10 restaurants and bars celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Birmingham, including Chuy’s

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Get your tacos! Photo via Babablu Birmingham

Birmingham is gearing up for a weekend full of Cinco de Mayo celebrations. So grab that sombrero and head to these restaurants and bars for great specials on food, drinks and more May 3-5.

Cinco de Mayo El Barrio Takeover

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Good eats from El Barrio Restaurante in Birmingham. Photo via El Barrio Restaurante

Marty’s PM and Good People Brewing Company are joining forces this May 5 with a Cinco de Mayo El Barrio Takeover. During the event, El Barrior will be taking over the kitchen to serve up some party favorites, like Barrio-Ritas. 

The mariachi band Garibaldi will be providing great entertainment, along with Kamikaze Karaoke with Jeff D. 

Where: Marty’s PM. 1813 10th Ct. S., Birmingham, Al 35205
Date: Sun., May 5
Time: 8PM-2AM

Cinco De Mayo at La Paz

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Taco-bout funny. Photo via La Paz

For family fun on Sunday, May 5, visit La Paz Restaurant for their annual celebration. It will include:

  • Live music
  • Drink specials
  • Magic City face art
  • Kids activities
  • Photo booth
  • Piñata smashing
  • And more!

Throwing your own party? La Paz will offer catering services for Fiestas happening all over town. 

Address: La Paz Restaurant and Catering. 99 Euclid Ave, Mountain Brook, AL 35213
Date: Sun., May 5
Time: 11AM-10PM

Cinco De Chuy’s

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Get your drink on this Cinco de Mayo. Photo via Chuy’s (Birmingham)

Who says Cinco de Mayo is only a one day event? At Chuy’s, the celebration continues for three straight days with a variety of specials on drinks and appetizers. Here’s a peek at what you can get:

May 3—Feista Friday

  • $1 Floaters

May 4—Sippin’ Saturday

  • $1 Floaters
  • $1 Off Perfect Margaritas

May 5—Sunday Funday

  • $1 Floaters
  • $1 Off Perfect Margaritas
  • $5 Regular House Ritas
  • $8 Grande House Ritas
  • $1 Off Dos Equis
  • $5 Queso or Guacamole
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Tasty drinks at Chuy’s in Birmingham. Photo via Chuy’s (Birmingham)

Address: Chuy’s. 216 Summit Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35243
Date: Fri.-Sun., May 3-5
Time: 11AM-10PM

Cantina Cinco de Mayo Festival 2019

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Mmmm, cheese! Photo via Taco Mama

Everyone loves a visit to Pepper Place. And this Cinco de Mayo, it is the place to be in downtown Birmingham. Here’s what you can expect from this thriving entertainment district:

The Market at Pepper Place

Address: 2829 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205Time: 7AM-Noon
Price: FREE
What to Expect: AL farmers and makers, live music

Cantina Tortilla Grill

Address: 2901 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233Time: 2-10PM
Price: $5
What to Expect: Margaritas, DJ and live music, Food from Cantina, Cantina on Wheels and Taco Morro Loco

Hop City Birmingham

Address: 2924 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: Noon-2PM
What to Expect: Star Wars Day & Drinko de Mayo with beer sampling. 

Ignite Cycle

Address: 224 29th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 8-10:30AM
What to Expect: Latin-themed exercise/dance class

Cinco de Mayo with Los Lobos and The Vegabonds

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The Vega Bonds will perform live at Iron City. Photo via The Vegabonds

Looking for a real Cinco de Mayo party? Check out one of Birmingham’s best at Iron City. Featuring music from Los Lobos and The Vegabonds, this May 5 celebration will include:

  • Yummy food like short rib quesadillas, chicken tiras, chips and queso
  • Pinatas
  • Giveaways
  • And more!

Address: Iron City Bham 513 22nd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Date: Sun., May 5
Time: 4-11PM
Price: $30
Tickets

Cinco De Mayo FiestaBham

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Cheers! Photo via Ghost Train Brewing Company

Enjoy a jazz brunch with a special Mariachi flare during Ghost Train Brewery Company’s Cinco de Mayo FiestaBham celebration. 

During the event, Ghost Train will be offering four Cinco-centric beers and Hot Tag will be serving up delicious Mexican food. 

Address: Ghost Train Brewing Co. 2616 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Date: Sun., May 5
Time: 11AM-8PM

Cinco De Drink0

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Photo via The Red Shamrock Pub on Facebook

Why hop from dive to dive when you can get everything you need in one place? On May 5, The Red Shamrock Pub is your ultimate Cinco de Mayo destination spot.

Just grab your sombrero and your favorite crew and let the good times roll! There will also be some amazing drinks deals you won’t want to miss out on (don’t forget the salsa, chips and queso!

Address: The Red Shamrock Pub. 42 Manning Pl., Birmingham, AL 35254
Date: Sun., May 5
Time: 12PM

Cinco De Mayo at The Pizitz

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An outside gathering at The Pizzaz in Birmingham. Photo via The Pizitz

What do you want at a Cinco de Mayo celebration? How about:

  • Margarita specials
  • A pop-up taco bar from The Louis
  • Music from DJ Tony Rodio
  • Salsa Dancing with IV Motion

Find it all at The Pizitiz during their Cinco de Mayo event. 

Address: The Pizitz. 120 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Date: Sun., May 5
Time: 12PM-4PM
Price: FREE

90s R&B Brunch & Booze Cinco de Mayo Edition

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Mimosa bar. Photo via SKA

Take a trip down memory lane to the time when scrunchies and neon-colored bicycle shorts were all the rage during SKA’s (Simone’s Kitchen ATL) 90s R&B Brunch and Booze Cinco de Mayo edition celebration at Luxe Ultra Lounge.

During the event, enjoy:

  • A delicious brunch buffet by SKA (now located at Luxe Ultra Lounge)
  • 90s music
  • Drink specials ($3 mimosas, $5 margaritas)
  • Full bar access

* Advanced ticket purchase is strongly advised.

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Brunch buffet Photo via Simone’s Kitchen ATL

Address: Luxe Ultra Lounge. 300 24th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Date: Sun., May 5
Time: 2-6PM
Price: $25

Moss Rock Tacos & Tequila (Hoover)

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Margaritas. Photo via Moss Rock Tacos & Tequila.

The Cinco de Mayo fun will last all weekend long at Moss Rock Tacos & Tequila in Hoover. At this mighty fiesta, there will be:

  • Drink specials
  • Live music
  • Bouncy house and free Kids’ Fun Zone
  • Contests and prizes
  • Free swag
  • And more!

Address: 616 Preserve Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35226
Date: Sat.-Sun., May 4-5
Time: 11AM-9PM

More Places to Consider

Surprise! Here are three more restaurants that are offering specials deals for Cinco de Mayo.

Casa Fiesta Mexican Grill

Address: 5084 Pinnacle Square, Trussville, AL 35235
Date: Sun., May 5
Time: 6-9PM

El Zunzun

Address: 4105 Crosshaven Dr., Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
Date: Sun., May 5
Time: 10:30AM-3PM

Rails and Ales

Address: 1210 6th St., Leeds, AL 35094
Date: Sun., May 5
Time: 2-9PM