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The Margin: Cinco de Mayo deals at Chipotle, Chili’s and more

There’s plenty of restaurant chains celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Thursday, May 5, which marks a key victory of the Mexican army against the French during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862.

Almost half (44%) of consumers surveyed by Numerator said they plan to get into the Cinco de Mayo spirit this year, with eight in 10 shopping in-store to stock up for backyard barbecues and family dinners — although going out to eat and drink has also become increasingly popular. Bars and restaurants are ready to serve, especially for their rewards members. And many, many of them have margaritas on the menu.

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Looking for Cinco de Mayo deals near you? Check out this list.


For those hungry to celebrate from home, Chipotle is offering free delivery for diners who enter the promo code “DELIVER” at checkout. 


Chili’s is pouring $5 drink specials all day, including select draft imports for the beer drinkers, as well as margaritas mixed with Presidente, Cuervo or Patron, and its “Frosé ‘Ritas” for those who want to shake things up. 


Cinco de Mayo coincides with its “springtime sips” season, including $5 Rock & Berry margaritas made with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Teremana Blanco Tequila. You can also get $10 off any online order that’s $40 or more by using the “SPRING22” promo code.

Del Taco 

Rewards members who buy one of the taco chain’s Epic Burritos via the Del Taco app or website on Cinco de Mayo will get another one free


The convenience store’s 7Rewards members can get three mini spicy breakfast empanadas and a coffee of any size for $4 through May $24.


The “fresh Mex” chain is slinging three tacos for $6 on Thursday, and some locations will be throwing parties on their outdoor patios beginning at 3 p.m. local time. 

Jose Cuervo 

The tequila maker is running a Tip It Forward sweepstakes to honor the nation’s bartenders; visit the website and enter for a chance to get $10 to tip a server over Venmo. Cuervo will send $10 to winners on Venmo throughout the day on Thursday. 

Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant

The Southern chain serves $5 Grande Mexican draft beers on Thursday, and Mexican flag margaritas for $8.95. And if you order an El Jefe margarita, you get a complimentary Cuervo shaker on the side to take home (while supplies last).

Moe’s Southwest Grill 

Rewards members get five times the reward points for any orders on the Moe’s app or website on Thursday, including new members who sign up on May 5. One dollar spent equals one rewards point, with members getting cash back after hitting certain point tiers. Rewards perks moving forward include a free cup of queso, birthday burritos and more. 

Casa Verde

Try Iron Chef Jose Garces’ plant-based, ready-to-eat meals for 50% off your order when you ender the promo code “CINCO50M” at checkout through May 5. 

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