Get ready to party y’all, Cinco de Mayo is this Friday. The holiday honors Mexico’s victory over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, which became a symbol of resistance against foreign powers.
Here are local events and specials showcasing Mexican culture with music, dance, food, and, of course, margaritas.
🪅 Get the party started
Taco Heads | Celebrate the holiday with a block party during the 2nd annual Cinco de Mayo in the Stockyards celebration. The party starts at 4 p.m. with live music from the Latin Express Band, margaritas, and tacos. Pro tip: Entrance after 6 p.m. is $5.
Don Artemio | Keep the good times rolling and celebrate at the West 7th Mexican eatery with cigar rolling + complimentary cigars, live music from Carlos Ramos, and Maestro Dobel cocktail specials from 5 to 8 p.m.
Pacos | The Magnolia Avenue restaurant is holding a family-friendly Cinco de Mayo Pop-Up with 20+ local vendors, tunes from DJ Carlos, tacos, and cold drinks from 12 to 7 p.m.
Birdie’s Social Club | Get the party started with live music by One Headlight and snack on the new drunken’queso with a side of Shiner Bock-braised barbacoa tacos + $5 margaritas.
Tinie’s Mexican Cuisine | Cinco on South Main is back with live music from DJ Richard J and an appearance from Lucha Libre. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
Hotel Dryce | The boutique hotel is turning the party up with music from DJ Frances Jaye, food from Funky Calavera, and a new seasonal drink drop starting at 5 p.m. in The Lobby Bar.
Rooftop Cinema Club | Honor the life and legacy of Texas-born, Mexican-American artist Selena Quintanilla-Perez with a screening of “Selena” featuring Jennifer Lopez at 7:30 p.m.
🍹 Fuel up with local specials
Toro Toro | Savor the holiday with flavor and culture at this downtown eatery with festive margaritas + dishes like prime ribeye tacos made with chili rub, avocado, verde salsa, charred chili serrano, scallion cheese, and crusted corn tortilla.
Blue Mesa Grill | You’ll want to wear your comfy pants — The Mexican grill is offering a $25 taco buffet with brisket barbacoa, ground beef chorizo, chicken verde, BBQ pulled pork, and grilled veggie enchiladas. Plus, don’t miss out on the $5 blue margaritas.
Blue Goose Cantina | What’s Cinco de Mayo without a mariachi band? All locations will have traditional Mexican music with all-day drink specials like $4 La Flaca Margaritas and $3 Mexican Candy Shots.
Maria’s Mexican Restaurant | Step inside the vibrant restaurant to enjoy $10 margarita specials, a live DJ, and all-day Happy Hour specials.
Provender Hall | Celebrate with all-day drink specials with Espolón Tequila.
Sweet Lucy’s Pies | Stop by the pie shop for a creamy chicken chili verde pot pie and a strawberry margarita pie from 2 to 6 p.m.