Gather the amigas for a night of non-stop tequila, tacos, salsa and margaritas because our favorite Mexican holiday – Cinco de Mayo — is tomorrow! Check out our picks of “muy buenas” Valley celebrations… Arriba!
Blanco Tacos + Tequila
12 to 9 p.m.
Fox Restaurant’s Blanco Tacos + Tequila is the place to be this Cinco de Mayo! The tasty eatery will be offering their usual happy hour specials from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Plus, over the course of the celebration, Mexico celebrators can enjoy a wide variety of delicious cheese crisps, starters, house margaritas, well drinks and draft beer for half off, and popular Valley DJ, Senbad, will mix cool beats from 6 to 9 p.m.
6166 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. 480.305.6692, www.foxrc.com
11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
When you think Cinco de Mayo in the Valley, you think Salty Señorita’s! With locations around the Phoenix-area, Arizonans can partake in the live music, DJs and outdoor grills serving up Salty’s signature street tacos and other Mexican food. Of course, this Mexican mecca will be serving up endless margaritas and even margarita snow cones! There will be a $10 cover charge. Wristbands went on sale at each restaurant on April 23. So grab one before the big day!
“Cinco de Drinco” at Padre’s Modern Mexican Cuisine
Starting at 11 a.m.
They don’t call it “Cinco de Drinco” for nothing! This Mexican party features Mexican beer and margarita specials, along with music and food. Salut!
1044 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. 602.277.1749, Padresmexican.com.
Cave Creek Cinco de Mayo Bar Crawl
3 p.m. to 2 a.m.
If you want to do the whole-nine-yards this Cinco de Mayo, take part in the free admission, Cave Creek bar crawl where there will be nine different participating fiestas, including the Silver Spur Saloon, Harold’s Cave Creek Corral and Los Mesquites Taqueria. When you make your way to each party, prepare for specialty Mexican drinks and fare. Plus enjoy a large piñata filled with cash, prizes and coupons, and party buses to take you from fiesta to fiesta for free!
Restaurants with Mariachi on Cinco de Mayo
Sylvia’s La Canasta always features great latin music on the weekends but they will also have fun-filled and in-theme mariachi live music on Cinco de Mayo! The celebration begins at 5 p.m.
5502 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix. 602.242.4252, sylviascanasta.com.
La Perla is another great spot for mariachi music on the weekends and is planning on a great celebration on Cinco de Mayo from 5 to 8 p.m. Don’t miss out!
5912 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 623.939.7561, laperlacafe.net.