Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French empire and is celebrated every year on May 5th. 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. It’s on a Friday this year, so fiesta all weekend!

Bahama Breeze Island Grille
Cherry Hill, Paramus, Princeton, Toms River, Wayne, Woodbridge
In honor of the holiday, Bahama Breeze will be offering specially priced margaritas and outdoor block parties. 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 or pick up a Cinco de Mayo package to celebrate at home.

Bubbakoo’s Burritos
Multiple Locations
In honor of Cinco De Mayo, Bubbakoo’s is giving away free taco kits. You can enter to win by liking, commenting and sharing the brand’s posts on social media from May 1-5. The winners will be announced via social media on May 5 and will receive digital gift cards thereafter to claim their prize.

Chevy’s Fresh Mex 
Clifton, Linden
There will be parties at both locations all weekend: think Mariachi band, Z100 radio on site, food and drink specials and giveaways; plus a Boozy Fiesta brunch on Sunday.

Multiple Locations
The favorites here are the famous and gigantic Presidente Margarita, Cheers to Patrón, Cuervo Blue and Frose ‘Ritas. If you sign up for the rewards program, you can get free chips and salsa to snack on while you drink.

Chipotle Mexican Grill 
Multiple Locations
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!

El Pueblo Authentic Mexican Taqueria
North Cape May
Tacos, bowls, quesadillas, burritos, tortas: there are enough options here to keep you full all weekend! Protein choices include steak, pork, shrimp, sausage, fish and even tofu.

Fat Cactus Cantina
New Brunswick, Parsippany
Order authentic and Tex-Mex style Mexican food such as Mexican shrimp ceviche, cactus salad, coconut shrimp waca tacos, 7-layer burrito dip, or roasted poblano and corn guacamole.


Kona Grill
Try something from the $5 Margarita Heaven menu or $5 fish or shrimp tacos. Sip on margaritas rimmed with tangy Tajin, frozen and salted, or simply on the rocks with a twist of lime.

The Mathis House
Toms River
A tearoom may not be your first thought for a fiesta, but you can experience a celebration that includes a Mexican buffet dinner and a 5-piece Mariachi band.

Moe’s Southwest Grill 
Multiple Locations
Choose to turn your party into a fiesta by catering burritos and tacos for your amigos. The advantage is that Moe Rewards Members will automatically get 2x points for orders completed using their Moe Rewards account at participating locations. If you’re not a member yet you can download the app and sign up to take advantage of the deal. Plus, the first 50 guests that visit Moe’s on Cinco de Mayo will receive a free t-shirt.

On the Border
New Brunswick, Toms River
The newest menu items here include wild-caught crab, so order enchiladas, tostadas or dips with a seafood twist in addition to traditional tacos, burritos and salads that have a Tex-Mex twist.


Orale Mexican Kitchen 
Hoboken, Jersey City, Morristown
If you’re looking for something a little fancier, head to Orale for authentic Mexican food. Their Barbecue Pork Nachos and Carolina Barbacoa Tacos are worth the trip.

Pancheros Mexican Grill
691 Rte. 130 North, Hamilton
1919 Rte. 35, Wall Twp.
In celebration of Cinco de Mayo on May 5, Pancheros is dropping 5,000 $5 burrito codes on its social media pages for fans to claim.

Pancho’s Burritos 
New Milford
The outdoor patio is open, so order some California-style Mexican cuisine while getting some sun. They have a “tremendous” offering of tequila.

Pop’s Garage
Asbury Park
You won’t just get overstuffed burritos or Pop’s Cuban Corn here, you’ll also get sand, sun, surf, art, culture and community. The family serves clean, sustainable Mexican fare they developed based on their travels to the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico.

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

Shore Points BBQ
816 Arnold Ave., Pt. Pleasant Beach
Dine in or take out an assortment of tacos. You just need to take care of the margaritas.

Taco Bell
Multiple Locations
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Taco Party Pack! There are Crunchwrap Supremes, bean burritos, quesadillas and taco combinations to choose from, or you can build your own box. All you need to bring is the Jarritos! 

Tinga Fresh Mexican
Start your fiesta with homemade soup like creamy black bean or chicken vegetable. Cater or dine in for tacos, burritos, quesadillas and wraps or sandwiches.

Tio Taco + Tequila Bar
Clifton, Edison, Marlboro
Margarita Mondays, Taco Tuesdays and Happy Hour at the Bar are big draws here. There is an array of Mexican dishes, plus crafted cocktails and of course, tequila.

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