Fiesta Mexicana! Mexican fiesta outdoors: tortilla chips, beef enchiladas with salad, mexican corn with red chilli peppers, gazpacho soup

During the Franco-Mexican War, Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday commemorating the date when the Mexican army defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla. This occurred on May 5, 1862. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has become a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage.

Thanks to some help from, we have a full list of Cinco de Mayo deals and free stuff all North Carolina residents can enjoy. Don’t worry, you don’t have to live in North Carolina. Even if you don’t live in the Carolinas, you can get your celebration on with these deals too. Just remember to check your area before you go.

  • Velvet Taco

    From May 4 through May 10, Velvet Taco will be offering their Steak Milanese Taco, which features breaded steak, avocado, red chile aioli, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo crema, and pickled Fresnos in a flour tortilla for only $5.95. This deal is a part of the restaurant’s WTF (Weekly Taco Feature where they will be creating a new globally-inspired taco every week.


  • Abuelo’s

    It’s no surprise there is a lot going on at Abuelo’s on the 5th of May. Specifically, they will be offering Mexican Flag Margaritas and Grande Mexican Draft beer for only $5. Also while supplies last, you can get a complimentary shaker for those ordering the El Jefe Margarita.

  • Applebee’s

    Cinco de Mayo marks the beginning of Spring, otherwise known as margarita season at Applebee’s. Applebee’s Mucho Cocktails are now $5. Served in a signature glass, they are made with premium spirits and are available to-go at participating locations. The new Breezy Bahama Mama is made with Bacardi Superior, banana liqueur, coconut, cherry, pineapple, and orange juice. If you don’t have time to dine in, you can take advantage of Applebee’s Spring Savings, by enjoying $10 OFF an online order of $40 or more using the code SPRING22 at checkout.

  • Bahama Breeze

    Enjoy Cinco de Mayo festivities at Bahama Breeze, by heading over to the restaurant at 4 p.m. to indulge in their Happy Hour specials including $3 beers, $5 specialty cocktails (including classic margaritas), half-priced appetizers, and much more.

  • Miller’s Ale House

    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Miller’s Ale House with $3 House Margaritas and $9 Margarita Pitchers for dine-in only.

  • Kona Grill

    It’s all about margaritas at Kona Grill this Cinco de Mayo. Whether you are looking to celebrate at home or stop at a Kona Grill near you, be ready to try out some new friends and old favorites. In the restaurant, they will be offering $3 fish tacos and deals on popular margaritas like the Casamigos Margarita, Skinny Margarita, Watermelon Margarita, House Margarita, and Margarita Flights (ranging from $5 to $11). Margarita Kits To-Go is priced at $49.

  • Jose Cuervo

    In honor of our nation’s bartenders, your favorite tequila company, Jose Cuervo® is giving thanks to them by running a Tip It Forward sweepstakes. From now until May 5, you can head to their website to enter for a chance to receive $10 to tip a bartender via Venmo. Winners will be chosen on Cinco de Mayo and will receive their $10 payment through their Venmo account.

  • Burger 21

    On Thursday, May 5, enjoy $6 Cinco burgers at Burger 21 when you use your Patty Perk’s App to earn loyalty.

  • Chili’s

    If you find yourself near a Chili’s on Cinco de Mayo, make sure to stop in to get your hands on their $5 Drink Deals, including the Presidente Margarita, Cheers to Patrón, Cuervo Blue, Frose ‘ritas, and select draft imports.

  • Chuy’s

    There is possibly no other way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with an ALL DAY happy hour. If you agree, head to Chuy’s for discounts on domestic beers, House ’Ritas (both rocks and frozen), and their Original Texas ‘Tinis. The Grande ’Rita comes with a commemorative cup. Plus Chuy’s is offering $1 Tequila Floaters to top off your margarita. You can also enjoy $5 queso appetizers.

  • Cali’Flour Foods

    We’ve all heard of Cauliflower pizza crust, but now you can enjoy cauliflower flatbreads thanks to Cali’Flour Foods. These gluten-free and grain-free flatbreads can be used for many food bases like tacos, quesadillas, and wraps. And for a limited time only, Cali’Flour Foods has a Cinco De Mayo Variety Pack that comes with a 30-pack of Tortilla/Flatbreads, including 15 Chili Lime and 15 Taco. This offer normally costs $39.95, but you can get an extra 20% off its price when you use the code FIESTA, making the variety pack only $31.96.

  • Casa Verde

    To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Casa Verde, the new Latin plant-based, ready-to-make-meals created by Iron Chef’s Jose Garces is running a special promotion for 3-days only (May 3-5), offering 50% OFF your entire order with the code CINCO50M. A few of their delicious meals include Garbanzo Al Pastor, Lentil Mole, Coconut Chowder, and Red Bean Pozole.

  • Descanso Restaurant

    This Cinco de Mayo, the newly reopened Plancha Room at Descanso Restaurant in Costa Mesa stands ready to greet you. Executive Chef Fonzy De Zuniga is preparing to dazzle with authentic Mexican culinary delights on his traditional Plancha grill. Snag a unique tequila from the roaming Tequila Cart or enjoy Wine Wednesday and Happy Hour specials all day long.

  • Fat Mama’s Tamales

    Throw a Cinco de Mayo fiesta in the backyard and enjoy the special flavor of Natchez, MS. Fat Mama’s Tamales is famous not only for their tamales but also for their Knock-You-Naked margarita mix which you can get delivered in time for your Cinco de Mayo madness thanks to Goldbelly.

  • Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

    If you’re looking for a week’s worth of festive activities to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, be sure to check in with Margaritas Mexican Restaurant for their 5 days of Cinco event with all sorts of shenanigans, starting the Sunday before. Stop into Margaritas on May 1, to join the 2022 Cinco kick-off party and enter to win a FREE DINNER for a YEAR while you’re there. On Tuesday, they’ll be launching FOUR new summer drinks. Wednesday is fajita-and-Original-Margarita-for-$25-day and finally, on Thursday, Margaritas will be handcrafting margaritas (duh) and giving away a ton of swag and other epic gifts. It’s where the Fiesta is…finally.

  • Moe’s Southwest Grill

    On Cinco de Mayo only, rewards members earn 5x the number of points at Moe’s Southwest Grill. Stop into your favorite Moe’s to order up some queso, nachos, or your favorite stack and earn five times the number of rewards points. If you don’t already have the app, that’s okay. Download it and sign up to receive the offer.

  • On The Border

    On Thursday, May 5, enjoy the $5 Grande House ’Rita at On The Border for Cinco de Mayo. Plus, the restaurant will be offering Grand Marnier specials.

  • Tijuana Flats

    Cinco de Mayo is technically one day, but at Tijuana Flats, it’s a three-day Five Buck Cinco Bash featuring menu items for only $5. From May 5 through May 7, Tijuana Flats will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with this limited-time special on Tijuana Trio, Chips & Queso, Chips & Guac, Margaritas, and Mexican Drafts. Don’t pass this up.

  • 7-Eleven

    Yum! You can get some Mini Spicy Breakfast Empanadas. For a limited time only, 7Rewards members can buy three Mini Spicy Breakfast Empanadas and any size coffee for just $4. This deal is good through May 24.

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