Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Dallas

By Farah Fleurima  |  April 29, 2014

This year’s celebration of Mexican independence happens on a Monday, which is a boon for Monday haters. Cast off the return of the workweek and raise a glass to our neighbor to the south with drink specials and food deals aplenty.

Specials and Party at Jorge’s Tex Mex Cafe 
The One Arts Plaza eatery will host a DJ and mariachi performances beginning at 5 PM. Specials served all day will include $5 house margs, sangria and nachos, $4 imported beer and $3 domestics and Dox Equis cans. Those who dress up in their favorite holiday attire have a chance to win prizes.

Menu Specials at Cubierto’s 
The North Dallas Mexican kitchen and margarita bar is spotlighing drink and food specials from this Saturday through Cinco de Mayo Monday, including a $5 Puebla Margarita; a shrimp and pineapple salad; chiles en Nogada and a lime-lemon-strawberry sorbet. Featured live music acts include flamenco artists on Saturday, mariachi on Sunday and a Spanish acoustic guitar performer on Monday.

Cinca Dias at Campuzano 
The Oak Lawn restaurant is taking five days to celebrate May 5. From 4 PM to closing each day, enjoy a complimentary appetizer with drinks at happy hour prices, including $3 margs and $2 wells.

All-Day Happy Hour at Blue Goose Cantina
All six locations of the Tex-Mex favorite will revel in drink deals starting at 10 AM, which includes a dollar off liquors; $2.25 domestic beers; $3.25 premium beers and $3 top-shelf frozen margaritas, the first of which is served in a glowing souvenir glass (in case you desired another way to get lit). The Oak Cliff restaurant’s celebration goes from Friday till Monday, during which $3 Mexican beers in cans, $2 crispy tacos, $4 bowls of tortilla soup and $6 Sonoran hot dogs will reign.

Cinco de Drinko at Henderson Tap House
You know someone had to name their party thusly. We're intrigued by the $4 margarita and $7 spicy paloma specials from 7 to 9 PM. Better still if you can snag a spot on the lively patio.

Cinco de Mayo Bus Tour
The newly minted craveTOURS is taking Mexican food and drink lovers on a luxury bus tour that'll include stops and samples of margaritas, regional cuisine and a bit of the holiday's history. The $59 tour happens this Saturday from 12:30 to 5 PM. Shoot an email to stacy@craveDFW.com to reserve your spot on the bus.

'Three Amigos' Quote-Along, Menu at Alamo Drafthouse
The Richardson dine-in theater is offering a wealth of Mexican-themed food specials alongside a screening of the cult classic. Mix-and-match tacos, a Hatch green chile burger and El Guapo, a bowl of queso with black beans thrown in the mix, will be on offer along with three new tequila-based drinks: The Santa Poco, My Little Buttercup and The Invisible Swordsman (pictured). They should pair nicely with the mini sombrero and maracas bestowed to each attendee.