Cinco de Mayo calls for good food, good company and lots of celebrating. We’ve found the best spots across Phoenix and Scottsdale for you and your family to celebrate the “fiesta way” this holiday.
Located in Old Town Scottsdale, Diego Pops creates a Yucatan-inspired experience for its guests with its extended outdoor patio and colorful decor. The restaurant features an extensive, customizable menu, and award-winning margaritas that you can enjoy there or to go. Take advantage of the $6 margarita special during Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Otherwise come anytime between 11 a.m. and 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Diego Pops is not taking reservations at this time.
Heritage at Sportsman’s Park
The community Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Heritage is Thursday, May 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Though admission is free for all guests, attendees must RSVP for the event. Enjoy $2 tacos, $3 margaritas, games and live music with the Cardinals Stadium in view. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
Join Los Sombreros at their Phoenix or Scottsdale location for their Cinco de Mayo fiesta on May 5. The party includes a live DJ and an outdoor taco bar with Cinco de Mayo specials guests can enjoy. The taco bar specials include $5 margaritas, $5 Mexican beer, and $5 tacos with meat choices of Al Pastor, Ribeye, Carnitas, and Chicken. You can sign up to be a Los Amigos member to learn more about the Cinco de Mayo fiesta and to earn rewards when you dine with Los Sombreros in the future. No reservations are required to participate in the Cinco de Mayo fiesta.
Salt and Lime Modern Mexican Grill
Cinco de Mayo falls in the same month as Salt and Lime’s eighth anniversary, so this restaurant is going all out for its celebration on May 5. An archway lined with colorful piñatas will welcome guests inside the Scottsdale restaurant’s head-to-toe Cinco de Mayo transformation. You can also expect live music and even a Selena impersonator. There will be additional outdoor seating and tented bars to accommodate all guests. Salt and Lime offers “modern” interpretations of authentic Mexican food and signature margaritas. Happy hour is 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday and all day on Sunday.
SOL Mexican Cocina at Scottsdale Quarter
Celebrate the Cinco de Mayo weekend at SOL Mexican Cocina, open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Cinco de Mayo Friday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Enjoy live music, cocktails and traditional Mexican food with a baja twist. Start the night with a variety of appetizers including coconut calamari, shrimp taquitos and the must-try “Guacamole Sol”—a guacamole with goat cheese, mango and tequila. Their main menu features go-to entrees, such as fajitas and enchiladas, but also more authentic choices, including duck tacos and octopus. Choose drinks from SOL’s collection of the finest Mexican tequilas and Mezcals. Guests are encouraged to make reservations.
Spotted Donkey Cantina, Boulders Resort & Spa
The Boulders Resort and Spa is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Thursday, May 5 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Spotted Donkey Cantina. Guests will have access to the resort’s beautiful Pedregal outdoor courtyard and amphitheater as they enjoy live Mariachi entertainment and food and drink specials from one of Arizona’s best Mexican restaurants. Click here to book your table at the Spotted Donkey Cantina.
The Wigwam Bar and patio will give guests a Cinco de Mayo experience from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 5. There will be live music from the Happy Mariachi Trio, tequila tasting, homemade street tacos and elote- Mexican street corn coated in a creamy sauce and topped with cheese, sour cream, chili powder and lime juice.
Z’Tejas is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with family fun and its all-day “Cinco for Cinco” deal on May 5. Guests can enjoy any house margarita for $5 throughout the entire day. Indulge in authentic dishes, like Chili Pork Verde, Smoked Chile Relleno and Grilled Shrimp Tostada Bites. Live music and a prized-filled piñata will add to the atmosphere that has made Z’Tejas a favorite spot for over 30 years. Guests are encouraged to make reservations.