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Cinco De Mayo Houston Style

Cinco de Mayo is always a fun time in Houston and celebrated throughout the city. Here are just some of the things you can do or places to eat before you get in full-fledged celebration.


Miller Outdoor Theatre

Guests enjoy live music by Tlen-Huicani and Villalobos Brothers. Free (admission).

Time: 7:30 p.m.
address: 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston.


Cinco de Mayo at Historic Market Square

Kick off the Cinco de Mayo festivities with live performances by Gio Chamba, Chido Machine and more at Market Square Park. Free (admission).

Time: 6pm to 10pm.
address: 301 Milam St., Houston


Eight Row Flint

Friday’s menu serves up $5 margaritas and palomas as well as $3 Tecate and Modelo. Free (admission).

Time: Noon-11:55 p.m.
address: 1039 Yale St., Houston



Saint Arnold Brewing Company celebrates with beer, margarita and food specials.

Time: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Free (admission).
address: 1010 Prairie St., Houston


Bovine & Barley

Food and drink specials—$6 margaritas, $5 tequila shots and $5 brisket tacos—run all day. A live Mariachi band performs and a free photo booth is on site. Free (admission).

Time: 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
address:416 Main St., Houston


El Big Bad

DJs and liquid nitrogen margaritas are included in the restaurant’s seventh annual celebration. Daily events vary from tequila sampling on Friday to a Saturday flea market and Sunday brunch. Free (admission), $10 (tickets after 4 p.m. Friday).

address: 419 Travis St., Houston


Cinco De Gringo at The Phoenix

Party it up gringo-style with a crawfish boil, special Cinco Vodka from San Antonio, and karaoke at The Phoenix on Westheimer. Noon to midnight.

Time: Noon to midnight
address: 1915 Westheimer Rd, Houston

Live Art Show at AG Antiques on West 19th 

Spend Cinco de Mayo appreciating Mexican art and even a live demonstration by artist Efren Gonzalez, who will be making his work at AG Antiques in the Heights. Free (admission)

Time: Noon to 3pm
address: 313 W 19th St, Houston


Restaurants to Enjoy

Los Cucos Mexican Cafe

El Tiempo Cantina


The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation

La Fisheria

Tacos Tierra Caliente

Teotihuacan Mexican Cafe

Fajita Pete’s – Bellaire

Bodegas Taco Shop

L’oréal Hunter

L’oréal is the Editor aka Blog Baroness of the Greensheet Blog and enjoys writing and traveling in her spare time. She has a background in developing, coordinating, and managing a wide range of digital content for small and large companies.