Cinco de Mayo is among the most significant annual celebrations of Mexican history. The day commemorates Mexico’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, during the Franco-Mexican War.

Cinco de Mayo is a minor holiday in Mexico, but in the United States, it has evolved into a celebration of authentic Mexican culture and heritage. We encourage you to explore restaurants, enjoy live music, and take advantage of related specials and discounts around town!

Juanita’s Tex-Mex Cantina
180 Century Court, Suite 140

What perfect timing for the grand opening of College Station’s newest Tex-Mex restaurant! Juanita’s has deep, family-rooted traditions and overlooks The Green on Century Square and The George Hotel’s courtyard pool. Live music, delicious food, refreshing drinks + specials, and fun all day!

Las Palapas Margarita Pour Off
701 Texas Avenue

Enjoy live music from three bands, sample delightful margaritas and tasty food, participate in a dance contest + more! From 4:30-11 p.m., you won’t want to miss the first of what’s sure to become an annual pour-off in The Heart of Aggieland®.

Mad Taco
1664 Greens Prairie Road

Indulge in legendary margaritas and tacos while taking advantage of discounts on “The Mad Grab,” quarts, and a featured frozen flight.

Los Cucos
1521 Texas Avenue South

We’re talking $5 House Ritas all day and a DJ starting at 6 p.m.! Satisfy your cravings for fresh, authentic Mexican food and drinks. And let’s be honest, few things can match listening to fantastic music alongside family and friends with margaritas in hand!

1512 Harvey Road

An all-day happy hour with $5 queso appetizers? Say less! Additional discounts are available for margaritas, martinis, beer, and more. Order a Grande Rita and keep the commemorative cup!

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
709 Texas Avenue

On The Border has been counting down to this day for the past month. So dance your way over for $5 Grande House margaritas all day!

Mas Fajitas
2297 Earl Rudder Freeway South

Invite friends and family for $3.50 Mexican painkillers, $3.50 Long Island Teas, and $5.99 Beer Ritas. You can’t go wrong when you pair the unique drinks with their delectable menu.

Lupe Tortilla
813 Texas Avenue

At Lupe Tortilla, happy hour lasts all day! Try the limited-time Chile Mango Rita and Ruby Red Margarita while you’re there.

203 University Drive

Whether you’re hanging out inside or enjoying the weather on the patio, you can’t miss with $5 margaritas and $3 Mexican beers. Pair your drink with Chimy’s famous appetizers or tacos -- or build your own nachos for the win!

Maria Mia Tex-Mex Cantina & Gringos Mexican Kitchen
1007 Earl Rudder Freeway South | 4300 SH 6 South

Mark your calendars! These two restaurants won’t be open in time for Cinco de Mayo, but more exquisite Mexican food and drinks are soon coming to College Station!

By Jennifer Kingsbury, Visit College Station Marketing Coordinator