Here’s a roundup of Cinco de Mayo Chicago 2022 celebration ideas featuring restaurant specials.
Cinco de Mayo this year is happening Thursday May 5, 2022.
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This list is not exhaustive and is updated as information becomes available. I try to feature as much as I can but certainly this is not all that is out there. If your favorite restaurant is not on the list, contact them to see what they are offering.
Cinco de Mayo Chicago 2022: Restaurants Specials
Oaken Bistro + Bar
Oaken Bistro + Bar is the life of the party this Cinco de Mayo as the restaurant will be holding a Tequila Tasting event in partnership with Kendall Jenner’s 818 Tequila on their beautiful outdoor patio from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. An 818 representative will be on-site guiding guests through a myriad of flavors from the brand’s most popular selections. In addition to party favors, an on-site photo station will be present for the evening allowing guests to capture all of the awesome highlights of the night.
Chicago’s premier Pan Latin celebration destination Carnivale, 702 W Fulton Market, invites guests to celebrate Cinco de Mayo May 5 from 4pm-9pm. The colorful dining room will be filled with Mariachi style entertainment as handcrafted margaritas flow throughout the space and guests enjoy a delicious prix fixe menu.
Cheers to Cinco de Mayo at Kennedy Rooftop, the most scenic rooftop in Chicago with unobstructed views of the Chicago skyline, delicious dishes and handcrafted cocktails. To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Kennedy Rooftop will be offering free orders of their freshly made chips and salsa with any purchase of alcoholic beverage. The rooftop is open Monday through Saturday atop the Hyatt Place Wicker Park.
Kona Grill – Oakbrook
Kona Grill – Oakbrook is taking reservations for May 5. They are offering four tantalizing signature Margaritas and Frozen Margarita Flights. Pair with Fish Tacos during Happy Hour or Shrimp Tacos.
Terrace 16 is taking reservations for May 5. They are offering Cinco de Mayo Specials and cocktails in addition to regular menus.
Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse – Chicago
Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse – Chicago is taking reservations for May 5. They are offering signature USDA Prime steaks, American Wagyu, fresh seafood, award-winning wine lists, and warm hospitality.
Artango Bar & Steakhouse
Join Artango to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Special $5 Corona Beer, $5 Margarita Shots, $10 Flavor Margarita, and Live DJ. And, of course, their Grilled Asados.
STK – Chicago
STK – Chicago is taking reservations for May 5. They are offering dinner. Featuring Spiced Watermelons with Patron Silver, St Germain, Watermelon Water, Fresh Lime & Jalapeno, Perfect Margaritas & Tuna Tacos. You can also join them for Happy Hour and order their Tuna Tartare Tacos and $9 Perfect Margarita.
Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
Thorn Restaurant & Lounge (St. Rosemont, IL) offering a 3-course Taco + Tequila Tasting with tequila pairings accompanied by family-style side dishes and desserts on April 29 from 7 pm – 9 pm. Priced at $50 per person.
Salmon Taco Paired with Blanco Tequila
Citrus Roasted Salmon, Avocado Cream, Cilantro, Cotija Cheese, Lime Pickled Radish
Braised Chicken Taco Paired with Anejo Tequila
Guajillo Braised Chicken Thighs, Roasted Red Peppers, Blackened Onions, Aged White Cheddar
Brisket Taco Paired with Mezcal Tequila
Dry Rubbed Smoked Brisket, Confit Jalapenos & Onions, Roasted Corn & Garlic
Family Style Items
- White Refried Beans
- Mexican rice
- Mixed Green Salad
- Tres Leches Cake
Radio Room is offering a Cinco de Mayo Celebration Package for May 5 (dine-in) from 4 pm – 8 pm.
$300 Package Includes:
– Your 2 hour Table Reservation for groups of 1-6 guests
– 2 Beer Buckets (Choice of: Bud Light, Corona Light, Modelo, or Seltzers)
– 1 Taco Tower For The Table (12 Tacos, Seasoned Chips, Guacamole, & Salsa Trio)
– 1 Round of Tequila Shots
– 1 Margarita Tower (Serves 6)
Cinco Mexican Kitchen
Cinco Mexican Kitchen is taking reservations for May 5. They are offering a live DJ, Margaritas, Sangrias, Wines, 3 Beers, and Empanadas. Priced at $5 for Margaritas and Sangrias, $4 for wines, $3 for 3 beers, and $2 for Empanadas.
