks Cinco de Mayo, but there are sure to be festivities held throughout the weekend. Whether you're in the mood for tequila and tacos or a Mexican-style burger, we've got you covered.

Casa Vega: On Sunday, Casa Vega will be partnering with Casamigos Tequila for a day of festivities that will include tequila-based cocktails, a menu with items such as pollo en mole and taquitos, and a photo booth.
13301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, (818) 788-4868,

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Misfit Bar: On Sunday, the Misfit Bar in Santa Monica will be serving a farmers-market-inspired Cinco de Mayo menu featuring dishes such as guacamole with housemade tortilla chips, Baja-style ceviche with tomato and citrus, chili-marinated skirt steak tacos and Oaxacan red chili enchiladas with seasonal vegetables. The drink menu will include a margarita with wild strawberries from Harry’s Berries, a Mezcal Mule and more.
225 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 656-9800,

Pizzanista! L.A.-based photographer Estevan Oriol will be at Pizzanista noon to 5 p.m. Saturday showcasing his photography and limited-edition pizza and pizza boxes. The event also will feature lowriders and live DJ sets.
2019 E. 7th St., L.A., (213) 627-1430,

Plan Check: On Sunday, the kitchen and bar in West L.A. will be offering a $13 "cheeseburger machismo" with habanero cheese, bacon, spicy mayo, batter-fried onions and jalapeño escabeche. There will be $5 margaritas and tequila flights available too.
1800 Sawtelle Blvd., L.A., (310) 288-6500,

Red O: On Saturday and Cinco de Mayo Sunday, Red O will be serving a selection of regional Mexican breakfast dishes during brunch, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant will have a Bloody Mary and Michelada bar, and classical guitarists will perform live.
8155 Melrose Ave., L.A., (323) 655-5009,

Rock and Reilly's Irish Whiskey Pub: Is throwing a Drinko de Mayo Saturday from noon to 2a.m. A special menu will be offered with $2 tacos, $2 margaritas and $3 'Cerveza Especials.' Guests can play games, hit pinatas and enjoy live music. The pub will continue the festivities every Tuesday, a new taquiera night with a taco bar and endless margaritas. 8911 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 360-1400,

Susan Feniger’s Street: Street will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo taco night, featuring homemade tacos from Border Grill, on Sunday. Taco options will include carnitas, lengua, chicken pibil, fried duck egg, beer-battered rock shrimp, smoked octopus, chipotle jackfruit, okra and more. Aguas frescas and margaritas will also be on hand.
742 N. Highland Ave., (323) 203-0500,

Tacos & Tequila at Morongo Casino: The Mexico City-style restaurant inside the Morongo Casino and Resort will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. The event will be hosted by Karina Smirnoff of "Dancing With the Stars" and will feature food, drinks and a "Win a Million Pesos" contest.
Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa, 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon, (951) 755-5373,

This is not a pop-up: The next installation of "this is not a pop-up" will feature chef Adrien Nieto, who will be cooking up a Mexican feast Thursday through Sunday at Tiago Espresso Bar and Kitchen on Hollywood Boulevard. Menu items will include sea scallop ceviche, a citrus salad, saffron crab tostada, and tequila-spiked churros with chocolate. The five-course menu costs $50 per person.
Reservations can be made at the group's website.

And, here are some more Mexican restaurants where you can get your grub on this Cinco de Mayo: Pinches Tacos, Casita Mexicana, Guisados, Moles La Tia and Guelaguetza.


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