Check out these Valley locales that will have something special to offer on Cinco de Mayo, aka Thursday, May 5.
Blanco Tacos + Tequila
On Cinco de Mayo, Blanco will offer an all-day happy hour featuring select food and drinks half off from open to close. Enjoy special entertainment by a mariachi band, Hornitos tequila sampling, beats by DJ E-House after 6 p.m., seven different half-price housemade margaritas, and the restaurant’s signature cheese crisps featuring melted Oaxaca, Asadero and Manchego cheese on a tortilla.
Blanco is located at 6166 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale 480.305.6692
Salty Senorita Fresh Mexican Cantina and Restaurant
Don’t miss the 8th Annual Salty Senorita Cinco de Mayo Bash in Old Town. There will be live entertainment by Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, plus Nineball and Shirley’s Temple. The restaurant has even been extended into the parking lot, allowing for an additional 10,000 square feet of party space. Enjoy a Stoli VIP tent, Grimaldi’s pizza, treats from The Gelato Spot, and more. VIP passes are $50 until May 1, then $100 after. See website for details.
Salty Senorita Old Town is located at 3636 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale 480.946.SALTY
On May 1, you have the opportunity to sample salsas by more than a dozen Arizona chefs and restaurants at El Pedregal. Enjoy free tequila tastings, a variety of Mexican tacos and tostadas, beverages, and live entertainment courtesy of the Freddie Duran Plan band. Check it out to find out who wins the title of best salsa!
El Pedregal is located at 34505 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale 480.488.1072
Bonfire Grill and Bar
On Cinco de Mayo, Bonfire in Old Town will be serving $5 margaritas and shots, plus beer specials in addition to food.
Bonfire is located at 7210 E. Second St. in Scottsdale 480.945.6600
April 29 through May 5, Sprinkles will be serving the Mexican-inspired Choco Loco cupcakes, made with Belgian dark chocolate cake and bittersweet chocolate and Mexican cinnamon frosting, topped with a patriotic green and red dot.
Sprinkles is located at 4501 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale 480.970.4321
On Cinco de Mayo, from 4 to 9 p.m., Los Sombreros will be serving a special three-course menu featuring black bean masa cake with prickly pear and avocado cream, grilled and baked goat “San Miguel-style,” smoked and shredded duck with mole verde, grilled snapper al mojo de ajo, and lime sorbet with strawberry sauce. Price is $24.95 per person and reservations are recommended.
Los Sombreros is located at 2534 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale 480.994.1799
Spotted Donkey Cantina (Hayden location)
On Cinco de Mayo, the Spotted Donkey Cantina will be featuring a mariachi band, food and drink specials, including $2 beers and $4 margaritas, plus yes, a real, live spotted donkey on the premises.
Spotted Donkey Cantina is located at 8220 N. Hayden Road, Suite C111, in Scottsdale 480.922.1400
La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval
On Cinco de Mayo, La Hacienda at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will be roasting a pig on the patio and serving festive red, green and white margaritas. To opt for the entree of roast pig will be $40 per person. Call the restaurant for full details.
La Hacienda is located at 7575 E. Princess Drive in Scottsdale 480.585.4848
On Cinco de Mayo, Kitchen 56 will offer three of their specialty tequila cocktails for $5 each all day long, and five fish or short rib street tacos for $5 all day long. The discounted drinks include the Tequila Bee (tequila, local honey syrup, lemonade); the Mango-Rita (blue agave, mango puree, lemon, lime, cayenne rim), and the Rosemary Paloma (blue agave, ruby red grapefruit, rosemary).
Kitchen 56 is located at 3433 N. 56th St. in Phoenix 480.994.5656
Los Taquitos Mexican Grill
On Cinco de Mayo, Los Taquitos’ 16th Street location will be celebrating with a “5 for 5 at 5” deal. Enjoy any one of the following for just $5 starting at 5 p.m.: any combo of street tacos (except fish or shrimp), any quesadilla, any combo of three enchiladas, any torta, any burrito (pollo, asada, carnitas or pastor).
Los Taquitos is located at 7000 N. 16th St. in Phoenix 480.753.4370
Padre’s Modern Mexican Cuisine
On Cinco de Mayo, enjoy $3.50 margaritas and 1800 Tequila samples, plus giveaways from beverage companies, live music by Latin salsa band Projecto Clave and more.
Padre’s is located at 1044 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix 602.277.1749
Gallo Blanco Cafe & Bar
Located at The Clarendon Hotel, Gallo Blanco will be celebrating May 2-6 with daily happy hour specials on the Skydeck, a Taco Tuesday special, flamenco dancers, and their new Agua Mexicana margarita.
Gallo Blanco is located at 401 W. Clarendon Ave. in Phoenix 602.327.0880
San Felipe’s Cantina
On Cinco de Mayo, San Felipe’s Cantina at Tempe Marketplace will be entertaining with live music, a party on the patio, DJs, dancing and giveaways and prizes all day long. Enjoy $3 house margaritas, $3 Dos Equis bottles and drafts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
San Felipe’s Cantina Tempe is located at 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe 480.736.TACO
On Cinco de Mayo, the Westgate restaurant will be celebrating with a bash featuring live music outside, a DJ inside, special performances by Mexican dancers and mariachis, and even the chance to win a trip to Mexico, plus more than $1,000 in cash prizes. Contents include the Biggest Burrito eating contest, Shake It Like Shakira contest, and a Hot Tamale eating contest. See the website for VIP details.
Calico Jack’s is located at 6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., #G109, in Glendale 623.877.5225
On Cinco de Mayo, Bitz-ee Mama’s will be serving food specials, including some of the best fish tacos we’ve ever tried, as well as $5 margaritas and live mariachi music after 6 p.m.
Bitz-ee Mama’s is located at 7023 N. 58th Ave. in Glendale 623.931.0562
On Cinco de Mayo, Carefree Station will serve all-day margarita specials, and a celebratory Mexican dinner buffet from 5 to 10 p.m. Begin with housemade salsas, guacamole and Campechana. At the taco bar, choose from mahimahi, carnitas and plato alambre, then choose from such entrees as mariscos, steak mole, chile relleno, border shrimp, and rice and beans. Don’t miss the award-winning signature maragaritas.
Carefree Station is located at Tom Darlington and Cave Creek Roads (7212 Ho Hum Road) in Carefree 480.488.8182
THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY
Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen
May 1-5, Macayo’s will be offering a special $5.55 Mex & Match deal for an item plus two sides. Enjoy your choice of tacos, burros, tostadas, tamales, enchiladas and relleno, as well as $2 Coors Light (bottle and draft), $3 Coronas, and $5 16-ounce Macayo Margaritas.
For locations, go here.
On Cinco de Mayo, enjoy live bands, DJs, drink specials, prizes, games and giveaways. An outdoor extension area will open after 4 p.m. for further entertainment. Try your hand at the mechanical bull, dunk tank, raffle prizes and more. Giveaways include golf packages, guitars, car stereos, Dos Gringos gift cards and more.
For locations, go here.
On Cinco de Mayo, Z’Tejas locations will be offering $2 Corona and Corona Lights all day.
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