Get This Fiesta Started! 10 Food and Drink Deals for Cinco de Mayo

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Though — contrary to common belief — today is not Mexico’s Independence Day, it’s still an excuse to celebrate.

And here at The Penny Hoarder, you know how we celebrate: with deals.

So here are 10 of the best Cinco de Mayo specials we could find… Vamos!  

1. Bahama Breeze

Get your drink on with $5 handcrafted classic margaritas at the Bahama Breeze nearest you. If you’re planning ahead, this deal is valid May 1-5.

2. Moe’s Southwest Grill

Happy #CincodeMoes!

This quick-service Tex-Mex chain is offering $5 burritos all day at select locations — and if you’re one of the first customers of the day, you might even get a free T-shirt!

3. Tijuana Flats

Get three days of $2 deals on Cinco de Mayo weekend. Grab $2 Mexican drafts on Friday, May 5. “Recover” on Saturday May 6 and Sunday, May 7 with $2 drafts, plus $2 churros, tacos and chips and salsa.

4. On the Border

Drink specials abound, with margaritas on special for $5 each. To get the fiesta started, many locations will also have live music!

5. Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

Grab the pub’s Cinco de Mayo deal — two tacos with chips and salsa for $5.99 — on Friday. Tax and gratuity not included.

6. Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse

Head to the bar all week long for $4 Coronas and $5 margaritas.

7. Chuy’s

Austin, Texas-based Tex-Mex chain Chuy’s starts the celebration early. Stop by May 4 for a $1 floater (a half-ounce of your favorite liquor poured over your beverage) or $1 off Corona beer. On May 5, enjoy all-day happy hour specials, plus the previous day’s drink offers. On Saturday, May 6, Chuy’s will serve $5 bloody marys.

8. El Pollo Loco

Head over to this chicken joint’s coupon page to print out deals you can use all weekend. Choose a $5 chicken tostada combo, a $5 two-piece leg and thigh combo, or $5 off a 12-piece family meal. Looking for catering deals? Take $10 off a 24-piece catering meal or $20 off a 48-piece catering meal. Talk about a party! You can show these coupons on your mobile phone, too.

9. Marie Callender’s

Stop by Marie Callender’s all weekend for $4 house margaritas and $6 “ultimate” margaritas. Home-style dishes and marg specials? Heck yes.

10. Tio Juan’s Margaritas

Stop by before 4 p.m. on May 5 for $5 house margaritas and $5 all-you-can-eat nachos. Select locations will have live bands or DJs, along with giveaways and other entertainment.

Be sure to check out your local restaurants to find more deals for Cinco de Mayo!

Your Turn: Where will you celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year?

Susan Shain is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at susanshain.com, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.

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