Enjoy live music, specialty drinks and Tex-Mex bites for Cinco de Mayo at these Dallas restaurants. (Courtesy Legacy Food Hall)

IIt’s never too early to plan vacation celebrations, especially when you want to book a good place to enjoy Texas’s favorite reason, drink margaritas, eat tacos, and listen to live mariachi bands. Cinco de Mayo, the annual celebration of the Mexican Army’s victory at the Battle of Puebla, lands on a Wednesday this year, but some places keep the celebrations going throughout the week.

Here is your guide to celebrating the Cinco de Mayo in Dallas.

I wish you

Uptown

2700 Olive Street
Dallas, TX | map

I wish you dallas

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the Harwood District’s Te Deseo. (Courtesy I Wish You)

This chic Mexican restaurant in the Harwood District is celebrating the Cinco de Mayo for six days. From May 1-8, Te Deseo will be offering $ 7 worth of sangrias and frozen beverage specialties. Also on May 1st there is a DJ on the roof from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sunset Salsa on May 2 at 7 p.m. and a DJ on May 5 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Jaxon Texas Kitchen and Beer Garden

Downtown

311 S Akard St.
Dallas, TX 75202 | map

JAXON beer garden Dallas

A celebration of Cinco de Mayo with live music will take place in the JAXON Beer Garden on May 5th. (With kind approval)

On May 5th, this downtown patio favorite is hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration from 5pm to 10pm. In addition to live entertainment from a local mariachi group, a DJ and a live band, there is drink and food specialties. These include $ 4 Dos XX, $ 8 frozen margaritas, $ 8 rock margaritas, $ 8 ranch water, as well as Tacos Al Pastor Specials, Paleteros (ice cream sold out of a wagon), and Eloteros (elots sold out of a wagon).

Joe Leo Feiner Tex-Mex

Knox-Henderson

2722 N. Fitzhugh Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204 | map

Joe Leo Feiner Tex-Mex Dallas

The new Tex-Mex spot Joe Leo Fine Tex-Mex opens on May 5th on Fitzhugh. (Courtesy)

This brand new Tex-Mex spot from Kyle Noonan of The Rustic will be opening on May 5th (Cinco de Mayo). There will be a mariachi band, a DJ, mini donkeys, a pop-up bar, golden tacos and of course fajitas and margaritas.

Legacy Food Hall

Plano

7800 Windrose Avenue
Plano, TX 75024 | map

Legacy Food Hall

Celebrate the Cinco de Mayo weekend at Plano’s Legacy Food Hall with tacos, margs and live music.

On May 1st, the Cinco de Mayo celebration will take place in this Plano dining room from 1.30 p.m. Chilangos tacos, tequila and live music await you all day. There will also be a giant 11-foot piñata provided by the Living Young Wellness Spa. The entertainment program includes Squeezebox Bandits (Tex-Mex Country Band), traditional Mexican dances by Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Fusión Latina and finally Havana NRG at 8pm. Buy tickets for Havana NRG here.

The rustic

Uptown

656 Howell Street
Dallas, TX 75204 | map

Rustic Dallas

Another place in Uptown to celebrate May 5th is this spacious outdoor venue. From 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. there is Joe Leo tacos (this is where Joe Leo Fine Tex-Mex started) and live music on stage.

Vidorra

Several locations

2642 main street
Dallas, TX 75226 | map

Vidorra Dallas

For Cinco de Mayo, Vidorra offers $ 5 margins. (Courtesy)

This Cinco de Mayo, that Mexican restaurant in Deep Ellum and Addison, has $ 5 margaritas, $ 5 imported beers, $ 5 cazadores blanco shots, and $ 30 large format cazadores, plus a live mariachi band.

bolero

Design District

1201 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 160
Dallas, TX | map

The Bolero Dallas

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with $ 30 margarita pitchers at El Bolero. (Courtesy)

Head to this Design District Mexican restaurant anytime on May 5th for $ 6 margaritas and $ 30 marg pitcher. Pair it with one of El Bolero’s taco plates or enchiladas to really get the party going.

Truck yard

Lower Greenville

5624 Sears Street
Dallas, TX 75206 | map

Dallas truck yard

Truck Yard starts its annual Chihuahua race in Cinco de Mayo on May 1st.

This Lower Greenville outdoor playground kicks off its five-day Cinco de Mayo celebration with its annual Chihuahua race on May 1st at 3pm. Reserve your puppy for the race to win prizes.

Miriam Latin cuisine

Downtown

2015 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
Dallas, TX 75201 | map

Miriam Latin cuisine

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Miriam Cocina with margarita specials. (Photo by Raynor Brumfield)

Adjacent to Klyde Warren Park, this Mexican restaurant offers margarita specialties as well as an à la carte menu for Cinco de Mayo. Miriam Jimenez is bringing back the popular pineapple margarita and mezcal margaritas ($ 12) just for that day, and offers gallon margaritas to take away with free chips, salsas, and guacamole ($ 65). You can also add a sampler platter of chicken tostones, cheese-filled bololitos de yucca, chicken and brisket empanadas, and black bean sopecitos for $ 21.

Waterproof

Downtown

1914 Commerce St 19th floor
Dallas, TX 75201 | map

waterproof statler

The waterproof The Statler is one of the newest and hottest pools in Dallas.

From May 1 to May 5, the popular rooftop pool will serve Don Julio Blanco shots (US $ 5) and a special on Don Julio’s 1942 magnum tequila (US $ 850) along with Don Julio. Combine your cocktails only at Cinco de Mayo with brisket and chicken tinga creations from a pop-up taco bar by the pool.

When the sun sets on May 1st, head to the Statler Ballroom, which hosts a pro-wrestling tournament for the holidays.

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