It's Not Just Tequila
Want to know what's spicing up the night on Cinco de Mayo? Put away the blender and the salt and head to one of the more than 100 celebrations and activities taking place all over the Valley. We have everything from parties south of the border to kid-friendly fiestas. But mostly, we're gonna tell you about every beer bash and margarita fest within a lime's throw of your kitchen. Mariachis included.
You could be the winner of four Diamondbacks tickets, a $40 gift certificate to Carrabba's Italian Grill, and a case of Corona! To win, just count the number of Corona bottles that appear throughout the print version of this Cinco de Mayo Guide and enter your guess online at phoenixnewtimes.com/corona. The winner must be 21 years or older and will be selected through a random drawing of all correct entries. Winners will be notified by phone by Monday, May 9.
Thursday, May 5
Golden Dragon Acrobats
TicketsSun., Mar. 5, 6:00pm
Frank Ferrante in An Evening with Groucho
TicketsSun., Mar. 12, 3:00pm
TicketsTue., Mar. 14, 7:30pm
The Doo Wop Project
TicketsSat., Mar. 18, 7:30pm
Stormy Weather: The Story of Lena Horne Starring Mary Wilson
TicketsSat., Mar. 25, 7:30pm
Fort McDowell Casino
10424 N. Fort McDowell Rd., Fountain Hills
"Cinco de Mayo Party: Fiesta at the Fort." Food and drink specials, live entertainment. 8 p.m. Free. Call 800-THE-FORT.
9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale
Elton John performs live. 8 p.m. $35-$125. Call 623-772-3200 or see http://www.glendalearenaaz.com.
Glendale Community College
6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale
Choir concert, 7:30 p.m. Free. Call 623-845-3713.
The Improv -- Tempe
930 E. University Dr., Tempe
Comedian Robert Schimmel. 8 p.m. $18. Through Sunday, May 8. Call 480-921-9877.
I-17 and Pleasant Harbor (45 minutes northwest of Phoenix)
"Cycle de Mayo." Live music with the La Mombo Combo Band, and more. Live performance by the Samba Dancers. Various daily and nightly activities including fireworks, Cowtown paintball, the famous Belize chicken drop, party boats, comedy, bikini bike wash, the Soft Tail Biker fashion show, dyno-drags, motorcycle stunt teams, biker best of show, and more. $1 million Texas Hold'em charity tournament. Proceeds for the entire event will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Through Sunday, May 8. $15 one-day ticket. $35 four-day ticket. $60 to $130 to enter the Texas Hold'em tournament. Call 602-229-2992 or see www.cycledemayo.com.
Friday, May 6
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix
Live jazz with Lila Sherman. $8-$16. Children under 3 are free. Call 480-941-1225.
Rocky Point, Mexico
On the Sea of Cortez, 60 miles south of the Arizona border
"SunSplash Festival '05" at the Princesa Resort. Live music with Sistah Blue, Undercover Acoustic, Ellington Effect, Shawn Johnson and the Foundation, Keepin' the Day Job, Scotty Spenner, and Tommy K. Food and drink concessions on the beach and near resort's pools and hot tubs. 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 6, and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 7. All ages. Call 888-262-4508 or see www.seasidemexico.com.
Saturday, May 7
Cinco de Mayo Celebration -- Scottsdale
Paiute Park, 3210 N. 66th St., Scottsdale
Live music with Lupita y Los Dannes, the Scottsdale International Club dancers, food, raffle prizes, and games. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Call 480-312-2771.
Cinco de Mayo Festival -- Chandler
AJ Chandler Park, 3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler
Music, food, arts and crafts, children's activities, Chihuahua races, and the crowning of the festival's King and Queen Chihuahuas. Noon to 8 p.m. Free. Call 480-782-2735.
Cinco de Mayo Festival -- Downtown Phoenix Copper Square
Washington St. between Central and 4th Ave., Phoenix
"Food City Cinco de Mayo." Nine blocks of festivities with more than 100 entertainers, and arts and crafts and food vendors. Live music with Los Lobos and KC and the Sunshine Band, Grupo Refuego, Bronco, Innovacion, and many more. 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday, May 7, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 8. $5, children 12 and under free. Call 602-279-4669.
Desert Ridge Marketplace
21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix
"Battle of the Bands." Live music by Eighth Day, Poetic Anxiety, Clayborn, and more. CDs and shirts giveaways. 7 p.m. Free. Call 602-787-6646.
