Between fruity, hand-crafted margaritas and mouthwatering taco plates, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect fiesta this Cinco de Mayo. Here’s to hoping you’re ready to party.
Looking for some inspired flavors this Cinco de Mayo? Delight your taste buds by visiting one of two Los Sombreros locations all day long for a $9.95 platter of crispy tacos – signature flavors include potato, hibiscus, beef picadillo and smoked chicken with gauc. To wash them down? Try a $5 watermelon, cucumber or grapefruit-strawberry margarita. For more information, visit lossombreros.com.
On Tuesday, May 5, the trendy Mexican-Asian kitchen will offer food and drink specials, all-day social hour pricing at the bar and $5 Casamigos Tequila Margaritas from open to close. If you’ve got leftover pesos from your most recent trip to Cabo, bring them along! Five or more will cover the cost of your marg, assuming you’re among the first 100 guests. For more information, visit www.sumomaya.com. (pictured)
Fiesta with Uptown Alley all weekend long from Friday, May 1 through Tuesday, May 5. From open to close, guests will enjoy $5 Three Amigos Margaritas, $3 Coronas and $5 Street Taco platters in between games of bowling and laser tag. For more information, visit uptownalleysurprise.com.
Ring in Cinco de Mayo at Nabers with $3 draft and bottled Mexican beers, and $6 Street Taco and bean platters. The locally-owned Chandler-based restaurant will also host an evening trivia contest beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, visit nabersaz.com.
No Cinco de Mayo celebration is complete without dessert. Hit up Sprinkles Cupcakes for their limited-edition Margarita cupcake, available from May 1 to May 21. The Mexican-inspired confection is features tequila-key lime cake, key lime frosting and a fleur de sel rim. A modern red dot serves as the finishing touch. For more information, visit www.sprinkles.com.
La Hacienda at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
For a taste of the good old days, reserve a table at La Hacienda at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess on Tuesday, May 5. The restaurant’s “Old Ways – New Hands” themed Cinco de Mayo menu, prepared by Chef Forest Hamrick, will feature nostalgic eats dating all the way back to the 1990s. In addition to classic dishes like bacon-wrapped shrimp and deep fried lobster, guests will enjoy festive mariachi music, more than 240 tequila selections presented by Tequila Goddess Abeer Besharieh and photo-ops with Mija, the resort’s adorably photogenic beer burro. For more information, visit scottsdaleprincess.com.
Visit Milagro Grill between Saturday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 5 for four days of Cinco de Mayo festivities. The Arcadia eatery will offer killer deals throughout the weekend ($2 tacos and $4 draft beers) and additional specials on Cinco de Mayo. Expect $4 house margaritas, a $10 taco and margarita combo plate and half-off tequila flights. For more information, visit www.milagrogrillaz.com.
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant
Get a taste of two cultures on Cinco de Mayo at RA. The Japanese fusion restaurant will be serving up a signature Mexican-inspired Emperor’s Margarita in four indulgent flavors – traditional, cucumber, mango and strawberry. The cocktail, which is made from Patron Silver, Combier Liqueur d’Orange, fresh lime juice, Japanese yuzu and agave nectar, will be available from open to close for only $6. Additional drink specials ($4.75 Coronas and $6 Sauza Blue Tequila Cocktails) will be available from 3 to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close. For more information, visit www.RAsushi.com.
Sierra Bonita Grill
The booze will be flowing freely at Sierra Bonita Grill on Cinco de Mayo. Head to the popular southwestern joint any time from open to close for a $5 Fresh Squeezed or Pomegranate Margarita. Better yet, from 3 to 6 p.m., either drink can be paired with delicious $6 food specials. Green Chile Mac ‘n Cheese? Yes, please. For more information, visit www.sierrabonitagrill.com.
Joyride Taco House
This Cinco de Mayo, Joyride Taco House is serving up some flaming hot food and drink specials. From 2 to 6 p.m., patrons can enjoy margaritas in eight different flavors and pitchers of Mexican beer for just $5. Consider tacking on a $2 taco (or several), available from 2 until 11 p.m. For more information, visit joyridetacohouse.com.
Crave Waffle Sandwich Creations
For some unique Mexican-inspired creations, visit Crave on Tuesday, May 5. The eatery will be featuring a South of the Border waffle sandwich, Huevos Rancheros waffle sandwich and Jalapeño Lime Margarita. It’s not every day that waffles and Mexican food intersect, so take advantage of these limited edition menu items, as well as the $1 discount, which will be offered all day. For more information, visit www.icravewaffles.com.
Paul Martin’s American Grill
Paul Martin’s American Grill is debuting a brand new Taco Tuesday menu just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Starting on Tuesday, May 5, guests are invited to enjoy a variety of $2 tacos, $4 Dos Equis Lager and Corona, and $5 Raspberry-Infused and Classic Margaritas from open to close in the bar area. The best part about these deals? From here on out, they’re available on a weekly basis. For more information, visit paulmartinsamericangrill.com.
Join the culinary craftsmen of Taco Guild on Cinco de Mayo for some killer deals. All day long, the restaurant will serve Pacifico and Dos Equis Lager for $2 and tequila pork tacos for $1.55. Make it a party and tack on an 1893 margarita to your taco for a total of $5. tacoguild.com.
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