El Chico

El Chico Cinco 2016

Relleno & Enchilada Duo

In preparation for Cinco de Mayo, El Chico restaurants across the country launched five new menu items this week.

Botanas Grande – It is so grand!  Steak tacos al carbon, chorizo  quesadillas, mini crispy tacos in chicken & beef with fajita chicken & bacon nachos.  With queso & cilantro jalapeño dip. 14.99

The Taquito Taster – Four different taquitos: brisket, chicken fajita, potato & cheese,  chicken & jalapeño.  With guacamole sour cream & queso for dipping.  11.99

Poblano Chicken – Grilled chicken breast topped with poblano pepper cream sauce, a sour cream drizzle & red peppers.  With rice & sautéed vegetables.    9.29

Enchiladas Suiza – Chicken with diablo corn & verde sauce in tortillas topped with poblano cream sauce with sour cream drizzle.  With rice & refried beans.   8.79

Relleno & Enchilada Duo – Chicken enchilada topped with sour cream sauce along side a cheese filled chile relleno with ranchera sauce.  With rice & refried beans.   9.49

There are 49 El Chico restaurants with locations in seven states as well as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Egypt.

El Chico is a Tex-Mex restaurant brand with a unique Hispanic flavor. Its exceptional blend of sauces and spices has made El Chico one of the highest quality restaurants appealing to generations of families.


Mexican Sugar

Mexican Sugar Cinco de Mayo

Classic and Frozen margaritas just $5 all day; live band takes the patio at 5 p.m.

North Texans are blessed with an abundance of choices when it comes to finding a margarita on Cinco de Mayo.

Those who seek a better margarita – one made with premium spirits and juices that are squeezed in-house daily – are invited to join the party at Mexican Sugar Cocina y Cantina.

The stylish Plano restaurant known for its distinctive hacienda atmosphere and “sultry Mexican comfort” is preparing for a Cinco de Mayo to remember.

For starters, its Classic and Frozen Margaritas will be offered at a special $5 price all day on Thursday, May 5. That’s half off for a margarita made with only high-quality ingredients, including freshly squeezed juices, using Mexican Sugar’s signature recipes:

Ø  Classic: made with Cazadores silver, lime, simple and Cointreau

Ø  Frozen: a blend of Lunazul blanco, lime, agave and Marc Danielle orange liqueur

Of course, Mexican Sugar’s entire lineup of eight premium margaritas – including the Hibiscus Margarita (named “Best of Big D” by D Magazine), Smoked Pineapple Margarita and La Doña Margarita – will also be available throughout Cinco de Mayo.

And starting a 5 p.m., a live band will be performing on the restaurant’s beautiful and spacious patio, adding the perfect touch to the relaxing Mexican Sugar ambiance.

“We don’t think there will be a better place in the Metroplex to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than at Mexican Sugar,” said Jason Danford, Mexican Sugar’s Director of Operation. “In a very short time, we’ve gained a reputation as “the” destination for premium margaritas in North Texas. And when you add in the live band, our $5 specials and our incredible Latin cuisine, the choice seems obvious!”

Mexican Sugar redefines Mexican food with its emphasis on fresher, lighter and better Latin cuisine that uses the best possible local ingredients, fresh fish and a live wood grill to create a flavorful menu of “handmade everything.” Its small batch cocktails flow from taps while soft candles and intoxicating Latin rhythms set a warm and sultry tone.


Cantina Laredo

Cinco de Mayo may be May 5 – but Cantina Laredo restaurants have started the celebration already!  This week, the modern Mexican outpost launched a new limited-time margarita, the Verde Infusion ‘Rita.  Additionally, the celebration will continue with the classic Cinco ‘Rita for the celebration.

Cantina Laredo Verde Infusion ‘Rita

NEW Verde Infusion ‘Rita – Cucumber-infused Montelobos Mezcal with Milagro Silver, fresh lime juice and agave nectar $12

Cinco ‘Rita – A smooth mix of Silver Cabo Wabo, Hornitos, Cazadores, Herradura, and of course, Giro and Cointreau Orange Liqueur, lime juice and agave nectar  $11.50 



$3 margaritas served up at all nine North Texas locations May 5 – 8

Snuffer's South of the Border burger

Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar is celebrating Cinco de Mayo by serving up drink and burger deals so good, you’ll scream ‘Ay, caramba!’

