Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Arizona

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Arizona

Have you ever considered the history of Cinco de Mayo with all the celebrations occurring in the United States?

It is not Mexican Independence Day, but a day for bicultural and bilingual Latino communities to advocate for constitutional governance, democracy, and civil rights and to oppose slavery, autocratic forms of governance and discrimination. Cinco de Mayo marks the anniversary of the 1862 victory by Mexican troops over the invading French military at the Battle of Puebla.

Today in the United States, typical festivities feature street food, parades, block parties, mariachi competitions aside from margarita and beer drinking. Below are local businesses that are celebrating Cinco de Mayo in their own unique ways.

Dave & Buster’s in Tempe Marketplace

Join Dave & Buster’s Tempe for an exhilarating Sunday Funday celebration this Cinco de Mayo at Dave & Buster’s! Take your fiesta to new heights as they host a vibrant rooftop patio event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Revel in the festive atmosphere with friends and family while sipping on refreshing drinks from their deluxe Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar. With lively music, exciting games, and delicious bites, it’s bound to be an unforgettable Cinco de Mayo fiesta! Don’t miss out on the ultimate way to celebrate this exciting occasion. Visit daveandbusters.com or 2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy Suite 1100, Tempe, AZ 85281 for more information.

El Patron New Mexican Restaurant and Cantina

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with El Patron New Mexican Restaurant and Cantina in Scottsdale! Featuring a live mariachi band Sunday during Cinco de Mayo there will be all-day happy hour at the front patio and bar. El Patron will be offering their House Margarita for $8 alongside specialty house made cocktails and New Mexican inspired menu items to celebrate. Guests are highly encouraged to make reservations, but they are not required. For more information, visit https://elpatronaz.com/ or call the restaurant at 480-590-8180. 

MARIACHI SOL DE MÉXICO® DE JOSÉ HERNÁNDEZ

The Madison Center for the Arts is excited to celebrate Cinco De Mayo this year with fun, upbeat, and classic Mexican music from Mariachi Sol De México® de José Hernández. The platinum-selling mariachi band will return to Arizona on May 5 at 7 p.m. for a must-see concert. 1981 by Maestro José Hernandez, the platinum-selling mariachi band Sol de México has broken countless barriers in mariachi music, including becoming the first mariachi ensemble to be nominated for a Grammy. Their original rhythms, fresh sounds and inspiring ideas have energized the world of mariachi for over 30 years. Mariachi Sol de México is truly a traveling cultural icon that symbolizes extraordinary musicianship and communal cross-generational joy. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.themadison.org/.

Mesquite Fresh Street Mex

Nine locations (map here) Mesquite Fresh Street Mex is making it easy to indulge in Mexican cuisine this May 5 by offering 80 cents off their mesquite wood-fired street tacos, and 10% off family meal boxes! Tacos can be customized with customer’s choice of grilled steak, chicken or both, and topped with fresh, delicious ingredients like pickled onions, pico de gallo, cheese, house-made guac, fajita veggies, serrano peppers and much more. The restaurant’s family meal boxes are the perfect catering solution for parties and get-togethers, allowing foodies to mix and match Mesquite’s ingredients in tacos, burritos, quesadillas and more. To view Mesquite Fresh Street Mex’s full menu or find a restaurant near you, visit eatmesquite.com.

One Handsome Bastard

One Handsome Bastard proudly boasts the title of Old Town Scottsdale’s first and only micro-distillery. The distillery and restaurant is known for its small-batch infused gin and vodka, creative cocktails, and bites. Guests can enjoy half-off cocktails during happy hour, Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The menu showcases elevated favorites, from nachos and burgers to homemade pickles and pretzel bites. To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, One Handsome Bastard will be offering $6 margaritas all day and carne asada fries for $7.99.

Pedal Haus Brewery

This local award-winning brewery is serving up its famous brews for Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate with Pedal Haus specials like the new specialty Mexican Lime Lager and Green Chili Pork Taco plate. Enjoy drink specials including $7 Haus Margaritas and Marg Gartens and $5 Mexican Ambers and Micheladas. Plus, there will be live entertainment at all locations in Downtown Phoenix, Chandler and Tempe. For more information visit www.pedalhausbrewery.com.

The Uncommon

Downtown Chandler’s vibrant sports bar and arcade is serving up food and drink specials plus live music for Cinco de Mayo! Enjoy $5 churro and chips and salsa baskets, street tacos filled served with a Modelo beer for only $9.99, and $5 Margaritas and Modelos from 11 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.! Jason Devore, the lead singer of the popular band Authority Zero will be performing live from 6-8 p.m. Sip on some margaritas and enjoy The Uncommon’s 25+ classic arcade games, skee-ball, pool, shuffleboard and more! The Uncommon is located at 1 E. Boston St. For more information, visit www.uncommonchandler.com.

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks can’t wait to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with you! Guests can come in and enjoy 16 different deals including a $11 Patron Margarita, a $11 Herradura Watermelon Margarita, and a $20 imported bucket. In addition, guests who come in can also enjoy any game on one of the 100+ TVs in the restaurant. Patrons can also order from Twin Peak’s from-scratch kitchen which features burgers, wings, tacos and more. Twin Peaks is your local restaurant for the best food, tequila, and sports for any day of the week. Follow them on social media @twinpeaksrestaurant.

Recreo Cantina

This lively Mexican Cantina is taking Cinco de Mayo celebrations to new heights with festivities including a live miniature donkey delivering beers, a tarot card reader, street taco and sonoran hot dog stands, a mango cart, along with food and drink specials all day long! Live performances will take place from bands and DJ Slick and Crew! Recreo Cantina is located at 28 S. San Marcos Pl. For more information, visit www.recreoaz.com.

Z’Tejas

8300 N Hayden Rd, Suite D-101, Scottsdale

7221 W Ray Rd., Chandler

Join us at Z’Tejas for an unforgettable Cinco de Mayo celebration! Indulge in the vibrant flavors of Mexico with our special $5 margaritas and $5 Mexican beers available from 3-5 p.m. Savor every sip and embrace the festive atmosphere as we pay homage to Mexican culture and heritage. Whether you’re craving zesty tacos, savory enchiladas, or simply seeking a lively ambiance, Z’Tejas is the place to be this Cinco de Mayo. Gather your friends and family for a fiesta filled with delicious food, refreshing drinks, and good times! Z’Tejas has a location in Scottsdale and Chandler. Learn more at https://www.ztejas.com/

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