Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/24/23


Authentic Dishes, Creative Cocktails and Live Entertainment Mark the Festive Holiday on May 5

Cinco de Mayo is a popular holiday celebrated on May 5 every year to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. In Atlanta, many restaurants and bars offer specials and celebrations to mark the occasion. From authentic Mexican cuisine to creative cocktails, there’s something for everyone. Whether looking to indulge in a delicious margarita or try some spicy salsa, Atlanta’s Cinco de Mayo celebrations are not to be missed.

For the most happening fiesta in Buckhead, guests can head to Chido & Padre’s. The lively eatery will open at 2 p.m. on May 5 and stay open late serving its menu of authentic Mexican dishes along with drink features. A DJ amps up the fun from 6-10 p.m. Make reservations online.

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern at Halcyon in Alpharetta is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a party at its patio bar. Starting at 6:30 p.m. rain or shine, guests will enjoy festive dancing to the Latin seven-piece band “Catalina Sabrosa” and margaritas and taco specials. HOBNOB’s other locations—Brookhaven, Dunwoody, and Atlantic Station—also are celebrating the day with live entertainment and drink specials. Reservations can be made online.

Rreal Tacos—with locations in Midtown, West Midtown, Chamblee, and Sandy Springs—offers the authentic taste of Mexican street food along with a selection of more than 200 tequilas and over 100 mezcals. Guests can start the dining experience with seasoned elote, and for the main course choose from the variety of tacos topped with fresh meats or quesadillas created with ingredients sourced from Mexico. While the meal is being prepared, Rreal Tacos spices up the fiesta with a selection of handcrafted margaritas or other cocktails. Reservations can be made online.

For those who keep glasses raised, Tin Lizzy’s Cantina celebrates for five days with Cinco Days of Cinco. From May 3-7, all locations are offering $7 El Jimador margaritas and 32-ounce Dos Equis drafts for $7.  Guests can take the fiesta home with to-go orders placed online.

Cinco de Mayo Festival at Eclipse di Luna

Friday, May 5 from 1 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Indulge in a taco station, delicious drink specials from multiple bars and Mexican souvenir giveaways at Eclipse di Luna’s Cinco de Mayo festival! Several DJs will be spinning energetic tunes from 1 p.m. until 2 a.m. along with live music performed by a local band from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Cinco de Mayo at HOBNOB

Friday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Grab your crew and head over to HOBNOB’s Cinco de Mayo party! Guests can take advantage of the flavorful taco and margarita specials on the patio bar. Dance the night away to Catalina Sabrosa, a live Latin seven-piece band. Reservations are encouraged, but are not required. There will be no cover fee for entrance. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Cinco de Mayo at CT Cantina & Taqueria

Friday, May 5 from 5 – 10 p.m.

Join CT Cantina & Taqueria for the third annual Cinco de Mayo Street Festival! Enjoy delicious premium margaritas, CT’s classic menu items, hot dogs from The Original Hot Dog Factory and tunes spun by DJ The Black Amigo. Bring the little ones for exciting entertainment and activities, including thrilling stilt walkers, talented jugglers, balloon twisters, fire baton twirlers and face painting. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page

Friday, May 5: CINCO DE DRINKO
Located at Azotea Cantina | 11 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. EDT
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Azotea Cantina! Enjoy $9 House Margaritas, $7 Tequila shots, a live DJ and more! Guests can even enter to win a Caribbean Cruise trip for TWO! Click here for more info.

Fri., May 5 – Humble Pie Cinco de Mayo Specials

Humble Pie is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with food and drink specials in addition to their regular menu. Guests can enjoy classic and flavored margaritas – think mango, watermelon, prickly pear and more – a tequila old fashioned and a Palomate with Camarena Reposado, coconut liqueur, grapefruit, sage, agave & ginger beer along with the following savory dishes and desserts.

  • Humble Papas Bravas – fries, chipotle crema, cotija, paprika salt
  • Spicy Short Rib Torta Sandwich – black beans, pickled jalapeño, avocado, LTO
  • Street Corn Pizza – mozzarella, cotija, jalapeño, lime crema
  • Cinnamon Sugar Churros with spiced chocolate dipping sauce
  • Coconut Tres Leches Cake with passion fruit & lime meringue

Mango Tequila Paleta Popsicle with tajin spice

Fri., May 5 – H+H Cinco de Mayo

The Inman Park restaurant and bar will be pouring tequila and mezcal margaritas, Lunazul shorties and Tecate to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.