Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Dallas-Fort Worth Bars and Restaurants

Celebrate the Cinco with authentic Mexican food, beverages, and live music

Aerial shot of downtown Dallas, Texas and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge


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Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for "the Fifth of May," celebrates Mexico's defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. If you'll be in the Dallas-Fort Worth area on the weekend of May 5, celebrate at one of these bars or restaurants offering Cinco de Mayo specials on food and beverages along with other activities such as live music and dancing.

01 of 09


Overhead of food at Desperados

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4818 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206-4120, USA
Phone +1 214-363-1850

Cinco de Mayo is always a fun day full of surprises at Desperados, a local DFW favorite established in 1976. Order the Mexican Flag Enchiladas (chicken enchiladas topped with tomatillo, sour cream, and chipotle sauce) and $6 Cinco-Ritas with sangria and Midori. You can also win prizes such as T-shirts, salsa, gift certificates, and more. 


  • 4818 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
  • 3443 W. Campbell Road, Garland, TX 75044
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Blue Goose Cantina

Outside Blue Goose Cantina

 Blue Goose Cantina

2905 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
Phone +1 214-823-8339

The fiesta at Blue Goose Cantina features $5 Cinco de Mayo specials on Sunday including:

  • $5 The Frozen Margarita
  • $5 The Rocks Margarita
  • $5 Melon Margaritas
  • $5 Strawberry Margaritas

Plus, there's Brunch from 10 a.m.—3 p.m. and even more $5 specials:

  • $5 Migas
  • $5 Mimosas
  • $5 Build your own Bloody Mary Bar

Locations: Addison, Frisco, Plano, Greenville, Highland Village, McKinney, Grapevine 

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El Ranchito

The interior of El Ranchito Restaurant

El Ranchito Restaurant

3517 S Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76015-3410, USA
Phone +1 817-987-4560

Shake your maracas at El Ranchito this Cinco de Mayo where guests can enjoy drink and food specials, dancing, and mariachis. El Ranchito specializes in Comida Norteño (northern Mexican food) and Tex-Mex dishes such as cabrito (roast kid goat), mollejas (sweetbreads), and asado de puerco (roasted pork). For Cinco de Mayo look forward to their $5.00 cheese enchilada dinner.


  • 610 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, TX 75208
  • 3517 S. Cooper St., Arlington, TX 76015
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La Calle Doce

A margarita at La Calle Doce Restaurants

La Calle Doce Restaurants

415 W 12th St, Dallas, TX 75208-6507, USA
Phone +1 214-941-4304

Come to La Calle Doce this Cinco de Mayo and enjoy specials like $5 Bandera shots. Since 1981, La Calle Doce has been serving delicious and authentic Mexican seafood from a small renovated house in Oak Cliff and in 1999, its Lakewood location opened.


  • Oak Cliff: 415 W. 12th St., Dallas, TX 75208
  • Lakewood: 1925 Skillman, Dallas, TX 75206
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Los Molcajetes

Shrimp meal at Los Molcajetes

Los Molcajetes 

4320 Western Center Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76137-2056, USA
Phone +1 817-306-9000

Los Molcajetes' location in Fort Worth will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with live entertainment featuring three bands plus a DJ spinning until closing time. Music begins at 3 p.m. Since 1999, Los Molcajetes has served traditional Mexican food. Other locations are in Roanoke and Mansfield.

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Mattito's Cinco De Mayo celebration



7778 Forest Ln, Dallas, TX 75230, USA
Phone +1 214-377-9576

Party with your amigos at any of the three Mattito's locations. Enjoy a live DJ, Mariachis, games, prizes, and drink and food specials. Look for cuisine from their Tex-Mex menu.

  • 3102 Oak Lawn, Dallas, TX 75219
  • 7778 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75230
  • 1001 MacArthur Park Drive, Irving, TX 75063
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On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

Meal being served at On The Border

 On The Border

3130 Knox St #130, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
Phone +1 214-462-7760

On the Border is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with $5 Cinco 'Ritas and shot specials starting at $3. 

This year they have a specialty margarita called the “Mango Loco Rita,” a mix of Juice Monster Mango Loco, Grenadine, and tequila, available April 22 – May 5, 2019.

On the Border has multiple locations in Dallas and Ft. Worth (27) in addition to their Knox Street restaurant.

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Urban Taco

Celebration at Urban Taco

Urban Taco


5321 E Mockingbird Ln #105, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
Phone +1 214-823-4723

Urban Taco is the place to be this Cinco de Mayo. The restaurant traditionally celebrates Mexican heritage from 2 to 10 p.m. with $5 Casa Noble margaritas and $3 Modelo Especial beer. Also adding to the fun is usually mariachis and two DJs. 

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09 of 09

10 Best Tacos in Dallas

Exterior of Rusty Taco

 Rusty Taco

In the mood for some great tacos on Cinco de Mayo? The Dallas–Fort Worth area is home to hundreds of taco options. These local places serve up some of the best.

Favorites include The Rusty Taco where they make their tacos by hand and serve up a menu of tacos, chips, salsa, queso, guacamole, and beverages. The signature taco is achiote pork with grilled pineapple.

Also a favorite, Fuzzy's, is a casual place that features Baja-style tacos which are made with a variety of meats and then topped with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, garlic sauce, cheese, and feta cheese. They do take-out and catering.

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Bars and Restaurants Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Dallas–Fort Worth