This is your guide to celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Arlington! Cinco de Mayo originated as a holiday to recognize Mexico's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla and is an important celebration honoring Mexican culture and heritage, especially in America. If you’re looking for the perfect fiesta for your weekend, we’ve got you covered!


Celebrando Cinco de Mayo 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Downtown Arlington! This party is for all ages, so bring the entire family to enjoy live music, a DJ, vendors, art, and games. Get together at Binions Ice House on Saturday May 4th from 2pm to 7pm.  

Cinco de Mayo at Hooligan’s

Calling all margarita enthusiasts! Head over to Hooligan’s Pub for their celebration on May 5 from 12pm to 2am. You have to check out their flight of Milagro margaritas with fresh fruit: Traditional Margarita with Reposado, Pineapple Margarita, Blackberry with Milagro Silver, Watermelon Margarita with Milagro Añejo.  

Cinco de Mayo Salsa Night

Let’s salsa the night away! Kick off your weekend with Rangers Republic at Texas Live! and their salsa-themed fiesta. Break out your red, white, and green and get ready to dance from 9pm to closing on Friday, May 3! Welcome to salsa experts and novices alike.  

Cinco de Mayo at Trader’s Village

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Trader’s Village with live music, dancing, festivities, traditional food and family fun on Sunday May 5th from 11am to 5pm! Shop thousands of vendors in their open-air market and enjoy performances by local artists of every genre. It’s completely free to enter the festival, but don’t forget to buy an all-day ride wristband if you plan on participating in the carnival rides.

Fiesta De Mayo

Don’t miss out on the biggest Cinco de Mayo party in DFW! Fiesta De Mayo at Texas Live! will have live music, custom margaritas, themed food, major prize giveaways, and exciting performances. The fiesta starts on May 5 at 1pm. At 4:40pm, come ready to sing, dance, and honor Texas legend Selena Quintanilla with the Selena Forever Tribute band

J. Gilligan’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Raise your spirits and your margaritas at J Gills this weekend! You don’t want to miss their tequila and taco specials, mechanical bull, and giveaways! Their fiesta is on May 4 starting at 1pm.

Sizzlin’ Cinco de Mayo Party on the Patio 

Celebrate in style on the El Gabacho patio! Enjoy a margarita or two (or more, we won’t tell!) and enter their giveaway for a chance to win all-inclusive trip for 2 to the new Hyatt dreams Estrella Del Mar in Mazatlán, Mexico.  

Tacos and Tunes

Tackle Cinco de Mayo at AT&T Stadium! The Miller Lite House at AT&T Stadium is hosting the Dallas Cowboys Tacos & Tunes Festival on Saturday, May 4th from 3 to 7 PM. Come for the tacos and food trucks and stay for the live music!



This long-time Arlington favorite is the perfect spot to enjoy lunch this weekend.  You can’t go wrong with some Tex-Mex classics like enchiladas and tacos plates!

Cartel Taco Bar

Grab some tacos and enjoy some live music at Cartel Taco. They’re offering some special Cinco de Mayo deals: 6 two street tacos & one side, $2 frozen margs, $2.50 sangria, flavored margs & swirls, $3.50 tequila shots, $5 paleta shots, $4.25 Mexican beers (bottles & drafts) and Milagro margs only on Sunday. 

El Piquin

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at this authentic, iconic spot.  If you’re looking for homemade comfort food, this is the perfect place.  Check out their freshly made corn tortillas!

Los Molcas

Travel to Downtown Arlington to enjoy some Los Molcas tacos for breakfast, dinner, or a late-night snack! They serve breakfast all day so you can get your chorizo, egg, and cheese at any hour! 

Los Pastores

Lost Pastores is the hidden gem you’ve been searching for. They offer a fantastic breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu, but you can’t leave without trying one of their eye-catching pasteles for dessert!

Mariano’s Hacienda

There’s no better place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with the legends that brought us the original frozen margarita! From May 5 – May 11, celebrate their Margarita Fest with half priced margs and various giveaways! 

Papaya Mexican Grill

Trust us when we tell you Papaya Mexican is the place to go for an authentic, elevated taco experience. Order the birria taco – you’ll thank us later!

Paula’s Mexican Restaurant

Check out Paula’s classic cuisine from breakfast to dinner. You don’t want to miss out on their authentic menudo! 


This trendy spot can be found near UTA’s campus, but don’t worry they are open to students and visitors alike! Check out all their unique offerings - you don’t want to miss out on their pizzadilla!