Cinco De Mayo Celebration at Chuy's Restaurant

Cinco de Mayo Restaurant Specials in Houston | Image Credit – Chuy’s Facebook Page

Cinco de Mayo will be here soon and if you are thinking “What are some of the Cinco de Mayo restaurant specials near me?” We’re serving up the low-down on all of Houston’s best Cinco de Mayo food & drink deals and restaurant specials for 2022.

Even though Cinco de Mayo is often celebrated at Mexican restaurants across town, there are other restaurants and bars that join in the celebrations with top-notch food & drink deals! 

We have the offers announced so far and will continue to add to this list. So make sure you bookmark this page and check back for the latest.


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 Houston – Food & Drink Deals at Local Favorites

El Big Bad’s 12th Annual Cinco de Mayo Party

Cinco De Mayo Restaurant Specials in Houston - El Big Bad Mexican Restaurant

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It’s time to let loose and have the Fiesta you need. You are invited to the BEST Cinco party in town. This is their 12th annual. If you’ve been there before, you know.

If not, you don’t want to miss it this time. You deserve to drink the BEST Margaritas on a HUGE wrap-around roof-top patio in Downtown.

Among our top choices for Cinco de Mayo Restaurant Specials in Houston! 

Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen Weeko de Cinco Celebration

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Gringo’s! Purchase a Cadillac or House Margarita in Gringo’s 16 oz co-branded commemorative cup and keep the cup! (limit 2 per guest).


Cinco de Chivos

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the G.O.A.T, Chivos in the Heights. They are opening 1 hour early para la fiesta! Enjoy: HAPPY HOUR PRICING, Specials on El Tesoro and Hornitos, and Specials on Tlayudas and Ceviche Tostadas. So RSVP with your amigos!


Cinco de Mayo Restaurant Specials in Houston & Other Cities

7-Eleven Inc. 

Cinco De Mayo Festivities at 7-Eleven

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7?Eleven, 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 7?Eleven® and Stripes® stores.

Abuelos Specials for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco De Mayo Restaurant Specials in Houston - At Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant

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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!

Applebee’s in Texas

Cinco de Mayo at Texas Applebee's

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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

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.

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle Cinco De Mayo

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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 Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Cinco De Mayo at Chuy's Restaurant

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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 Houston! 

Remember to check out our list of Cinco de Mayo Celebrations & Events in Houston for 2022! 

Cinco De Mayo Events in Houston - Social Beer Garden HTX

Cinco de Mayo Events in Houston | Image Credit – Social Beer Garden HTX Facebook Page


Cinco de Mayo Restaurant Specials in Houston – Continued

Freebirds World Burrito

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.

Kona Grill

Kona Grill Cinco

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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!

Moe’s Southwest Grill Cinco

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.

On the Border – Cinco de Mayo Specials

On The Border - Cinco De Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo – Countdown  Thursdays! $3 Beer Specials + $5 Bar Bites


Pappasitos Cantina – Cinco Winners 

Cinco De Mayo Keepsake Glass by Pappasito's Cantina

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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.

Taco Cabana

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 Houston! 

TGI Friday’s

Cinco De Fridays

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Time to get your Cinco on. It’s Cinco de Fridays! Join us for some good times.


Twin Peaks Restaurant

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.

Cinco de Mayo Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Cinco de Mayo and why is it celebrated? 

According to Wikipedia – Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.


What are the activities associated with Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in Mexico mainly in the state of Puebla, where Zaragoza’s unlikely victory occurred, though it is also celebrated in other parts of the world. Military parades, reenactments of the Battle of Puebla, and other festive activities are among the traditions. Celebrations include Parades, food, music, folkloric dancing, battle reenactments


When did Cinco de Mayo celebrations originate in the United States?

According to a paper published by the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, the modern American emphasis on Cinco de Mayo began in California in 1863 in reaction to opposition to French rule in Mexico. (#31) “Mexican miners were so overjoyed in the gold country town of Columbia (now Columbia State Park) that they spontaneously fired off rifle shots and fireworks, sang patriotic songs and made impromptu speeches”

In the 1950s and 1960s, the holiday spread across the United States, but it was not mainstream until the 1980s, when marketers, especially beer companies, capitalized on the day’s celebratory nature and began to promote it. It grew in popularity and developed into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, first in places where there were a significant number of Mexican-Americans, such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and New York. 


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