Cinco de Mayo will be here before you know it and we have you covered with all the festivities taking place in Las Vegas.
Cinco de Bingo
Arizona Charlie's Decatur, located at 740 S. Decatur Blvd. and Arizona Charlie's Boulder, located at 4575 Boulder Hwy., will host a “Cinco de Bingo” celebration on May 5. Both casinos will also offer festive food and beverage specials for Cinco de Mayo. During the 3 p.m. bingo session on May 5, Arizona Charlie’s Boulder and Decatur locations will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with margaritas, sombreros, drawings and more for True Rewards members. During the 3 p.m. session, only, True Rewards members who hit bingo on any number ending in five will receive $25 in free slot play. All day during every odd hour bingo session, players who hit bingo on ball “B5” will win $100 in free slot play. Bounce back offers will be available during every session from 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. Players who play back-to-back games will receive a complimentary electronic rainbow.
Cinco de Mayo Festival
Commissioner William McCurdy II, Las Vegas City Councilwoman Olivia Diaz and North Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tem Isaac Barron are hosting a Cinco de Mayo festival with free food, music, games and COVID-19 vaccines from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on May 5, at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Avenue. The festival is free to attend, and the vaccines will be provided on a first-come, first served basis while supplies last. In addition to the festival activities, the event will also have officials there to discuss career training opportunities and healthcare services.
Downtown Container Park
Las Vegas’ open-air shopping center and live entertainment venue announces a fiesta-filled week with Latin-inspired live entertainment sponsored by El Espolon Tequila, food and drink specials. On May 5, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Downtown Container Park invites amigos y amigas to a taco-fueled rodeo on The Lawn featuring complimentary mechanical bull rides for attendees when they purchase food or drinks from surrounding Container Park tenants. Indulge in fresh specials from Pinches Tacos like $2.50 Pollo and El Pastor tacos and $6 Margaritas. Beginning at 9 p.m. and continuing until 11 p.m. Mariachi de Mexico turns up the heat on the dance floor with live Mexican folk music. The fiesta continues on May 8 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. when Freedom, a Carlos Santana tribute band, spices up the evening with Santana’s signature blend of smooth Latin, jazz and salsa. Nothing goes better together than tacos and tequila! Downtown Container Park hot spots Downtown Terrace, Oak & Ivy and Bin702 transform into micro-cantinas serving up holiday-inspired cocktails like Jalapeno Espolon Tequila, Del Lobos and the Sangre de Matador. Drink specials will be available from open to close beginning May 5 and continuing through May 8.
El Cortez Hotel & Casino
El Cortez Hotel & Casino, located in DTLV, is celebrating its 80th anniversary as the longest-running hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Head downtown to check out the recent 25 million dollar renovations and enjoy $5 shots of Patron and $5 1800 margaritas. El Cortez will kick off the celebration on May 5th with a roaming mariachi band from 5-7 p.m., but the celebration doesn’t end there. From May 5-8, guests can also enjoy complimentary Coronitas while playing.
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, the gorgeous ladies of FANTASY at Luxor Hotel and Casino will gift a lucky audience member with a complimentary fiesta-themed basket May 5. To celebrate the holiday, FANTASY headliner and lead vocalist, Lorena Peril, will perform a special song inspired by traditional Mexican culture. All audience members will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a basket packed with gifts from the cast, including Jose Quervo tequila, a ready-to-drink margarita bottle, shot glasses, FANTASY-themed playing cards, poker chips and more. During the fiery performance, a randomly selected winner will be chosen and can pick up the basket after the show. The winner of the gift basket must be at least 21 or older to receive the prize.
Cabo Wabo Cantina
Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Strip-side views, a limited-edition dish and endless margaritas on May 5. Overlooking the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Cabo Wabo’s patio seating is a go-to spot for the ultimate dining experience. The vibrant, colorful atmosphere and rockin’ music creates an infinite fiesta. A wide selection of signature cocktails and margaritas will be available, including the world famous, sought after “CW Margarita” with Cabo Wabo Tequila and Grand Mariner, priced at $14.20; and the “Cocorita,” made with Cabo Wabo Blanco Tequila, lime juice and crème of coconut, served on the rocks and rimmed with freshly- toasted coconut, priced at $15.20, among others.
