Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Philly

Cinco de Mayo is one of the biggest party days of the year—and there are plenty of ways to get in on the fun right near your 1500 Locust apartment. Whether you’re looking to chow down on tacos or indulge in some top-shelf tequila, the Mexican cultural celebration provides a great excuse to get out and about with friends or family and enjoy the neighborhood’s exciting nightlife and dining options. Many eateries and bars will get in on the fun of the holiday, but for a truly genuine Cinco de Mayo outing, you should scout out the most authentic Mexican hot spot.

One of those is Bar Bombon, three blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment. The restaurant and bar feature an array of Latin dishes, from Puerto Rican to Mexican, all served up with authenticity at the heart. For those looking to watch their waistlines, this is a perfect fit, as all of Bar Bombon’s dishes are vegetarian-friendly. Bombon uses plant-based ingredients, as well as non-GMO soy and organic products, to put a healthy spin on some of your favorites.

And Bombon’s dishes are sure to be your new favorites! From its street food menu featuring empanadas and plantains to its freshly made guac and wide array of tacos and sliders, there’s sure to be something to satisfy every Cinco de Mayo diner. No meal is complete without a margarita, and Bombon serves up four different varieties, which can be made with one of dozens of different types of tequila. Or you can opt for one of its dozen creative cocktails, all with Latin flavorings.

You’re also in luck, as Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday this year, and Bombon serves weekend brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy some of its street food favorites or opt for breakfast options like the scramble torta—all washed down, of course, with one of its brunch cocktails, like the Verde Maria!

If you haven’t yet checked out Bar Bombon, or are looking for a reason to return, make a date for Cinco de Mayo! 

Bar Bombon

133 S. 18th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103