Things to Do for Cinco De Mayo in Houston (2020)

Cinco de Mayo is here and if you are thinking “What is the best place to celebrate Cinco De Mayo?” we’re serving up the low-down on all of Houston’s best food & drink deals and specials for 2021. We have a list of the deals announced so far and will continue to add to this list. So make sure you bookmark this page and check back for the latest.

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Cinco De Mayo Food & Drinks Deals in Houston – Announced So Far

Chuy’s Cinco De Mayo Celebrations

Chuy’s is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with happy hour all day. Get discounts on Tecate, Domestic Beers, Original Texas ‘Tinis and our World-Famous House ‘Ritas, both rocks and frozen, made with fresh-squeezed lime juice. Order a Grande ‘Rita and keep the commemorative cup! They’re also offering $1 Tequila Floaters to top off your margarita. *Specials may vary be location. For a limited time get the Frozen Blackberry ‘Rita made with real blackberry puree and Camarena Silver tequila. For a twist, swirl it with lime or strawberry – our signature frozen margarita flavors.

El Big Bad’s 11th Annual Cinco de Mayo Party

Around 30 Infused Tequilas to choose from. Expect a lot of rowdy fun Houstonians having a good time. MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER. Please keep them on while not seated or outdoors. El Big Bad will have Live Entertainment, DJs, Face Painting, Tequila Samples and more! Event for 21 and up only. Continue to monitor this space and we will report more details as they become available.

Los Cucos Mexican Restaurant – Cinco De Mayo Deals

$5 Margaritas served ALL DAY, made with 100% de Agave & 110 Proof Tequila. Starting April 30th – May 2nd AND Wednesday, May 5th.

Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen Weeko De Cinco Celebration

Why only celebrate Cinco De Mayo for one day when you can celebrate ALL WEEK! Weeko De Cinco at Gringo’s is May 3rd – May 7th with an exclusive CINCO RITA! When you order a Cinco Rita, you’ll get a co-branded St. Jude glass to keep which includes a $1 donation to St. Jude’s!

El Patio’s Cinco De Mayo Food Deals

Multiple specials on food and drinks including party orders. For example 40 street tacos serving 8-10 people are $120.75. House Margarita are $5 and Patron Barrel Select Reposado Frozen Ritas are $8!

Pappasitos Cantina – Cinco Winners For Cinco De Mayo

Join their E-Club by Wednesday, May 5th and you’ll be entered to win one of cinco $100 Pappas Gift Cards! De Mayo Food & Drinks Specials in Houston – Expected To Announce Before 5th May

Cinco De Mayo FAQ’s

What is Cinco De Mayo and why is it celebrated?

According to Wikipedia – Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.

What are the activities associated with Cinco De Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in Mexico mainly in the state of Puebla, where Zaragoza’s unlikely victory occurred, though it is also celebrated in other parts of the world. Military parades, reenactments of the Battle of Puebla, and other festive activities are among the traditions. Celebrations include Parades, food, music, folkloric dancing, battle reenactments

When did Cinco De Mayo celebrations originate in the United States?

According to a paper published by the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, the modern American emphasis on Cinco de Mayo began in California in 1863 in reaction to opposition to French rule in Mexico. (#31) “Mexican miners were so overjoyed in the gold country town of Columbia (now Columbia State Park) that they spontaneously fired off rifle shots and fireworks, sang patriotic songs and made impromptu speeches”

In the 1950s and 1960s, the holiday spread across the United States, but it was not mainstream until the 1980s, when marketers, especially beer companies, capitalized on the day’s celebratory nature and began to promote it. It grew in popularity and developed into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, first in places where there were a significant number of Mexican-Americans, such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, New York.

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