From margarita happy hours and Mexican beer buckets to tequila-inspired fiestas and takeout tacos, here’s how to kick up your Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Houston this year.
8th Wonder and Eatsie Boys, 2202 Dallas
8th Wonder will be serving specialty Micheladas on Cinco de Mayo in combination with live performances by Bombón and DJ Gracie Chavez from 4 to 9 p.m. And the inhouse food truck, Eatsie Boys, will also be offering $1-off its fan-favorite Elote Fries all day. The waffle fries come topped with buttered corn, cotija cheese, hot sauce, mayo, lime, green onion, Hot Cheetos and fresh lime.
The Annie Café & Bar, 1800 Post Oak
On Wednesday, May 5 from 4 to 6 p.m., The Annie will host its Cinco de Mayo fiesta, featuring themed passed hors d'oeuvres, Mexican beer, cocktails highlighting Veneno Tequila and some special surprise entertainment. Tickets are $75/person and includes unlimited hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.
Bobcat Teddy's Ice House, 2803 White Oak
Bobcat Teddy's will have a special Mexican-inspired crawfish boil by Clutch City Crawfish for $4.99 per pound, and will also be offering $20 buckets of Mexican beer.
Cadillac Bar, 1802 Shepherd
Cadillac Bar will host its annual Cinco de Mayo celebration from 4 to 10 p.m., featuring a tasty taco stand, live DJ entertainment, a mariachi band, buckets of beer and the holiday exclusive Jefe Grande Margarita featuring Espolón Silver Tequila.
Candente, 4306 Yoakum
With a newly refreshed patio, Candente will be offering its full menu and a street tacos special alongside the festive tunes of a mariachi band. Margaritas are $3-off during Happy Hour from 3 to 6 p.m.
Caracol, 2200 Post Oak
Enjoy half-off the Greatest Margarita and $8 specials on house margaritas, plus a three-course Agave Cocktail-paired Menu ($60) and Cinco de Mayo Takeout Kit for Two ($85).
Hit this Tex-Mex cantina for margarita specials, $1 tequila floaters and happy hour all day on Cinco de Mayo. For a limited time, Chuy’s is also serving Frozen Blackberry ‘Ritas made with real blackberry purée and Camarena Silver tequila, and those that want to party at home can check out Chuy’s Family Meal Kits – from fajitas, enchiladas, tacos and nachos.
The Creek Group
Onion Creek will have $4 Mexican cans and bottles, $7 Cuervo frozen margaritas and $8 Espolon margaritas; and Canyon Creek will have all Mexican beers for $3.
Drift Bar, 1207 West 20th
Drift will be offering a special Hornitos Pomegranate Ranch Water for the holiday.
East End Backyard, 1105 Sampson
East End Backyard will open at noon on Cinco de Mayo, featuring Maria's Kitchen and Caluma Tacos, DJs, live music and mariachis. The event is being co-hosted by the University of Houston Hispanic Alumni Association and Bauer College Alumni Association.
El Patio, 6444 Westheimer
El Patio will have its famous Blue Margaritas for $5 all day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Guests can also enjoy their Patron Barrel Select Reposado Frozen Ritas for $8. Mariachis will also be in the Club from 5 to 11 p.m.
Fajitas A Go Go, 5404 Kirby
Takeout and delivery offerings include Family Packs for four-plus people starting at $58; the Pack Royale with beef sirloin, chicken, pulled pork, boar sausage, grilled shrimp and seasonal vegetables starting at $68; and Fajitas A Go Go's margarita agave mix, made fresh daily with fresh squeezed lime juice for $15 (one liter, makes 8-10 margaritas).
Freebirds World Burrito
On Cinco de Mayo, you’ll score free chips and dip at Freebirds World Burrito when you spend $25 or more.
FM Kitchen & Bar, 1112 Shepherd
Cinco de Mayo specials include a “Two for $8” deal on Birria Tacos, as well as “$6 Drink Specials,” available all day, on the bar’s Mexico City Paloma (tequila, Mexican Squirt and lime with tajin) as well as a host of margaritas including the Classic Margarita, the Spicy Pineapple Margarita, the Frozen Margarita and the Frozen Mango Chamoy Margarita.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
Baja-inspired fare, including Baja tacos, burritos and margaritas, is available for dine-in and take-out, and those dining at home can tack on margs by the gallon and chips and queso party trays.
