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Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in metro Atlanta

Fiesta, fiesta!

Commemorate Mexico’s victory over the France with a menu of good food, drinks and patio parties at the following restaurants, a sample of the festivities happening throughout metro Atlanta. All events will take place on Cinco de Mayo, Friday, May 5 unless noted otherwise. And, before heading out, click here for facts about the holiday.

Superica : For a patio cookout featuring Mexican street-style tacos and char-grilled corn plus margaritas and tequila shots head to the Krog Street Market location. The Buckhead  location will offer $1 smoked wings on the patio plus Cerveza at the satellite bar. All menu items will be available from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Krog Street Market, 99 Krog St. N.E., Atlanta. 678-791-1310,

Buckehead, 3850 Roswell Road N.E., Atlanta. 678-705-1235,

Bartaco : Celebrate with tacos, margaritas and lots of music. At the West Midtown location, local artist Todd Wells will provide live music from 5-9:30 p.m.; Crane will be play at Chastain Park from 5-9:30 p.m; and Ian Shumacher will be play at the Inman Park location.

3802 Roswell Road N.E., Atlanta. 678-871-8226.

969 Marietta St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-607-8226.

299 N. Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 470-400-8226. .

Chuy’s: Head here for a dollar discount on Corona and Corona Light as well as $1 floaters to top off margaritas on Thursday, May 4. On Friday, May 5, all-day happy hour drink specials will be available. If you need something to nosh on, the free, fully loaded nacho car is available from 4-7 p.m. weekdays. Need something to nurse a hangover? $5 Tito’s Bloody Marys will be available all day on Saturday, May 6.

Various locations,

The Original El Taco: Celebrate all weekend with drink specials and spring menu items. Try specialty Cinco cocktails such as the Tormentoso Cantarita, made with tequila, yuzu sour, serrano pepper and fresh citrus or the Brisa Cantarita, made with tequila, Jarritos grapefruit soda and fresh citrus. The restaurant will also feature its signature pineapple tequila shots for $4.

1186 N. Highland Dr. N.E., Atlanta. 404-873-4656,

Bahama Breeze : Celebrate Cinco earlier with a classic margarita for $5 now through May 5.

3590 Breckinridge Blvd., Duluth. 770-935-6509.

755 Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy. N.W., Kennesaw. 678-354-7777.


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