The month of May has begun, so you know what that means... Cinco de Mayo festivities are approaching! Whether you celebrate the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla by snacking on tortilla chips and salsa, or by sipping on a couple of frozen margs, Downtown Tempe is the perfect place to be on Thursday, May 5 (and always, duh!).
Here are a couple of can't-miss places to hit up this Cinco de Mayo.
Illegal Pete's on Mill, 525 S. Mill Avenue
Enjoy Cinco de Mayo on one of Mill Avenue's best patios with misters. Enjoy all day Happy Hour featuring $1 house and coin-style margaritas, all draft beers, large chips & queso or guac PLUS free chips & salsa if your're drinkin' at the bar! Cinco de Drinko bonus: Pete's has a new loyalty app - aka Pete’s Perks. Earn 10 points for every $1 spent on delivery, pickup, curbside, or in-house eats & drinks. Download the app from Google or Apple stores and receive a free small chips & dip for signing up!
Skysill Rooftop Lounge at The Westin Tempe, 11 E. 7th Street
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the highest rooftop in the Valley! From 3 pm - 8 pm, experience a specialty food and drink menu, live music and a pinata giveaway (must be present to win).
- Oaxan Old Fashioned $14 (Choice of Tequila or Mezcal)
- Desert Pear Margarita $12 (Tequila Base)
- Pomegranate Paloma $12 (Choice of Tequila or Mezcal)
- Smoked Pork Carnitas Street Tacos, 3 for $12 | Additional $4 per taco. Chopped Onion & Cilantro, Grilled Corn Tortillas, Salsa Roja & Salsa Verde
- Beer Marinated Chicken Fajitas, $16. Flour Tortillas, Roasted Peppers & Onions, Guacamole, Spanish Rice, Charro Black Beans, Salsa Roja
- Smoked Elote, $7. Spicy Mayo, Cojita Cheese, Lime
Tocaya Modern Mexican, 702 S. Forest Avenue
Surprise everyone at the office and bring in Tocaya's Taco Bar (serves 4) - for only $55 (to-go & delivery only). If you prefer to eat and drink there, take advantage of the dine-in drink specials: Casasamigos Blanco Margarita, $7 or a Margarita for $5 or $3 bottled beers. Salud!
414 Pub Pizza & Karaoke, 414 S. Mill Avenue
Bet you never thought of a pizza & karaoke bar for Cinco De Mayo did you? Well, think again because 414 has you covered with $4 Dos XX drafts, $3 Corona Bottles and $5 Rocks Margaritas. Liquid fuel to help you belt out Santana's Oye Como Va or El Noa Noa by Juan Gabriel.
Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 350 S. Mill Avenue
Fuzzy's Cinco de Mayo special includes 16 oz. Dos XX Lager & Amber for $3.00 (plus Thursdays are already Nacho Ordinary Thursday with special pricing for nachos!.
Fat Tuesday Tempe, 680 S. Mill Avenue
And you thought Fats was just for Mardi Gras! Taco bout a good time. Food and drink specials all day long and a DJ from 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. All day specials include 3 tacos for $9, $5 Dos XX, Corona, Modela and Mangocart (plus $25 buckets of said beers), $6 Micheladas, $7 medium frozen margs or on the rocks and $10 shots of Don Julio.
All Day Long!
Taco Bell Cantina, 423 S. Mill Avenue
Taco Bell Cantina is the ideal place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Mill Avenue. Where else can you chow down and drink a cheers to the victors in the Battle of Puebla? The Cantina, of course! They wil be featuring Steak White Hot Ranch Fries & the Steak White Hot Ranch Fries Burrito. And Nacho Fries with cheese sauce. Wash them down with the cool refreshing Pina Colada Freeze. Need to grab and go and feed your army at home? The Deluxe Cravings Box features a Steak Chalupa Supreme, Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos, Beefy 5-Layer Burrito, Chips & Nacho Cheese Sauce and a medium drink.
Pedal Haus Brewery, 730 S. Mill Avenue, Suite #102
Cinco de Drinko Beer Fiesta in the Haus!. $7 Haus Margarita & Marg Garten (80% Haus Maragarita, 20% Sour Gaarten, 100% delicious), $5 Mexican Ambers and $5 Micheladas made with Day Drinker Lager.
I don't know about you but I was sold at "margarita". See you in #DowntownTempe.
Please remember to drink responsibly.