Cinco de Mayo Guide

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Cinco de Mayo is on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Whether you’re ordering to-go tacos or looking for a spot to drink margs in-person, here are some of the best options for Cinco de Mayo in Nashville. 

Nashville Cinco de Mayo Guide

Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Cinco De Drinko Bar Crawl

The Cinco De Drinko Bar Crawl is Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 4:00pm to 1:00am at various bars in Nashville. This bar crawl will include tacos, tequila, margaritas, and exclusive drink specials. Registration is from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Red Door Saloon in Midtown. Some of the participating bars include Kung Fu Saloon, Hopsmith, The Dogwood, Live Oak, Taco & Tequila, and Vibes Bar and Lounge. Tickets are $12.99+. Guests must be 21 or over to attend.

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Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl

The Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl is Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 5:00pm to 11:00pm at various bars in Nashville. The bar crawl will begin at Kung Fu Saloon and will feature plenty of tacos, tequila, and music along the way. Tickets are $10.99. Guests must be 21 or over to attend.

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Cinco de Mayo at The East Nashville Marketplace

Stop by The East Nashville Marketplace on Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm for a Cinco de Mayo event. This outdoor event will feature food trucks serving Cinco de Mayo-themed food, specialty drinks, and live music. Admission and parking are free.

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Cinco De Mayo with The Marcela Pinilla Band

Cinco De Mayo with The Marcela Pinilla Band is Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 9:00pm to 11:15pm at Rudy’s Jazz Room. Guests can expect a Latin Jazz performance from the Marcela Pinilla Band featuring Isaac Eicher, Nadiana Betancur, Bryan Brock, and Crystal Miller. Tickets are $15-$90. Guests must be 21 or over to attend.

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Chuy’s

Dine-in at Chuys on Thursday, May 5, 2022, for all-day drink special. Enjoy discounted prices on tequila, margaritas, and more!

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Las Palmas

All Las Palmas locations will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Thursday, May 5, 2022, with all-day happy hour which includes half off select margaritas and half off beer.

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Cinco de Mayo Weekend Fiesta on the Skydeck at Assembly Hall

The Cinco de Mayo Weekend Fiesta on the Skydeck at Assembly Hall is Saturday, May 7, 2022, from noon to 10:00pm. Guests can expect delicious Mexican cuisine, live music, face painting, and more. This event is free admission.

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Cinco Party at The W Hotel

Cinco Party at The W Hotel is Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. This event is presented by WithCo Cocktails and Los Sundays Tequila. Guests can expect refreshing cocktails, music by DJ Cisco Carter, and swag bags for the first 50 attendees. This event will be held behind the lobby bar in The Sound Room. Admission is free.

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Where to Eat and Drink

Rosepepper Cantina

Neighborhood: East Nashville

Rosepepper Cantina is famous for its amazing margaritas and clever sayings on its outdoor sign. Their menu features crowd favorites such as buffalo white cheese dip, guacamole, and enchiladas. If you’re wanting to spice up your Cinco de Mayo this year, order the Sonora-style or Chile Verde!

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Mas Tacos

Neighborhood: East Nashville

Mas Tacos is one of the top Mexican restaurants in Nashville. Swing by this popular eatery for delicious fish tacos, street corn, and cocktails. The fried avocado taco is a must-try.

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bartaco

Neighborhood: 12 South

bartaco, a family-friendly Mexican restaurant located in 12 South, is known for its specialty tacos and delicious margaritas. The glazed pork belly and crispy oyster taco come highly recommended.

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Blanco Cocina + Cantina

Neighborhood: Downtown 

Blanco Cocina + Cantina is located at Fifth + Broadway in Downtown Nashville. The Sonoran-style Mexican restaurant is situated across from Bridgestone Arena, which makes it a perfect dining destination before and after events. Guests can expect a fresh twist on Mexican cuisine with featured menu items like tiger shrimp fajitas and grilled Mexican street corn.

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Saint Anejo

Neighborhood: Gulch

Saint Anejo in the Gulch is a modern Mexican restaurant with a creative menu and a cantina-chic vibe with funky lanterns and red lights. When the weather is suitable, the windows open to the exterior, allowing for an open-air experience. Grab a seat on the patio and enjoy a hot chicken taco and one of the hundreds of tequila options.

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Pancho & Lefty’s

Neighborhood: Sylvan Park | Downtown

Let Pancho & Lefty’s do the cooking this Cinco de Mayo and enjoy tasty street tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more. The Downtown location has a great rooftop and the Sylvan Park location has a spacious covered patio that is perfect for larger groups.

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Superica

Neighborhood: Gulch

If you’re craving Tex-Mex cuisine this Cinco de Mayo, then Superica is the spot for you. Order a variety of Tex-Mex classics, such as wood-grilled fajitas, queso, and shrimp tacos.

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Nada

Neighborhood: Midtown

Nada, a modern Mexican restaurant, is great for dine-in and carry out. If you choose to celebrate at home their to-go menu features tacos, quesadillas, guacamole, and queso.

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Taco Mama

Neighborhood: Hillsboro Village 

Taco Mama is a fast-casual taqueria in Hillsboro Village. Have a Cinco de Mayo celebration with a build-your-own taco, burrito, or quesadilla—all toppings are free!

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Cinco de Mayo

Neighborhood: East Nashville | SoBro

It only seems fitting to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with to-go from Cinco de Mayo. Customers can expect fresh ingredients, authentic Mexican cuisine, and daily specials.

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Las Palmas

Neighborhood: West End | Midtown | Melrose

Before Nashville became a foodie destination, Las Palmas was one of the only Mexican restaurants in town. The family-operated business first opened in 1990 and now has nine locations throughout Nashville.

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