Cinco de Mayo is finally upon us — the carne asada is marinating and the Mexican lagers are on ice. Though you’re probably primed to celebrate, maybe you’re not entirely sure what makes May 5th a big holiday. Why are we drinking margaritas, Palomas, and Coronas (and even Mexican-style craft beers), and eating tacos, burritos, and churros?
Many people believe (incorrectly) that Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of Mexico’s independence. But, that holiday is actually celebrated on September 16th. Cinco de Mayo is actually meant to remember the Mexican army’s victory over the French in the battle of Puebla. It’s a fascinating underdog story, definitely worth reading up on.
If you’re looking for easily affordable Mexican fare today, restaurants all over the country have you covered with deals galore today. Check them all out below.
Visit your participating Abuelo’s to get $5 Mexican beers on draft. This comes in a 22-ounce cup that you can take home. They’ll also be serving Flag Margaritas in souvenir cups for only $6.95.
To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Applebee’s is extending its $1 margarita special through today. The chain is also offering Dos Equis drafts for $2.
The chain is offering classic margaritas through Saturday for only $5.
If you’re a member of the Club Baja email club, you’ll receive an email today giving you a coupon for free guacamole and churros with a catering order of $50 or more.
Visit a participating location today to get $1 tacos and $4 Corona Extras.
To celebrate the holiday, the popular pizza chain is offering $5 Agave Lime Margaritas this Saturday.
The coffee chain is offering horchata lattes and matcha horchata lattes for only $1 on Saturday.
If you’re a member of Del Taco’s eClub, you’ll get a coupon for a free Carnitas Street Taco with any drink purchase today. Plus, they are offering two carnitas combo burritos for only $5.
Stop by any participating location today (or tomorrow) to get three crunchy beef tacos for only $7.99 as well as $3 Sauza and $7 Patron margaritas.
The celebrate the holiday, the chain is offering margaritas for only $1 all day Saturday.
Stop by your closest Hard Rock and say the secret word “rockin” when ordering to get a Rockin’ Fresh Rita for only $5.
Visit any of its six locations to get a free t-shirt if you’re one of the first 100 customers. Even if you don’t get a t-shirt, grab mini chicken and beef burritos for only $4, all day long.
The chain is having a “Derby de Mayo” party. Participating locations will have $5 Boozy Marg Pitchers and $5 Angre Rosè Ritas.
Participating locations will be offering $3 tacos, shots of tequila, and Coronas as well as $5 Hurricane Margaritas.
Visit any participating locations to get a flight of four margaritas for only $10.
The first 50 customers at participating Moe’s will get a free t-shirt. Also, burritos are only $5 today.
To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the chain is offering customers $5 “Cinco ‘Ritas” and $10 “Perfect Patron Margaritas” at participating locations.
Stop by any participating locations to get a house-made margarita for only $5.
All Tijuana Flats locations are offering $2 Mexican drafts and $2 tacos all day.