Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War on May 5, 1862. The holiday is a fairly minor one in Mexican culture (it’s not a federal holiday, so banks, offices and stores go about business as usual), but in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved to commemorate Mexican heritage and culture — especially in areas with large Mexican-American populations.
Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday in 2019, so get ready for restaurant deals lasting all weekend long. If you’re looking for a spot to join in on the fiesta, check out these deals and events for Cinco de Mayo 2019:
And check back soon. We’ll update as more restaurants release their Cinco specials.
Pretend you’re in the tropics at this island-themed chain. Bahama Breeze is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a weeklong “Fiesta Like There’s No Mañana” celebration. Get a classic margarita for just $5, and/or create-your-own premium tequila and rum flight for $10 any day, April 28 through May 5. Most locations participate, but call ahead for specific hours and availability.
Celebrate Cinco at Bar Louie’s “Cabo de Mayo” party featuring Sammy Hagar’s Santo Mezquila, a combination of mezcal and tequila. The party lasts all week long, but deals vary by location. Many locations are offering $5 Cinco Ritas and two-for-$5 taco specials.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Enjoy $1 tacos and $4 Corona Extra bottles all day on May 5.
California Pizza Kitchen
Sip on a Fresh Agave Lime margarita for just $5 all day on May 5.
Chevys Fresh Mex
Head to Chevy’s Fresh Mex for a Cinco brunch, complete with bottomless mimosas from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Margarita, beer and shot specials will be offered all day.
Enjoy a bottomless champagne bunch from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., plus score $5 margaritas, bloody marks, and micheladas. And, because man can not survive on alcohol alone, fill up on $2.50 tacos.
Enjoy a bottomless champagne brunch buffet and $5 margaritas from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., also $2.50 tacos and other drink specials available 2 p.m. to close.
Joe’s Crab Shack
Joe’s Crab Shack will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with $20 buckets of Modelo Especial.
Moe’s Southwest Grill
The first 50 people at each Moe’s location get a free T-shirt. Also, from May 2 through May 5, spend $10 or more at Moe’s via UberEats, and get a free HomeWrecker burrito with coupon code FREEFIESTA.
On the Border
The Tex-Mex chain has several drink specials in commemoration of the holiday, from $5 Cinco ‘Ritas to $3 Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila shots, $4 1800 Silver tequila shots, and $5 Tesposado tequila shots.
At TGI Fridays, it’s your choice of drink specials: $5 Fridays ‘Ritas, $5 Patron shots, and $5 23-ounce Dos Equis beers.
Get a taco and a beer, or two tacos and two beers for just $5 on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday on Cinco de Mayo weekend. Plus, locations will be offering games, prizes and music for diners.
Uno Pizzeria and Grill
Enjoy $2 margaritas and beers all Cinco de Mayo week long, starting on Monday, April 29, 2019. Sauza Margaritas and Corona bottles will also be just $2.
Salted watermelon and pomegranate margarita will be just $5 each all day. Not all locations participating, so call ahead for availability.
Cooking a fiesta at home? See, Easy, cheesy taco pasta.