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Cinco de Mayo: Where to Drink & Eat in Phoenix

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.

An abundance of Live Music, Great Food, Cold Corona, Corona Light, Pacifico, Victoria, Coors Light, Tiger Blood Margaritas, Grand Centenario Margaritas as well as Promotions and Giveaways!! Grand Centenario Girls to appear live.

Enjoy all-day happy-hour pricing with five fish tacos or short rib street tacos for $5. The three $5 tequila specialty cocktails are the Tequila Bee with local honey syrup and lemonade; the Mango-Rita with blue agave, mango puree, lemon and lime; and the Rosemary Paloma with blue agave, ruby red grapefruit and rosemary.

Chef Bernie Kantak of Oldtown Scottsdale’s Citizen Public House prepares Mexican cuisine and his mixologist, Richie Moe, prepares specialty drinks. Kantak makes Oaxacan chili short-rib mole picaditas, scallop ceviche, chilaquiles, green-chile “tamale” and dulce de higo. Drinks feature Mar Azul-flavored tequilas, including chocolate, pomegranate and banana. Guests can write on the walls and get a drink at the Biker Bar. Seating limited to 60. Reservations required.

Five deals are offered for $5 beginning at 5 p.m. Specials are any quesadilla or torta, three enchiladas or any combination of three street tacos, excluding fish or shrimp. Burrito options are pollo, asada, carnitas or pastor.

The restaurant celebrates its seventh anniversary on May 5 with $3.50 margaritas and 1800 Tequila samples. Giveaways from beverage companies are featured. Revelers can dance to the music of Latin salsa band Projecto Clave beginning at 7 p.m. Cuisine options include clams Corona and salmon enchiladas.

Rockabilly band Curse of the Pink Hearse release their new album, joined by Blue Moons and Acapulco Five-0. 9pm-2am, free.

Thursday may 5th is Cinco de Drinko. Always the wildest Cinco de Mayo party in Phoenix. It’s food, drinking and dancing all day long at all 3 San Felipe’s Cantina locations. Grab a drink special with $3 house margaritas, $3 Dos Equis bottles and drafts from 11am until 3pm.

  • Vitamin T | 11am-8pm | Price: $5 : $5, regular menu prices vary

Diners can get a shot of Jose Cuervo Silver and slow-cooked pork shoulder with chile de arbol sauce and pickled onions for $5. The regular menu is also available. Options include tortas, tamales and caramelos.

  • 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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