Cinco de Mayo in Phoenix 2012

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Cinco de Mayo conveniently falls on a Saturday this year! Celebrate with refreshing cocktails and tasty food specials at these great restaurants in the Phoenix area.



Distrito at The Saguaro in Old Town Scottsdale is getting tough this Cinco de Mayo with high-flying Lucha Libre and an Iron Chef menu. Distrito is building a wrestling ring where wrestlers will battle it out from 2:00-6:00 p.m. In celebration of the holiday, Distrito will offer $5 margaritas and $2 Tecate all day, a special $35 chef tasting menu with $15 tequila paring, a DJ, mariachis and more. Dining reservations recommended, 480.970.4444.

SOL Mexican Cocina

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, SOL Mexican Cocina at Scottsdale Quarter will be extending their patio area to allow more space for partygoers. The restaurant will have a festive vibe and will present a rotation of live music from 1:00 to 10:00 p.m. Guests can choose from more than 60 tequila selections, plus SOL’s hand crafted margaritas, such as the popular Cucumber-Jalapeno Margarita, or other specialties like a Frozen Beer or Bulldog. Enjoy flavorful Baja Mexican cuisine, including Carne Asada and Carnitas Street Tacos, Cocktel de Mariscos, and Hot and Raw Ceviche.


On Saturday, May 5, Sandbar will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo fiesta at their three locations in the Valley. The party kicks off with $5 Frozen Margaritas and $3 Cervezas from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Later that evening, guests can catch the Mayweather vs. Cotto fight. There will also be live music at every location, with Hair Raid and The 8Teaze at Sandbar Desert Ridge; Black Bottom Lighters, Ethan and Matt (Ethan of EastonAshe), MOB vs Ba!!ot Box, and DJ Bazar at Sandbar Peoria; as well as Capital Down and The Walkens at Sandbar Chandler. In addition, Sandbar Peoria will host additional entertainment that includes bobbing for limes, jalapeno eating contest, and the bikini contest with $1000 in cash and prizes.

Salty Senorita

Salty Senorita, in Old Town Scottsdale and Peoria, is hosting a Cinco de Mayo bash on Saturday, May 5. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. and live music starts at 11:00 a.m. There will be food and drink specials all day to celebrate.

El Hefe

El Hefe in Old Town Scottsdale is hosting a Cinco de Mayo block party May 5 and 6. Enjoy music all day and night by Deejay Diesel. Watch the Mayweather vs. Cotto fight on Saturday, May 5 and participate in the bags tournament on Sunday, May 6, starting at 1:00 p.m.for a $500 prize.

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