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14 Cinco de Mayo Specials Chip! Chip! Hooray!

Cinco de Mayo Specials

14 Cinco de Mayo Specials Chip! Chip! Hooray!


It’s time to rally your friends. Cinco de Mayo falls on a Friday this year, which means you’ll have a hard time finding an excuse to not get your Mexican grub and drink on. From Chili’s to On the Border, restaurants across the country are offering up Cinco de Mayo specials on everything from fajitas to margaritas. So if you plan to shell-elebrate, check out the deals below.

What is Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo, aka May 5, marks the day in 1862 when the Mexican army conquered France at the Battle of Puebla. It is not, as most think, Mexico’s Independence Day, which falls on September 16. To the surprise of many, the day is actually more popular in the U.S. than in Mexico. Our research shows that in Mexico, most of the honoring occurs in Puebla with limited recognition elsewhere. But in America, Cinco de Mayo is an annual event in which friends gather and devour tacos, fajitas, salsa and margaritas galore.

Cinco de Mayo Specials

Bahama Breeze
From May 1 through May 5, enjoy $5 margaritas. But many Bahama Breeze locations are also throwing outdoor parties on May 5 complete with $5 classic margaritas, $3 bottled beer, two-for-$5 street tacos and two-for-$5 empanadas. There’s a $10 cover charge, but that gets you access to live music and games, too.

Chili’s is giving customers their own Cinco de Mayo cup that they can then fill up with any beer or rita for $5 on May 5. Buy a discount Chili’s gift card before your visit.

Sip on drink specials all day, including frozen margaritas, floaters and Corona.

El Pollo Loco
From May 5 through May 7, use these five coupons to make your Cinco celebration even more loco.

Hungry Howie’s
Take a walk on the cheesy side, and get a large one-topping pizza for $5.55 with code 555LARGE. This deal is valid for online and carryout purchases through May 5 at participating locations (limit five per order).

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
There are Cinco deals all week! Get $5 all-you-can-eat tacos special on May 2. All fajitas are $5 on May 3 with the purchase of a full-priced fajita, and all appetizers are $5 on May 4. On May 5, before 4 p.m., chow down on all-you-can-eat nachos (Nachos el Deluxo, Nachos Cowabunga, Tomato and Garlic Nachos) and $5 regular house margaritas!

Marie Callender’s
From May 5 through May 7, house margaritas are $4, and ultimate margaritas are $6.

Moe’s Southwest Grill
Head to Moe’s for its annual Cinco de Moe’s and score a free T-shirt while supplies last. Last year, the first 100 customers in line received shirts, and some locations offered $5 burritos.

On the Border
Enjoy $5 margaritas on May 5. Get even more bang for your buck by buying a discount On the Border gift card.

Taco Cabana
This popular Texas chain is giving away Taco Cabana for a year every day from May 1 through May 5. See Taco Cabana’s Facebook for details on how to enter.

Taco Bueno
We’re waiting on Taco Bueno’s 2017 offers, but last year, the restaurant had 50% off quesadillas and nachos.

Jam out with yummy tacos for 79 cents all day on May 5.

TGI Fridays
The restaurant’s site is promoting Casamigos Strawberry ‘Ritas, Sauza ‘Ritas and more. Grab a discount TGI Fridays gift card, too.

Tijuana Flats
On May 5, get $2 drafts. On May 6 and 7, grab $2 drafts, $2 chips and salsa, $2 tacos and $2 churros!


Check back for more specials to be added closer to May 5!


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