May 5 is usually a great day to bask in the warmer weather, enjoy a margarita, and search for Cinco De Mayo deals. However, in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus, the options have changed quite a bit, with restaurant dining rooms closing down across the country.
The good news: Cinco de Mayo falls on Taco Tuesday. The better news: there are still some great Cinco de Mayo deals and freebies to help you celebrate! We’ve gathered the best for you so that you don’t have to go searching on your own.
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Pick up a taco kit from California Pizza Kitchen and save on your margarita pitcher.
Get free Postmates delivery courtesy of Corona.
Between 10 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. local time, Corona is providing free delivery on food and drinks placed through Postmates. Just use the code CINCOATHOME at checkout to take advantage of this deal.
Taco John’s is selling five softshell tacos for $5.55.
This deal goes from May 1 to May 5, 2020 and applies to their beef soft tacos only. Taco John’s is also taking $2 off your order of “Six Pack and a Pound” combo, consisting of six tacos and a pound of Potato Olés. Keep in mind, Taco John’s currently offers curbside pickup and delivery.
Taco Bell helps you party at home with their At Home Taco Bar.
Starting May 1 for participating locations, for $25 you can get a kit with enough taco fixings for six people! The kits come with: 8 flour tortillas, 12 Crunchy Taco shells, 6-ounces of nacho chips, seasoned beef, shredded lettuce, refried beans, nacho cheese sauce, cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, reduced-fat sour cream, and Hot Sauce packets.
Craft a delicious margarita with Cointreau.
Be a rebel and eat a Sonic Queso burger instead of tacos.
Never mind that Cinco de Mayo falls on Taco Tuesday. To heck with all of you people doubling down on the holiday. Sonic is releasing their new Queso Burger for only $3.99 at participating locations, for a limited time.
Sign up for Baja Fresh’s Club Baja and look for Cinco De Mayo deals.
Baja Fresh has historically offered freebies on Cinco de Mayo, like a free churro or free chips and guac with purchase. To get any offers you’ll need to sign up for Club Baja and look for an email just before Cinco de Mayo.
Bonus! When you sign up for Club Baja you’ll get a free taco and a free treat on your birthday. Additionally, you get $5 off your order upon joining Club Baja.
Get 2 free tacos from Jack in the Box.
From May 4-10, spend $15 or more at Jack in the Box to get two free tacos with your order. Additionally, join the Jack in the Box rewards program for free 5pc Mini Churros with any order.
Enjoy free Mexican food delivery with Del Taco.
Grab free Queso Blanco from Chipotle.
Chipotle is offering free Queso Blanco with any online entree order this Cinco de Mayo when you use the promo code QUESO55 at checkout. Additionally, the restaurant has extended its free delivery on orders over $10 through May 10.
Sign up for Chipotle Rewards and earn 10 points for every $1 you spend. Earn 1250 points and you’ll score a free entree, plus they’ll give you a free gift on your birthday.
Grab a free appetizer with Abuelo’s rewards.
In the past, Abuelo’s has offered a free Cinco de Mayo 22-ounce commemorative cup when you purchase a Mexican draft beer for $5. Abuelo’s rewards program also gives you a free appetizer for signing up as well as one point for every dollar spent.
Grab a free bowl with El Pollo Loco rewards.
In previous years El Pollo Loco has had a variety of drink and food specials, like $10 off a 24-piece order of chicken. But if you sign up for their Loco Rewards, you’ll get a free Pollo Bowl with any purchase.
Jose Cuervo is paying for hundreds of meals if you support local Mexican restaurants.
As part of their #CincoToGo promotion, Jose Cuervo might be paying for your meal if you tweet their official account @JoseCuervo with an image of a receipt from a local, independent Mexican restaurant using the hashtags #CuervoContest and #CincoToGo. Jose Cuervo will choose 250 people (or pay for up to $22,225 worth of meals) each day through Cinco de Mayo.
The receipts must be dated between Apr. 28 and May 5 and Twitter entries must be posted by May 6 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Get free food delivery from Rubio’s.
If you’re more in the mood for fish tacos this Cinco de Mayo, Rubio’s is currently offering free delivery from select locations. Simply put in your location on the ordering website and check if free delivery is available in your area.
Enjoy free chips & queso and a $5 margarita from Cheddar’s.
On the Border is offering a $25 Cinco in a Bag deal.
For $25 at On the Border you can get 10 beef tacos and a large bowl of queso. Every bag comes with Mexican rice, refried beans, chips and salsa. While supplies last each bag will receive swag and On The Border branded cups. You can also add beer, wine or margaritas to go to your pickup order!
Grab $5 drinks at select Chili’s locations.
From 5/1 to 5/7, Chili’s restaurants that have been cleared to reopen are offering $5 dine-in specials on the Presidente Margarita, local draft beer, and the Patron Trifecta Margarita. Use their store locator to find out if a location near you has reopened.
Additionally, Chili’s is currently offering a 3 for $10 deal including a non-alcoholic beverage, appetizer, and entree.