Tex-Mex is a Dallas staple, especially this holiday weekend. While Cinco de Mayo has historical and cultural significance in Mexico, all communities in the United States have adopted this holiday – especially Dallas. Restaurants across the city will be featuring food and drink specials for locals to partake in Cinco de Mayo festivities. Keep reading for the best deals in Dallas… you won’t want to miss out your last fling before finals.

El Fenix

El Fenix’s Famous Cheese Enchiladas

El Fenix dates back to 1918, and created the first of Tex-Mex as we know it today. Downtown Dallas is the original location which was a neighborhood called “Little Mexico” at the time. Stop by any of their participating locations to enjoy a piece of Dallas history and $1 margaritas in honor of Cinco de Mayo. The closest El Fenix to campus is on Northwest Highway, just West of Hillcrest. Professor Steve Lee would recommend ordering the cheese enchiladas (which are only $8.99 on Wednesdays) to complete your El Fenix experience. If you feel like bringing the party home, catering party packs will be 20% off.


Take a trip to one of our favorite places in Deep Ellum for $2 tacos and $5 margaritas on Sunday. If that isn’t enticing enough, the festivities include a donkey and a mariachi band.  Too cool to pass up.

The Rustic 

Cinco de Mayo brunch starts at 10 a.m. Sunday with tacos, tequila, and live music all day.

Stop by for an hour or spend your Sunday relaxing, taking in some fresh air, and embracing the holiday. The weather should be great by Sunday. Oh, and there’s great Mexican beer and margaritas.


No matter where you live in Dallas, there is a Chuy’s near you. From Friday to Sunday, Chuy’s is offering $1 floaters and deals on margaritas. On Cinco de Mayo, order queso and guacamole for just $5 each.

TNT – Tacos and Tequila  

Celebrate at TNT with a $15 all you can eat taco bar and endless deals on margaritas all weekend long. Located in Uptown, you’ll be in a prime spot to carry on with the fun all day and night.


If it’s celebrations you crave, check out the Dallas Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival, one of the biggest and best free parades in Oak Cliff starting at 1p.

Something Special

Taco Cabana has food specials food specials with a free salsa-dancing lessons at their 1827 Greenville Ave. restaurant 8-9p Saturday, May 4. Then a dance party breaks out until midnight. Food and drink specials abound.