In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is all about commemorating Mexico’s military victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla, but here in DFW, it’s all about celebrating the Mexican culture with a day of margaritas, music and Mexican food. So break out the sombreros and get the fiesta started at these DFW restaurants where Cinco de Mayo will be in full swing.

Urban Taco Uptown (Credit, Ilene Jacobs)

Urban Taco
3411 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 922-7080

Urban Taco isn’t waiting for Cinco de Mayo to get the party started. This fiesta fires up on Sunday, May 4th, out on the best patio for people watching in Uptown. As if Urban Taco’s stellar Tex-Mex fare wasn’t enough to get the party sizzling, there will also be a five-for-$5 special on hibiscus, frozen lime and urban rocks margaritas, as well as tequila slammers and limonada corruptas. Additionally, cold brews will be flowing from the beer stand and frozen treats will be rolling out of a paleta cart. There will be both a mariachi band and a DJ spinning tunes, in case all that tequila gets you in the mood to do the cha cha.

Lazaranda Modern Kitchen & Tequila (Credit, Ilene Jacobs)

Lazaranda Modern Kitchen & Tequila
5000 Beltline Road, Suite 850
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 866-8900

Lazaranda is commemorating its Mexican neighbors with a Cinco de Mayo party from Saturday through Monday. While there won’t be mariachi bands strolling around, there will be live contemporary music to keep the cool vibes going. There’s also going to be an array of tantalizing food specials—including carne asada and poblano tacos for $15, and tropical tostada plates for $8. In addition to munchies and music, everyone can quench their thirst with $4 margaritas and Mexican draft pints.

El Ranchito
610 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 946-4238

It doesn’t have to be Cinco de Mayo for fiesta time at El Ranchito. Its eclectic decor, nightly mariachis and awesome Mexican cuisine keeps this place swinging even when it’s not a special occasion. But when it is, you can bet that this is the place to be, especially on Cinco de Mayo. Just $5 will get you a plate of mouthwatering enchiladas. And don’t miss out on El Ranchito’s killer margaritas, also only $5.

Reservoir Bar, Patio & Kitchen
1001 Foch St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 334-0560

Bust out the maracas and stake out a spot on the patio for Reservoir’s annual “Cinco de Patio Weekend”— where the tequila will be flowing and DJs Traax, D-Roz and Mark McEuen will be rocking the house. Party-goers will have plenty of ways to get into the spirit, especially with frozen Hornitos ritas and Patron shots for $7. Or for $5, you can down Hornitos tequila shots, Pacific schooners and much more. There will be plenty of good grub on hand as well, including Cinco de Mayo-inspired appetizers and tacos.Related: Best Places To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo In DFW

Primo’s Bar and Grille
4861 Bass Pro Drive
Garland, TX 75043
(972) 226-8100

It’s May in DFW, so what better place to soak up the sunshine and kick back with a margarita than on Primo’s deck overlooking Lake Ray Hubbard? Sure, everyone will be at this Cinco de Mayo fling, especially when there’s non-stop live music, margarita specials, cheap beer and awesome Tex-Mex munchies. But don’t let that stop you, just pull up your boat and squeeze in with the masses. It’ll be the best fiesta weekend this side of the border.

Lalo’s Fine Mexican Cuisine
18484 Preston Road, Suite 118
Dallas, TX 75252
(469) 298-3017

If you’re looking for a more low-key way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, opt for Lalo’s moveable feast. The restaurant is offering a fixed price menu of delights for $15.95 that includes sopecitos botana and nachos Mexicanos appetizers and a choice of entree, ranging from pescado Veracruz and enchiladas to fajitas and tacos al pastor. What’s Mexican food without one of Lalo’s famous crafted margaritas? The mango is enticing, but the Serrano chili-infused macho margarita will keep the flames glowing all night.Related: Best Tacos In DFW

Ilene Jacobs is a freelance writer living in Dallas, Texas. Ilene enjoys writing about a variety of topics, ranging from food, fitness and travel, to kids, pets and senior care. You can find some of her work at