Friday, May 13
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix
Live Latin jazz with Cinco de Moio. $8-$16. Children under 3 are free. Call 480-941-1225.
Bars and Clubs
Thursday, May 5
Anderson's Fifth Estate
6820 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale
"Cinco de Mayo Gothic Style." Area 51 Gothic night with $1 drafts and $2.50 iced tea. Call 480-994-4168.
5749 N. 7th St., Phoenix
Gay Karaoke with Ron. No cover. Call 602-277-9373.
417 S. Winchester Rd., Apache Junction
Live country music with Western Electric. Call 480-983-6115.
Latin dancing with live band. Call 480-726-0505.
3522 Grand Ave., Phoenix
Corona and tequila drink specials, exotic entertainment all day. $5 cover. Call 602-336-9777.
Baja Tilly's Cantina
1123 W. Broadway Rd., Tempe
"Cinco de Mayo Fiesta" with Mega 104.3, DJ Jerry, live music from Los Bad Boys and Straight Up, and the Bud Girls and Cazadores Girls. $5 Cazadores shots. $3 Bud and Bud Light 16-ounce cans. All night. $10 cover. Call 480-968-6224.
5930 W. Greenway Rd., Glendale
Karaoke at 9 p.m. Drink specials. Call 602-938-9330.
The Big Bang
501 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Sing along with dueling pianos. Call 480-557-5595.
Brennan's Sports Bar
13610 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Special menu served all day. Games and cash prizes at 8 p.m. DJ at 9 p.m. No cover. Call 480-951-8837.
7125 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale
Kamikaze Karaoke. No cover. Call 480-945-9028.
2740 W. North Lane, Phoenix
"Cinco Celebration" with live music and a DJ. $1 Patron and 50 cent Coronas. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-943-4646.
The Clubhouse Music Venue
1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe
Live music with Within the Moment, The Miggs, and 42 Eternal. All ages. $5 cover for 21 and up. $7 cover for underage. Call 480-968-3238.
7034 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale
DJ spins salsa and merengue. Call 480-874-1112.
Craiger's Restaurant & Lounge
5400 N. 59th Ave., Glendale
No-limit Texas Hold'em. Drink specials. Call 623-934-8071.
The Dog House
1241 E. Broadway Rd., Mesa
Live music with Carvin Jones. 9 p.m. Call 480-833-6042.
Dos Gringos -- Scottsdale
4209 N. Craftsman Ct., Scottsdale
"10,000 Square Feet of Cinco de Mayo" with MIX 96. Live music, food, beverages, tricycle races, balloon toss, scuba relay, dunk tank, tomato toss, Hula-Hoop-off, lime bob, water volleyball tournament. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday, May 5; 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, May 6; 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday May 7; and 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 8. Live entertainment Thursday by Berlin, The Blackmood, and Feed the Kitty. Live entertainment Friday by Avion, Throttle Box, and T.A.T.E. Live entertainment Saturday by The Chadwicks, Chalmer's Green, and Thousand Yard Stare. Live entertainment Sunday by The Chadwicks, Tina Bailey Band, and 9 Ball. $5 cover. Call 480-423-3800.
Dos Gringos Trailer Park -- Tempe
1001 E. 8th St., Tempe
"Pool Party on the Beach." Bring your swimsuit and beach chairs, and hang out on the sand by the 10,000-gallon pool all day long. $3 Coronas. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-968-7879.
14950 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale
$3 Coronas and $4 margaritas. Chicken burrito special. 11 a.m. to midnight. Call 480-609-7025.
393 W. Warner Rd., Chandler
$1.75 Coronas, $2 Cuervo shots, $1 carne asada tacos, and $5.95 enchilada or beef flautas dinner. All day. Call 480-963-5520.
7419 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
"International Cinco de Mayo Celebration." DJ spins music from around the world. $2 Coronas and kamikazes, $4 Long Islands, $5 margaritas. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 480-970-1945.
Flicka's Baja Cantina
2003 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
"No-frills, neighborhood bar type fun" Cinco de Mayo party with food and drink specials. Edge 103.9 on site with live broadcast starting at 6 a.m. $2 Coronas, $4 Cuervo. Games and giveaways. Live acoustic show by Authority Zero. Disco Pimps also to perform. More live entertainment to fill the night. No cover. Call 480-945-3618.
3301 W. Peoria Ave., Phoenix
Latin dance night playing Spanish rock and pop, reggaeton, and cumbia. Call 602-866-1850.