The North Texas fan favorite will toast our neighbors to the south with $3 margaritas at each of its nine locations across DFW. Whether you prefer yours frozen or on the rocks, you can sip on these celebratory cocktails at this sweet price all weekend long, from May 5 – 8.

And be sure to arrive hungry, because you’ll want to complement your tequila-infused cocktail with Snuffer’s all-new South of the Border Burger: a handmade 100% fresh ground chuck burger topped with fresh grilled jalapeños, guacamole, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, two bean and cheese nacho chips, chorizo and chipotle mayo. Available through May 31 and priced at just $8.99, this month’s special Burger of the Month is just too hot to pass up.

Snuffer’s now has nine restaurants throughout North Texas, with its newest location opening in Greenville, TX, this summer. For the restaurant nearest you, and more information on the entire menu, visit Snuffers.com.


El Fenix

New El Fenix Logo 2015

$2.99 margaritas, special performance by the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico downtown, highlight May 5 celebration

What better place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in North Texas than El Fenix, the originator of Tex-Mex cuisine and home of Dallas’ best enchiladas and margaritas?

On May 5, come enjoy any of El Fenix’s legendary Tex-Mex dishes and raise a glass to one of Texas’ most beloved celebrations of its Mexican heritage. This year, to make the festivities even more special, El Fenix has invited the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico to perform for dinner guests at its downtown Dallas restaurant, located at 1601 McKinney Ave., beginning at 5 p.m.

To sweeten the celebration, El Fenix will also be offering their award-winning Original Margarita for just $2.99 – frozen or on the rocks – at each of the 20 restaurants across the DFW Metroplex, as well as the Wichita Falls location. (Dine-in May 5 – 8 only. Tax not included. Special price not available at the WinStar World Casino & Resort location.)

Find the location nearest you by visiting ElFenix.com.


Stampede 66

Stampede 66

Stampede 66 to host Cuatro de Mayo Party

Stampede 66 by Stephan Pyles can’t wait until Cinco de May so they are celebrating a day early with a Cuatro de Mayo Party (May 4th from 4pm-11pm). This festive night extends Happy Hour to 11pm and includes a live Mariachi band. Hornito’s specialty cocktails made with all three tiers of Hornito’s will be served and the menu will feature limited edition nachos made especially for the Cuatro de Mayo Celebration.


Nick and Sam’s Grill

First Wednesday Nick and Sam's Grill

‘First Wednesdays’ dinner series launches May 4 with Mexican, tequila-themed menu

Nick and Sam’s Grill is launching a new series of “First Wednesdays” dinners with a tip of the sombrero to Mexico’s victorious Battle of Puebla.

On Wednesday, May 4, the popular Park Cities bistro will serve up a Cinco de Mayo-themed feast that will make Mexican-food lovers say olé! This is Nick and Sam’s Grill, after all, so you know it’s a special occasion you can’t afford to miss.

Guests will begin their culinary adventure with an array of aperitivos including stuffed jalapeños, camerones ala diabla and lobster queso flameado. Next, indulge in an array of entradas including roasted quail mole oaxaqueño, posole rojo, skirt steak regio montano, tostada yucateca and lobster poblano rice. Finally, treat your palate to some Kahlua flan, passion fruit churros and chocobanana postres.

What will you drink with all of this delicious food? Top-shelf tequila and Mescal cocktails are included!

First Wednesdays dinners at Nick & Sam’s Grill begin seating at 6 p.m. and are priced at $55 per adult (excluding tax and gratuity). For reservations, call 214.379.1111.

Te veo allí!


On The Border

On The Border Cinco de Mayo Margarita CupOn The Border Guacamole

Cinco De Mayo is swiftly approaching along with the sizzling deals and On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is no exception. To celebrate Mexico’s astonishing victory and it’s 154th anniversary, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is honoring the day with amazing deals and classic Mexican cocktails. With a twist on this classic holiday, On The Border will offer the following specials:

Ø  House Margaritas 14oz Cinco Cup – Frozen/Rocks $4
Ø  14oz Cinco Cup Dos XX Lager/Ambar & Corona Light Drafts $3 (where available)
Ø  Variety of Cinco Shots for $2/$3/$4
Ø  Dos XX Ambar/Lager bottles & Corona/Corona Light bottles $3