Hewn Bakery – Evanston
Hewn Bakery – Evanston (Evanston,IL) is taking preorders for May 5. Some special items they are offering include:
- Meat Empanada – empanada with pork chiorzo, eggs and diced potatoes – a collaborative effort from our pastry and savory teams. $6.75
- Veggie Empanada – roasted poblanos, beans and Chihuahua cheese – a collaborative effort between our pastry and savory teams. $6.00
- Whoopie Pie, pack of 4 – dulce de leche Whoopie Pie $12.50
Oaken Bistro + Bar
Tasting tickets include a pour each of: 818 Blanco, 818 Reposado, and 818 Anejo.
There will also be a photo station and party favors.
Stay after the tasting for dinner in Oaken Bistro + Bar with these Cinco de Mayo specials:
- Chips & Dips $10 house tortilla chips, salsa verde, fresh guacamole
- Coctel De Camaron $16 tomato, cucumber, avocado, saltines
- Chicken Mole $28 seasoned rice, avocado, tortillas
- Taco Trio $18 –choose from:
- Rohan duck taco; five-spiced pineapple, cotija cheese, scallion pancakes
- Carnitas taco; lime crema, salsa verde
- Baja fish taco; chipotle crema, pico de gallo
- Camote taco; braised pineapple, roasted tomato salsa
Mago Grill & Cantina – Arlington Heights
Mago Grill & Cantina – Arlington Heights is taking reservations for May 5. They are offering a regular menu.
Cinco Mexican Kitchen
Cinco Mexican Kitchen is taking reservations for May 5. Featuring a live DJ, $5 Margaritas, $5 Sangrias, $4 Wines, $3 Beers, & $2 Empanadas
NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus – Oakbrook
NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus – Oakbrook is taking reservations for May 5. $5 Margaritas featuring Herradura Reposado and Cointreau beginning May 5th and extending through the weekend.
Mariposa at Neiman Marcus – Michigan Avenue
Mariposa at Neiman Marcus – Michigan Avenue is taking reservations for May 5. $5 Margaritas featuring Herradura Reposado and Cointreau beginning May 5th and extending through the weekend.
NM Café – Northbrook (FKA Zodiac)
NM Café – Northbrook (FKA Zodiac) is taking reservations for May 5. $5 Margaritas featuring Herradura Reposado and Cointreau beginning May 5th and extending through the weekend.
Taquizo is taking reservations for May 5.
Jameson’s Charhouse-Countryside is offering $5 Mexican Beers, $5 Margaritas, and $5 Steak Tacos (2).
Club Arcada 1920s Speakeasy
Comedy & Cinco de Mayo, Speakeasy style. Food and drink specials. There is no cover! Reservations here.
Tavern on La Grange – Countryside
Tavern on La Grange – Countryside is offering Spotlight Karaoke Cinco De Mayo Edition.
The Hampton Social
Taco and Tequila Time. Enjoy a complimentary margarita shot with your order of our Shrimp Tacos. Reserve by location:
- The Hampton Social – River North
- The Hampton Social – Streeterville
- The Hampton Social – Burr Ridge
- The Hampton Social – Skokie
- The Hampton Social – South Barrington
Mesa Urbana Mexican bistro
Mesa Urbana Mexican bistro is taking reservations for May 5.
Chuck’s Southern Comforts Cafe
Chuck’s Southern Comforts Cafe is offering a Cinco de Mayo Buffet. Priced at $24.99 per person.
Menu: Grilled pork tenderloin w/ red & green mole sauces. Chuck’s Taco Station: Cochinita Pibil, Al pastor & Beef Birria.
Toppings: onion/cilantro, habanero salsa, pickled red onions, tortillas, cotija cheese. Caldo de res (soup), Super Caesar salad, Tamale Casserole, Tomato Chipotle rice & more.
Reserve by location:
Delicia Mexican Grill
Delicia Mexican Grill is taking reservations for May 5.
Tallboy Taco is offering a Taco Kit for Two or Four People. $59.95 for 2 or $99.95 for 4. Available for pickup or delivery.
Taco Bar includes:
- Choice of 2 Proteins: Carne Asada, Chicken Chimichurri, Pork Al Pastor, or Grilled Baja Shrimp
- Flour and Corn Tortillas
- Queso, Pico De Gallo, Limes, Cilantro & Onion, Red & Green Salsa, Guacamole, Corn Fundito, Tortilla Chips, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Treats
Tallboy Taco Margarita Kit ($60) includes: a 375ml bottle of Casamigos, limes, hibiscus lemonade, lime agave, lime-tajin salt, a cocktail jigger and collectable cantaritos glassware.
Check back later as more offerings are added to this list.