George and Dragon English Restaurant and Pub
4240 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
"Fiesta! English Style!" $3.50 Corona. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-241-0018.
Hardtailz Bar & Grill
16816 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix
Live acoustic music with Chris Hiatt. No cover. Call 602-863-3474.
607 W. Osborn Rd., Phoenix
"Con-Funktion Junction Fiesta" with DJ Señor Al Page. $2 Coronas, $2 shots of Cuervo, $2.50 buffet. 7 p.m. to close. No cover. Call 602-266-1763.
4139 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix
"Loco Cinco de Mayo Party." Loco contests with mucho giveaways. $2.50 Cuervo and Coronas. DJ spins all night. Call 602-843-6100.
1371 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler
Tent party, food and drink specials, live music, late-night DJ, "Wet T-Shirt Contest," dancing. All day. No cover before 6 p.m. $10 cover after 6 p.m. Call 480-899-6735.
$3 tequila sunrises, margaritas and tequila shooters, lunch and dinner specials. Live music with The Randy Thomas Show. All day. No cover. Call 480-941-9144.
13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Live music with Sluggo. $2 Corona and Cuervo all night. Mexican food menu available. No cover. Call 602-992-1007.
1724 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
Flava with DJ Melo. Call 602-254-0231.
Lagerfields Grill and Micropub
12601 N. Paradise Village Pkwy. West, Phoenix
"Viva Mexico" with video DJ L-Ectric. All tequila on special all night. $2 Coronas and Pacificos. 4 p.m. to close. No cover. Continues through Sunday, May 8. Call 602-765-0059.
Last Exit Bar and Grill
1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Live music with Red Booth. No cover. Call 480-557-6656.
Library Bar & Grill
501 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
"Cinco de Library 2005." $2 Coronas and $3 margaritas. Noon to 9 p.m. Call 480-929-9002.
The Loft -- Tempe
420 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Lifted with DJs Tranzit, Soloman, and Groove. Call 480-967-8188.
Maloney's on Campus
955 E. University Dr., Tempe
Drink specials, including Corona. All day. No cover. Call 480-894-2224.
Marc's Sports Grill & Nightlife
4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale
"Cinco de Mayo Fiesta." All tequila, margaritas, and Dos Equis on special all night. $2 Coronas. Special Fiesta menu. Two bars. Two rooms. DJs and dancing. Karaoke. All day. No cover. Call 623-842-1053.
Margarita Rocks Beach Club
410 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
"Cinco de Mayo Party" hosted by 98 KUPD with prizes and concert tickets, 50 cent drinks from 8 to 11 p.m., $1 Bud and Bud Light 'til midnight, $2 Bud and Bud Light after midnight. $2 Cuervo margaritas, $2 Cuervo shots, and $4 Long Island Yards all night. Swimming pools, water slides, carnival games in the Hayden Square courtyard, 10 bars and beer tubs, DJ music, food and drink specials. "Ms. Margarita Rocks Bikini Contest" finals with a $5,000 grand prize. All day. Call 480-968-3301 for cover charge info.
7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale
"Cinco de Ranco" with live music, DJs and dancing. Tequila and Mexican beer specials. 7 p.m. to close. No cover. Call 480-970-0500
Max's Sports Bar
6727 N. 47th Ave., Glendale
$2.25 Coronas, $2.25 margaritas, $2 Bud longnecks from 6 to 7 p.m. All day. No cover. Call 623-937-1671.
15814 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
$2 Bud and Bud Lights from 4 to 7 p.m., $2 Coronas from 9 p.m. to midnight. DJ and dancing until 2 a.m. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-334-5000.
230 W. 5th St., Tempe
"Drinko de Mayo" with Drew Verbis and DJ Earth. $2 Grande Bud Drafts from 5 to 7 p.m. 50 cent Cabo drinks from 9 to 11 p.m. 10 cent wings from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. $2 Coronas for the ladies, $2 drafts and $5 pitchers for the guys from 11 p.m. to close. Games, prizes, contests, beer girls all night. $5 cover with student ID and $10 without for the guys. No cover for the ladies. Call 480-966-5600 or see www.mcduffys.com.
4312 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale
"Cinco de Mayo Flavored Funk" with Dr. Drew. $2 taquitos. $2 Pacifico. $3 Cazadores margaritas and shots. Piñatas, prize giveaways, and a raffle for Diamondbacks and Suns tickets. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-425-0111.
Mill Cue Club
607 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
$3 Don Eduardo tequila. $2 Corona, Corona Light and Pacifico. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-966-0068.
