CCinco de Mayo is right around the corner and along with Derby Day, it is shaping up to be a festive weekend in Atlanta. With so many choices as to where to spend your weekend, hopefully, one of these restaurants will be throwing the fiesta for you!

Red Pepper Taquería

All three locations of Red Pepper Taqueria will be fiesta-ing all day long in honor of Cinco de Mayo! From 11:30 am to 11:30 pm on Sunday, stop by Red Pepper to enjoy $5 Dos XX Lager, $6 1800 Blanco, and $8 1800 Margarita. Cheers!

Babalu

Babalu celebrates Cinco de Mayo all weekend long, May 3-5, with five flavors of mojitos for just $5 each. Choose among classic, pineapple, passion fruit, blackberry, or strawberry and pair it with some of the Midtown restaurant’s shareable small plates, tacos, and more. 404-900-9595; eatatbabalu.com.

Chido & Padre’s

Chido & Padre’s team is adding a few bars to accommodate the Cinco de Mayo crowd in Buckhead. They do believe the fresh air on the patio will make the margaritas go down in the most delightful way. 404-848-9100; chidoandpadres.com.

Muchacho

Visit Muchacho on May 5 for their Cinco de Mayo Backyard Boogie Series Vol. 3! From 2-7pm, guests can party on the outdoor patio and enjoy a nacho bar featuring meats from Muchacho’s Big Green Eggs, Rancho Gordo beans and rice, elotes, refreshing margaritas, Tecate buckets, and more. Partygoers can also head inside the restaurant and order from Muchacho’s full menu of tacos, toasts, grain bowls, poke, and pastries throughout the day.

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Street Taco

If the thought of a margarita in Marietta is appealing, Street Taco is just the place. The festivities kick off Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5 with Cinco margaritas ($5) and canned Estrella Jalisco beer ($3). 678-823-8700; streettacoatl.com


Tin Lizzy’s

The margarita’s the thing at all 12 Tin Lizzy’s Cantina locations on May 4 and 5. Guests are sure to savor every sip of their Camarena tequila margarita ($5). Although it’s hard to top a good thing, staff invites guests to do just that by adding a floater of Grand Marnier or tequila for $3; tinlizzyscantina.com

Truva Turkish Kitchen

Truva Turkish Kitchen in Virginia-Highland is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with food and drink specials including $4 Coronas, $4 margaritas, and $3 tequila shots. 404-228-1007; truvahighland.com.

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Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland is keeping it authentic with some tasty Mexican-influenced specials such as chicken enchiladas verdes ($12) and carne asada fajitas ($14). To wash it down, guests can sip on the Atkins Park Paloma (Espolon Blanco, grapefruit juice, soda water and lime – $8) and the Spicy Cucumber Margarita (Espolon Reposado, Svedka Cucumber Lime, triple sec, lemon and lime juice, agave nectar and fresh jalapeño slices – $9). 404-876-7249; atkinspark.com.

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Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar

Shy away from the Cinco de Mayo chaos and opt for a non-traditional celebration at Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar. The beloved East Cobb seafood restaurant from chef/owner Doug Turbush dishes out crispy fish tacos for lunch featuring chipotle honey lime aioli, slaw, avocado, pico and queso cotija and chips, fries or a side salad for $14. 770-635-7641; driftoysterbar.com.

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HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern

The fiesta starts at 5 p.m. at all HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern locations. Guests will be treated to $3 tacos, $5 margaritas, and live music just right for kicking up your heels. Midtown: 404-968-2288; Brookhaven: 404-464-8971; Dunwoody: 470-395-7904; hobnobatlanta.com


Chuy’s

Only one day of Cinco de Mayo just isn’t enough. Chuy’s is celebrating Cinco de Chuy’s ALL WEEKEND LONG! Join in the fun with specials on drinks and appetizers at participating locations. To find the Chuy’s closest to you visit: https://www.chuys.com/locations; www.chuys.com.

Friday, May 3

$1 Floaters

Saturday, May 4

$1 Floaters

$1 OFF Perfect Margaritas

Sunday, May 5

$1 Floaters

$1 OFF Perfect Margaritas

$5 Regular House Ritas

$8 Grande House Ritas

$1 OFF Dos Equis

$5 Queso or Guacamole

4 Rivers Smokehouse

Barbecue lovers can get an early start on their Cinco de Mayo celebrations at 4 Rivers Smokehouse. The family-owned, community-focused barbecue restaurant serves up Mexican-style favorites like BBQ street tacos with tender smoked brisket and BBQ quesadillas featuring 4R signature sauce. The restaurant is closed on Sundays. 844-474-8377; 4rsmokehouse.com.

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