Cinco de Mayo is not just for drinking margaritas and downing as many tacos as possible, although that is pretty fun. In the US, May 5 has become a day to celebrate Mexican-American culture, but in Mexico, it commemorates the Mexican victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. While Mexico might not be throwing any parties for the day, if you're looking to really whoop it up in the US, check out these food and drink Cinco de Mayo deals nationwide. 

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Applebee's drink special from last month, the Dollarita (a $1 margarita), has been extended through May 5. They've also added $2 Dos Equis to the menu for the entire month of May. That's two drink specials that are instantly made better with a side of chips and salsa. 

Bahama Breeze

Bahama Breeze has been celebrating Cinco de Mayo all week long, so hit them up tonight or tomorrow for their last day of festivities. All classic margaritas are only $5.  


While Chipotle might not be giving their guac out for free (hey, we all have dreams), you can get a burrito or two delivered for free through Sunday, May 6. Place your order via the DoorDash app and enter the code "GETCHIPOTLE" and you will get Chipotle without the annoying delivery fee. 

#SpoonTip: This deal goes through Sunday, which might be the ideal day to use it after drinking margs on margs. 


Today through Sunday, get $1 off Corona and $1 floaters. For those of you wondering, floaters are shots of tequila or other liquors you can order to top your margarita, like whipped cream on a milkshake.


Moe's has also been celebrating all week long, but on Saturday, they'll be handing out free t-shirts while supplies last. You can also get $5 burritos at participating locations, and a $5 reward when you book catering for 20 people or more. 


The ride sharing serving has paired up with Sabra and Guacamole and Tostitos to give a discount on rides. Pick up a chips or guac packages specially marked with a Lyft logo and get a code for $10 off a ride.

#SpoonTip: Drunk driving is never cool, so don't do it. Find a DD or take a Lyft!

Taco John's

You can get five—yes, five—beef soft shell tacos for only $5.55 now through Saturday. Why celebrate with one taco when you could celebrate with five? 

Tijuana Flats

Tijuana Flats is serving up $2 Mexican beer drafts through Sunday, and $2 tacos.

#SpoonTip: Please drink responsibly, friends! Spoon University does not support binge drinking or underage drinking.