12 places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the Valley

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Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner! If you’re looking for places around the Valley to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, here are 12 to get you started.

Ghost Ranch Modern Southwest

On Wednesday, May 5, guests who are looking to commemorate the Battle of Puebla can enjoy a la carte tacos for just $2 and choose from Carne Asada, Al Pastor, Chicken, and Pork. Drink specials are set to last all day long from $5 Ghost Ranch Margaritas, $5 Frosé, and $4 Modelo Especial Pints.


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Macayo’s Mexican Restaurants

Some of your favorite Macayo’s Mexican food restaurants around the Valley are getting an early start on celebrating! Beginning Saturday, May 1 through Wednesday, May 5, guests can raise a glass to the following specials listed below including $4 Fireball Shots, $6 Beer and Shot combos, $7.50 A la Carte Chimi, and more. 

Locations:

• Ahwatukee  : 12637 S. 48th St., Phoenix 85044 , 480-598-5101

• ASU Tempe: 650 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe 85281, 480-967-2552

• Glendale: 6012 W. Bell Rd., Glendale 85308, 602-298-8080

• Goodyear: 1474 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear 85395, 623-209-7000

• Mesa: 1920 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa 85202, 480-820-0237; and 6538 E. Superstition Springs Blvd., Mesas 85206, 480-807-1846

• Surprise: 15565 W. Bell Rd., Surprise 85374, 623-214-5950

CRUjiente Tacos

Enjoy award-winning tacos all day by trying the signature crunchy tacos ($4.40-5.50) and the “Best Margarita in the Valley” ($5). Other menu options include the Garlic Roasted Mushroom taco ($5), the Pork Belly taco ($3.50), the Crunchy Pork taco ($4.50) and so much more!

Urban Margarita

Guests are invited to raise a glass to Cinco de Mayo with these following specials all day long on Wednesday, May 5 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy Carnitas and Chicken Tinga Street Tacos for $2 each, and House Margaritas for $5 each.

Belle’s Nashville Kitchen

Celebrate this holiday with some tequila tasting of four 1 oz. pours of tequila on flight boards for $35. The flight boards include high quality Blanco, Anejo, Reposado and Mezcal tequilas. There will also be experts on stand-by to answer any of your questions. Some food options include tequila and lime-spiked chicken tacos and Picadillo steak tacos with pickled red onions. These menu items will be $11 for three tacos.

Twin Peaks Restaurant

Starting from May 3-8, this sports lodge will be featuring sweet deals on Twin Peaks’ tequilas, cervezas, and more. The shots are starting at $3.99, cocktails, and drafts starting from $5. Guests will enhance their drinking experience with top-shelf cocktails starting from $9. Offers are valid at participating locations.

The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen

This kitchen is serving their famous house-made margaritas for $1 on Cinco de Mayo! Choose from a variety of flavors on the spacious outdoors patio and pair it with entrees like the Sasquatch Burger or the Triple D Burger both listed in on the Food Network.

STK Steakhouse

Celebrate with STK Steakhouse with their version of tacos and tequila! Enjoy the Tuna Tartare Tacos for $8 and the Spiced Watermelon Cocktails for $10 during Happy Hour from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

(Courtesy of STK Steakhouse)

Tempe Marketplace: Barrio Queen

Barrio Queen is serving up a special smackdown special drink and special deals on Cinco Cerveza Buckets (Beer Buckets) with a DJ playing all day, a Step and Repeat for Instagram photos and tons of free giveaways. For those wanting to celebrate at home, get the knockout “Cinco TKO Box,” with 5x Tacos, enchiladas, authentic quesadillas, churros, and sides!

LUCKYS Indoor Outdoor

Satisfy all cravings on Wednesday, May 5 here with $5 Modelo and $5 Margaritas from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. Also, enjoy $7 Margaritas from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. There will also be food trucks from Estero and Beach Tacos serving tacos on the patio starting at 6:00 p.m. and live indie-pop band called, People Who Could Fly from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. You must be 21 and over to attend and there is no charge admitted.