Meso Maya

Meso Maya Cinco

In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, Meso Maya has announced “un cóctel especial” will be available Thursday, May 5 through Sunday, May 8. Offered on the cocktail menus at both the Preston Forest and the Downtown restaurants, “Vitamina C” is a delicious blend of bold flavors made from the freshest ingredients. With el Jimador tequila blanco, mescal, fresh-squeezed carrot and lime juices, muddled cilantro, and house-made clover syrup, this hand-crafted libation is the perfect way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

The “Vitamina C” compliments warm weather Meso Maya favorites like the Ensalada de Ceviche or the tamarind-glazed Herradura Salmon. Meso Maya’s dedication to the culinary traditions of authentic interior Mexico makes it the ideal destination to commemorate Cinco de Mayo. Raise a drink, make a toast, and enjoy being transported south-of-the-border.


Studio Movie Grill

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with $5 Margaritas starting May 1st

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with $5 Margaritas starting May 1st


Taqueria La Ventana

Taqueria La Ventana Cinco de Mayo

Join Taqueria La Ventana for Cinco de Drinko at both their Downtown & Addison locations! Enjoy pork carnitas in their beer/marg garden, take photos with a luchador and jam out to music from Tamborazo De Arranque from 7-9pm. Be there or BE SOBER!

Mattito’s Tex-Mex

Mattito's Tex-Mex

Mattito’s knows Tex-Mex, and they also know Cinco de Mayo. This hometown restaurant chain has one of the biggest patio parties in town, stretching across all five locations. The fiesta will include a live salsa band and a mariachi band, as well as drink specials. There will be games and prizes, and rumor has it there may even be a mechanical bull to ride. On top of all the fun, you’ll still enjoy Mattito’s award-winning Tex-Mex cuisine. The revelry kicks off at 4 p.m. (Source: CBS DFW)


Casa Mama

Casa Mama

This humble, little neighborhood joint has successfully buzzed along for several years with devoted support from the East Plano community. A friendly staff of familiar faces, delicious food and yummy frozen margaritas keeps everyone coming back. To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the team at Casa Mama will bring in a Mariachi band in the early evening, and offer happy hour pricing on margaritas. The festivities are laid-back and family-friendly so guests won’t feel overwhelmed by crowds and loud music. (Source: CBS DFW)


Taco Diner

Taco Diner Cinco de Mango

Celebrate Cinco de Mango at Taco Diner this year! Beginning Wednesday, May 4th enjoy our delicious frozen mango margaritas in a keepsake Cinco de Mango cup.


TNT Tacos and Tequila

TNT Cinco de Mayo

TNT Tacos and Tequila is celebrating with $5 House Rocks Margs ALL DAY (Because it’s never too early to drink tequila on Cinco De Mayo)! $3 Street Taco Bar with live DJ’s from 5pm-1am.


Campuzano Mexican Food

Campuzano Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Campuzano’s Dallas location! #PumpDallas2016


Sprinkles Cupcakes


Sprinkles Margarita

Whether on the rocks, or straight up, tequila has long been one of the cornerstones of Mexican culture. Now, you can order a Casamigos Margarita cupcake at the Sprinkles Cantina now through May 22nd! This key lime cake is loaded with Casamigos Blanco Tequila and topped with key lime frosting.

George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s award-winning Casamigos Tequila is a small batch ultra-premium tequila made from the finest, hand selected 100% blue weber agaves, grown in the rich red clay soil of the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.

Make your Cinco de Mayo celebration one to remember with these freshly baked cupcakes and Casamigos Margaritas!


Capital Pub

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Mi Dia From Scratch

Hell Freezes Over

On May 5 drink specials will include a $5 Mi Dia Frozen Over, the house frozen margarita featuring Sauza Blue Silver, Triple Sec, lemon juice and agave nectar, $5 Mi Dia Rita Rocks, the house rocks margarita, and a discounted Margarita of the Month, a monthly margarita special including seasonal and fresh ingredients.  



Stay hungry festive, Dallas.



Brandon Baker

Brandon Baker

Brandon is a Dallas born-and-raised, tech-loving, obsessive foodie. His blog is dedicated to all the fun and affordable food the Dallas metroplex has to offer.