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Where to find Cinco de Mayo deals and specials in San Diego

Posted at 2:33 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-05 13:08:36-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — In addition to locals celebrating Cinco de Mayo, businesses are cashing in on the weekend holiday.

Around town, a number of spots are holding events with specials or simply offering deals on drinks and food.

And just because the deal is not on here, doesn't mean it's not out there. Keep your eyes peeled for local deals at restaurants while you're out and about.

While there are sure to be drink specials across many of San Diego's bars on Cinco de Mayo, here's a look at some of the national deals and local events to help you celebrate with family and friends.

National deals

California Pizza Kitchen: Fresh Agave Lime margaritas available for $5 all day at participating locations.

El Pollo Loco: Show these coupons to get $5 5-piece fire-grilled chicken or $5 street corn tostada at El Pollo Loco (expires May 5).

Joe's Crab Shack: Joe's is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with $20 buckets of Modelo Especial.

On The Border: Drink specials, including $5 Cinco 'Ritas, $5 1800 Reposado tequila shots, $4 1800 Silver tequila shots and $3 Jose Cuervo Gold tequila shots, and live music is planned at On The Border locations.

TGI Fridays: Enjoy drink specials at TGI Fridays, including $5 Fridays 'Ritas, $5 Patron shots and $5 23-ounce Dos Equis beers.

Local deals

Galaxy Taco: Enjoy $5 Dobel tequila margaritas for brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or during dinner at Galaxy Taco.

Carnitas Snack Shack: A Cinco de Mayo cookout will be hosted on Harbor Dr. by Carnitas Snack Shack and 32 North Brewing Co. on May 4 - 5. Live music, $5 beers from 32 North, a $5 food menu, and $10 margaritas are on the menu.

Little Italy Food Hall: The food hall promises raffle giveaways; tastings from Mezcal El Silencio, 123 Organic Tequila, Cervecería de Colima, and Topo Chico USA; food pairing samples from Sam the Cooking Guy; and drink specials inside the hall all day.

Yard House: Get $5 House margaritas, salted watermelon margaritas and pomegranate margaritas all day.

Local events

Old Town: Where better to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than in Old Town's vibrant community, where Fiesta Cinco de Mayo will bring three days of live music and entertainment, a lowrider and auto showcase, children's activities and areas, and, of course, delicious traditional food and drinks.

Balboa Park: Traditional live music and entertainment and activity booths will take over Balboa Park's Plaza de Panama for Cinco de Mayo, giving families a day filled with opportunities to celebrate the holiday and learn all about its roots and importance to Mexican history.

Coasterra: Coasterra hosts a ticketed Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, giving guests access to food stations and a specialty margarita. VIP tickets open that access to a VIP Lounge, specialty tequila, baja wine, a mexican beer tasting and more.

Mavericks Beach Club: Pacific Beach's Mavericks will host live luchador wrestling and a battle royal, street taco eating contest, mariachi troop, and more.

Cinco de Mayo Pool Party: The Lafayette Hotel is hosting a Sip & Swim: Cinco de Mayo pool party with Latin fusion band Kimba Light Official and activations by Urbn Leaf and Truly Hard Seltzer.