From a Diva Doggy Contest, a Habanero Taco Contest, live bands, DJ’s, food and drinks and lots of fun can be found for celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Chandler!  Here is a list of Five amazing options for you to spend Cinco de Mayo in Chandler, AZ!

Dos Gringos

Location: 1361 N. Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ 85224
Phone: (480) 855-3303

Located in north Chandler, the party at Dos Gringos Chandler will feature DJ’s, games, tacos, cervezas, margaritas, and more! Enjoy the end of spring with a cold cerveza along with friends in their large outdoor courtyard.  Doors open at 11:00 a.m., with the party lasting well into the evening. Head out early to avoid the rush from the after work crowd.

Espo’s Mexican Food

Location: 3863 W. Chandler Boulevard, Chandler, AZ 85226
Phone:  (480) 963-0207

Head out for Cinco de Mayo to one of Chandler’s long time restaurants, Espo’s Mexican Food! Espo’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration will feature authentic Mexican food, $10 beer buckets, $2 margaritas, a car show, a petting zoo for the kiddos, live music and a Diva Doggy Contest. Entrants for the Diva Doggie Contest must be signed in by 5:00 p.m.. First prize includes $50 cash and a $50 gift card. The celebration kicks off at 2:00 p.m.!

Sandbar Mexican Grill

Location: 7200 W. Ray Road, Chandler, AZ 85226
Phone: (480) 961-1700

Make your way to this popular west Chandler spot for their annual Cinco de Mayo party. For Cinco de Mayo, Sandbar will be extending its award-winning patio to their parking lot to make room for two additional bars and a stage for live music. Live bands playing at this year’s event include: Vanilla Space featuring Candyman and The Black Moods on Thursday. The party will continue on through the weekend, with additional live music on Saturday, as well as a showing of the Canelo vs. Khan fight. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. on Cinco de Mayo, and at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Valle Luna Mexican Restaurant

Location: 1949 W. Ray Road, Chandler, AZ 85224
Phone: (480) 786-3100

Located in the Andersen Springs neighborhood, off Dobson and Ray roads, Valle Luna is a top spot for authentic Mexican food and great drinks anytime of the year, but on Cinco de Mayo, they’ll be hosting a big party! For its Cinco de Mayo festivities, Valle Luna will feature a DJ and live music in the cantina and bar patio (MUST be 21 years of age or older to sit in these areas), $5 3-Olive Bombers, $6 House Margaritas and 24 Oz Domestic Drafts. Added bonus, Taqueria del Mar will sell yummy carne or pollo asada tacos, $2.50 each or two for $6! Other food specials include a Cheese Crisp w/carne or pollo for $6. Enjoy the music, food and drinks specials, while enjoying a prime lakeside view. 


Z’Tejas Mexican Restaurant and Grill

Location: 7221 W. Ray Road, Chandler, AZ 85226
Phone: (480) 893-7550

Located at off the Ray and I-10, Z’Tejas Mexican Restaurant and Grill has been a long valley staple for Mexican cuisine as well as for their house cocktails, including their signature margaritas. For Cinco de Mayo, stop by Z’Tejas and take on the hottest challenge ever….The Habanero Inferno Taco Challenge!  The Habanero Inferno Taco Challenge is four Leo’s Street Tacos, with one of the tacos featuring a habanero sauce specially made by Executive Chef, Leo Madrigal.  For guests that finish all four tacos, they will receive $5 off their order and of course, bragging rights for completing the challenge! In addition to the taco challenge, Z’Tejas will feature $5 Dulce Vide Margaritas and $3 Corona beers all day long.

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