Cinco de Mayo 2023: Tacos, beer, margaritas and discounts

Cinco de Mayo falls on a Friday this year, meaning that several restaurants will keep the party going all weekend.

Chains from quick-service to full-service have discounts with beer, margaritas and tacos.

Here are some of the specials announced on websites and in news releases.

Randy’s Donuts is serving a Mango Tajin Doughnut for Cinco de Mayo. (Photo courtesy of Randy’s Donuts)

CureVeza is a new Mexican-style lager at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse. Sales benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. (Photo courtesy of BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse)

Chipotle Mexican Grill has added a “First Timers” bowl to its digital menu for Cinco de Mayo. (Photo courtesy of Chipotle Mexican Grill)



Acapulco Restaurant & Cantina: There will be a build-your-own taco bar beginning at 3 p.m., followed by live entertainment at 4 p.m.. Also, the restaurant will offer margarita specials as well as beer and tequila shots. Friday customers will receive a buy-one-get-one card for a “hangover” breakfast entrée on Saturday.

Black Angus Steakhouse: There will be all-day happy hour on May 5 with a Messy Michelada for $8.50, Chili-Lime Chicken Bites for $11.99, and $7 starters, according to a news release.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: The Huntington Beach chain will introduce a new Mexican-style lager,  BJ’s CureVeza, on Thursday, May 4 to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. It will donate 25 cents per pint brewed to support research for a cure, according to a news release. May 5 happy hour deals will include $6 Brewhouse Margaritas.

Chipotle Mexican Grill: The Newport Beach chain is partnering with events platform Partiful in a campaign designed to build new customers. It is offering a buy-one-get-one deal to fans who create an event on Partiful between now and May 5 and invite friends who have never tried Chipotle, using #ChipotlePartyPromo in the description. Visit “Time To Finally Try Chipotle” on for details. The chain is also offering a  First Timer Bowl, with chicken on its digital menu.

Del Taco: Rewards members can get any burrito free with a $10 purchase May 5-7, according to a news release.

Dog Haus: This Pasadena chain’s sausage of the month in its Absolute Würst Sausage Series is Pork al Pastor.

El Torito: Build-your-own taco bar opens at 3 p.m. Friday. Drink specials include House Margaritas for $9-$12 and Cadillac Margaritas for $11-$14. Live entertainment starts at 4 p.m. Customers on Cinco de Mayo will get a buy-one-get-one card for a breakfast item the following day.

El Pollo Loco: Loco Rewards members can get a free Crunchy Birria Taco with the purchase of any shredded Beef Birria entrée on May 5 only, according to a news release.

Randy’s Donuts: The Inglewood-based chain is serving a Mango Tajin Doughnut through May 31, according to a news relase.

Red Lobster: A limited-time Cinco Rita cocktail will be available for $5 beginning May 5, according to a news release.

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