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Your Guide to Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

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Sunday is Cinco de Mayo so get ready because there are going to be some wild celebrations. Get your party on at the following places with drink and food specials for the Mexican holiday. From a cooking demonstration at Mercadito to a BBQ meat-stuffed piñata at Smoke Daddy, there's plenty of fun stuff to go along with the customary margaritas and shots of tequila. But a little disclaimer: Come Monday morning, you're on your own with curing that hangover.

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Mercadito

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Learn about Mexican twists on French classics with an interactive Cinco de Mayo Cooking demonstration by Patricio Sandoval tonight at Mercadito. The restaurant will also be offering a Brunch Fiesta on Saturday, and an All-Day Fiesta on Sunday featuring food specials, Bloody Mary and Margarita Brunch bottles and live music.

The Fifty/50

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Double down on the craziness and excitement this weekend at the Cinco de Derby Party taking place at The Fifty/50. On Saturday, Wild Turkey shots and drinks will be $5 while Sunday specials include $4 Corona bottles and $5 Cazadores shots.

Moonshine

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There is no better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with Moonshine’s once-a-year outdoor Taco Bar featuring marinated skirt steak and chicken, a selection of tortillas and fixings, and unique hot sauces ($2 per taco). Wash the grub down with $5 Milagro Margaritas and $3 Tecate cans, hang out on the patio and win prizes in the piñata bashing contests.

Taco Joint

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Taco Joint is teaming up with Glazed and Infused for a special Mexican-themed Cinco de Mayo doughnut. These margarita doughnuts will be available from Friday to Sunday and feature tequila, fresh lime zest and sea salt (three for $6 or six for $10). Drink specials will include $5 margaritas and $5 Tecate cans with a shot of Jimador blanco tequila.

Smoke Daddy

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Go hog wild and make a mess at BBQ Pinata Punishment! The festivities start at 5 p.m. when one lucky guest will have the opportunity to go to bat on a BBQ meat-stuffed piñata. Afterwards, stuff yourself on special $12 pulled pork or chicken BBQ enchiladas, $3 Pacificos, $5 margaritas, $4 Altos Blanco tequila and $15 sangria pitchers.

Bub City

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Paul McGee’s The Mexican Firing Squad cocktail ($10)— a frozen combination of Corazon Blanco tequila, pomegranate, lime and angostura—is the perfect libation for Cinco de Mayo. Follow it up by digging into a specialty dish created just for the day, BBQ tacos featuring chipotle-rubbed and hickory smoked Berkshire pork shoulder carnitas served with charred tomato salsa, crispy corn tortillas, refried black beans and rice.

¡ay chiwowa!

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Stop by Rockit’s newest joint this Mexican holiday and try more than 80 tequilas along with kegged margaritas. Ay Chiwowa will throw a five-day celebration with live music and a mariachi band, starting on Wednesday, May 1 and running through Sunday, May 5, which will highlight a new spring-inspired margarita each day. Try creations such as the Black Cherry Basil Margarita, Pineapple Ginger Margarita and Acai Berry Jalapeno Margarita as well as Bandera shots. A special Cinco de Mayo menu will include staples like chicken tortilla soup, jicama cucumber salad, mollettes, and flan with Kahlua whipped cream.

Roots Pizza

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Put on your best hats and celebrate all weekend for the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo. Saturday specials include $4 Woodford Reserve shots and mint juleps, and 20% off Lillie’s Q BBQ pulled pork pizzas. Then come back on Sunday for $4 Cazadores shots, $4 5 Rabbit, 5 Lizard and 5 Vulture beers, and 20% off all Roots’ signature Taco pizzas.

High Noon Saloon

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The new Tex-Mex saloon will offer Cinco de Mayo drink specials including $4 Pacifico drafts, $3 Corona bottles and $3 Milagro shots in addition to over 30 tequilas and mezcals. DJ Found will spin from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. and a live mariachi band will perform at 4 p.m.

Cactus Bar & Grill

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Start the party early with a Tres de Mayo celebration on Friday, May 3. Enjoy $7 Margaritas, $25 Mexican beer buckets of Corona and Corona Light, and $5 chips & salsa. Hang out and listen to a DJ spin from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and win prizes during a raffle.

Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar

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In honor of the Mexican holiday, Frasca will offer Italian margaritas with Amaretto, $15 sangria pitchers, and a huevos rancheros pizza featuring ranchero base, three eggs, chilies, black bean puree and cilantro.

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba

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Round up a group and head to Café Ba-Ba-Reeba for half-priced signature craft cocktails all day long like the BaBa Margarita ($5.50) or the El Albaricoque, an apricot daiquiri.

Division Ale House

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Get down with a live mariachi band performing at 4:30 p.m. and order $3 Corona bottles, $3 El Jimador shots and $2 pulled pork tacos featuring whole-roasted pork with sautéed onions, mango salsa and queso fresco along with complimentary chips and salsa.

