Cinco de Mayo events in Chicago
Mariachi bands and margaritas are the stars of Carnivale's Cinco de Mayo celebration. There will also be a taco station with $2.50 tacos and a cigar roller, if you have the inclination. Drink specials include an $8 classic margarita and $8 El Diablo, with reposado, pomegranate, ginger beer and lime.
Enjoy a multi-course Mexican dinner at Nana for Cinco de Mayo, with dishes like kingfish ceviche and cochinita pibil. The dinner is four courses with pairings and is $35 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 312-929-2486.
In addition to the already long menu of margs this joint has, it'll be slinging a few special drinks just for the holiday, like the Cinco 'Rita, with Silver Cabo Wabo, Hornitos, Cazadores, Herradura, Giro, Cointreau, lime juice and agave or the Verde Infusion 'Rita, with cucumber-infused Montelobos Mezcal with Milagro Silver, fresh lime juice and agave.
Taco Joint will offer $5 off of all margaritas by the bottle and a $5 beer and tequila shot, with a can of Modelo Especial and a shot of El Jimador blanco tequila.
Learn a little at Mercadito this Cinco de Mayo, with a fiesta-themed cooking demonstration. Five courses will be paired with five beverages, and you'll know how to replicate them at home afterwards. The demonstration is $60 per person and reservations can be made by calling 312-329-9555.
Hop on a trolley between Frontier, Lottie's Pub and the Pony Inn and enjoy drink specials like $3.50 Dos Equis and tacos. Start at Lottie's (the trolley crawl headquarters) for a Don Julio brand meet and greet and then head to the Pony Inn, where the MP3 Amigos will be playing all night long. Did we mention the trolley's free?
Grab a $6 margarita or Mexican mule, $5 Dos Equis tallboys and $2 tacos at Tavern on Little Fort this Cinco de Mayo.