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Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French empire and is celebrated every year on May 5th. Last year, we were just at the beginning of the pandemic so most of us celebrated Cinco de Mayo virtually or with some takeout. This year, as more and more people get vaccinated each day and dining restrictions begin to lift, it’s time to go out and celebrate (responsibly). The following restaurants are bringing the party so head out for a family dinner, a date night or even an escape with friends to enjoy some great drinks, Mexican food and each other’s company.

Bahama Breeze Island Grille
Princeton, Woodbridge, Wayne, Paramus, Cherry Hill, Toms River
In honor of the holiday, Bahama Breeze will be offering $5 Classic Margaritas tomorrow. Let the good times flow!

Blue Moon Cafe 
Bronxville, Englewood, Wyckoff
Blue Moon has two great ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year — come for an in-person celebration featuring a mariachi band 6pm-9pm at all locations or pick up a Cinco de Mayo package to celebrate at home.

Chevy’s Fresh Mex 
Chevys Fresh Mex locations in New Jersey invite guests to safely celebrate Cinco de Mayo and enjoy festive food and drink specials! Celebrations at the Clifton location will take place May 5 with a live DJ from 4pm-12am and in Linden on May 5 with a live DJ from 3pm-11pm. Both restaurants are equipped with tents for outdoor seating.

Chevys will offer its guest authentic Mexican drinks for $5, including:

  • $5 14 oz. Rum Cup
  • $5 Drafts (Corona Premiere, Dos Equis Ambar, Modelo Especial, Coors Light)
  • $5 El Jimador Reposado Shots

Chili’s
The famous and gigantic Presidente Margarita, Cheers to Patrón, Cuervo Blue and Frose
‘Ritas, plus select draft imports and other fiesta-worthy favorites available for dine-in or to go for $5. 

Chipotle Mexican Grill 
Order Burritos by the Box to kick off your Cinco de Mayo celebration with some delicious food. You can mix and match your burrito builds or just let them pick out an assortment. Order 24 hours in advance!

Moe’s Southwest Grill 
In celebration of “Cinco de Moe’s” the chain is offering five times rewards points on all orders, all day.

On the Border
The chain is offering a special $5 “Cinco Rita” with Cuervo in honor of the holiday. The first 100 people at each location will also be given a commemorative shot glass.

Orale Mexican Kitchen 
Jersey City, Hoboken
If you’re looking for something a little fancier, the Jersey City and Hoboken spots are now open for indoor dining. Their Barbecue Pork Nachos and Carolina Barbacoa Tacos are worth the trip!

Pancho’s Burritos 
New Milford
The outdoor patio at this New Milford restaurant is open so come celebrate with friends and family!

Qdoba Mexican Eats
Cater your Cinco de Mayo party with Qdoba! From burrito bowls to nachos to tons of craveable topppings, they’ll make it a celebration to remember.

Taco Bell
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Taco Party Pack! Includes 3 crunchy tacos, 3 soft tacos, 3 Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos, 3 Spicy Potato Soft Tacos with an option to customize your box. All you need to bring is the Jarritos!