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Dining Guide | 2018 Cinco de Mayo Restaurant Celebrations in the Valley

Posted on: April 21st, 2018 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

This year Cinco de Mayo falls on Saturday, granting you ample opportunity to fully embrace the fiesta spirit. Gather up your dearest amigos and head to any one of these 2018 Cinco de Mayo festivities.

2018 Cinco de Mayo Restaurant Celebrations

2018 cinco de mayo Arcadia TavernArcadia Tavern

4801 E Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Arcadia Tavern is celebrating 2018 Cinco De Mayo with cheese, chicken and beef enchiladas.  Chef Kurtis Smith has produced a delightful enchilada plate that features three enchiladas, rice and beans for $13.95 (cheese) or $14.95 (chicken or beef).  In addition, all Mexican beers in a bottle will be $3 and house margaritas for $5.

2018 cinco de mayo Camp SocialCamp Social

6107 N 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Camp Social hosts “Campo de Mayo” on Saturday, May 5, 2018 with drink specials courtesy of Casamigos Tequila, Jose Cuervo Tradicional, Modelo and Corona including $3 Modelo drafts and Pacifico bottles. You can also enjoy $20 buckets of Corona or Corona Premier, $5 house margaritas and $8 Casamigos shots and margaritas.

2018 cinco de mayo Elly's Brunch + CafeElly’s Brunch + Café

100 E Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Ellys Brunch + Cafe, the breakfast concept located in Phoenix’s newly-renovated Uptown Plaza, will offer buy one, get one half off Mexican-inspired dishes on Saturday, May 5 in honor of 2018 Cinco de Mayo. Dishes will include Chilaquiles Verdes with a two egg scramble, avocado, tomato, onion, queso fresco, sour cream, spicy verdes and wheat chips ($10); Huevos Rancheros with scrambled eggs, black beans, tomato, onion, queso fresco and a tortilla ($10); Ole Omelette with spicy chorizo, jalapeno, onion, queso fresco ($11); and Migas Frittata with spicy chorizo, avocado, jalapeno, tomato, queso fresco, cilantro, chips and salsa & sour cream on side ($11.50). Elly’s Brunch + Café is open from 6am to 3pm on Saturday, May 5th.

2018 cinco de mayo Macayo'sMacayos

Multiple Locations

Mexican-food and -culture loving diners can extend their 2018 Cinco de Mayo celebrations from one day to five whole days with Macayo Mexican Restaurant. Scrumptious specials, available May 1st through May 5th, include $3 Modelo Especial Cans, $5 House Margaritas, $6 Beer & Shot, Modelo Can & Shot of 1800 Reposado and $8 1800 Reposado Margaritas. Food specials include $8.99 Mexican Flag Chimi and $10.49 Pollo Blanco Burro. $1 of Every Pollo Blanco Burro sold will be donated to the Arvizu Scholarship Foundation.

2018 cinco de mayo Old Town GringoOld Town Gringos

4209 N Craftsman Court
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Guests are invited to Old Town Gringos for a Cinco de Mayo bash on Saturday, May 5th from 11am-close!  The restaurant will offer $5 Pacifico and Modelo Especial drafts and $6 OTG house margaritas featuring Jose Cuervo Tradicional in addition to onsite giveaways and live music all day long from the Josh Roy Band and DJ Tranzl8r!

Themed food items will be available including the Mamas and Papas Nachos with a choice of ground beef, steak, green chile chicken or blackened shrimp; the Fajitas with a choice of steak, shrimp, chicken, chorizo, barbacoa, or ground beef; the house Burrito with ground beef, refried beans, rice, pico de gallo, a three-cheese blend and ancho sour cream in addition to the Taco Platters featuring three tacos of choice served with beans and rice, French fries or Tater Tots!

2018 cinco de mayo PNPKPNPK

23335 N Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

To celebrate 2018 Cinco de Mayo on May 5, PNPK will offer guests $5 house margaritas as well as

free chips and queso with the purchase of any slider flight from open to close.

2018 cinco de mayo SomeburrosSomeburros

Multiple Locations

There’s no place like Someburros when Cinco de Mayo comes around, and this year, locations across the state are serving up many reasons to celebrate with their award-winning family recipes. From offering up $2 margaritas to slashing prices on some of its fan-favorite signature dishes (think Pollo Fundidos and Bean & Cheese Burros), the family-owned Mexican eatery has some can’t-miss deals in store for Cinco de Mayo diners starting Tuesday, May 1st through Saturday, May 5th. Daily deals are as follows:

  • Tuesday, May 1 – $2 Taco Tuesday
    (Valid for shredded beef, shredded chicken and ground beef + potato tacos only)
  • Wednesday, May 2 – $6 Pollo Fundidos
  • Thursday, May 3 – #TBT $2.50 Bean & Cheese Burros
  • Friday, May 4 – $2 Margaritas (Limit 1 per person with purchase)

Saturday – Cinco De Mayo celebration, one free cookie per person with purchase
(While supplies last)

2018 cinco de mayo Taco CheloTaco Chelo

501 E Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Fans of margaritas, Mariachi music and Mexican fare will find it all in abundance at Taco Chelo’s upcoming 2018 Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Stop by the Downtown Phoenix eatery Saturday, May 5th, and commemorate the occasion with tequila tastings, $3 Sesion Cervezas from Full Sail Brewing Co. and a $6, one-day-only specialty cocktail, featuring Jose Cuervo Traditionale. Evening guests can enjoy an additional dose of Mexican music and culture with live mariachi musicians hitting the scene from 6 p.m. until 8pm.

At the heart of any fine Cinco de Mayo celebration is great food, and Taco Chelo Chef Suny Santana’s selection of salads, tacos (try the fish, veggie or beef barbacoa, among other varieties) and other authentic snacks (think chicharones and quesadillas) delivers exactly that.

2018 cinco de mayo Tavern AmericanaTavern Americana

20469 N Hayden Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

On May 5th, from 3pm until 7pm, Tavern Americana will be featuring an array of food and drink specials. Food specials include $6 for spicy chicharron, $8 street corn, $12 Mexican street tacos and $14 taco pizza. Drink specials include $3 for Corona and Corona Light and $6 traditional and prickly pear margaritas.

I hope that these suggestions have inspired your Cinco de Mayo celebration. No matter how or where you opt to celebrate, be safe and be kind.

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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