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Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for "the fifth of May," celebrates the defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862. Celebrating Cinco de Mayo has become increasingly popular in the DFW area. Many celebrate the day with dancing, music, food and beverages. Many restaurants and bars offer food or drink specials and live music. In Texas, it's just a great excuse for a fiesta!
Bring your amigos for cocktails, entertainment, giveaways fun and free food. Mariachis will perform as you sip $8 Avion premium margaritas at the Oak Lawn location. The Fairview location is serving up $9 margs and $5 regular margaritas, $3.50 for all beers, there will be a complimentary chalupa and mini taco station from 3-6 p.m. and a DJ live from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
When: May 5, 2012
Where: Oak Lawn Ave Location: 3211 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219. 214-420-0030 and Fairview location at 241 Stacy Road, Fairview, TX 75069. 972-549-0040.
Cinco de Mayo is always a fun day full of surprises at Desperado's. They are currently coming up with the drink specials but details aren't available yet.
Where: Desperado’s Mexican Restaurant Numero Uno: 4818 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206. 214-363-1850
Desperado’s Mexican Restaurant Numero Dos: 3443 W. Campbell Rd., Garland, TX 75044. 972-530-8886
Shake your maracas at El Ranchito this Cinco de Mayo where guests can enjoy $5 margaritas and #5 beef enchilada, chicken enchilada and beans at El Ranchito for only $5. Mariachis too.
What: Cinco de Mayo Party
When: May 5, 2012.
Where: El Ranchito, 610 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75208. 214-946-4138
Come to La Calle Doce this Cinco de Mayo and enjoy $5 margaritas as well as the #5 sour cream enchiladas at La Calle Doce.
When: May 5, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: La Calle Doce, Oak Cliff Location: 415 W. 12th Street, Dallas, Texas 75208. 214-941-4304. La Calle Doce, Lakewood Location: 1925 Skillman, Dallas, Texas 75206. 214-824-9900
What: Celebrate with live entertainment featuring mexican, tejano and english music plus DJ spinning til closing.
When: Saturday, May 5, 2012 from at 5 p.m. to close.
Where: Los Molcajetes, 4320 Western Center Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76137. 817-306-9000
Where: Urban Taco Uptown, 3411 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204. 214-922-7080.
Ruth's Chris Steak House North Dallas, 17840 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75287. 972-250-2244.
Ruth's Chris Steak House Fort Worth, 813 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102. 817-348-0080.
There are thousands of different tacos in DFW. Here are some of my personal favorites. Your list may vary but this is a good starting point. Some disagreed with my list but there's one thing to remember: I'm not a fan of menudo, tripe or barbacoa. That's just how I roll.
Sample a few tacos on Cinco de Mayo. You'll be glad you did.