A holiday is only as good as the celebration, right? So why not make Cinco de Mayo 2022 a great one by celebrating the way we know best? We’re talking food and drink from some favorites around the Valley that are perfect for such a celebration. If you’re ready to party today, read on for the best places in the Valley to celebrate your Cinco.
15323 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Very few things can set the mood like a well-prepared margarita. Whether it’s a cucumber-jalapeño concoction with a kick or a refreshing watermelon marg, you can enjoy some strong beverages and high-quality Mexican fare at SOL — which is a truly classic way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, making this a top choice for many people around the Valley!
7000 E Mayo Blvd #1072, Phoenix, AZ 85054
You can’t enjoy your Cinco without trying a specialty Cinco de Mayo cocktail. How about going to Cien Agaves, the tequila hotspot of Phoenix, to get what they call the Jicama Spring Fusion? Complete with orange, lemon, agave nectar, jicama, and Cazadores tequila, this beverage will only be available from May 5th to Mother’s Day. Assuming you don’t want to miss out, we recommend you head over to Cien Agaves ASAP!
3961 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
If the word “creative” makes you want to visit a restaurant, you’ll want to visit CRUjiente Tacos — where they sport utterly awe-inspiring dishes like the Crispy Sweet Potato taco, topped with almond salsa, black beans, and more to really pack a punch. This establishment celebrates Thirsty Thursdays — and since Cinco falls on a Thursday this year, you’re in for a number of intriguing and flavorful beverages! Latino chef Rich Hinojosa of CRUjiente Tacos has created award-winning tacos that are sure to satisfy all your Cinco de Mayo cravings. Enjoy happy hour this year on Cinco de Mayo from 4 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close and toast to the holiday with the restaurant’s famous Premier CRU Margaritas for $8 (all day!) and Modelo and Tecate beer for $3.50, along with $1 off all the restaurant’s famous crunchy tacos! All day long, CRU will also be hosting a special with a dollar off all other margaritas, cocktails, beer, and wine.
1949 W Ray Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224
Who wants a party on a patio? How about live music with Sonoran cuisine? We know just the place! Valle Luna is having a Cinco de Mayo bash with live music from Jason “Gordo” Gordon. The party starts at 3 p.m., and Gordo plays for four hours, starting at 5:30. Along with some award-winning Sonoran food, you’ll have your pick of handcrafted margaritas, Mexican and specialty beers, and a special Happy Hour appetizer menu from 3 to 7:30!
801 N 2nd St UNIT 100, Phoenix, AZ 85004
This one’s a little different for a very good reason — Ocho Rios is a Jamaican restaurant, with authentic recipes like jerk chicken. However, they are doing something for Cinco de Mayo anyway, sporting jerk chicken and jerk shrimp tacos as well as $7 shots of Patron and tequila, and a dollar off your beer. If you are looking for something different to shake up your Cinco experience, give Ocho a try. This jerk spot really knows how to celebrate!
4801 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix’s hottest new restaurant will be celebrating its first Cinco de Mayo in proper fashion with its very own three-day event in the restaurant’s parking lot starting on Thursday, May 5, and ending on Saturday, May 7. This celebration will feature top-notch eats including tacos, burritos, churros, gelato, margaritas at the Don Julio booth, and beer at the Modelo booth. Guests will be given food, drink and game tickets upon purchase of admission to use at the Cinco de Mayo Festival at The Mexicano. If waiting to be seated at the restaurant, guests are encouraged to join in on the fun at the outside event. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Childhelp, an organization dedicated to aiding victims of child abuse and neglect.
Daily event schedule:
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.: mariachi band and live music
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Lucha Libre wrestling
9 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Late-night DJ music
101 E. Baseline Road, Tempe, AZ
7501 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ
Embrace all the yummy goodness Cinco de Mayo brings with Someburros’ 5 Days of Cinco de Mayo. This celebration includes:
Wednesday, May 4: $7 Pollo Fundido
Thursday, May 5: $2 off all margaritas
1155 W. Ocotillo Rd Ste #1, Chandler, AZ
Celebrate all the greatness Cinco de Mayo has to offer with the vibrant and welcoming K-38 Beach Mex Cantina in Chandler. For this special holiday, the local hot spot will be partnering with Modelo and doing a 5-on-5 special including $5 Modelo pints, $5 Modelo Micheladas, $5 house margaritas, $25 Modelo buckets and $5 for select food items. Spot by this Mexican cuisine hotspot for the ultimate Cinco de Mayo celebration in 2022!