6 Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in Raleigh


Taco ’bout a good holiday. 

Shut up, liver—you’re fine. It’s Drinko de Mayo, and you’re in for a Mexcellent day thanks to festive celebrations going on around town. Rock out with your guac (and margs) out! 

Dos Taquitos

Tequila bad vibe—just take a shot. And where better than at this locally famed Dos Taquitos, where CDM is nacho average holiday. The North Raleigh staple’s annual street party returns May 5 with drink specials, a food truck, prizes, live music, street performers and face painting. The margs start flowin’ at noon, so make sure you call out sick from work—er, use up a vacation day. Worth it! dostaquitosraleigh.com

Salt & Lime Cabo Grill

As Drake famously says, “you can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning,” so head to Salt & Lime when the doors open at 11am for an all-day fiesta feat. tacos, tequila, beers, margs and giveaways. Just pace yourself—the party goes until 10pm. saltandlimecabo.com

Gonza Tacos y Tequila

If drinking too many margs is liable tequil-ya, we’ll take that risk. And where better to make pour decisions than Gonza. All locations will be opening early at 4pm, with face painting (Leadmine location) and DJs. The party ends when the tequila runs out… gonzatacosytequila.com

Sports & Social Cary

$12 nachos. $5 margs. $25 buckets of Corona. Literally what more could you ask for?! With these daylong specials—plus live entertainment, games and giveaways—Sports & Social‘s Fiesta de Mayo celebration is going to be one for the books. Ay caramba! sportsandsocial.com

Driftwood Cantina

It’s fiesta time! Driftwood is revealing its newly covered patio with a community party (the best way to do it, natch) that will consist of face painting, an outdoor bar serving up Modelo Especial and frozen margs and and outdoor grill with delish birria tacos. Come hungry! driftwoodcantina.com

a’Verde Cocina + Tequila Library

Get ready to throw down as a’Verde is not only celebrating Cinco de Mayo, but its one-year anniversary (!)—so you know it’s gonna be a party. The festivities will be taking place all day long, and include food and drink features, games, and surprise prizes—but be sure to swing by from 6 to 9pm for swag, festive cocktails, tacos, a DJ and tequila shots for those 21+. Ring that bell! averdecary.com


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