Tokio Pub

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Live it up with $1 tacos all day long at Tokio Pub. The fiesta will offer a selection of Crispy Chicken, Steak, Nacho Tacos, Crying Tiger Shrimp and Crispy Fish Tacos.

Mercadito

Learn about Mexican twists on French classics with an interactive Cinco de Mayo Cooking demonstration by Patricio Sandoval tonight at Mercadito. The restaurant will also be offering a Brunch Fiesta on Saturday, and an All-Day Fiesta on Sunday featuring food specials, Bloody Mary and Margarita Brunch bottles and live music.

The Fifty/50

Double down on the craziness and excitement this weekend at the Cinco de Derby Party taking place at The Fifty/50. On Saturday, Wild Turkey shots and drinks will be $5 while Sunday specials include $4 Corona bottles and $5 Cazadores shots.

Moonshine

There is no better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with Moonshine’s once-a-year outdoor Taco Bar featuring marinated skirt steak and chicken, a selection of tortillas and fixings, and unique hot sauces ($2 per taco). Wash the grub down with $5 Milagro Margaritas and $3 Tecate cans, hang out on the patio and win prizes in the piñata bashing contests.

Taco Joint

Taco Joint is teaming up with Glazed and Infused for a special Mexican-themed Cinco de Mayo doughnut. These margarita doughnuts will be available from Friday to Sunday and feature tequila, fresh lime zest and sea salt (three for $6 or six for $10). Drink specials will include $5 margaritas and $5 Tecate cans with a shot of Jimador blanco tequila.

Smoke Daddy

Go hog wild and make a mess at BBQ Pinata Punishment! The festivities start at 5 p.m. when one lucky guest will have the opportunity to go to bat on a BBQ meat-stuffed piñata. Afterwards, stuff yourself on special $12 pulled pork or chicken BBQ enchiladas, $3 Pacificos, $5 margaritas, $4 Altos Blanco tequila and $15 sangria pitchers.

Bub City

Paul McGee’s The Mexican Firing Squad cocktail ($10)— a frozen combination of Corazon Blanco tequila, pomegranate, lime and angostura—is the perfect libation for Cinco de Mayo. Follow it up by digging into a specialty dish created just for the day, BBQ tacos featuring chipotle-rubbed and hickory smoked Berkshire pork shoulder carnitas served with charred tomato salsa, crispy corn tortillas, refried black beans and rice.

¡ay chiwowa!

Stop by Rockit’s newest joint this Mexican holiday and try more than 80 tequilas along with kegged margaritas. Ay Chiwowa will throw a five-day celebration with live music and a mariachi band, starting on Wednesday, May 1 and running through Sunday, May 5, which will highlight a new spring-inspired margarita each day. Try creations such as the Black Cherry Basil Margarita, Pineapple Ginger Margarita and Acai Berry Jalapeno Margarita as well as Bandera shots. A special Cinco de Mayo menu will include staples like chicken tortilla soup, jicama cucumber salad, mollettes, and flan with Kahlua whipped cream.

Roots Pizza

Put on your best hats and celebrate all weekend for the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo. Saturday specials include $4 Woodford Reserve shots and mint juleps, and 20% off Lillie’s Q BBQ pulled pork pizzas. Then come back on Sunday for $4 Cazadores shots, $4 5 Rabbit, 5 Lizard and 5 Vulture beers, and 20% off all Roots’ signature Taco pizzas.

High Noon Saloon

The new Tex-Mex saloon will offer Cinco de Mayo drink specials including $4 Pacifico drafts, $3 Corona bottles and $3 Milagro shots in addition to over 30 tequilas and mezcals. DJ Found will spin from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. and a live mariachi band will perform at 4 p.m.

Cactus Bar & Grill

Start the party early with a Tres de Mayo celebration on Friday, May 3. Enjoy $7 Margaritas, $25 Mexican beer buckets of Corona and Corona Light, and $5 chips & salsa. Hang out and listen to a DJ spin from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and win prizes during a raffle.

Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar

In honor of the Mexican holiday, Frasca will offer Italian margaritas with Amaretto, $15 sangria pitchers, and a huevos rancheros pizza featuring ranchero base, three eggs, chilies, black bean puree and cilantro.

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba

Round up a group and head to Café Ba-Ba-Reeba for half-priced signature craft cocktails all day long like the BaBa Margarita ($5.50) or the El Albaricoque, an apricot daiquiri.

Division Ale House

Get down with a live mariachi band performing at 4:30 p.m. and order $3 Corona bottles, $3 El Jimador shots and $2 pulled pork tacos featuring whole-roasted pork with sautéed onions, mango salsa and queso fresco along with complimentary chips and salsa.

Tokio Pub

Live it up with $1 tacos all day long at Tokio Pub. The fiesta will offer a selection of Crispy Chicken, Steak, Nacho Tacos, Crying Tiger Shrimp and Crispy Fish Tacos.

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