The General Public, 797 Sorella
On Wednesday, May 5, guests can celebrate Cinco de Mayo with The General Public’s House Margarita and Premium Margarita. Those who come during the restaurant’s “3, 4, 5 Happy Hourly” can enjoy deals where the drinks are the price of the hour.
Georgia James, 1100 Westheimer
The steakhouse will host its very first tequila dinner on Cinco de Mayo, featuring Penta Tequila and brand owner Steve Reynolds. Reynolds will join Underbelly Hospitality director of bars Westin Galleymore in talking tequila as chef de cuisine Greg Peters showcases a three-course dinner to pair with the booze—aguachile, grilled shrimp, carnitas in chile verde and Georgia James carne asada. Dinner runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $180 per person. Reserve a table for two $360 or a table for four $720.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Hopdoddy Burger Bar will feature a Fajita Burger and Churro Fries, available at all restaurant locations May 5-9. The Fajita Burger is made with a chicken fajita patty, a layer of shaved Piedmontese Sirloin mixed with grilled peppers and onions, queso, pico de gallo, lettuce and bean purée; and the hand-cut Chipperbec Churro Fries come tossed in butter and cinnamon sugar drizzled with chocolate syrup.
Hugo's, 1600 Westheimer
Enjoy half-off Hugo's Greatest Margarita and $8 specials on house margaritas, plus a three-course Agave Cocktail-paired Menu ($60) and Cinco de Mayo Takeout Kit for Two ($85).
Hungry’s, 2356 Rice, 14714 Memorial
Starting Wednesday, May 5 through Sunday, May 9, Hungry’s will be offering Cinco de Mayo specials including a Beef and Chicken Fajitas Family Feast ($55, feeds four), Taco Tray ($45) with housemade tortilla chips, salsa and queso, and three each of chicken tinga, spicy beef and ahi tuna tacos, and off-the-menu special Mango Margarita ($10), available for both dine-in and takeout.
Jax Grill, 6510 South Rice, 1613 Shepherd, 9920 Gaston
Jax Grill will offer $2 frozen margs, $2 Dos Equis, $2 Cuervo Tradicional tequila and $2 street tacos at all three locationson Cinco de Mayo.
Molina’s Cantina, 7901 Westheimer, 3801 Bellaire, 6300 FM 1463
Head to Molina’s Cantina on Bellaire, Westheimer, or in Fulshear to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with drink specials all day, giveaways, and live Mariachi music from 6 to 8 p.m. at all locations.
Monkey’s Tail, 5802 Fulton
On Cinco de Mayo, Monkey’s Tail will be serving made to order tacos and burritos outdoors and will be featuring a cocktail stand inspired by the famous Cantaritos el Güero in Jalisco, just outside of Tequila, Mexico. The Jalisco Cantarito is made with the customers' choice between El Tesoro Blanco or Hornitos Plata, freshly squeezed grapefruit, orange and lime, Squirt soda and garnished with a Chamoy Tajin rim and a lime wheel, served in a clay cantarito the guest can take home. In addition to margaritas, Monkey’s Tail will be offering $5 Pepino and Mexican Candy shots, $4 Mexican beers, and other specialty cocktails including a ranch water, mezcal paloma, mango bourbon cocktail and more. Mariachi will play from 7 to 10 p.m., and the bar-restaurant will be decked out in papel picado from May 3 through May 10.
The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation and Uptown, 2704 Navigation, 1700 Post Oak
Both Ninfa’s locations will offer $10 margaritas and pork tacos, with specialty margaritas including cucumber mint, spicy jalapeño, and watermelon. Chef Alex Padilla will be roasting pigs, which will be ready starting at 3 p.m.
Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House, 113 6th
The San Leon oyster house will celebrate the day with drink specials, frozen flights, DJ Jams from 5 to 8 p.m. and more. Coronas are $1-off all day, El Jimador ‘Ritas run $6 and Frozen Flight are $12.
Pinstripes, 3300 Kirby
The upscale dining and bocce/bowling destination is featuring its Margarita Italiano for $5 (regularly $12) all day on Cindo de Mayo.The specialty margarita is made with Don Julio Silver tequila, house blend limoncello, sour mix, a splash of pomegranate and lime garnish.