407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
Live music with Graffiti Death Threat, The Broken Chords, and Domo. 8 p.m. All ages. $5 cover. Call 602-462-5516.
3108 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
2-for-1 drink specials. No cover. Call 602-267-8707.
3045 N. 16th St., Phoenix
High-energy Latin house with DJs Jeremy, David, and Juanito. Call 602-263-8424.
Pat O's Bunkhouse Saloon
4428 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix
"Cinco de Mayo in Undies." Underwear night with DJ Doom. Call 602-200-9154.
12032 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix
$1.50 Coronas, $1.50 Cuervo shots. All night. Call 602-997-0067.
4530 N. 7th St., Phoenix
"Cinco de Mayo Drag Extravaganza" with Evelyn E. and the Twisted Sisters. No cover. Call 602-277-2121.
5014 S. Price Rd., Tempe
Offline with underground DJs. Call 480-897-1466.
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix
Live music with Delta Nove. $6 cover. Call 602-265-4842.
"Señoritaville '05." Party flows into the parking lot with live music from Metalhead, Shirley's Temple, Ultramaxx, and more. Dunk tanks, battle cages, two outdoor bars, a heckler, and casino corner. Food and drink specials. 3 p.m. $10 cover. Call 480-946-SALTY.
San Felipe's Cantina
20825 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale
"Cinco de Drinko Outdoor Festival." $3 Corona, Corona Light and Pacifico. Live music by Phunk Junkeez. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-563-9495.
13610 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Trash City presents "Cinco de Comedy," part of the Comedy Slamfest 4 series. All Latino comedians. 8 p.m. 18 and over. $8 cover. Call 602-953-2728.
Shepherd's Nite Club
3114 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix
$2 Coronas, DJ plays salsa and dance music. Call 602-482-0751.
TT Roadhouse Pub & Coffee House
2915 N. 68th St., Scottsdale
"Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Grande." Specials on tequila y cerveza. Free pool. Jukebox. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-947-8723.
Upper Deck Sports Grill
4224 N. Craftsman Ct., Scottsdale
$3 Corona. Hourly shot specials. Live music with Furious George. No cover. Call 480-941-9333.
The Vine Tavern & Eatery on Indian School
2808 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix
$2.75 Corona, Corona Light and Pacifico. $4 Cuervo Gold shots. $5.99 taco special. All day. No cover. Call 602-957-9806.
801 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler
"Cinco de Mayo Drag Bingo." Drink specials. Call 480-857-3088.
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Free tacos and $2 margaritas from 4 to 7 p.m. Live music with Rock-A-Roke at 9 p.m. No cover. 4 p.m. to close. Call 480-694-1671.
Friday, May 6
855 S. Rural Rd., Tempe
"Cinco de Mayo Beater Only Party." Wear only wife-beater shirts and get $3 Dos Equis and $2 PBRs all night. DJ Switch spins. No cover. Call 480-517-1818.
The Old Brickhouse Grill
1 E. Jackson St., Phoenix
"StreetDreams." A bi-annual, two-day hip-hop cultural festival and competition celebrating the four elements of hip-hop culture: graffiti art (visual), breaking (physical), emceeing (verbal) and DJing (rhythmic). The festival includes performances by well-known artists and competitions judged by respected members of each community. Drink specials, live music. 9 p.m. $15-$25. Through Saturday, May 7. Call 602-258-7888.
Thursday, May 5
Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy -- Chandler
3440 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler
Food and drink specials. $5 commemorative glass available. Proceeds from purchased glasses go to Phoenix Children's Hospital. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 480-855-0960.
Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy -- Peoria
16092 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr., Peoria
Food and drink specials. $5 commemorative glass available. Proceeds from purchased glasses go to Phoenix Children's Hospital. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 623-878-8282.
Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy -- Scottsdale
7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale
Food and drink specials. $5 commemorative glass available. Proceeds from purchased glasses go to Phoenix Children's Hospital. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 480-513-4445.
Arriba Mexican Grill
1812 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-9112.
17211 N. 79th Ave., Glendale, 623-878-5777.
15236 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, 480-948-3030.
4649 E. Chandler Blvd., Ahwatukee, 480-753-4453.
All four locations: Mariachis, DJ music, margarita specials, folklore dancers. No cover.
