Cinco de Mayo On The Upper West Side

Updated: May 2, 2019

Many people confuse Cinco de Mayo with Mexican Independence Day, however, Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. In Mexico, this day is mostly celebrated in the state of Puebla with traditional military parades, reenactments of the battle, and other festive events. In Arizona, Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexican culture through delicious food, tasty drinks, and fiestas! Take a look at what some of our local businesses are doing to celebrate:

Urban Margarita

Celebrate with the following $5 Specials on Sips and Apps all day:

  • House or Skinny Margarita

  • Sangria 

  • 2-Piece Chimi (Jalapeño Cilantro Cream Cheese or Chicken)

  • Carnitas and Green Chile Taquitos

  • 3 Dips (Queso, Black Bean Dip, and Salsa)

Reservations can be made by calling (623)561-6674

Check out his awesome AZ Central article that they were just featured in!

Lakeside Bar & Grill

Celebrate with happy hour all day and the following specials:

  • $5 Micheladas

  • $7 Cenote Tequila Banco & Anejo Shots

  • $10 Margonas

  • $11.99 Enchiladas

  • Don't miss Abbey's famous tamales on Saturday, May 4th (4pm-close)

The Social On 83rd

Celebrate with the following specials ALL DAY Sunday, May 5th:

  • Short Rib Taco specials

  • $2.50 Mexican Beers

  • $3 Margaritas

  • Stay tuned for their NEW MENU coming out May 7th

Revolu Modern Taqueria + Bar

Celebrate on both Saturday May 4th (4pm-close) & Sunday May 5th, all day with the following food and drink specials:

  • Discounted draft Mexican Beers

  • $5.00 House Margaritas

  • $12.00 Mixed Berry Infused CasaMigos Tequila Margaritas

  • $4.00 Pork Tamales

  • $5.00 Shrimp Coctel

  • $5.00 Chicken Sopes

  • $5.00 Pozole (Sunday only)

Revolu is partnering with a local charity, Soldiers Best Friend. They have $1 raffle tickets with 4 gifts up for grab! Two large stuffed pinatas, a Revolu gift basket (hat, t-shirts, gift card), 1 tequila gift basket (tequila, glassware, salt etc). The proceeds from the raffle tickets will go towards Soldier’s Best Friend. Four lucky guests will be taking the prizes home. The drawing for the baskets will be held on Sunday May 5th between 2-4PM. Must be present to win!

For more information call (623) 878-0215

Nekter Juice Bar (Lake Pleasant)

  • Enjoy $2 off any 24oz juice or smoothie all weekend long (5/3-5/6) when using the app!!

Lake Pleasant Cruises

Two Cinco de Mayo cruises to choose from:

  • Saturday, May 4th @ 6:00pm, they have a party cruise boat for 21+ crowd with live music, drinks and snacks available for purchase.

  • Sunday, May 5th @ 6:00pm they have a sunset dinner cruise featuring Mexican cuisine. All ages are welcome.

Check out their link for more information.

Vistancia Farmers Market

Cinco de Mayo Farmers Market at The Village at Vistancia Clubhouse Parking Lot from 9-11AM. 75+Vendors, Keto Tamales, Nacho Company, Street Tacos, Burritos, Tons of Local Produce, Organic Pastries/Breads, Gourmet Sauces & Homemade Jams, Food Trucks, Kids Activities (Mini Train, Tropical Sno Shaved Ice, Kids Rock Store, Usborne Kids Book store & Mobile Petting Zoo) and live music. Note: this is the last market before Summer break.

Cinco de Mayo or Cinco de Drinko? Either way you look at it, the Upper West Side has some great options for you to celebrate!

By: Silvia Jajou

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