12 Chains With Food and Drink Deals for Cinco de Mayo

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If you’re looking for food and drink deals, this Sunday — May 5 — is your day. That’s when restaurants will offer specials for Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday — the name means “the fifth of May” in Spanish.

It started as a way to mark Mexico’s defeat of France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, during the Franco-Mexican War. But north of the Mexican border, Cinco de Mayo has become a way to simply celebrate Mexican culture.

Each year, restaurants offer deals in honor of the holiday. Following are some chains serving up Cinco de Mayo specials. Just call ahead to confirm that the locations in your area are participating in these promotions.

1. Bahama Breeze Island Grille

Now through May 31, Bahama Breeze Island Grille is offering $5 Classic Margaritas and $10 Create Your Own Premium Tequila or Rum Flights, a spokesperson tells Money Talks News.

Note that the deal is not good on Mother’s Day, May 12. Note also that the offer ends at 9 p.m. in restaurants located in Ohio and Virginia, and that the Tequila and Rum Flight offer is not available in Georgia.

Find a location near you.

2. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is offering $1 tacos and $4 Corona Extra bottles on Sunday.

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3. California Pizza Kitchen

On Sunday, California Pizza Kitchen will serve $5 Fresh Agave Lime Margaritas at some locations, FSR Magazine reports.

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4. Chevys Fresh Mex

From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Chevys Fresh Mex will offer “bottomless mimosas and marys.” A brunch special and margarita, beer and shot specials also will be available.

Find a location near you.

5. Chuy’s

Now through Sunday, Chuy’s is offering drink and appetizer specials. The schedule for drink specials is as follows:

Fiesta Friday, May 3

  • $1 Floaters

Sippin’ Saturday, May 4

  • $1 Floaters
  • $1 OFF Perfect Margaritas

Sunday Funday, May 5

  • $1 Floaters
  • $1 OFF Perfect Margaritas
  • $5 Regular House Ritas
  • $8 Grande House Ritas
  • $1 OFF Dos Equis
  • $5 Queso or Guacamole

Find a location near you. Chuy’s also recommends visiting the Facebook page for your local restaurant for more event information.

6. Cumberland Farms

Cumberland Farms is offering a mobile coupon for $1 nachos, while supplies last, a spokesperson tells Money Talks News. The nachos typically cost $2.59. Text “CHOS” to 64827 on Saturday or Sunday to receive the mobile coupon, which you can redeem this weekend.

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7. El Torito

El Torito will serve a “Bottomless Champagne Brunch” for six hours Sunday starting at 8 a.m., with a continuous stream of $5 margaritas, bloody marys and micheladas as well.

Beginning at 2 p.m., there will be margarita, beer and shot specials, as well as $2.50 steak, chicken and carnitas tacos.

Find a location near you to confirm, as the brunch offer and pricing will vary.

8. Hungry Howie’s

Now through Sunday, Hungry Howie’s is offering a large one-topping pizza for $5.55, a spokesperson tells Money Talks News. The deal is valid online, by phone or in-store.

Find a location near you.

9. Joe’s Crab Shack

Joe’s Crab Shack will celebrate on Sunday with tacos, Patron margaritas and $20 buckets of Modelo Especial beer.

Find a location near you.

10. Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant is celebrating with two sets of specials: one for New England and the other for Pennsylvania.

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11. On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

On Sunday, On the Border will serve up $5 Cinco ‘Ritas. You can also get:

  • $3 Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila Shots
  • $4 1800 Silver Tequila Shots
  • $5 1800 Reposado Tequila Shots

Also, through Sunday, you can order the new Loco Mango ‘Rita, made with Mango Loco Juice Monster and gold tequila.

Find a location near you.

12. Tijuana Flats

Now through Sunday, Tijuana Flats is offering a taco and domestic or imported Mexican beer for $5. Or, you can get two tacos or two beers for the same price — $5.

Find a location near you.

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