Aunt Chilada's Hideaway
7330 N. Dreamy Draw Dr., Phoenix
"Cinco de Mayo Roof Top Party." Jacuzzi bar, drink specials, and live music with The Scones, The Crown Kings, Raunalusi, and T.A.T.E. Noon to 1 a.m. 21 and over. $10 cover after 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit United Phoenix Firefighters charities. Call 602-944-1286.
2814 N. 16th St., Phoenix
Food and drink specials. Call 602-636-0240.
Blue Adobe Grille
10885 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale
$2 Corona, Corona Light and Dos Equis Amber. Live music with Matt Tener. All day. Call 602-636-0240.
Blue Agave Mexican Cantina
7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale
"Tastes of Mexico." Pre-dinner tequila tasting. Live music with Planet Groove. Menu features Baja halibut ceviche, Yucatán Peninsula relleno, and more. 6 p.m. to midnight. Call 480-419-6375.
Blue Agave Mexican Cantina
4280 Drinkwater Blvd. in Scottsdale
$2 drinks and free appetizers. Dance until 2 a.m. with DJ P-Body. $20 cover. Proceeds benefit Childhelp USA. Call 480-419-1123.
BJ's Sports Grill
4920 W. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix
Karaoke. Food and drink specials. Call 602-863-9380.
Carlos O'Brien's -- Scottsdale
7111 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale
"Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta." Food and drink specials, giveaways, DJ from 7 to 11 p.m. No cover. Call 480-367-0469.
Carlos O'Brien's -- Tempe
1125 W. Elliot Rd., Tempe
2520 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
$2.50 Coronas all day. Call 602-852-0033.
Copper Canyon Brewing & Alehouse
5945 W. Ray Rd., Ste. 13, Chandler
"Celebrate Cinco." $2 Corona, Corona Light and Pacifico. $2.50 Dos Equis Amber pints. Mexican food specials. Call 480-705-9700.
8706 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria
Live music with City Lights. Call 623-979-5353.
Famous Sam's -- Gilbert
720 W. Ray Rd., Gilbert
$2 margaritas. All-you-can-eat tacos. Coronitas buckets. Kids' corner contest. All day. No cover. Call 480-899-9804.
Famous Sam's -- Glendale
4343 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
Budweiser specials and giveaways, Bud girls, DJ, live entertainment by Reunited. $6 cover. Call 623-937-6131.
23587 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Sauza girls, giveaways, new drinks, and live entertainment by Omar. No cover. Call 480-585-6442.
1205 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix
All day all Mexican beer is $1.50. Continues through Sunday, May 8. Call 602-253-1511.
2350 W. Northern Ave., Phoenix
"Cinco de Mayo at Los Compadres." $2 imports, $2 Cuervo shots, happy hour all day. giveaways, tee shirts, prizes. All day. Saturday, May 7, has live jazz. Call 602-864-0043.
Los Dos Molinos -- Mesa
260 S. Alma School Rd., Mesa
Drink specials. Call 480-969-7475.
Los Olivos Mexican Patio
7328 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale
Sonoran-style dishes. Call 480-946-2256.
Los Olivos Norte
15544 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale
Sonoran-style dishes. Call 480-596-9787.
Los Picos Parrilla Restaurant
1542 W. University Dr., Mesa
"Margarita Happy Hour." 2-for-1 Margarita Los Picos. 2 to 5 p.m. No cover. Call 480-833-4711.
2534 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Special Cinco de Mayo menu, featuring Conchinita Pibil, Ensalada de Jaibe y Mango, Tinga Poblana, and Nieve de Cajeta. Create a four-course meal for $29.95 per person. Live acoustic music. 5 to 10 p.m. Call 480-994-1799 or see www.lossombreros.com.
Macayo's Depot Cantina
300 S. Ash St., Tempe
"Cruise Into Macayo's" with KISS FM. Live music featuring The Chadwicks, and Rock Lobster. Prizes and giveaways. 6 p.m. to midnight. $5 cover. 21 and over. Proceeds benefit Homebase Youth Services. Call 480-966-6677.
Macayo's Mexican Kitchen -- Ahwatukee
12637 S. 48th St., Ahwatukee
"Cruise Into Macayo's." DJ, mariachis, magician, and face-painters. 5 to 11 p.m. No cover. Call 480-598-5101.
