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The Comedy Spot
7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale
The Compound Grill
7000 E. Mayo Blvd.
Celebrate Cinco with a performance by Grupo Libertade, which blends the Afro-Brazilian styles of samba, samba reggae, samba Afro, ijexa, coco, and maracatu into a perfectly danceable mix perfect for the holiday. 6 p.m., $12. Call 480-585-5483.
1201 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Avant Garden will be outfitted for Cinco with a full-cash bar, food, tequila tasting and live music from Bata, and jazz from DJ Rani "G."
Four Valley locations
Dos Gringos will feature music, food specials, prizes and DJs at each of its locations.
Six Valley locations
$1 shrimp tacos, $2.50 Corona/Corona lights, and $3 margaritas at all locations. Call 480-239-7243.
15406 N. Maricopa Rd., Maricopa
Featuring live entertainment, and the lounge will feature $1 dollar PBRs, $6 Red Bull and Grey Goose, and other specials.
Haus Murphy's German Restaurant
5739 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
Enjoy a culture cross of tastes with the German-Mexican Fiesta Special: German-Mexican carne asada schnitzel stuffed in poblano pepper with Mexican cheeses, topped with ranchera sauce, rice and beans with tortillas. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner. $11.95. Call 623-939-2480.
1371 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler
Iguana Mack's will feature a sombrero making contest on April 28, and on May 5, live Patio music from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. No cover until 7 p.m. Call 480-899-6735.
9425 W. Coyotes Blvd., Glendale
Irish I Was Mexican celebration: $2 Dos Equis, $3 dollar margaritas, and $4 jalapeño poppers all night. You could win $500 for mastering the "Cross the Border Sack Race." Free entry before 9 p.m. Call 623-872-0022.
4848 E. Cactus Road, Scottsdale
Mexican food, crafts and dancing. 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. $12 per hour for two children, $8 per child per hour, $3 per hour additional siblings. Call 602-788-2445.
La Piñata Mexican Restaurant
3330 N. 19th Ave.
The oversize sign at La Piñata will point to food and drink specials from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call 602-279-1763.
7328 E 2nd St., Scottsdale
This Scottsdale cantina will feature a live mariachi band, margarita specials, and a taco bar. Call 480-946-2256.
2534 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
This popular Scottsdale eatery will offer a $24.95 per person menu, with rarely found north of the border treats. Call 480-994-1799.
7000 N. 16th St
$5 dollar deals on tacos, burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, or tortas. Starts at 5 p.m. Call 602-371-0111.
Macayo's Mexican Kitchen
10 Valley locations
Each Phoenix-area Macayo's will serve up 16-ounce margaritas for $5 as well as combos for $5.55, in addition to featuring DJs, live music, mariachis, face painters, and other events. Call 602-264-6141.
1044 E. Camelback Rd.
Live Cuban band at 8 p.m., specials on 1800 Tequila, happy hour 'til 6:30. Call 602-277-1749.
7919 E. Thomas Rd.,
$2.50 Mexican beers, $3 Cuervo, and music by Hans Olsen. Call 480-990-1114.
1019 E. Indian School Rd.
Summon forth your inner dancing queen for Freaky Mona's Disco Dance Party, featuring the Knee Deep Experience. Best '70s costume wins $500. 7 p.m., $10. Call 602-265-4842.
2701 E. Indian School Rd.
Enjoy the jukebox, free pool until 7 p.m., drink specials and more. Call 602-956-8998.
Three Valley locations
Live music will dominate each of location, with Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers scheduled to rock Old Town, Metalhead playing the Peoria location and Chuck E. Baby taking the stage in Mesa. Noon to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-946-7258.
All Valley locations
Live music will dominate each of the Valley "Cinco De Sandbar" celebrations, with music from Catfish Mustache, The Wiley One, and Todd and Ethan at the Peoria location, KWSS Morning Infidelity broadcasting, Another Day & the Walkmen at Chandler, and Island Magic and the JJs Band at the Phoenix location. Drink specials and games at each location.
San Felipe's Cantina
Three Valley locations
San Felipe's Cantina will be getting into the fiesta spirit with live music, DJs and drink specials at their Valley locations. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Snaggle's Pizza/Horse & Hound
1320 E. Broadway, Tempe
Enjoy a $10 bucket of Coronas and Dos Equis, and a jumbo 18-inch taco pizza for $15. Live battle of the bands. Event runs all day, with no cover charge.
16848 E. Avenue of the Fountains
Flamenco Por La Vida featuring Brio Flamenco will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Call 480-816-5316.
Sparky's Old Town Creamery
510 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Cool off with a spicy free scoop of dark chocolate raspberry-habanero ice cream with any purchase. Call 480-921-6228.
Spotted Donkey II
8220 N. Hayden Road, Ste. C111, Scottsdale
The namesake spotted donkey will be on hand for petting and pictures. Live mariachi will accompany drink specials and Mexican cuisine. Call 480-922-1400.