Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 – not Mexico’s Independence Day (Sept 16), as many think. The holiday isn’t widely celebrated in Mexico, but has become quite the Americanized holiday.
This year, Cinco de Mayo falls on Thursday, May 5, so it’s a good way to get through the end of the week!
Whether you want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Columbus out, or at home, we’ve got a list of places where you can get tacos, tequila, tostados, Tecate, and more.
Cinco de Mayo in Columbus
Saturday, May 7. Stroll through Columbus eating tacos, enjoying exclusive margarita, tequila, and beer specials. Tickets start at $20 and include 3 tacos, specials at every stop, a map, and afterparty.
Participating Stops: Cantina, Callahan’s Rooftop, Granero Lounge, BBR, Brother’s, Gaswerks. Bars subject to change. This is a free flowing event with 5+ restaurants serving delicious tacos & drink specials, 21+ only.
Thursday, May 5
$8 Margaritas All Day
– Frozen Strawberry Margarita
– Passionfruit Mango Margarita
– House Big Mandy’s Margarita
$4 Tacos a la Carte
– Barbacoa Taco | Pickled Red Onions & Cojita
– Chile Rubbed Carnitas | Salsa Verde, Cilantro, Raw Onion & Soft Corn Tortilla
– Chicken Tinga | Pickled Fresno, Shaved Radish & Crispy Corn Tortilla
*Try One of Each for $10
Plus Happy Hour 4 pm – 6 pm
4154 Seward Street, Columbus, OH
Cinco de Chuys on May 5 means happy hour ALL DAY, plus $5 Queso appetizers! Get discounts on our World-Famous House ‘Ritas – both rocks and frozen – made with fresh-squeezed lime juice, along with Texas ‘Tini’s, Domestic Beer and more. Order a Grande ‘Rita and keep the commemorative cup! We’re also offering $1 Tequila Floaters to top off your margarita. *Specials may vary be location.
For a limited time get our Frozen Blackberry ‘Rita made with real blackberry purée and silver tequila. For a twist, swirl it with lime or strawberry – our signature frozen margarita flavors.
Want to bring the party home? Order your Tex-Mex favorites online at order.chuys.com. Check out our Meal Kits – pick from fajitas, enchiladas, tacos and nachos. Each kit comes with chips, salsa, queso and Creamy Jalapeño so you can celebrate big on Cinco de Mayo.
Cinco de Mayo Specials: $5 deals on favorites like the Presidente Margarita, Cheers to Patrón ‘Rita, Cuervo Blue ‘Rita and Frose ‘Rita, plus select draft imports!
4175 Morse Crossing
Columbus, OH 43219
Countdown to Cinco de Mayo: Thursday, April 29 – $5 Bar Bites, $5 Melon Margaritas
Cinco de Mayo Specials: TBA for 2022, for 2021 – $5 House ‘Ritas, $1 Gold Tequila meltdowns, Add an extra fruity flavor to your marg for $1.50, Grand Marnier souvenir sidecars (quantities limited, first come, first served), plus other specials on the website!
6608 East Broad St
Columbus, Ohio 43213
Specials: Enjoy appetizers for half price while you sip on Margs for only $6.50 from 11 am – 7 pm.
1086 N. Fourth Street, Columbus
Celebration for Cinco de Mayo with tequila & comida! Lots of special drinks, and tba specials from @tacosrudos and a chef partner collaboration you won’t be expecting!
4852 Sawmill Rd
Columbus, OH 43235
Cinco de Mayo Specials: They always celebrate Cinco de Mayo the right way, and they have fun planned for the day.
multiple locations to-go and IG
Specials: Moe’s rewards members get 5x rewards points on all orders on Cinco de Mayo. If you aren’t a Moe Rewards member already, download the app and sign up before ordering to receive the offer. Offer valid only on 5/5/22.
10 locations in Columbus
Cinco de Mayo Specials: $3.99 bottles of Modelo, Negra Modelo, Corona, Corona Light, Premier, and Pacifico when they dine in. Over 15 different margarita options, including the Buckeye Margarita, featuring Patrón Reposado Tequila, strawberry, fresh lime juice and house sour mix, and the Clawgarita featuring Patrón tequila, fresh lime juice, house sour mix and lime White Claw.
491 N. Park Street (Park Street District)
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Cinco de Mayo: Part of the Taco & Tequila Bar Crawl on May 7. See details and registration. Specials for May 5 are tba, but they usually have some event or offer.
Short North, Downtown, Polaris, Clintonville, Easton, Dublin
Specials: $12.95 Bud Box is a perfect to-go option. It comes with your choice of two Taco Suggestions, half-size Queso Blanco or Traditional Guac + chips! Happy Hour is weekdays from 3-6 pm
Build a Mexican pizza (or choose any large specialty pizza) and get $3 off with code Special3. Don’t know what’s on a Mexican Pizza? Options include ground beef, green peppers, black olives, onions, tomatoes, jalapenos and cheddar cheese. You can even select romasean crust (dried Roma tomatoes and parmesan) for elevated flavor. Don’t forget to get a side of jalapeno ranch for that extra spice!
Other great places to dine for Cinco de Mayo
2321 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201 Campus Location | 614-884-0755
8134 East Broad Street, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 | 614-868-3538
1542 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201|614-754-7496
Grandview, Clintonville, Brewery District, Hilliard, Dublin, Westerville, Gahanna, and Grove City locations
Don Tequila Grill Upper Arlington
3140 Kingsdale Center
Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221
Tumbleweed Tex Mex Grill
Specials: tba for 2022
Special: tba for 2022
Specials: tba for 2022
Los Guachos Taqueria
5221 Godown Rd, Columbus
7370 Sawmill Rd, Dublin (full bar)
1344 Cherry Bottom Rd, Gahanna (new location 2022!)
Make sure you try the tacos al Pastor!
Bakersfield Short North
733 N High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
8617 Columbus Pike
Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
2162 W Henderson Rd
Columbus, OH 43220
La Fogata Grill Pickerington
1849 Winderly Ln
Pickerington, Ohio 43147
Westerville, Powell & Hilliard
220 W. Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43215
6270 Gender Rd.
706 N. State St.
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