Macayo's Mexican Kitchen -- Central
4001 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
"Cruise Into Macayo's." DJ Big Latin, face-painters, and mariachis. 4 p.m. to midnight. No cover. Call 602-264-6141
Macayo's Mexican Kitchen -- Desert Sky
7829 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix
Sunday, May 1: "Child Cinco Day." Mariachis, face-painters, and balloonists. Thursday, May 5: "Cruise Into Macayo's." Drink specials, live entertainment by La Familia Band and DJ Ruben Silva, and a cruise giveaway. 5 p.m. to close. No cover. Call 623-873-0313.
Macayo's Mexican Kitchen -- Glendale
6012 W. Bell Rd., Glendale
"Cruise Into Macayo's." DJ, mariachis, and face-painters. 5 to 11 p.m. No cover. Call 602-298-8080.
Macayo's Mexican Kitchen -- Goodyear
1474 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear
"Cruise Into Macayo's." DJ and live music by The Tina Bailey Band. 6 p.m. to midnight. No cover. Proceeds benefit the YMCA. Call 623-209-7000.
Macayo's Mexican Kitchen -- Mesa
1920 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa
"Cruise Into Macayo's." Live entertainment by Alonzo, karaoke, mariachis, face-painters, and balloonists. 5 to 11 p.m. No cover. Call 480-820-0237.
Macayo's Mexican Kitchen -- Scottsdale
11107 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
"Cruise Into Macayo's." DJ, face-painters, and mariachis. 6 to 11 p.m. No cover. Call 480-596-1181.
Macayo's Mexican Kitchen -- Surprise
15565 W. Bell Rd., Surprise
"Cruise Into Macayo's." DJ and face-painters. 5 p.m. to midnight. No cover. Call 623-214-5950.
Macayo's Mexican Kitchen -- Thunderbird
1909 W. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix
"Cruise Into Macayo's." Live music with 14-piece band Jalapa Dez Valle, and face-painters. 6 to 10 p.m. No cover. Call 602-866-7034.
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant
2575 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
Full seafood menu. Lunch, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dinner, 4 to 11 p.m. Call 602-468-1200.
Mi Amigo's Mexican Grill
1264 S. Gilbert Rd., Mesa, 480-892-6822.
6465 E. Southern Ave., Mesa, 480-830-6677.
455 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, 602-256-7355.
All three locations: $2 Coronas, $3.25 raspberry margaritas. Food specials. Giveaways. Friday, April 29, through Thursday, May 5, all day.
Mi Patio Restaurant
3347 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix
Mucho Gusto Taqueria & Mexican Bistro
603 W. University Dr., Tempe
$5 lunch and appetizer specials, $3 Corona and Corona Light, $2.50 shots of XXX Gold Tequila, $3.50 shots of 30/30 Silver tequila, $6 shots of Asombroso tequila, and make any shot a margarita for $1 more. All day. Call 480-921-1850.
Pepe's Taco Villa
2108 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
Delicious Mexican home cooking. Call 602-242-0379.
Rosa's Mexican Grill
328 E. University Dr., Mesa
$1.99 margaritas. 11 a.m. to close. Call 480-964-5451.
The Sandbar Mexican Grill
10050 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
"Four Day Fiesta." Dodge ball tournament. Live music includes The Chadwicks, T.A.T.E. , Island Magic, and Jody Lite. No cover before 3 p.m. $5 cover after 3 p.m. $10 cover after 7 p.m. Through Sunday, May 8. Call 480-998-8845.
101 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe
Great Mexican food. Food and drink specials. Call 480-839-TACO.
Superstition Skies Bar & Seafood Grill
945 E. Scenic St., Apache Junction
$2.50 Coronas, $3.50 Cuervo margaritas. Karaoke. Dinner specials. All day. No cover. Call 480-982-6026.
Top Shelf Mexican Food & Cantina -- Mesa
1976 W. Southern Ave., Mesa
"Celebrate Cinco de Mayo." Tent party with DJ playing salsa music, Top 40 hit list, giveaways, food and drink specials, happy hour and complimentary munchies in cantina. No cover. Call 480-964-4571.
Top Shelf Mexican Food & Cantina -- Peoria
21910 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
Live entertainment. Party tents, beer promotions. Noon to midnight. No cover. Call 623-561-0050.
Valle Luna Mexican Restaurant -- Chandler
1949 W. Ray Rd., Chandler
"Lakeside Fiesta." Live music by New Destiny, and Haffo. 3 p.m. to midnight. $5 cover. Call 480-786-3100.
Valle Luna Mexican Restaurant -- Phoenix
3336 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix
Tent party with live music by Mogollon. 3 p.m. to midnight. $10 cover. Call 602-636-0240.
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