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If it's Cinco de Mayo, you know Chicago restaurants are celebrating. We have all of your deals around the city for Chicago's favorite day in May. Check back often for updates.

Dos Urban Cantina

Kick off Cinco de Mayo celebrations with a brunch buffet at Dos Urban Cantina. Dos is the partnership of husband and wife chef team Brian Enyart and Jennifer Jones Enyart, who met while working under chefs Rick Bayless and Charlie Trotter, respectively. Their menu is an interpretation of cuisine that embraces flavors and ingredients inspired by the bounty of Mexico.

The Cinco de Mayo Brunch Buffet at Dos Urban Cantina will be available Sunday, May 5 from 10am - 2pm. The cost is $28 per person. The all you can eat buffet will feature classic Mexican dishes with seasonal twists, including tamales, chilaquiles, ceviche, a guacamole bar, cinnamon rolls, texas sheet cake and lots more!

Jonathan Zaragoza of Birrieria Zaragoza will also be a guest chef for the day with live fire tacos al pastor. The bar will be open all day to serve palomas, margaritas and more. Dinner will resume at 5pm.

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The Brunch Buffet at Dos Urban Cantina (Photo Courtesy of Dos Urban Cantina)

Broken English Taco Pub (Lincoln Park)

Broken English Taco Pub will launch their First Annual Cinco on the Streets Festival on Saturday, May 4 (Noon-9pm) and Sunday, May 5 from Noon - 8pm. The festival will run past Broken English Lincoln Park (2576 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago) along Jonquil Park on North Sheffield Avenue and Lill Street.

Celebrate Mexico’s victory with two full days of music, luchadors, agave tastings, tacos, elote, and churros. Attendees will have access to an Agave Garden that will feature agave-based spirits tastings, a mechanical bull ($5 rides), face painting, music & DJ’s, food & drinks, a wrestling ring with luchadors both days, and more.

Executive Chef Frank Valdez has spearheaded the food options, which include new and old offerings from the Broken English menu. Attendees will be offered a range of tacos, elote, & churros. The Broken English beverage team has created a menu that includes margaritas & cervezas, to spiked sparkling, and non-alcoholic options as well.  

A $5 suggested donation upon entry will benefit the Stefani's Children's Foundation. VIP ticket packages include:

  • Frida Fiesta Package: includes 2 tacos, 2 margaritas, the suggested entry donation for $30

  • Borracha Fiesta Package: includes 2 tacos, 2 margaritas, agave garden tasting, the suggested entry donation for $45

  • Tickets:

  • Tickets will also be available day of (cash only)  

  • **Must be 21 to purchase tickets. Those under the age of 21 can attend with a parent or guardian who is 21 and over.

A Taco Spread at Broken English Taco Pub (Photo Credit: Kailley Lindman)

Sable Kitchen & Bar

Celebrate Cinco de CAP-O at Sable Kitchen & Bar on Sunday, May 5th from 5PM-12AM. Members from Tales of the Cocktail Foundation’s “Cocktail Apprentice Program” (CAP) will join forces to stir and shake a menu of 10 Cinco de Mayo-inspired cocktails behind Sable’s bar to benefit the Helen David Relief Fund, which aides bartenders affected by Breast Cancer. Cocktails include the Capaquiri (Santa Teresa Rum, Lime, Cane Sugar), Batanga (Tequila, Cola, Salted Rim), CAP Juice (Tequila, Grapefruit, Soda, Salt) and more!

CAP Bartender Roster

·        Mike Ryan, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

·        Megan Fraser, Union Square Café (New York, NY)

·        Richard Beltzer, Bad Hunter

·        Patrick Braga, Paper Plane (San Jose, CA)

·        Mary Palac, Paper Plane (San Jose, CA)

·        Sarah Schmitt, Rhine Hall Distillery & Avec

·        Angie Caballero, Bellemore

·        Alexis Belton, The Aviary

·        Jenee Craver, Sable Kitchen & Bar

·        Dante Torres, Sable Kitchen & Bar

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation is an non-profit organization that educates, advances, and supports the global hospitality industry and creates lasting impact in our host communities. The Cocktail Apprentice Program (CAP) is an exclusive mentorship program for up-and-coming bartenders to learn alongside some of the biggest names in the business during the five days of the annual Tales of the Cocktail conference.

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Photo Courtesy of Sable Kitchen & Bar


Cinco de Mayo may be on a Sunday this year, but tequila lovers can still celebrate without worrying about that Monday morning hangover. Cerise Rooftop (203 N Wabash Ave, 26th floor) at Virgin Hotels Chicago is throwing a “Cuatro de Caballo” party on Saturday, May 4 to celebrate the re-opening of the rooftop bar, the derby and Cinco de Mayo. The party will kick off at 2 p.m. with ’80s music followed by Tengo Funk from 8 p.m. into the late hours of partying. Guests can look forward to miniature ponies, red hot beverage and food items, and more. Cerise will also offer a tequila and Tecate special ALL DAY for $9 total. 


Why celebrate in Chicago, when you can feel like you're on a plane to Mexico itself at Beatnik (1604 W Chicago Ave.) during their "Flight To Oaxaca" brunch May 5. As part of their ongoing JETSET series, which transports guests with music and cocktails from different tropical regions each weekend, "Flight to Oaxaca" features curated playlists by live DJ, Bumbac Joe, who specializes in Latin American dance music. The brunch menu includes shakshuka with duck eggs ($12) and a Spanish tortilla with uni ($14) as well as cocktail specials like half-price large format cocktails. 

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Photo Courtesy of Beatnik


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