Cinco de Mayo food, drink and ride share discounts in Columbus

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Cinco de Mayo celebrates victory that no one saw coming, when the Mexican army defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Now, you can do your part to celebrate with classic Mexican fare, tradition, and, of course, drinks at a major discount in the Columbus area.


I know, I know — Applebee’s isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when celebrating Cinco de Mayo, but from now on, it just might be. The restaurant chain will has extended its Dollarita special (just $1 for a margarita — how can you beat that deal?!) and serving Dos Equis for just $2.

Chile Verde

Celebrate in style at both Chile Verde locations in Columbus on Saturday. While they haven’t announced specific drink specials, they will have a day of food, drinks, fu and thousands of giveaways. You can also snag a free Chile Verde Cinco de Mayo t-shirt.


Chuy’s Tex-Mex is celebrating Cinco de Mayo all weekend long. On Friday, customers can take advantage of $1 off Coronas and $1 floaters from 4pm until closing. On Saturday, they will be having an all-day happy hour and on Sunday, get some help with your hangover with $5 Bloody Marys.

Columbus Margarita Fest

Taco trucks, live music and more margaritas than you’ll know what to do with — is there any better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Tickets include entrance plus five margaritas, and designated driver tickets are available for non-drinkers. (Tickets are required for entry. This is a 21+ event.)

Condado Tacos

Stop by Condadon on Saturday and take advantage of $1 off margaritas all day, from 11am to 2am. Plus, if you share yo ur Condado party pictures on Instagram using #CondadoCinco and tag @CondadoTacos, you’ll have a chance to win a $1,000 Condado Tacos gift card. Customers who buy a shot of Sauza Hornitos Plata, you’ll be entered into a raffle to win a $1,000 gift card to Condado Tacos and additional prizes. There’s no better reason to do tequila shots than a chance to win free tacos, right?

El Vaquero

Columbus’ favorite Mexican restaurant chain has already started their Cinco de Mayo party with their annual Cinco Days of Fiesta, but there’s still plenty of time to join in the fun. They’re serving daily meal specials and all 21-ounce draft and bottled beer for just $2.99.

Mad Mex

Cinco de Mayo is the biggest party of the year at Mad Mex! On Saturday, the day starts breakfast (Eggchilada, Breakfast Burritos and Cornbread) and $ morning cocktails (Tequila Sunrise, Mad Maria, Mexy Russians). Then, they’re offering all-day drink specials with $1 off all Mexican bottles and cans and $5 22-ounce Dos Equis drafts.

On The Border

This is not a drill folks — on Saturday, stop by On The Border and take advantage of $5 Cinco ‘Ritas all day long. Plus, top-shelf Perfect Patron Cinco ‘Ritas are just $10.

Two Bucks Columbus

On Saturday, the party is at Two Bucks Columbus. Take advantage of the $2 taco bar and $6 margarita buckets from 11am to 6pm.

Get a discounted ride with Lyft

You know you’re going to need chips and guac for your party anyway, and will all the alcohol flowing, you need to make sure you’re getting from Point A to Point B safely. Tostitos and Lyft have partnered up to offer an exclusive Lyft discount. Buy a specially marked bag of Tostitos or Sabra Guacamole and scan the curcular Facebook Messenger code or click here. Then, enter the on-pack code when prompted to get your special Lyft code. You’ll receive a crewdit for up to $10 when you enter your Lyft code in the Lyft app.


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