Even for those who don’t speak fluent Spanish (or even Spanglish), it’s fairly obvious that Cinco de Mayo falls on May 5. This year, it’s Sunday, May 5, which means you have less than a week before the Mexican holiday. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day like our July 4, but rather is a day that recognizes the Mexican army’s unlikely triumph over French forces at the Battle of Puebla back in 1862.
Of course, most people here in the United States today don’t care all that much what Cinco de Mayo is celebrating. We’re just happy to have an excuse to throw a big fiesta. And we currently know of two restaurants that are offering specials specific to Cinco de Mayo. We will let you know between now and Sunday of any newcomers to that list, but for right now this post covers Moe’s Southwest Grill and Tijuana Flats.
The equivalent to McDonald’s Big Mac, the Homewrecker Burrito is the iconic entree at Moe’s Southwest Grill. Normally, this monstrous burrito (and we mean that adjective as a compliment, just to be clear) sells for $6.99. For Cinco de Mayo only, however, Moe’s will give you this filling meal for just $5. Plus, you’ll enjoy chips and salsa on the side. It’s a fair bet that $5 will fill you up and then some.
Then, there’s Tijuana Flats. They are holding a couple of specials referred to as Cinco Spot. On Cinco de Mayo itself, you can enjoy $2 Mexican Beers. These include Corona, Corona Light, Negra Modelo, Modelo Especial, and Pacifico. Additionally, placing any $100 catering order between Wednesday ,May 1 and Sunday, May 5 means you’ll receive a FREE $20 gift card.