Outdoor Caberets to Chihuahua Dog Races

Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday this year and many of the area bars & restaurants have turned it into a 3-4 Day celebration!

I bet 7 out of 10 people celebrating Cinco de Mayo have no clue what the celebration is about…do you?

Cinco de Mayo, the 5th of May, is not Mexico’s Independence Day, but it is a day to celebrate Mexico’s unlikely win over France at the Battle of Puebla.  It’s a celebration of pride and heritage that continues today in America and in Mexico, mostly in the town of Puebla.  Today in America almost everyone with and without a Mexican Heritage celebrates the culture by eating the finest Mexican fare and drinking their favorite Mexican Cocktails like Margarita’s, Sangria and Cerveza’s…much like the “everyone’s Irish on St. Patty’s Day” mentality.

Cinco-de-mayo events



Anejo Tequila Bar Cinco de MayoANEJO TEQUILA BAR

This Trolley Square bar is definitely one of the smallest on the list, but promises to be entertaining!

THURS – Cuervo Tradicional Night
FRI – Hornitos Girls 6pm, Hornitos Lime Shot specials
SAT – Espolon Tequila Girls @ 6pm
SUN – CINCO DE MAYO!! Open at 12pm with Bryen OBoyle playing at 6pm

Don Pablos Trip to MexicoDON PABLO’S, Christiana Mall

DP’s is starting the party on Thursday night with $14 Domestic Buckets and $18 Imported Buckets from Thursday -Sunday along with their normal specials.  They have so much going on;  Kenny Chesney ticket giveaways, enter to win a trip to Mexico, t-shirt sales to benefit Luekemia/Lyphoma, Corona Girls & lots of beer and tequila swag.

The DON will stay open a little later on Saturday and Sunday Night and will feature a few bands on Sunday; Chad Racine & Spokey Speaky.  From what I gather Sunday is the BIG FUN Day at The DON.

EAT Jose Border CafeJose’s Border Cafe or EAT!

Many people think that’s the name of the restaurant due to the HUGE sign on top.  This place is jumping on Cinco de Mayo. Better make plans to go early as the parking lot fills up and cars line the streets all the way down to Chili’s and the Hotel.  Apparently, they have a deal with these places to allow their patrons to park.  They also have such a great turnout that they set up a tent in the parking lot! The fun runs from 11:30 am- 12pm on Saturday and Sunday with Bands performing from 6-9pm Saturday night and Sunday from 5-9.pm.  Specials include $4 Corona/Imported Beer, $5 16oz Margarita’s.

Mexican Post Cinco de Mayo Party


A North Wilmington favorite is starting their celebration Thursday & culminating with a BIG block party on Sunday starting at 9:30am.

FREE valet parking, DRINK specials, SINK for Justin Dunk Tank & Prizes. All proceeds benefit Wilmington PD officer Justin Wilkers

3100 Naamans Rd, Wilm
Sante Fe Cinco de MayoSANTE FE, Wilmington
All day party starting with Eggs ‘n Kegs Brunch Buffet!  Large outside tent featuring LIVE Music starting @ 2:30pm, Designer Street Tacos. Drink Specials, Ponchos & Hats.  This is one great party in the parking lot!
Santa Fe Mexican Grill, Newark
190 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711


It’s the Dewey Beach 2nd Annual “Cinco de Mayo” weekend celebration for families, May 4th & 5th. Starting off with the “Dog Cinco-De-Mayo-Dog-Races-Dewey-BeachRaces” being held at the Lifesaving Station on Dagsworthy Street.

The Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua race will be held at the Lifesaving Station on Dagsworthy Street at noon on Saturday May 4, with the fastest dog receiving a $100 prize. They will race in a 30-40 yard fenced area next to the Lifesaving Station. Last year, 19 Chihuahuas were entered in the contest. A second “I wish I was a Chihuahua” race for a $50 prize will also be held for other small dogs weighing less than 15 pounds.

On Sunday, May 5, also at noon, Chihuahuas and other under-15 pound dogs will strut in their finest Cinco de Mayo costumes. This event will also be held at the Dagsworthy Lifesaving Station site.

An entry fee of $20 is required for each dog entered in the races. All net proceeds for the weekend events will be donated to the Dewey Beach Patrol.

Registration will be possible on the morning of the races beginning at 11 a.m. at the Lifesaving Station. In addition, dogs may be preregistered by sending an email to Cinco de Mayo Coordinator, Joe Kane, at [email protected]  or by mail at PO Box 1329, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.

All participating dogs must have a Dewey Beach dog license, obtainable at the Town Hall – 105 Rodney Avenue, and you may call Town Hall for more information at 302-227-6363 . Dog owners also may fill out a Dewey Beach dog license application at the Lifesaving Station registration site on the morning of the event.

Special 2013 Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua Dog Race tee shirts will be available for $20 in Dewey Beach



La TonaltecaLa Tonalteca May Specials

Cinco de Mayo –  Month Long Celebration – 5/1-5/31
8 locations in Delaware – 4 in North Delaware(Stanton, Christiana, Wilmington, Talleyville)
  • Sundays – $2.49 kids meals with purchase of adult entree
  • Mondays – Enchiladas $2 off
  • Tuesdays – $1 Tacos 3p-10p
  • Wednesdays – $2.99 Lime Margaritas
  • Thursday – Loco Cerveza Day – $1 OFF all bottle beers
www.Latonalteca.com  – your family local restaurant

El Tapatio

Come & Fiesta at the Cinco de Mayo Celebration
  • Mariachi Band Every Friday Night
  • Drinks specials all day
  • Authentic Mexican giveaways all day
  • Open late on Cinco de MayoMexican-Restaurant-Food
  • 110 Astro Shopping Center, Newark, Delaware 19701 | 302-894-9000

Jalapeno Grill

An authentic Mexican restaurant recognized for their yummy made from scratch lunches and dinner. The Fish Tacos are Delish.

  • 1815 Lancaster Ave, Wilmington | 302-655-2847

La Tolteca

  • 2209 Concord Pike, Wilmington, Delaware 19803 | (302) 778-4646
  • 4015 Concord Pike, Wilmington, Delaware 19803 | (302) 478-9477

Palacio Maya

  • 7288 Lancaster Pike, Unit 2B, Hockessin, Delaware 19707 | 302-239-5590

Taqueria Los Primos

The word I heard from a very reliable source is that this place has the BEST TACOS EVER & the Mexican Ice Cream Store next door is off the charts amazing. This place is definitely on my list.

  • 3322 Old Capital Trail, Wilmington, Delaware 19808 | 302-998-5969