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Cinco de Mayo parties in Phoenix

These sizzling hot Cinco de Mayo parties in the Valley will make you get your fiesta on with salty margaritas, tequila and all-Mexican grub for a time to remember.

El Mexcellente! Cinco de Mayo Block Party
Join Tempe’s biggest block party hosted by neighbors Canteen Modern  Tequila and Fat Tuesday. The Mill Avenue fiesta will feature $2 Corona beers and $4 margaritas until  6:30 p.m, amid DJs spinning all night.
Details: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. Canteen Modern Tequila,  640 S. Mill Ave., Tempe. canteentequilabar.com.

Cinco de Mayo Salsa Festival
This sixth annual Cinco de Mayo Salsa Festival features a salsa competition by Valley chefs from the  Spotted Donkey Cantina, Palo Verde and others. Herradura will provide tequila  samples, the Bakery Cafe will serve Mexican desserts and the Boulders Resort  will feature an outdoor grill with tacos al carbon and tostadas de carnitas.
Details: 1-4 p.m. Sunday. El Pedregal Shops at the Boulders  Resort, 34505 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. elpedregal.com.

El Hefe Cinco de Mayo Block Party
With two big parties lasting the entire weekend, El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria invites party-goers to indulge in Beer-garitas and tacos Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. At 7 p.m., watch the Mayweather vs. Cotto middleweight boxing match inside or on the patio. On  Sunday, there will be a beanbag tournament with a $500 grand prize.
Details: Gates open at 11 a.m. Saturday. 1 p.m. Sunday. El  Hefe, 4425 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale. elhefetacos.com.

Macayo’s Depot Cantina
The Mexican restaurant and bar hosts a huge Cinco de Mayo  party, with the Peak 98.7 broadcasting live. There will be food and drink  specials all day, including $7 Patron margaritas, $5 house margaritas and $2 Dos  Equis beers. The live music lineup features Jeff Clay Band, Kyle Phelan and  Wayside. DJ Area 4 will play on the Caboose Patio.
Details: 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. Macayo’s Depot Cantina,  300 S. Ash Ave., Tempe.  macayo.com.

Dos Gringos Cinco de Mayo Block Party
Dos Gringos does it big for Cinco. The bar opens at 10 a.m. for tequila earlybirds. Then, a larger block party starts at 1 p.m. featuring Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds from the Vans Warped  Tour, as well as Veragroove, Pacific Dub and Herb N Life onstage. Get your tickets early online.
Details: 10 a.m. Saturday. Dos Gringos, 4209 N. Craftsman  Court, Scottsdale. $10.  dosgringosaz.com.

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