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Cinco de Mayo 2011: Where to Drink & Eat in Scottsdale

Posted on: May 3rd, 2011 by Amy Martin No Comments

Still searching for a spot to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? We’ve got you covered!

We’ve highlighted some of our favorite celebrations around the Valley to make your planning a little easier:

Drink specials include $4 margaritas, $4 shots and $2 beer specials. Promotional giveaways are featured from Corona, Sauza and Budweiser. Dance to music performed by the Rhythm Edition.

Get your Fiesta On this Cinco de Mayo at Blanco! All-Day Happy Hour beginning at 11 am, 50% OFF all cheese crisps, starters, house margaritas & draft beer. Hornitos Tequila Tastings, DJ from 6-10 pm.

Bonfire Grill and Bar in Scottsdale is hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration sponsored by Peligroso Tequila. There will be $5 margaritas and shots and beer specials all day.

Cinco de Mayo Comedy Show with comics Guillermo Robles, Larry Hernandez, Joey Miranda, and more.

Celebrate Cinco with a performance by Grupo Libertade, which blends the Afro-Brazilian styles of samba, samba reggae, samba Afro, ijexa, coco, and maracatu into a perfectly danceable mix perfect for the holiday.

All four Dos Gringos valley locations will be throwing huge parties from open to close Thursday May 5th. The margaritas will be flowing all day at Dos Gringos; be there when our doors open at 11am! This year’s parties will include a mix of live bands, DJs, drink specials, prizes, games, and giveaways. Each location will feature a huge extension for even more room to party the night away! Visit any of the locations in Mesa, South Tempe, Chandler, or Old Town Scottsdale.

Domestic and Mexican beers are offered for $3. The regular menu offers tacos, fajitas, a loco taco salad, tortilla soup or loco wings. Beverage promotions throughout the day include Cabo Wabo tequila, Stoli vodka and Corona beer. A DJ provides music from 10pm-2am.

Legendary Tejano rock band Los Lobos will bring their Latin sound to Talking Stick Resort for a special post-Cinco show.

Owner Azucena Tovar and her culinary team celebrate with a three-course menu featuring black-bean tortilla soup to start, followed by grilled and baked goat, smoked duck and grilled snapper for the main course, and then lime sorbet with strawberry sauce for dessert. Call for reservations.

Live music will dominate each of location, with Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers scheduled to rock Old Town, Metalhead playing the Peoria location and Chuck E. Baby taking the stage in Mesa.

Cruz and Cointreau margaritas and Cruz Tequila are $5 each throughout the evening. and hear music from a live band. Participants receive Cruz shirts, hats and hand-blown shot glasses while supplies last. A band performs. A 21-and-older.

May 5, 2011 – May 7, 2011 | Thursday, 11:30am-10pm | Friday, 11:30am-10pm | Saturday, 11:30am-10pm | Price: Free admission, menu prices vary

Live mariachi music is featured, a spotted donkey is available for petting and photographs, and Mexican cuisine and drink specials are offered. Order a chimichanga made with roasted chicken or stuffed peppers and add a $2 beer or $4 margarita, or get a Donkey Kick, a specialty drink made with habañero-infused tequila.

  • Z’Tejas Grill | 11am- 10pm | Price: $4-$6 happy-hour specials, $2 Coronas, menu prices vary

Get Coronas for $2 throughout the day. Happy-hour specials, available from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., include grilled shrimp and guacamole tostada bites, Leo’s street tacos, or the grilled jumbo spinach-and-mushroom quesadilla. The new spring menu includes citrus-glazed mahi mahi and a chicken and goat-cheese salad.

About the Author - Amy Martin

Author of Her Plate, Amy's love of food, cooking and all things culinary keeps her endlessly plotting what her next meal will be. Her pastimes include creating in (i.e. demolishing) her own kitchen and baking far more sweets than her tiny family could ever eat.

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