Tempe Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo isn’t necessarily observed throughout the world or even that much in Mexico, but here in Arizona, we like to celebrate any occasion if it means enjoying good food and good company. Luckily for us, Tempe has everything you need to commemorate the Battle of Puebla this Cinco de Mayo, May 5th, 2022. Honor Hispanic heritage and history by indulging in authentic dishes, drinks, delicacies and great specials. Check out our list of specials below and help support Tempe restaurants during Cinco de Mayo.

Downtown Tempe

Pedal Haus Brewery
730 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 314-2337

Cinco de Drinko Beer Fiesta is on at the largest patio in Downtown Tempe, Pedal Haus Brewery. Enjoy $7 Haus Margs, $5 Mexican Ambers and $5 Micheladas all day long.

Strawberry Margarita from Pedal Haus
Strawberry Margarita from Pedal Haus

Cinco de Mayo at Skysill Rooftop Lounge
11 E. 7th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-8885

This Cinco de Mayo, celebrate with your amigos and amigas 18 stories above Tempe’s downtown district at Skysill Rooftop Lounge, the Valley’s highest open-air rooftop bar perched atop The Westin Tempe Hotel.

On Thursday, May 5th, from 3-8 p.m., guests will enjoy live music, giveaways and specialty food and drink specials for the occasion. This event is free to attend, and no reservations are required. To add to the celebration, guests will also enjoy sipping on tequila and mezcal-based cocktails such as the Oaxacan Old Fashioned ($14), Desert Pear Margarita ($12) and the Pomegranate Paloma ($12).

Skysill will also be hosting live music and two piñata giveaways, where two lucky winners will have the opportunity to take home a piñata filled with candy and one $50 Skysill gift card each.

Cinco de Mayo Tempe Bar Crawl
680 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281

Get excited to experience the Fattest Fiesta Tempe has ever seen at the annual Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl in Downtown Tempe. Grab your closest amigos and put on your highest sombreros because this time of year is like no other in Tempe. The festivities are from 4-10 p.m. and start at Fat Tuesdays. Tickets are $13.99.

Participating Bars:

  • Fat Tuesdays
  • Glow Tempe
  • Varsity Tavern


  • Free Entry into the best venues in town
  • Cinco De Mayo Wristband
  • Detailed Custom Digital pub crawl map
  • Helpful staff
  • Exclusive Drink Specials
  • Live music/bands/DJs at certain venues

Alter Ego at Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown
108 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 612-7871

Alter Ego, named 2020 Best Hotel Restaurant by Phoenix New Times, presents a Cinco de Mayo combo that includes two tacos and a flight of margaritas for $28. Just thirsty? You can get the flight of margaritas for just $22.

Luchadores at ASU Art Museum
51 E. 10th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 965-2787

In honor of this holiday and the upcoming exhibition, “Lucha Libre: Beyond the Arenas,” the ASU Art Museum is hosting Atlantis, Atlantis Jr., Mephisto and Guerrero Maya Jr., some of today’s most famous Mexican Luchadores.

Stop by the museum from noon–2 p.m. for autograph signings, take a selfie with a Luchador, grab some delicious drinks from Futuro coffee, check out recent art exhibitions and enjoy music and food!

South Tempe

101 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 839-8226
314 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 446-8226

Get ready for five days of Cinco de Mayo at Someburros! The celebration kicks off on Sunday, May 1st and goes through Thursday, May 5th!

Sunday, May 1st | $5 off fiesta platters
Monday, May 2nd | $7 Borracho Burro
Tuesday, May 3rd | $2 Tacos
Wednesday, May 4th | $7 Pollo Fundido
Thursday, May 5th | $2 off Margs

Check their Instagram page for additional details.

Someburros in Rural Rd

The Peppermill: Steakhouse and Cocktail
7660 S. McClintock Dr., #104, Tempe, Arizona 85284 | (480) 590-6755

The Peppermill is more than just your typical steakhouse. It has a full-service bar with specialty cocktails. This May 5th, The Peppermill is hosting a six-course Cinco de Mayo Tequila dinner with Tequila from El Tesoro for $130 per person. Check their Instagram for additional details.

Tempe City Tacos
119 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282 | (480) 967-8226
Tempe City Tacos will be your new go-to once you try this place. They will be offering delicious elote and shrimp ceviche. Stay tuned for their Instagram giveaways where they will be giving away gas gift cards and Tempe City Tacos gift cards!

Tempe City Tacos

Tempe Marketplace

Barrio Queen
31 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 912-4052

Barrio Queen at Tempe Marketplace is turning up the volume on your Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Enjoy live DJs (5-9 p.m.), free giveaways, drink specials, festive bites and award-winning cocktails. Check out their Instagram page for additional details.

Off the Beaten Path

Macayo’s Mexican Food
650 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 967-2552

Macayo’s Depot Cantina celebrates #CincoDeMacayo starting May 1st with various drink and food specials:

Drink Specials:⁠
$3 Dos XX Lager⁠
$4 Fireball Shots⁠
$6 Beer & Shot Special, Dos XX Lager & Choice of Fireball or Corazon Blanco
$8 Cinco Margarita with Corazon Blanco
$7.50 1800 Margaritas⁠

Food Special⁠
$12 Chimi de Macayo – Choice of Shredded Beef or Shredded Chicken⁠

Live Entertainment
Sunday, May 1st – Mariachi Band from 4 to 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 5th – DJs At All Locations⁠ from 4 to 8:30 p.m.

Check their Instagram for daily food specials.

Looking for even more options? We invite you to check out our Favorite Mexican Restaurants and Margarita blog for additional places to celebrate on Cinco de Mayo!

Written Alicia Griffith

Alicia is an ASU Alumna and Tucson native who is unapologetically herself. When she is not sharing her passion for Tempe, she is a devoted dog mom and reality TV enthusiast who has a weakness for charcuterie boards and wine!

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