Executive Chef Tacho Kneeland will prepare a Mexican-style shrimp cocktail appetizer with fresh-poached shrimp, prepared with a spicy, house-made cocktail sauce and served in an 18 oz. chalice glass. Garnished with fresh tomato, red onion, cilantro and avocado, the shrimp cocktail is priced at $21.95. Cinco de Mayo reservations can be made online or by calling 702-385-2226.
CHICA at The Venetian are serving up mouthwatering beverages and menu items. From May 5-9, CHICA is offering a dinner menu of Red Snapper Tradito, made with Lycee, hearts of palm, chili oil, yuzu ponzu and Beef Barbacoa for two, served with handmade tortillas, cebolla escabeche and assorted fresh salsas. The menu also includes a feature cocktail, Tomas Estes, made with Tequilla Ocho Reposado, St. George Raspberry Liquer, cranberry, agave and lime.
Head to The Strip to taste the classic tacos of China Poblano by José Andrés at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, while sipping on José Andrés’ personal creation, the Salt Air Margarita. All tortillas are made with heirloom-grown corn in Oaxaca, Mexico, so you know it’s the real deal. Torn between the classic Pollo a la Parilla taco with grilled chicken, guacamole, charred green onion, and chile pequin and the all-new Quesabirria which includes heirloom blue corn tortillas stuffed with lamb, beef, Menonita and Oaxacan cheeses, onions, cilantro, and served with consommé. Additionally, theTequila and Mezcal Festival will be kicking off on April 30 and concluding on May 11.
El Dorado Cantina
El Dorado Cantina, an authentic Mexican restaurant and bar featuring organic cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails, celebrates Cinco de Mayo with $5 house margaritas on May 5.
El Luchador Mexican Kitchen + Cantina
Guests can join El Luchador in Mountain’s Edge for a Party on the Patio with the fiesta beginning at noon serving during lunch and dinner service on Wednesday, May 5 featuring Chef Aaron Bryan’s team manning the taco cart, à la carte munchies, ice cold cervezas, and of course, no Cinco de Mayo party is complete until the mariachi band plays so live music beginning at 5:30 p.m.! Must be 21 or over to attend the patio festivities. No reservations are required for community patio area. For El Luchador patio seating, or seating within the restaurant, reservations are now open and open to all ages and can be made by calling 702-260-8709. Those wishing to celebrate at home can get in on the Top Rope Party Pack. For just $100, you’ll receive everything you need to impress your friends and family with a festive celebration. The pack features a build your own taco bar with chicken, carnitas, and shredded beef tacos (six of each), chips and salsa, assorted taco toppings, and a bottle of Patron Silver to make your own margs. Order must be placed by May 3 and picked up on May 5 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
El Segundo Sol
El Segundo Sol at Fashion Show Las Vegas will celebrate Cinco de Mayo all week long with incredible dining specials and live entertainment starting Wednesday, May 5 through Sunday, May 9. El Segundo Sol will kick off the celebration on May 5 with drink specials featuring El Jimador Sol Margaritas ($7.50), Sauza Frozen Margaritas ($8), and Nosotros Tequila Shots ($7 blanco, $9 reposado), along with musical performances from a live mariachi band from 1 to 2 p.m. and from 6 to 7 p.m. and live DJ from 4 to 9 p.m. The festivities will continue through the weekend with the restaurant’s legendary Loco Hour from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily, accompanied by a live mariachi band from 4 to 6 p.m. on May 8, and noon to 2 p.m. on May 9. For table reservations, call 702-258-1211.
Introducing French cuisine with American flair, Favorite Bistro combines traditions to create a unique Las Vegas dining experience. To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Favorite Bistro will offer its exclusive “Tacos a la French,” paired perfectly with the featured cocktail, “Oui Oui Margarita.”
