Cinco De Mayo 2019: Live music, Tajin popcorn, agave tastings & cheap eats

While there are plenty of reasons to stay in, there are many more reasons to venture out.

It’s quite possible that Cinco De Mayo has squeezed itself into your plans this coming weekend — making it just in time on Sunday.

The holiday is sometimes considered a minor holiday in Mexico, but it’s becoming widely celebrated here in the U.S., which makes for a fun time at several bars and restaurants around Tucson.

If you’re not sure how to celebrate, there’s plenty of food, beer, Bloody Mary’s, and good old fashioned family fun happening on Sunday. There are a few options out there, so take a look if you need help making a decision.

Mexican-inspired beers at 1912 Brewing Company

2045 N. Forbes Blvd., Suite 105
(Credit: coughing7colors.com)

(Credit: coughing7colors.com)

Between the times of 1 – 6 p.m., the brewery is throwing a Cinco De Mayo celebration the best way they know how: with several pints of beer.

Some of what you can expect to see on tap are all Mexican-inspired beers, such as the Flor De Cereza Gose, La Cosa Gose, Ta Weno, and the El Gallo series.

1912 Brewing Company will also be offering tamales and popcorn with Tajin and Chamoy.

For more information, visit 1912 Brewing Company’s Facebook event page.

Cinco de Mayo fiesta at Blanco Tacos + Tequila

2905 E. Skyline Dr.
(Credit: Blanco Tacos + Tequila)

(Credit: Blanco Tacos + Tequila)

Blanco Tacos + Tequila’s Cinco De Mayo fiesta takes place from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

You won’t want to miss this all-day fiesta. The restaurant has teamed up with George Straight-owned tequila brand Codigo 1530 for the all-day bash.If you haven’t tried the “King of Country” approved tequila, now’s a good opportunity – it comes at a discount of just $5 for a Classic or Skinny Margarita. More…

For more information, visit the Cinco de Mayo fiesta at Blanco Tacos + Tequila Facebook event page.

Mexican food by Daniela’s Cooking at Caps & Corks

3830 W. River Rd., Suite 100
(flickr/hand_rail)

(flickr/hand_rail)

Happening from noon – 4 p.m., the craft beer drinking spot is celebrating Cinco De Mayo with Mexican food by Daniela’s Cooking.

They’ll be serving up a fiesta platter that includes mini chimichangas, taquitos, all three of Daniela’s salsas and guacamole.

For more information, check out Caps & Corks’ Facebook event page

$5 Cinco de Mayo menu at Charro Steak

188 E. Broadway Blvd.
NY Strip at Charro Steak (Photo courtesy of Charro Steak)

NY Strip at Charro Steak (Photo courtesy of Charro Steak)

Charro Steak is throwing a bash from 4 – 9:30 p.m. for the holiday, you can be there’s going to be several things to eat throughout the evening.

To make things even more exciting, they’re celebrating with a $5 menu.

$5 Cinco De Mayo Menu
  • Prime Rib Nachos
  • Prime Rib Tacos
  • Flan
  • Patrón Reposado Margarita
  • Prickly Pear Patrón Reposado Margarita

Also, all Modelo products are two for $5, and you can snag a Patrón Reposado Bottle for $25.

For more information, head over to Charro Steak’s Facebook event page

Annual Cinco de Mayo party at Hotel Congress

311 E. Congress St.
(Credit: The Agave Heritage Festival)

(Credit: The Agave Heritage Festival)

The annual Cinco de Mayo party hosted by Hotel Congress is just one of the highlights of the week.

The party runs from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. and tickets are $5 each. The fiesta is going to be full of agave spirits, live music, and plenty of dancing.

For more information, visit agaveheritagefestival.com.

Food trucks, live music & more at Hotel McCoy

720 W. Silverlake Rd.
Beer and wine at the bar at Hotel McCoy (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Beer and wine at the bar at Hotel McCoy (Credit: Jackie Tran)

From 2 – 9 p.m., Hotel McCoy is partyin’ with Orkesta Mendoza, Joey Burns of the band Calexico, and the touring band Devotchka.

Although, that’s not all. There’s going to be food trucks, fun outdoor activities, family friendly entertainment, and more.

Tickets are $25 per person and all ticket sales go directly to the artists.

For more information, check out Hotel McCoy’s Facebook event page

$5 Bloody Mary’s at Sentinel Peak Brewing Company

4746 E. Grant Rd.
Wings at Sentinel Peak Brewing Company (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Wings at Sentinel Peak Brewing Company (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The midtown brewery is ready to party on Cinco De May from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and they’re pulling out their craft beer’s spicy relative.

Behold the bloody mary. Sentinel Peak Brewing will be offering $5 bloody marys throughout the day, and perhaps you can request a Michelada — if you’re craving a spicy brew instead.

For more information, visit Sentinel Peak Brewing Company’s Facebook event page. 

Food, vendors, tastings, live music & more at Tohono Chul Park

7366 N. Paseo Del Norte
(Credit: The Agave Heritage Festival)

(Credit: The Agave Heritage Festival)

This one’s for the whole family.

It’s going to be filled with the traditions of the Southwest, alongside some mariachi band performances, agave spirit tastings, and artist displays. You’ll also have the option to splurge on food vendors, a local produce farmers market, local makers, games for the kids, and much more.

The event is free and runs from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Tohono Chul Park.

For more information, visit agaveheritagefestival.com

Cheap drinks at RA Sushi Bar & Restaurant

2905 E. Skyline Dr., Suite 289

RA Sushi Bar and Restaurant wants to celebrate Cinco De Mayo with you all day long.

They’ll be offering $4 Mexican Beers and Frozen Margaritas, along with $5 Patron Emperor’s Margaritas. The deal is only for dine-in customers only.

For more information, rasushi.com.

 

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.

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