What is Cinco de Mayo?
Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The day, which falls on Thursday, May 5 in 2022, is also known as Battle of Puebla Day. While it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is widely interpreted as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with substantial Mexican-American populations. Today, revelers mark the occasion with parades, parties, mariachi music, margaritas, Mexican folk dancing, more margaritas and traditional foods such as tacos and mole poblano and more margaritas.
Many restaurants celebrate by offering discounted margaritas, deals on tacos and other yummy foods. Here is our list of deals you can score on Cinco de Mayo:
- 7-ELEVEN – Get three mini spicy breakfast empanadas and any size coffee for just $4, for 7Rewards members. Plus BOGO small Slurpee drinks every Saturday and Sunday, valid through May 24th.
- ABUELO’S – $5 Margaritas plus customers who purchase an El Jefe Margarita get to keep the Cuervo shaker, available while supplies last.
- ACAPULCO – $3 Tacos on May 5th!
- California Tortilla – Orders placed in-store or online, on May 5th will score a coupon for a free taco, that will be redeemable from May 6th – May 13th.
- CHEVYS FRESH MEX – 3 for $6 tacos on May 5th.
- CHILI’S – $5 Drink specials all day on May 5th.
- CHIPOTLE – Free delivery with promo code “DELIVER“, valid via digital checkout through May 6th.
- CHRONIC TACO – $5.55 Two Taco Plate, with purchase of a drink, available May 5th only.
- CHUY’S – Happy hour all day long, $5 Queso appetizers, and $1 Tequila Floaters, offers may vary by location.
- DEL TACO – Get 2 free Tacos when you sign up for their app or rewards club, plus you can grab a cheap bite with their 20 items under $2 menu!
- El Pollo Loco – Free limited edition bottle of Tapatío hot sauce when you place an order via their website on May 5th.
- El Torito – $3 tacos on My 5th.
- Laredo Taco Company – Text the word “TACOS” to 88388 to score yourself a free Chicken or Beef Fajita Taco on May 5th.
- Miller’s Ale House – $5 House Margaritas and $9 House Margarita Pitchers on May 5th, not available in Georgia.
- On The Border – $0.40 Grand Marnier Meltdowns and $5 Melon Margaritas, through May 6th.
- Taco Bell – New rewards members will score a free Doritos Locos Taco.
- Taco Cabana – $4 Tajín Margaritas.
SWEEPSTAKES & GIVEAWAYS
- Cuervo Tip it Forward Cinco Sweepstakes – (10,000 WINNERS)
- Tecate Cinco de Mayo Sweepstakes & Instant Win Game – (1,000 WINNERS)
- The Corona Cinco 2022 Instant Win Game/Sweepstakes – (7,100 WINNERS)
- The Patrón 2022 Cinco De Mayo Promotion – (25 WINNERS)