Featuring an immersive experience in a bar maintained at a cool 23 degrees Fahrenheit, ICEBAR offers the frostiest beverages in town served in glasses made entirely of ice. Guests can enjoy Cinco de Mayo drink specials, including $8 shots of Cazadero Silver Tequila, $8 Modelo craft micheladas, $30 buckets of Corona beer and ICEBAR’s signature Frozen Spicy Mango Margarita, priced at $20.
If you’re looking for an upscale dining experience this Cinco de Mayo, then Jaleo by José Andrés at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is it. Jaleo serves authentic Spanish cuisine including tapas, paella, sangria, and more.
Makers & Finders
To celebrate the holiday, Makers & Finders will be hosting a Mariachi Brunch from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Guests can enjoy music from a live mariachi band, $25 all-you-can-drink Margaritas, Spicy Margaritas, and Mexican Candy Shots for 90 minutes, and $3 tacos.
Mariposa Cocina and Cocktails
Mariposa Cocina and Cocktails is offering a take-home assembly kit for two in light of the Cinco De Mayo holiday. Each kit retails for $25 ($50 value for dine-in) and will include four tacos (choice of chicken, carne asada or carnitas), a quesadilla, chips and guacamole, and pre-batched coconut lime margarita mix. Each kit will include step-by-step assembly instructions on behalf of the restaurant’s Corporate Chef, John Baez. Takeout kits are available for pre-order as soon April 23 and can be picked up at the restaurant as early as 11 a.m. on May 5. Guests who wish to dine in on Cinco De Mayo will enjoy specials offered from open to close, including $4 house margaritas, buy-one-get-one carafes of coconut or lime margaritas, $5 shots of Revel Tequila, $4 Mamitas Tequila & Sodas and a live deejay from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations are highly suggested by calling (702) 476-3330.
Mi Casa Cantina Grill
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Mi Casa Cantina Grill with bottomless margaritas or Dos Equis XX lager draft and three small plates for $40 per person. Available only from 4:30-9 p.m., guests can enjoy specialty margarita flavors including house, passionfruit, watermelon and pineapple.
Chef Nicole Brisson of the upcoming Brezza and Bar Zazu at the new Resorts World will participate in a pre-Cinco de Mayo pop-up with Chef DJ Flores from Milpa on May 4 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. (or until product runs out) at Milpa (4226 S Durango Dr. Suite 101). B&B Hospitality Group and Eataly alumni, Arnold Corpuz and Christian Castellanos, will join them for a taco collaboration, which includes octopus tostadas, tamarind-glazed duck tacos and cilantro lime lobster tacos, all made with Flores’s in-house stone-ground masa tortillas. West Coast Beverages and CaliFino Tequila will set up a mobile bar for refreshing cocktails. For more information, call 702-247-4147.
Off The Strip Bistro + Bar
Open 24 hours, Off The Strip Bistro + Bar will offer a one-day-only festive menu, featuring chicken taquitos made with fried, rolled chicken in tortillas topped with shredded lettuce, sour cream, cotija cheese, red California chili sauce, and green tomatillo sauce; chicken enchiladas made with marinated corn tortillas in chef's secret-recipe sauce stuffed with shredded chicken, lettuce, sour cream, cotija cheese, green tomatillo sauce and red California chile sauce; street tacos made with pork carnitas, carne asada and Cochinita Pibil varieties; and a curated selection of desserts including Neapolitan flan and conchas, a traditional sweet Mexican bread. Additionally, guests can sip on $12 specialty cocktails, such as the Jalapeño Margarita and Mexican Mule, and $40 beer buckets including Corona, Modelo and Pacifico beers.
Palace Grand Lounge
All day on May 5 through May 9, Palace Grand Lounge will offer a shot of Patrón Silver and a Modelo Especial for $5 in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.
