Nacho Average Friday

These Are the Top 5 Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

From late night tequila shots to family-friendly fun, turn Friday into a fiesta at these Houston haunts.

By Jeanne Lyons Davis May 3, 2017

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Eight Row Flint

Starting at noon on Friday, this Heights ice house serves $5 margaritas and palomas and $3 Tecates and Modelo Especials until midnight. Don't forget to order tacos on their homemade corn tortillas—even the biggest carnivore will go loco for their Brussels sprouts rendition—trust me us. 

Noon–midnight. 1039 Yale St. 


The underground beer garden and food hall teams up with Saint Arnold Brewing Company to serve frozen "Raspberry AF Beer Margaritas" and $4 Santos beers in keepsake Cinco de Mayo-themed pint glasses. Cheers to that!

7 p.m.–3 a.m. 1010 Prairie St. 

Bovine & Barley

This downtown pub is raising the bar this Friday with a live Mariachi band, plus $6 margaritas, $5 tequila shots and $5 brisket tacos—all. night. long! 

4 p.m.–2 a.m. 416 Main St. 

El Big Bad

Downtown's favorite Mexican cantina kicks the party off early with $4 house margaritas from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. on Friday, followed by face painters and liquid nitrogen margs later in the evening and all day Saturday. After a spirited weekend, savor their special—and much-need—Cinco de Bruncho on Sunday until 6 p.m.

Various hours throughout the weekend. 419 Travis St.

Miller Outdoor Theatre

Looking for fun for the whole family? Pack a festive picnic and head to Hermann Park to hear Tlen Huicani, a band boasting singers from Veracruz, and Villalobos Brothers, the contemporary Mexican ensemble group. (Psst: alcohol is permitted; glass is not.)

Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. 6000 Hermann Park Dr. 

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