Well, finally. Now there’s a great happy hour spot near Playa Vista and that happy hour spot is Cinco, located in Westchester/Playa del Rey. The staff at Cinco is friendly, the venue is comfortable and they have a fabulous happy hour!
The Oaxacan Gastropub serves up some great drinks – including a refreshing Eldeflower Spritz, Tequila Gimlet and a Oaxacan Old Fashion. Happy hour drinks and dish specials are 3-7pm, Monday – Friday which features $1 street tacos, $6 craft cocktails and $5 bar bites.
The team behind Cinco are five friends (hence the name) – all with restaurant backgrounds. The lineup includes: Blake Landis (Bar Chloe, The Yard), Ben Molina (The Yard, 77 Lounge), Will Smith (not the Fresh Prince, but of Michael's in Santa Monica), Hernan Fernando (whose family in Oaxaca provided the food recipes) and John Weir (Bar Chloe, Casa Del Mar).
The crowd is a mix of locals, young professionals and students - you'll see people of all ages and demographics. Take a seat at the bar, booth or communal table and unwind after a long day.
In terms of the happy hour food, order the tacos and the queso fundido (order this dish extra hot for some added gooey cheesy goodness). If you’re looking for something more to eat, the dinner menu ranges from $6 to $13 so you won't break the bank.
Cinco boasts 30 craft beers on tap, specialty cocktails (ahem, specialty mezcal cocktails if you’re a mezcal fan, like I am) plus homemade tamales every Tuesday. The place is great for groups, a date and even family friendly. I’ll definitely be back soon!
Looking for something to do on Cinco de Mayo? Well mosey on over to Cinco. They’re celebrating with a whole GOAT roasting, yes I said goat...beer and tequila specials. It's sure to be a fun time for all. Festivities begin at Noon. Just remember the DD - whether it's Lyft, Uber or taxi for your crunk ass. Go. Eat, drink and enjoy!
|$1 street tacos - order the carnitas|
|Happy hour burrito (the only miss, way too much rice)|
|Tamale Tuesdays. Homemade $3 each|
|Oaxacan Old Fashioned|
Cinco's Facebook page
7241 W Manchester Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Parking: Free small lot or street parking