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Cinco de Mayo is usually celebrated with delicious Mexican food, margaritas, and music. It happens right around the time of nice patio weather which is perfect for enjoying some tacos and a cold margarita or beer with friends. In addition to food and drink deals, the parties usually include mariachi music which is perfect for dancing and singing along. These are some of the best bars to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Urban Taco
5331 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 125
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 823-4723
www.dinedsrg.comFounded in 2007, Urban Taco serves up great Tex-Mex fare all year. The food is inspired by Mexico City street food and the upscale flair of the cuising from Acapulco. However, on Cinco de Mayo the specials will make this great restaurant and bar even better. Look forward to a mariachi band and DJ and drink and food specials including margaritas and beers.

4152 Cole Ave., Suite 106
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 252-0200
www.komalirestaurant.comWith such an interesting name, people might wonder where it came from. It actually comes from an Aztec word that describes a griddle over an open fire that is used to prepare tortillas and to toast beans for coffee. The purpose of this restaurant was to distinguish the authentic flavors of Mexico from the normal Tex-Mex flavors. This is a great place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the delicious food and the creative drink menu.

La Comida
5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 796
Addison, TX 75254
(972) 770-0968
www.lacomida.comLa Comida embraces classic Tex-Mex flavors but brings it up to a higher standard. The dishes are made with great, fresh ingredients that really help to bring out those bold flavors. The drink menu combines creative cocktails with classic flavors that everyone loves. Cinco de Mayo fun here will include drink and food specials. If you want to get the party started early or have your own after party at home, you may want to consider their catering for delivery or pickup.

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118 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 941-4246
www.mesadallas.comThe chef-owners of Mesa in Dallas, Olga and Raul Reyes, come from a small town called Alvarado, Veracruz. This small town near the Gulf of Mexico is known for their fresh seafood, wild boar and turkey, tropical fruits and chiles. The owners wanted to bring the flavors of this port city to Dallas with the authentic cuisine offered at Mesa. Just their normal happy hour deals are great with delicious cocktails at a great price, so you’re sure to enjoy this award-winning restaurant’s party on Cinco de Mayo.

Meso Maya
1611 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 484-6555
www.mesomaya.comMeso Maya is part of a restaurant group company that is part of some other restaurants around Dallas that includes El Fenix and La Ventana. The building where Meso Maya is located has a 75 year history. The building was originally built for the Luna Tortilla Factory. The menu pays homage to both Mexican and Mayan cuisine and includes hand-ground tortillas, sauces made from scratch, and authentic flavors.

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