Cinco de Drinko

Where to Eat and Drink This Cinco De Mayo

So many margarita specials, so little time.

By Timothy Malcolm April 30, 2019

If you want to drink some margaritas, munch on a few tacos, and enjoy what Mexico gives us, there are so many ways to have fun this weekend. We've listed just a few of those ways, from big restaurant parties to the smallest of drink specials. 

At Picos, it'll be a big one. On Saturday, celebrate Zydeco de Mayo with a crawfish boil, tacos, tamales, burgers, hot dogs, nachos, and more. Then on Sunday, it'll be Fiesta Under the Big Top with crawfish, tacos, breakfast tacos, quesadillas, and much more. There will be plenty of drink specials and DJ sets.

Get a $12 red, white, and green margarita trio on Sunday at The Original Ninfa's on Navigation.

El Patio's infamous blue margarita for $7? Oh boy.

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El Patio's Club No Minor will host a big bash: $7 for a blue margarita (pitchers for $30), plus shots of Avio tequila, Patron labels, and more. 

Cadillac Bar will host a party from 4 p.m. to midnight on Sunday. Get buckets of beer, an exclusive cocktail featuring Espolon Blanco tequila, prizes, and more.

At Hay Merchant, enjoy a Mexican-inspired crawfish boil and drink specials (margaritas, palomas, shots) from 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday.

Meanwhile at Yard House, get $5 house margaritas, salted watermelon margs and pomegranate margs. They're available Sunday until 11 p.m.

Hotel Derek is inviting folks full access to its splash pool from 11 a.m. to sundown on Sunday. It's $25 to party, and you'll get a signature Patron cocktail upon arrival. 

At bar Bardot at Hotel Alessandra, enjoy a five-course street taco meal for just $12 from Friday to Sunday. Tacos include duck confit, tempura flounder, and short rib.

From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Texas country and Tejano musician Ricky Espinosa will perform at Goodnight Charlie's

At Eight Row Flint, the margaritas will be going fast and furious.

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Check out Eight Row Flint from 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday for $8 margaritas, $15 big-ass frozen margaritas (their words, not ours), and giveaways and other specials.

At Pistolero's, it'll be a two-day parking lot bash on Saturday and Sunday. Get $6 select Cazadores margaritas both days, and on Sunday, there'll be a photo booth, live art, and giveaways.

Last Concert Cafe will offer the Perfect Patron Margarita and a pineapple margarita for $7.

Miss Carousel will have drink specials and a special menu with light bites (chips and queso, shrimp and crab campechana, and much more) from 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday.

Get $7 margaritas all day Sunday (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) at Night Heron.

Visit The Roastery at the San Felipe H-E-B for drink specials starting 11 a.m. Sunday. Plus, get street tacos, chips and queso, elote, and Mexican cold brew horchata.

Bar Milano is crafting specialty cocktails with Tesoro tequila from Thursday to Sunday. 

BCK is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with $5 margaritas all day Sunday.

Poitin will host a Cinco de Mayo brunch with margarita and taco flights, and a live DJ.

The Houstonian is hosting Fiesta Cinco de Mayo at the Manor House. On tap are premium cocktails and a menu that includes seafood tostaditas, barbacoa ancestral, chili rellenos de queso, and beef short ribs en salsa guajillo, among other goodies.

You could win a trip to Cabo, Cancun, or Puerto Vallarta in a contest at Gringo's Mexican Kitchen and Jimmy Changas. Just stop by either restaurant through Sunday to enter (must be 18 or older), and while there (from Friday to Sunday), enjoy $3 import beers, $5 house margaritas, and $24.99 chicken fajitas for two.

Want to order a $100 margarita? Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is offering such a thing through a partnership with Tequila Ocho, a single estate and single vintage tequila. 

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