Pistoleros, 1517 Westheimer
Pop in to sip $7 El Jimador margaritas.
Pondicheri, 2800 Kirby
The chic Indian street food cafe will be offering Mexican-inspired drink and food options throughout the day. Margarita options include the Roserita, Mango, Spicy and Strawberry; and guests can also enjoy Cinco de Mayo specials like the Cactus Curry (nopales, tomato masala, seasonal vegetables), Desi Queso & Naan Chips (toasted naan chips, salsa, chutney, housemade queso, avocado masala) and Rose Milk Cake, a riff on Tres Leches with flavors of rose, cardamom and fresh cream.
Rabbit's Got the Gun, 708 Hogan
Sip Hornitos Frozen Watermelon Margaritas for the holiday.
Revelry on Richmond, 1613 Richmond
Revelry on Richmond will have a build-your-own taco bar, along with specials on $5 house margaritas, palomas and ranch waters and $20 buckets of Mexican beer.
The Studewood Cantine, 1111 Studewood
The Heights Tex-Mex spot is celebrating the day with a variety of options, including a Rooftop Fiesta ($100 per person) from 4 to 9 p.m. and featuring unlimited server staffed fajita stations, five beverage tickets and live music; a 4 to 9 p.m. Street Party (a la carte) with elote street corn, tamales, beer and margaritas, unicorn snow cones and entertainment; and a Cinco de Mayo Menu ($45) from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with mixed fajitas, Mexican beers and margaritas, available in the dining room, on the patio or for curbside pickup. Show proof of ride share and receive a free margarita.
Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway
On Tuesday, May 4, Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen owner/chef Sylvia Casares will be starting the celebration early with a six-course Cinco de Mayo French Wine Dinner paired with six Liberation de Paris wines. Highlights include a number of Sylvia’s signature dishes such as mesquite-grilled quail and chocolate tres leches cake, plus new creations such as petite chicken and carnitas enchiladas with mole sauce. The dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen located at 6401 Woodway and cost is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Call 713-334-7295.
In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Taco Cabana is launching a new margarita in conjunction with MargaritaPalooza — the "La Bandera." Layered with lime, strawberry, mango and blue curacao , the "La Bandera" margarita will be available at all participating Taco Cabana locations in Texas for $3 starting May 5. In addition, TC guests can enjoy a limited-time food bundle featuring a half-order of Taco Cabana’s Kickin’ Nachos and 12 signature TC chicken flautas for $19.99.
Tacodeli, 1902 Washington
Tacodeli offers family packs to-go ($40) with your choice of Fundido Sirloin, Fundido Chicken or Fundido Shrimp, plus organic black beans (whole or refried), rice, ten tortillas (flour, corn or whole wheat), tortilla chips and choice of two salsas. Order online at order.tacodeli.com.
Tacos A Go Go
Tacos A Go Go will offer half gallon House Margaritas for $20 and Paloma Margaritas for $25. Order online or at the restaurant.
The Taco Stand, 2018 North Shepherd
The Taco Stand will offer its single Canned Margaritas and frozen margaritas for $5 all day (dine-in or drive-thru).
In addition to its regular dining menu, Torchy’s recently launched margaritas to-go, 32-ounce bottles that make four large-sized margaritas with fresh-squeezed limes, housemade sweet and sour and 100-percent agave tequila; and Torchy’s famous Green Chile Queso and Diablo Sauce are available at approximately 40 Whole Foods locations in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
Travelers Table, 520 Westheimer
To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Traveler’s Table will feature its Mexican-inspired cocktails for $8.
Treebeards, 9655 Katy Freeway
Treebeards Bunker Hill location will be offering $5 margaritas all day long for Cinco de Mayo. Additional offerings will be available during happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m., such as $2-off Blackberry Ginger Margaritas and $1-off Treebeards signature Crab and Shrimp Queso.
Weights and Measures, 2808 Caroline
W+M will offer $5 Altos Blanco Margaritas all day.
Woodshed Smokehouse, 3728 Wakeforest
Woodshed Smokehouse will offer a "Tacos & Tequila" special featuring specialty tacos and half price house and jalapeño margaritas.
Xochi, 1777 Walker
Enjoy half-off the Greatest Margarita and $8 specials on house margaritas, plus a three-course Agave Cocktail-paired Menu ($60).
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