Pancho's Mexican Restaurant
In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant, located in Downtown Summerlin, will offer happy hour specials on May 5. During the fiesta, house and flavored margaritas, well cocktails, and house wines will be $3 off from 2 to 5 p.m. Pancho’s also will feature an array of over 40 tequila selections, including Don Julio 1942, Jose Cuervo Reserva De La Familia and Gran Patrón Platinum, among others.
In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, from May 1 through May 7, all PT’s Taverns will offer $5 Patrón Silver margaritas and $4 Patrón Silver shots. Plus, SG Bar, Sierra Gold and Gold taverns will offer $2 chicken tacos.
Rockhouse Las Vegas
This Cinco de Mayo, guests are invited to say Salud with Rockhouse Las Vegas at Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. The Oak Room at Rockhouse Las Vegas will feature The Tommy ($13) from their menu. Guests can imbibe on The Tommy, a thirsty quenching cocktail consisting of Campo Azul Gran Clasico Tequila, fresh lime juice and agave nectar for Cinco de Mayo and throughout May.
If you’re in the mood to sling back some brews and try some unique tacos, look no further than SkinnyFATS. Try some Shrimp Tacodillas with tempura shrimp, spicy slaw, pico, chipotle aioli, and pepperjack in a quesadilla shell paired with your favorite craft Beer Zombies brew.
Sourdough Café, located at both Arizona Charlie's Decatur and Boulder, will offer street tacos, served with chicken or carne asada, a side of rice and beans, plus a house margarita, priced at $7.99. Additionally, all Arizona Charlie’s bars will offer a shot of Patrón Silver and a Modelo Especial, priced at $5. Both offerings will be available May 5 through May 9.
The Dorsey at The Venetian are serving up mouthwatering beverages and menu items. From May 5-9, CHICA is offering a dinner menu of Red Snapper Tradito, made with Lycee, hearts of palm, chili oil, yuzu ponzu and Beef Barbacoa for two, served with handmade tortillas, cebolla escabeche and assorted fresh salsas. The menu also includes a feature cocktail, Tomas Estes, made with Tequilla Ocho Reposado, St. George Raspberry Liquer, cranberry, agave and lime. In addition to the above food offerings, The Dorsey is offering a special cocktail in celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday, the Los Amantes, made with Mezcal, Byrrh Quiinguina, Aperol, fresh lime and coconut syrup and finished off with club soda and a garnish of cucumber and a lime peel.
April 28 to May 5
Available Sunday through Thursday in The Underground from noon to 10 p.m. and noon to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The history of the margarita is hazy, but imbibers need not understand its origin story to appreciate its appeal. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, guests can enjoy a luxurious $12 Cadillac Margarita made with Maestro Dobel Reposado tequila, Grand Marnier and lime juice.
The X Pot
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with The X Pot at Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian Resort Las Vegas! Guests can imbibe with delicious drinks specials as The X Pot offers $12 Specialty Tequila/Mezcal Cocktails and half-off Mexican beers. There will also be a live DJ performing in the lounge area from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
More than a pub and sports bar, Tilted Kilt offers a festive, modernized, Celtic-themed environment featuring traditional pub appetizers and entrees. Visitors can celebrate Cinco de Mayo with drink specials, including $7 shots of Patron and 1800 Tequila, $7 pints of Modelo and Dos Equis lager and $8 margaritas.
Trustworthy Brewing Co.
Trustworthy Brewing Co. is celebrating Cinco de Mayo weekend with the launch of a new beer, “El Vez.” Brewed onsite, the Mexican-style lager is 6.5% ABV, lightly touched with Liberty hops, giving it a light malt flavor that is smooth, crisp and clean on the palate. From May 6-9, guests can enjoy a 16 oz. draft of El Vez and a shot of Gran Centenario Plata tequila for $12 to extend the Cinco de Mayo celebration. Regular pricing is $9 for a 16 oz. draft and $12 for a 24 oz. mug. Trustworthy is located in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Palazzo and open Thursday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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