Your Guide to Local Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Here are the drinks and deals you won’t want to miss.


Ready for a fiesta? Restaurants and bars throughout the state are serving up enough Cinco de Mayo food and drink specials to make your head spin.


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New Castle County

La Tolteca/Tonalteca | May 1–5

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo Days all week long with $2 off burritos. Additional drink and food specials will be available on May 5. 

Multiple locations,

Del Pez | May 5–6

Enjoy $3 Dos Equis beers$4 house margaritas, $8 shots of Patrón tequila and $7 mason jars of Mexican fruit punch. While supplies last, guests can keep the Del Pez shot glass and mason jar. Food specials include four-for-$4 mini chimichangas, burritos and taquitos. At the Newark location, the party (and drink specials) will extend into Saturday.

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76 E. Main St., Newark

At the Wilmington location, specials will include $3 and $4 beers (Dos Equis, Corona, Corona Light, Modelo Especial) and $5 house margaritas. Live entertainment begins at 7 p.m.

400 Justison St., Wilmington

Santa Fe | May 5–6

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo from 10 a.m-1 a.m. The first 150 guests will receive a free breakfast burrito. Drink specials, available all day, will include $3 Dos Equis drafts, $4 mystery shots, $5 house margaritas, $6 sangrias and $7 hurricanes. DJ K will be spinning the turntables from 7 p.m. until close.

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190 E. Main St., Newark

El Jefe Restaurant and Bar | May 5

Specials include $15 buckets of Dos Equis and Tecate beers, $3.50 beer drafts and $3.99 house margaritas.

110 Astro Shopping Center, Newark

Mexican Post | May 5 & 7

On May 5, 93.7 WSTW will broadcast live from 5:30–10 a.m. Free coffee and breakfast burritos will be available at 11 a.m., and tons of beer, margarita and food specials will be available all day. The fun continues Sunday, May 7, with the restaurant’s 19th annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party. From noon–8 p.m., guests can enjoy Corona specials, music and a photo booth. The block party is kid-friendly.

3100 Naamans Rd.

Border Café | May 5

A party in Border Café’s parking lot will include a DJ, raffles, beer bins and margarita stations. Enjoy $4 beers, and house margaritas starting at $6.50.

483 Stanton-Christiana Rd., Newark

Bahama Breeze Island Grille | May 5

The restaurant’s Cinco de Mayo Outdoor Block Party begins at 3 p.m. For a $10 cover charge, you’ll have access to food and drink specials including $5 classic margaritas, $3 bottled beers, two-for-$5 street tacos and two-for-$5 empanadas.

500 Center Blvd St., Newark

Trolley Square Cinco de Mayo Loop | May 5

For a $5 cover fee, attend the inaugural Cinco de Mayo Loop. Take a shuttle to and from 12 participating venues, which include 8th & Union Kitchen, Catherine Rooney’s, Chelsea Tavern, Dead Presidents Pub and Restaurant, Ernest & Scott Taproom, Firestone Roasting House, Grottos Pizza and more.

Kent County

El Azteca | May 5

Drink specials include $4 shots and $8.99 top-shelf margaritas. 

859 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover; 734-3444 

20672 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach; 278-7507

La Hacienda | May 5

Indulge in outdoor seating, music and beer bucket specials that include $11.99 cans and $15.99 bottles of Dos Equis and Corona.

1171 S. Bay Road, Dover

Sussex County

From left: Papa Grande’s fish or pork tacos will be $3 on Cinco de Mayo; The second-floor deck at the Rehoboth 
Beach location feels like a festive treehouse. // Photos by Pam Aquilani

Papa Grande’s | May 5

Papa Grande’s in Rehoboth will be serving up food and drink specials all day long. The treetop deck will open at noon, after which the party will continue outside. Specials include $3 pork or fish tacos, $5 guacamole, $6 nachos, $10 chicken nachos, $5 house margaritas, $3 Mexican beers, $2 Tecate beers, $3 Hornitos lime tequila shots and $3 Peligroso cinnamon tequila shots.

210 Second St., Rehoboth Beach

Papa Grande’s in Fenwick will be roasting a pig. Plus, a Burley Oak tap takeover will begin at 11:30 a.m. Specials include $3 pork and fish tacos, $5 guacamole, $6 nachos, $5 house margaritas and $3 Hornitos lime tequila shots.

38929 Madison Ave., Fenwick Island

Dos Locos Stonegrill and Tex-Mex Restaurant | May 5–6

Drink specials include $5.05 house margaritas, $10 grand margaritas (26 ounces), $16 Big Girl margaritas (42 ounces), $3 Mexican beers and $5 off pitchers.

208 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach

Que Pasa | May 5

Don’t miss food and drink specials from 4–9 p.m.—plus a piñata for the kids—right in the heart of Dewey Beach.

124 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach

Big Chill Surf Cantina | May 4–7

Big Chill’s annual Cinco de Mayo celebration takes place May 4–7. On May 4, Taco Reho is hosting a “May the 4th Be with You” event, where guests can enjoy a special Star Wars-themed menu. On May 5, enjoy live music, drink specials and giveaways. On May 6, don’t miss the Kentucky Derby Sombrero Party, which includes free sombreros for everyone. On May 7, join the restaurant for its Patio Opening Party and Summer Beach Daze kickoff. 

19406 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach

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