Margaritas at La Botana (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Cinco De Mayo 2024: Fiestas, Margaritas & More in Tucson


April 29, 2024
By Matt Sterner

The holiday, which is sometimes considered a minor holiday in Mexico, has become widely celebrated here in the U.S. over the years, making for a fun time at bars and restaurants around Tucson. If you’re not sure how to celebrate it this year, there’s plenty of food, beer, bloody marys, and good old-fashioned family fun happening on Sunday, May 5.

There are a few options out there so take a peek if you need help making a decision. We’ll also keep adding to this roundup as we inch closer to Cinco De Mayo so check back often!

If you’re simply looking for a stellar margarita, check out our interactive guide.

Cinco De Mayo En El Barrio

61 E. Congress St.
(Photo courtesy of Cinco De Mayo En El Barrio)

This year for Cinco de Mayo, Tucson Foodie is teaming up with Real Good Concepts (the creative team behind La Chingada Cocina MexicanaLUST DWTNThe Neighborhood, and CRUDA Mariscos & Oyster Bar) to throw the ultimate late-night Cinco De Mayo fiesta.

The party kicks off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, which then rolls into the early morning hours of Sunday, May 5.

Tickets are $25 or $35 at the door.

Learn more.

More Cinco De Mayo Events

1912 Brewing Company

2045 N. Forbes Blvd. #105

“Join us for a celebration of food, brews, and good people! We are partying with a Mexican pizza special and our Mexican brews. Try the El Chente Mexican Lager and the Ta Weno Mexican Amber.”

The party starts at noon on Sunday, May 5.

Learn more.

Button Brew House

6800 N. Camino Martin #160

The Marana brewery will be offering $2 off Micheladas on Cinco De Mayo. Also, they have a brand-new Margarita Sour on tap. Party on!

Learn more.

Casa Marana

8225 N. Courtney Page Way #191

Heads up! This event is on Saturday, May 4. They’ll be serving $5 margaritas, $5 Mexican lager drafts, and $1 off tequila.

Learn more.

Catalina Brewing Company

6918 N. Camino Martin

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El Chinito Gordo

2920 N. Oracle Rd.

The team has something special in the works for Saturday, May 4 (the day before Cinco De Mayo) from 6 – 8 p.m. Here’s a hint: it has to do with tequila.

Learn more.

The Frozen Cactus

5769 E. Speedway Blvd.

On Cinco De Mayo, The Frozen Cactus will have $3 Coronas, $3 Margaritas, two-for-one tequila shot specials, and $2 off premium tequilas.

Learn more.

Ghini’s French Caffe

1803 E. Prince Rd.
Breakfast Margarita (Photo courtesy of Ghini’s French Caffe)

For Cinco De Mayo, the French restaurant is serving a Frenchiladas Brunch and $1 off Breakfast Margaritas from Wednesday, May 1 – Sunday, May 5.

“Enjoy Our delicious French Crêpes stuffed with all-natural grilled chicken, red chile, garlic & creamy cheddar cheese, filled and topped with red and white Frenchilada Sauce. Buen Provecho!”

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HighWire Tucson

30 S. Arizona Ave.

Highwire will be opening early at 11 a.m. on Cinco De Mayo! DJ’s will be starting at 3 p.m – 2 a.m. Additionally, they’ll have complimentary cocktail samplings from 4 -6 p.m. — sponsored by Cazadores Tequila.

Learn more.

Hotel Congress

311 E. Congress St.

“VIP Amigo Passes are available for Sunday’s show with early entry, a chance to meet the band, and a shot of Canción Tequila!”

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The Hut

124 E. Broadway Blvd.
a picture of a huge tiki head
(Photo courtesy of The Hut on Facebook)

From 2 – 5 p.m., Funky Bonz will be performing at The Hut and the party keeps on rollin’ afterward.

Learn more.

La Botana Tacos

565 E. Wetmore Rd.

There’s not a specific event going on at La Botana’s new and only location on Wetmore Road, but the neat thing is that they’re open on Sunday, May 5. That’s right! They’ll be open and dishing out margaritas, tacos, and whatever it is you desire on Sunday.

Learn more.

The Maverick

6622 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

The country bar is bringing back the Bucking Jalapeño for a Cinco De Mayo Fiesta starting at noon.

“$3 Mexican beers all day, $4 Mexican candies, $5 Hornitos margaritas, $6 Patron, and $1 strawberry marg Jell-O shots! Live music with The AB Sanchez Band 7 p.m. and Dj Du in the mix all night!”

Learn more.

The Moonstone (at Graduate Tucson Hotel)

930 E. Second St.

Starting at 4 p.m., Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Graduate Tucson hotel, with an all-out rooftop pool party. Soak up the Sonoran sun while you enjoy festive drink specials, a live DJ set by DJ Jason E., and more splashy surprises. Plus, grab free samples and merch from Bask Suncare.

Open to all, but space is limited. Round up your party people and RSVP today.

The event is free to attend but an optional $5 donation will go back to the University of Arizona Skin Cancer Institute’s sun safety program, Project SASS, and its mission to raise public awareness of sun safety and skin cancer detection.

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The Outlaw Bar & Grill

1302 W. Roger Rd.

“Join us for our Cinco de Mayo fiesta! RSVP now. Together, we can advocate for global literacy.”

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Sonora Moonshine Co.

124 E. Broadway Blvd.

The festivities kick off at 10 a.m.

“Get ready for a night of electrifying music and craft spirits! Join us on Cinco de Mayo for the grand opening of Sonora Moonshine, featuring live performances by Salvador Duran and Adrian Perez of MeXcal. Don’t miss this unique blend of talent and tradition! See you there!”

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Tucson Tacos and Tequila Bar Crawl

Begins at HiFi Kitchen and Cocktails (345 E. Congress St.)

This bar crawl is from 5 – 11 p.m.

“Gather your amigos and amigas for a night filled with tacos, tequila, and endless fun as we journey through the city’s top spots. From mouthwatering tacos to refreshing margaritas, each stop on our crawl promises a delicious experience that’ll have your taste buds dancing with joy. But that’s not all! Join us as we raise our glasses to Cinco De Mayo and celebrate the rich culture and heritage of Mexico with lively music, colorful decorations, and plenty of cheers.”

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Venom

1104 S. Craycroft Rd.

The nightclub is hosting Cinco De Mayo specials all weekend (Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5)

Learn more.

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