Cinco de May at Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort with dining options available at each property. On Wednesday, May 5, invite your friends and family to dine-in at select restaurants featuring delicious Mexican-food dishes.

The following is a list of each restaurant’s offerings:

Casino Arizona:

CAZ SPORTS BAR

The CAZ Sports Bar Cinco de Mayo meal will kick off with a choice of Mexican street corn soup or salad. Followed by Creamy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas served with cilantro rice pilaf and spicy refried beans. For dessert, Dulce De Leche Sundae will be served with Mexican caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, vanilla bean ice cream and caramel popcorn, $15.95.

BINGO HALL

Casino Arizona’s Bingo Hall will offer three Chicken Enchiladas. The enchiladas feature marinated chicken breast with cheese, wrapped in corn tortillas and smothered with red enchilada sauce. The dish is served with a side of refried beans, Spanish rice, pico de gallo and sour cream. Dessert is a slice of Tres Leches Cake, $10.50.

SALT RIVER CAFE

Delicious Cinco de Mayo specials will run all day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Salt River Café. Guests will enjoy Carne Asada Tacos or Pork Tacos Al Pastor with Spanish rice, refried beans, sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo. Dessert will feature Margarita Meringue Tarts, $8.95.

THE WILLOWS RESTAURANT

The Willows Restaurant will feature a breakfast and dinner Cinco de Mayo Special. Breakfast will be from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will feature a Beef Machacha Omelet with slow cooked shredded beef and chiles in a three-egg omelet topped with pepper jack cheese and a side of hash browns for $10.95. A three-course dinner special will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will start off with Chicken Tortilla Soup. Pork Carnitas Chimichanga will be served for dessert with a side of refried black beans and Spanish rice, $12.95. Dessert will be a Honey Flan, $4.

Talking Stick Resort:

BLUE COYOTE CANTINA

Enjoy a two-course meal at Blue Coyote Cantina for $24. Huarache will be served as an entrée with beer braised short ribs, refried black beans, shredded lettuce, avocado, sour cream, cotija cheese, radishes and fresh salsa verde. Desert will feature Capirotada with brioche cubes, gingersnaps, dried fruits and serrano peppers in a cinnamon chile infused pudding with crème Mexicana.

Casino Arizona

Located in Scottsdale, Ariz. at the Loop 101 Freeway and McKellips Rd., Casino Arizona is independently owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and offers visitors more than 100,000 square feet devoted to gaming and entertainment. General admission tickets are on sale now. Call (480) 850-7734 or visit www.casinoarizona.com for more information.

Flower Child

For a healthier spin on Cinco de Mayo celebrations, enjoy Flower Child’s special: Chicken Enchiladas. Available through May 31, the fast casual restaurant will feature a lightened-up version of the classic Mexican dish made with Guajillo chile, smoked gouda, poblano crema, organic black bean, roasted corn, and avocado. Make it the perfect celebration meal by pairing with Avocado Hummus and any of Flower Child’s select organic wines, beer or kombucha on tap. Guests can enjoy the special via dine-in, curbside pick-up, takeout, or contact-free delivery. For more information, visit www.iamaflowerchild.com.

SOL Mexican Cocina

The Baja-inspired restaurant will offer an exclusive menu just for Cinco de Mayo, available for dine-in only from 3 p.m. to close, with live music for guests to enjoy. Menu highlights include dishes such as Naked Guacamole with Hass avocado, cilantro, lime, onion, serrano chiles, and tomato; Chorizo and Mushroom Con Queso with epazote, Mexican cheese, serrano, and scallions; Taco Vampiro Asada with double tortilla stuffed with carne asada, melted cheese, serrano chiles, scallions, guacamole, pico de gallo, chipotle sauce, and topped with cotixa; Taco Plates with the choice of two sides, including black beans, red rice, quinoa salad, or spicy slaw; and SOL’s Specialty Margaritas with fresh citrus juices along with bottled Mexican beer and tequila shots.  

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