Save Taco Tuesday for Friday this Cinco de Mayo, because restaurants throughout central Phoenix are serving up some delicious specials to celebrate the holiday. Here are some spots you won’t want to skip out on this year, and if you take part in the drink specials, be sure to download a ride sharing app before you leave the house.
Casa Añejo, 5600 N 7th St.
Celebrating their grand opening May 5, 2017 is 7th Street’s newest trendy culinary destination. Casa Añejo will serve classic Mexican dishes with modern touches and incorporate ingredients from several Valley-owned businesses – like Schreiner’s Sausage – into their dishes. The new restaurant will serve lunch, dinner and… brunch! If you’re looking to try out a new Mexican place, be sure to check out Casa Añejo for their grand opening!
Cinco Phoenix Festival, 200 W Washington St.
If you’re not up to partying after work on Friday, take time to recharge until Cinco Phoenix on Sunday, May 7! From 12 p.m. to 10 a.m., enjoy live music, giveaways and unlimited tacos for the 24th Annual festival. Phoenix Lucha Libre stars will also be in attendance, duking it out for all to revel in. Tickets are on sale now for $5 and are bumped up to $10 at the door.
Crescent Ballroom, 308 N 2nd Ave
Hitting the stage in the Crescent Ballroom lounge on May 5 is Las Chollas Peligrosas and Nomada. Las Chollas Peligrosas are an all-female Phoenix sextet which draws upon multiple subgenres of traditional Latin music to deliver a mix of classics as well as inspired originals. The six-part multi-lingual vocals, accordion, flute, classical guitar, violin, percussion and upright bass blend together to create a lively atmosphere. Nomada are a three piece band that mixes rock, alternative, reggae, cumbia and metal to create infectious music which has led to them sharing the stage with many national acts and bringing out packed audiences all over Phoenix. The music acts will be on from 6 – 8 p.m.
Taco Guild, 546 E Osborn Rd.
This midtown staple will be offering a special on the Americana cocktail this Cinco de Mayo. The cocktail is made of any draft beer with a shot of Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine Reposado for $12 along with their regular happy hour menu. The restaurant is also hosting a fun “Name that Drink” contest in which guests who order the drink will have the chance to name it and win a $50 gift certificate to Taco Guild. What’s in the drink? Tequila, triple sec, lemon and lime juice, simple syrup, fresh blackberries and fresh basil leaves will be in this specialty Cinco de Mayo cocktail.
Joyride Taco House, 5202 N Central Ave.
With seven different flavors of margaritas ($5) and seven varieties of tacos ($2) offered from 2-6 p.m., you’re sure to find a favorite combo at Joyride Taco House. You can also enjoy $5 spiked aguas frescas, wines by the glass and pitchers of beer from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. .