Cinco de Mayo is approaching, and if you’re wondering, “What are some of the Cinco de Mayo restaurant specials near me?”, we’ve compiled a list of all of San Antonio’s top Cinco de Mayo food and drink promotions and restaurant specials for 2022.
Even while Cinco de Mayo is commonly celebrated at Mexican restaurants throughout town, there are a number of different restaurants and pubs that participate in the festivities by offering excellent food and drink specials!
We have so far announced the offers that have been revealed and will continue to do so. So save this page to your favorites and come back to see what’s new.
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Cinco de Mayo Specials in San Antonio – Food & Drink Deals at Local Favorites
Please join us for our annual Cinco de Mayo event where we will be having mariachi’s, live music, photo ops, and $20 beer buckets! This event will take place all day and is free with RSVP.
Mariachi’s will kick off around 5:30 PM and then there will be Rafael Angel performing from 7:00-9:00 PM!
Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5, which commemorates the anniversary of Mexico’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. You will have a street taco experience at their outdoor grill to celebrate the holiday.
Where: 5215 UTSA Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78249
When: May 5, 2022, 11 am to 11 pm
Enjoy some of the delicious margaritas like the Prickly Pear, Watermelon Mint or the delicious Mango Chamoy Margarita, don’t forget to ask for tajin chili rim with it.
Where:910 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205
When: May 5, 2022, 12 pm – onwards
Join us for a fun painting class to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at In Contrada Vineyards & listen to live music by @andrewlopezmusic. Cost includes all painting materials. Food & drinks available for purchase from In Contrada Vineyard & Kitchen.
Where: 27490 Smithson Valley Rd San Antonio, TX 78261
When: May 5, 2022 5:30 pm onwards
Cinco de Mayo Restaurant Specials in San Antonio & 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. Please verify the offer for the location near you.
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.
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 San Antonio!
Remember to check out our list of Cinco de Mayo Celebrations & Events in San Antonio for 2022!
Cinco de Mayo Restaurant Specials in San Antonio – Continued
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.
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 San Antonio!
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 San Antonio 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 San Antonio!
Cinco de Mayo Frequently Asked Questions
What is Cinco de Mayo and why is it celebrated?
Cinco de Mayo is an annual event observed on May 5th, according to Wikipedia. The occasion is commemorated to mark the triumph of the Mexican Army against the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, led by General Ignacio Zaragoza.
What are some of the Cinco de Mayo activities?
Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday celebrated mostly in the state of Puebla, where Zaragoza’s improbable victory happened, although it is also observed in other countries. Among the traditions are military parades, reenactments of the Battle of Puebla, and other festive festivities. Parades, food, music, traditional dancing, and combat reenactments are all part of the festivities.
When did the United States’ Cinco de Mayo celebrations begin?
According to the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, the contemporary American celebration of Cinco de Mayo began in California in 1863 in response to resistance to French authority in Mexico. (#31) “In the gold country town of Columbia (now Columbia State Park), Mexican miners were so overjoyed that they spontaneously fired off rifle shots and fireworks, sung patriotic songs, and made impromptu speeches.”
The holiday grew across the United States in the 1950s and 1960s, but it was not widely celebrated until the 1980s, when marketers, particularly beer firms, capitalized on the day’s joyful aspect and began to advertise it. It first gained traction and evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage in cities with large populations of Mexican-Americans, such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and New York.
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