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Arlington Cinco de Mayo Guide

Cinco de Mayo celebrates an 1862 battle in which Mexican troops beat back French forces who invaded to force the country to repay a debt.

In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is primarily a regional holiday with “limited significance nationwide.” Across the United States, however, the fifth of May is recognized as a time to celebrate Mexican heritage by some, and as a good excuse to drink lots of Coronas and margaritas by others.

Here are a few of the planned events and specials happening around Arlington on Wednesday. Let us know if we forgot anything.

Mexicali Blues (2933 Wilson Boulevard)

  • Cinco de Mayo party featuring free trinkets and t-shirts
  • $3.50 24-oz. Modela Especial cans
  • $3 16-oz. Tecate and Miller Lite cans
  • $3 Corona and Pacifico bottles
  • $6 margaritas

Cantina Mexicana (515 23rd Street South)

  • All day specials
  • Sangrias: $3 small, $8 large
  • All imported beer $2.50
  • $5 “super nachos”

Guapo’s Shirlington (4036 Campbell Avenue)

  • Mariachi bands  from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • All Mexican beers at an unannounced “special price”

Chevy’s Fresh Mex (1201 South Hayes Street and 4238 Wilson Boulevard)

  • “Party all day and all night.”
  • Mariachi band, time TBA
  • $5 margaritas

Uncle Julio’s Rio Grande Cafe (4301 Fairfax Drive)

  • “A big party” featuring outdoor beer and margarita stands, people selling shots, buckets of Corona
  • Regular happy hour in effect from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Guajillo (1727 Wilson Boulevard)

  • Appearance by the Jose Cuervo girls
  • Giveaways including t-shirts, hats, shot glasses
  • Occasional free shots, including body shots for the ladies

Taqueria Poblano (2503A N. Harrison St.)

  • Food and pina colada specials

California Tortilla (2057 Wilson Boulevard)

  • Coupon for free nachos when you buy something and say the secret password, “nachos.”

Ragtime (1345 North Courthouse Road)

  • Happy hour from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. featuring $3 Dos Equis, $3.50 Tecate, $6 Coors Light buckets (4 bottles), $2.50 Miller Lites, $3 rail liquors
  • Mexican food specials
  • Markus Mann performs (rock and covers)

Mister Days (3100 Clarendon Blvd)

  • $2 Negra Modelo
  • $3 Corona

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