Celebrate on the cheap this Cinco de Mayo. Although the May 5 holiday is a Mexican one, Americans join in the celebration by eating Mexican food and drinking margaritas or Mexican beer. Cinco de Mayo restaurant specials and discounts make the fiesta more affordable.
If you’re planning to celebrate, some restaurants are offering food and drink discounts to entice you to party with them. Here’s a list of places where you can enjoy Cinco de Mayo on the cheap:
7-Eleven: On May 5, 7Rewards members can get a small Slurpee drink for just $1 at 7-Eleven—plus, four FREE mini tacos.
Choose your favorite Slurpee flavor or try one of the two featured springtime flavors, Peach Perfect and Mountain Dew Major Melon. Pair your drink with the 7-Eleven’s mini tacos — bite-sized, crispy tortilla shells filled with seasoned beef.
Abuelo’s: Raise your glass on Cinco de Mayo at Abuelo’s. Enjoy one-day-only drink specials, including a $5 Grande Mexican Draft Beer, La Grandeza Rita or Sangria Rocks. Plus, if you buy an El Jefe, you keep the shaker.
Applebee’s: Celebrate the holiday with Applebee‘s Springtime Sips for $5 each — Strawberry Daq-A-Rita or Tipsy Shark.
Bahama Breeze Island Grille: Enjoy a frugal fiesta at Bahama Breeze Italian Grille on Cinco de Mayo with $5 Classic Margaritas all day.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.: Stop at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and enjoy its dine-in specials — Five Fried Shrimp and Fries for just $5 and a Frozen Margarita for $6.
Del Taco: Grab a few pesos and celebrate the holiday at Del Taco on the cheap. The chain’s Del’s Dollar Deals menu offers 15 items at just a buck or less each. You can build your own meal (with a dessert and drink) for just a few dollars.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop: Clink glasses at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. The chain is known for its drink specials, so check your area’s locations for what’s available on Cinco de Mayo. Or take advantage of Fuzzy’s Family Meals, starting at $35.
Hungry Howie’s: Who says you have to enjoy tacos on Cinco de Mayo? Hungry Howie’s is serving up a medium, one-topping pizza for $5.55 — use promo code CINCO. The offer is available from May 2 to 5.
On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina: There’s no better place to celebrate Cinco de May than On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina. Check out your neighborhood location for food and drinks specials. If anything, you can enjoy the chain’s daily Happy Hour specials.
Taco Bell: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the cheap with Taco Bell’s popular Cravings Value Menu. Enjoy eight items for just $1 each. For $20 or under, you can enjoy a frugal fiesta with friends and family.
Teremana Tequila: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Teremana Tequila is celebrating the holiday by giving away FREE guacamole (up to $10), when you dine at a local restaurant and enjoy a Teremana Tequila cocktail with your meal.
Tijuana Flats: For $5, you can enjoy one of many in-restaurant specials at Tijuana Flats, including a Mexican Beer & Taco, margaritas, a Dos Mexican Beer or Dos Tacos — from May 1 to 5. (Specialty tacos not included. Plus, there’s an additional cost of 50 cents for steak tacos.)
If you’re celebrating at home, take your fiesta to-go with the chain’s Cinco de Mayo special for $50. Feeding four to six people, the meal bundle includes a Taco Kit, Family-Style Salsa and a 4-pack of margaritas, lemonade or tea.
Torchy’s Tacos: Light up Cinco de Mayo at Torchy’s Tacos. The chain is expected to offer food and drink specials on the holiday — check with your local shop to see what’s available.