What is it about May 5th that makes us want to go out there and celebrate? Do you even know what you’re celebrating? Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day, that’s September 16. Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The Mexican army won the battle despite being smaller and ill-equipped.
In Mexico Cinco de Mayo is observed with battle reenactments and political speeches but in the U.S. where political speeches and battle reenactments between the Reds and the Blues happen daily, we don’t need no stinking speeches instead we choose to celebrate with cervezas, cocktails, and guacamole.
Blanco Tacos +Tequila is hosting a big party on May 5, with extended happy hour specials, photo booths with props, music and more. The happy hour food menu will be available from 3 – 6 PM with favorites like $3 tacos, $3 nachos and $4 tortas. The Happy Hour drink menu is available from 11 AM- 6 PM, featuring $5 margaritas, $4 sangria, and $4 cervezas. Plus, all day long you can grab the Margarita of the Month — Prickly Pear Margarita for $10.
RA Sushi is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a “RA”ckin’ duo. Check out the “RA”ckin’ Shrimp Tacos and Emperor’s Margarita combo for $12.
Made with their signature “RA”ckin’ Shrimp, coleslaw and guacamole topped with ginger teriyaki sauce and red bell pepper; served in a crispy gyoza shell, the “RA”ckin’ Shrimp Tacos taste delicious paired with Emperor’s Margarita flavors.
At Hotel Congress, you can expect Mexican Moonshine Tequila cocktails & shots, along with $3.00 Dos XX on Cinco de Mayo. Here all things agave are expanded to a celebration of tastings, classes, dinners and music during the Agave Heritage Festival.
For a tamer time go to Bar 77 for Cinco de Mayo! Eat $5 street tacos with a choice of carnitas or tofu fajita (3 tacos) and $4 Mexican lager pints: Ska Mexican Logger, Oskar Blues Beerito all day at Whole Foods Market – Bar 77, 7133 N. Oracle Road, Casa Adobes Plaza.