You might be asking, “What are some of the Cinco de Mayo restaurant specials near me?” Now is a good time to ask yourself that question. For the year 2022, we’ve created a list of all of Austin’s most popular Cinco de Mayo food and drink promotions, as well as restaurant specials and discounts.
Despite the fact that Cinco de Mayo is widely celebrated in Mexican restaurants around the city, there are a variety of other restaurants and pubs that participate in the festivities by giving excellent food and drink deals!
We have announced the offers that have been exposed so far, and we will continue to do so in the future. So add this website to your bookmarks and check back often to see what has been updated.
Editor’s Note: Our staff tries to bring you the most up-to-date information. However, as always, please confirm the information before heading out.
Cinco de Mayo Specials in Austin – Food & Drink Deals at Local Favorites
Chuy’s is celebrating with all-day happy hour including $5 Queso Appetizers. Specials may vary by location. Get discounts on their World-Famous House ‘Ritas – both rocks and frozen – made with fresh-squeezed lime juice, along with House Texas ‘Tini’s, Domestic Beer and more. Order a Grande ‘Rita and keep the commemorative cup – while supplies last! They are also offering $1 Tequila Floaters to top off your favorite margarita.
Among our top picks for Cinco de Mayo Restaurant Specials in Austin!
In the past years, Trudy’s has offered deals such as $8 House Mexican Martinis, $12 Star of Texas Mexican Martinis!!! Their 2022 offers are awaited. Stay tuned!
In 2021, they had an offered FREE chips and dip with any purchase of $25 or more today 5/5/21. As of the morning of 5/4/2022, there has not been an update on their 2022 offer.
Come join the fun on 5/5 for a Cinco de Mayo celebration! Listen to the live vinyl DJ, eat lite bites, and drink some of the new delicious cocktails. The event runs from 5 pm to 10 pm.
Cinco de Mayo Restaurant Specials in Austin & Other Cities
7Eleven, Inc. customers can spice up their Cinco de Mayo festivities this year with the retailer’s new Mini Spicy Breakfast Empanadas! This mouthwatering, all-day breakfast item features sausage, egg, cheese, peppers, and spices wrapped in a flaky, buttery crust and is now available at participating 7Eleven® and Stripes® stores.
Already planning for Cinco de Mayo? Enjoy $5 Grande Mexican Draft Beer, Mexican Flag Margaritas, and while supplies last, an El Jefe with a complimentary shaker!
The return of the DOLLARITA ($1 Margaritas) + Select Half-Price Appetizers All Day at Applebee’s in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Central and East Texas on this Thursday, May 5, 2022.
Bar Louie’s Cinco de Mayo Specials are a Match Made in Mexico! The Original Gastrobar offers $3 off limited-time Tostada Burger and $5 Cinco Rita pairing all day on May 5.
Bring the Cinco Party all week$0 Delivery fee! Use code DELIVER at checkout to get the party delivered all week long for a $0 delivery fee.
Remember to check out our list of Cinco de Mayo Celebrations & Events in Austin for 2022!
Cinco de Mayo Restaurant Specials in Austin – Continued
Cinco Margaritas, Cinco Dollars, Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Kona Grill and indulge in five Margaritas for $5 each, all day long!
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Moe’s. Moe Rewards members earn 5x points with all purchases on Cinco de Mayo. Order ahead for pickup to skip the line and join the fiesta! Offer valid for Moe Reward Members for online, in-app, or in-restaurant orders on 5/5/22.
Cinco de Mayo – Countdown Thursdays! $3 Beer Specials + $5 Bar Bites
Keepsake glasses are back with a fresh 2022 design & the fajitas will be sizzling all day long. We will update additional details as they are available.
14 days and counting until the NEW Tajín Margarita is here for Cinco de Mayo! Mark your calendars to celebrate 5/5 at TC. Among the best low-cost Cinco de Mayo Restaurant Specials in Austin!
Time to get your Cinco on. It’s Cinco de Fridays! Join us for some good times.
Who’s ready to celebrate? The Cinco de Mayo Party starts today and goes through the 5th. That’s three days of sweet deals on our favorite shots, cocktails and drafts plus more scenic views than you can handle.
Which of these Cinco de Mayo food deals in Austin sounds good to you? Know of any other great Cinco de Mayo events or specials? Tell us below where you’ll be spending Cinco de Mayo in Austin!
Cinco de Mayo Frequently Asked Questions
What is Cinco de Mayo and why is it celebrated?
According to Wikipedia, Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration that takes place on May 5th. The victory of the Mexican Army over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the command of General Ignacio Zaragoza, is honored on this day.
What are some of the Cinco de Mayo activities?
Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican celebration that is celebrated mostly in the state of Puebla, where Zaragoza’s unlikely victory occurred, although it is also honored in other nations across the world. Military parades, reenactments of the Battle of Puebla, and other festive celebrations are among the traditions observed throughout the festival. All kinds of activities are planned as part of the festivities, including parades, food, music, traditional dancing, and military reenactments.
When did the United States’ Cinco de Mayo celebrations begin?
Cultivated by the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture in response to opposition to French power in Mexico, the contemporary American celebration of Cinco de Mayo dates back to 1863 in California, according to the Center. Mexican miners were so ecstatic that they spontaneously fired rifle rounds and fireworks, sang patriotic songs, and delivered impromptu speeches in the gold-mining town of Columbia (now Columbia State Park).” (#31)
When it first began to gain momentum throughout the United States, in the 1950s and 1960s, it was not generally observed until the 1980s. This was when marketers, notably beer companies, capitalized on the day’s celebratory nature and began to publicize it. Formed in areas with large Mexican-American populations, such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and New York, it quickly gained popularity and expanded into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage throughout the country.
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