Why We Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo 2019: Restaurant deals and freebies

It’s Cinco de Mayo time and restaurants are taking the opportunity to offer deals on Mexican foods and drinks.

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Cinco de Mayo, the fifth of May, marks an 1862 victory by Mexican troops over the French forces of Napoleon III at the Battle of Puebla.

The annual celebration in Mexico sees military parades, folk dancing, street parties and spreads of traditional food. In the United States, it’s pretty much food and drinks with some fun parties sprinkled in.

Below are some deals and freebies from restaurants around the country that are celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

(Note: Not every restaurant in a chain may be honoring the deals, so be sure to check with local restaurants to confirm which deals are available before you go. Most offers are dine-in only and can’t be used with any other discount or coupons. Prices may vary by location.) 

Abuelo’s: Abuelo’s is offering a $6.95 Flag Margarita and a $5 Grande Mexican Draft Beer on Sunday.

Applebee's: Applebee’s $1 Neighborhood Drink of the Month is the Dollarita. It's available on Cinco de Mayo.

Bahama Breeze: You can get $5 classic margaritas and $10 Create Your Own Premium Tequila and Rum Flights through May 31. The deal is not available on Mother’s Day at most locations. The offer is not valid in Ohio and Virginia after 9 p.m., and Tequila & Rum flights not available at Georgia locations.

Bar Louie: Through Sunday during Cabo de Mayo celebrations, Bar Louie is offering two specialty tacos for $5 and $5 drink specials on two of their special cocktails. The specials are available during participating Bar Louie Cabo de Mayo celebrations.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.: On Sunday you can get $1 tacos and $4 Corona Extras all day.

California Pizza Kitchen: You can get $5 Fresh Agave Lime margaritas at participating locations on Sunday.

Casa Ole: Through Tuesday, Casa Ole is offering an all-you-can-eat fajitas -- chicken, beef or mixed – for $15 at participating locations. No sharing on dine-in orders and one order per person. The offer is no valid with any other promotion.

Chili’s: You can get three beverages – the Tequila Trifecta, the Presidente Margarita and draft beer – for $5 each on Sunday.

Chipotle: Order $10 or more and get free DoorDash delivery on Sunday. Place your order through the DoorDash website or app, the Chipotle app or Chipotle.com. The maximum order size for free delivery is $200, excluding tax. You do not need a promo code.

Chuy's: Chuy’s is offering three days of Cinco de Mayo celebrations. On Fiesta Friday, get $1 floaters; on Sippin' Saturday get $1 floaters and $1 off Perfect Margaritas. On Sunday, you can get the Saturday deals plus $5 regular House Ritas, $8 Grande House Ritas and $5 queso or guacamole. 

Cumberland Farms: Text the word CHOS to 64827 to get a digital coupon for $1 nachos Saturday and Sunday, while supplies last.

Duffy's Sports Grill: Get $3 Classic Margaritas, five for $15 Corona buckets, $9 Taco Trios and $4 Patron Silver shots through Sunday at participating Duffy’s.

El Fenix: Through Sunday, get 8-ounce margaritas for $1.

El Pollo Loco: Through Sunday you can get two Cinco de Mayo deals. Click here to get $5 Street Corn Tostadas and $5 five-piece Fire-Grilled Chicken. Let your server know about the coupon.

The Greene Turtle: If you really like tacos, participating locations will be holding taco-eating contests on Sunday. Get Endless Tacos with buffalo chicken or grilled chicken for $9.99 through June 2.

Hungry Howie’s: Hungry Howie’s is offering a one-topping large pizza for $5.55 at participating locations through Sunday.

Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant: The chain’s Cinco de Mayo celebration runs through Sunday, and deals vary by location. Check out what is available here

Moe’s Southwest Grill: On Friday and Saturday, you can get double rewards points or your order, and on Sunday, the first 50 people in line before opening can get a free Cinco shirt.

On The Border: On Sunday you can get $5 Cinco Ritas and shot specials starting at $3. You can also get Sunday delivery orders through Grubhub. Use the code CINCOOFFOTB to get $5 off a $25 or more order.

Schlotzsky's: Get a Fiesta Chicken Sandwich, bag of chips and medium drink for $5 on Sunday. No coupon or code needed.

Taco Cabana: On Friday, get classic nachos for $5, on Saturday, a six-pack of Flautas is $5 and on Sunday there's an all-day happy hour.

Taco John's: You can get five beef soft-shell tacos for $5 through Sunday. (In some markets, the price is $5.55.)

Tijuana Flats: Through Sunday, you have your choice of a taco and beer for $5, two tacos for $5 or two beers for $5.

Uno Pizzeria & Grill: Through Sunday, you can get a Sauza Margarita for $2.

Yard House: On Sunday, the Yard House has $5 House Margaritas, Salted Watermelon Margaritas and Pomegranate Margaritas.

DENVER, CO : A plate of enchiladas is carried through a Cinco de Mayo festival on May 4, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. Cinco de Mayo observes the victory of the Mexican army over French forces on May 5, 1862 in the town of Puebla, Mexico. The festival celebrates Mexican culture and is one of the most popular annual Latino events in the United States. 
Photo: (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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