The Comedy Spot

7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale

Cinco de Mayo Comedy Show with comics Guillermo Robles, Larry Hernandez, Joey Miranda, and more. 5 to 9 p.m., $10. Call 480-945-4422.

The Compound Grill

7000 E. Mayo Blvd.

www.thecompoundgrill .com

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.

Desert Botanical Garden

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."

Dos Gringos

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.

Harrah's Ak-Chin

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.

Iguana Mack's

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.

Los Olivos

7328 E 2nd St., Scottsdale

This Scottsdale cantina will feature a live mariachi band, margarita specials, and a taco bar. Call 480-946-2256.

Los Sombreros

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.

Los Taquitos

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.

Padre's Modern

Mexican Cuisine

1044 E. Camelback Rd.

Live Cuban band at 8 p.m., specials on 1800 Tequila, happy hour 'til 6:30. Call 602-277-­1749.

Pranksters Too

7919 E. Thomas Rd.,


$2.50 Mexican beers, $3 Cuervo, and music by Hans Olsen. Call 480-990-1114.

Rhythm Room

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.

Salty Señorita

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.

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