Cinco de Mayo in Houston

‘Ritas, fajitas, and more!

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France in the first Battle of Puebla during the Franco-American War. It’s a pretty low-key date in Mexico, but here in the U.S., it’s a day to celebrate Mexican culture with drinks, food, and parties. Here are five places in which you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Houston.

Hugo's

Hugo’s
1600 Westheimer (77006)
713-524-7744

  • Half-off Greatest Margarita  
  • $2-off all margaritas all day
  • Live Music by Viento 
  • Live Mexican dancers 

 

Xochi

Xochi
1777 Walker in Marriott Marquis Houston Downtown
713-400-3330

  • Half-off Greatest Margarita  
  • $2-off all margaritas all day
  • Live Music by Media Luna  

Urbe

URBE
1101 Uptown Park Blvd.
713-726-8273

For its first Cinco de Mayo since opening in August 2020, URBE will celebrate the day with a special ticketed event, One Night in Jalisco, sponsored by El Tesoro Tequila.  The fiesta will feature food and drink stations overflowing with margaritas and street food classics and live music.  Cost is $65 per person plus tax.  Tickets can be purchased at www.URBEHouston.com

Molina's

Margs and Mariachi at Molina’s Cantina

The beloved frozen margarita machine was invented in 1971 in Dallas, and Tex-Mex pioneer Raul Molina Jr., first introduced it to Houstonians soon after. Head to Molina’s Cantina on Bellaire, Westheimer, or in Fulshear to celebrate five decades of this beloved frosty classic and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with $6.50 Molina’s Margarita specials all day, live Mariachi music from 6 to 8 p.m. at all locations and complimentary koozies while supplies last. 

Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House

Pier 6’s waterfront patio is always a party, so it’s an ideal destination to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, complete with specials on drinks and seafood tacos (wood grilled shrimplobstertuna, or fried oyster tacos) plus tunes from a DJ. 

  • Corona - $1 off all day
  • El Jimador ‘Ritas - $6 all day, rocks or frozen
  • Frozen Flight 
  • House Margarita - Reposado tequila, citrus, agave
  • Ocean Water - Rum, coconut, lime 
  • Watermelon Slush - Silver tequila, mezcal, watermelon, citrus, Tajin
  • Mangonada - Rum, orange vodka, mango, citrus, spice

$5 Ritas at Tobiuo Sushi & Bar

Enjoy $5 margaritas all day for Cinco de Mayo, paired with Tobiuo’s top-shelf appetizers, sushi, entrees and more for a fusion take on the holiday. Choose from traditional margaritas in lime, strawberry or mango or get a lil’ wild with watermelon mintprickly pear or torched paloma.

NEW! Shrimp & Seafood at Brennan’s

For Cinco de Mayo with a Cajun twist, try two special variations on classic Brennan’s of Houston starters: 

  • Creole Crawfish Campechana - Fresh Cajun-style seafood cocktail with Creole peppers, avocado, jalapeños and pico de gallo, served with Cajun corn chips. $18. Photos upon request.
  • Shrimp Remoulade Tostada - Gulf shrimp tossed in remoulade sauce over a bed of romaine on house corn tostada, served with guacamole, goat cheese and Creole mirepoix. $20. Photos upon request.

Cinco de Mayo at Miller: Jarabe Mexicano

Dance the night away with Jarabe Mexicano’s eclectic repertoire of Mexican folk, rock & roll, Tex-Mex, latin rock and reggae-cumbia at Miller Outdoor Theatre’s Cinco de Mayo celebration. Performed on stringed folk instruments with lively percussion and vocals in Spanish and English, Jarabe’s music is guaranteed to get you moving. Can’t make it to Miller? This performance will be livestreamed.  You can choose to watch it on Miller Outdoor’s website, YouTube Channel, Facebook!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cinco de Mayo Festivities at POST
Stop by POST Houston for an afternoon full of Cinco de Mayo festivities! Kicking off at 4 PM, enjoy Ballet Folklórico. Then at 6:30 PM, get ready to sweat during a  Zumba class on the Skylawn. From 7 PM - 9 PM, enjoy the sounds of mariachis. Plus, there will be vendors and giveaways on the Skylawn starting at 7:30 PM. Don’t miss out!

Can’t celebrate on a weekday? Join the festivities at POST with Telemundo and NVivo on Sunday, May 8. You’ll enjoy mariachis, alebrijes, ballet folklorico and more at the POST’s X Atrium. 

Top Chef Houston Cinco de Mayo Viewing Party at Ninfa's Uptown

Cheer on Top Chef Houston hometown contestant Evelyn Garcia at the official Top Chef Houston viewing party at The Original Ninfa’s Uptown. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 5, enjoy the piña mezcalitas, food and Top Chef on the screen. Ninfa’s on Navigation, the birthplace of the fajita, will be featured in this episode. What a fun way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Party with Picos for Cinco de Mayo! 

This year Cinco de Mayo returns to Arnaldo Richards’ Picos! Starting at 2 p.m. on May 5, head on over to the restaurant’s parking lot for a big celebration featuring mariachi (4 p.m. - 8 p.m.), live DJ, happy hour all day, and more. While you’re there, make sure to enjoy dinner (make sure to make a reservation) and keep in mind that parking will be extremely limited so ridesharing is recommended.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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12th Annual Cinco de Mayo at El Big Bad
One of Houston’s biggest Cinco de Mayo parties is in downtown Houston at El Big Bad. Choose from infused tequilas, liquid nitrogen margaritas, mariachi, tequila samples by Astral Tequila, drink specials, face painters, a live DJ and more. This is not the place to go if you want a quiet celebration. This party gets going and it’s a ton of fun!