25+ Cinco de Mayo Freebies & Deals 2023
Cinco de Mayo is Friday, May 5, 2023. Literally translated, Cinco (5) de (of) Mayo (May), it means the 5th day of May. So, if you’re looking for free stuff and discounts at your favorite Mexican restaurants and fast food places, such as Chili’s, Chipotle, and Taco Bell, then look no further! We always have the biggest and best freebies & deals roundup lists!
Speaking of roundups, Cinco de Mayo coincides with National Teacher’s Week Freebies (May 1-7) and Nurse’s Day Freebies (May 6-12), and Mother’s Day freebies! Cinco de Mayo is truly a time to celebrate and get free stuff and discounts!
Why do we celebrate Cinco de Mayo?
Cinco de Mayo has become a day to celebrate Mexican culture in the United States. Technically, it’s a celebration of the Mexican victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. It’s been said that Cinco de Mayo is celebrated much more in the U.S. than it is in Mexico.
Not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day, or Día de la Independencia, which was when the “cry of independence” (or, Cry of Dolores, El Grito de Dolores), happened on Sept. 16, 1810. This started a revolt against occupying Spaniards in Mexico.
Cinco de Mayo Freebies
On May 5, California Tortilla will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo by giving you a coupon for a FREE taco with any purchase on May 5th to use on your next visit.*
*Coupon is valid in-store only, May 6th – May 13th, 2023.
California Tortilla Burrito Elito has 38 restaurant locations in 8 states (MD, VA, WV, NJ, PA, CT, KS, SC), and the District of Columbia. Some airport locations are branded as Burrito Elito. Join their rewards club for discounts and freebies.
Free $5 Don Julio Fund for Cinco de Mayo
The $5 Cinco Program is back for 2023! Once again, Don Julio wants you to support your local bars and restaurants this Cinco De Mayo. So, they are offering $5 via Venmo so you can celebrate now through May 5th. And, you can win up to 8 times for a total of $40. The sweepstakes will open every day, and a limited number will win! Go here and learn more!
Laredo Taco Company
On Cinco de Mayo, Laredo Taco Company restaurants will have FREE Chicken or Beef Fajita Taco! A coupon will be sent to text subscribers on May 5. So, sign up now by texting the word TACOS to 88388. In addition to Texas and Colorado, Laredo Taco Co. restaurants can be found in Florida, Oklahoma, San Diego and Washington, D.C. Laredo Taco Co. is also sold in select 7-Eleven, Stripes, and Speedway stores.
Cinco de Mayo Deals
Through May 5, 7Rewards members can snag 10 mini tacos for $2, for loyalty members. Of course you can also get this deal at Speedway, Stripes with the Speedy Rewards loyalty program, which is a sister to 7-Rewards.
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, guests can score $3 off of Bar Louie’s limited-time Tostada Burger. And, for the perfect pairing, guests can wash down the zesty burger with a Cinco Rita for just $5 all day – it’s a match made in Mexico! And to spice up the offer even more, participating Bar Louie locations are offering dine-in guests $4 Pacifico and a $3 Sidecar of Sauza Tequila.
Also, sign up for more freebies on your birthday with Louie’s Crew. Find Bar Louie in AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, IL, IN, IA, KY, MD, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NC, OH, PA,SC, TN, TX, VA and WI.
Check out our other roundups:
- 500+Free Gifts for Your Birthday
- Teacher’s Week Freebies & Deals
- National Nurse’s Week Freebies & Deals
- Mother’s Day Freebies & Deals
- 250+ Freebies and Deals for Gardeners
If you purchase anything at California Tortilla on Cinco de Mayo, then you’ll get a free taco coupon, which can be redeemed from May 8 through May 14.
Casa Verde proudly makes plant-based, ready-to-make meals in Mexico. Created by Iron Chef’s, Jose Garces. And, they’re giving us 50% off for three days (May 3 through May 5). Just use coupon code CINCO50M for the discount.
Chevys Fresh Mex
For Cinco De Mayo, Chevy’s Fresh Mex has chicken, steak or carnitas tacos for $6. Chevys Fresh Mex can be found in CA, FL, IL, MD, MN, MO, NJ, SD, and VA.
To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Chili‘s restaurant offers $5 dine-in drink specials on draft imports, Cuervo Blue ‘Rita, Frose ‘Rita, and Presidente Margarita. If you’re lucky, your Chili’s may even have a scavenger hunt where you could find a pinata with $500 gift cards and Cinco de Mayo swag inside!
Bring the Cinco party all week with $0 FREE Chipotle Cinco de Mayo delivery fee!! Use code DELIVER at checkout, 5/2 – 5/6. $10 min, $200 max, excluding tax/fee. No 3rd party platforms.
Chronic Tacos is offering a 2-taco plate special for $5.55 with a purchase of a drink. And, of course, when you sign up for the Chronic Tacos Rewards app, you’ll get a free taco. Find Chronic in AL, AZ, CA, FL, GA, HI, NV, OR, TX, UT, and WA.
One of my favorite taco spots, El Torito is offering your choice of chicken, steak, or carnitas tacos for just $3.00 on May 5. Find El Torito restaurants throughout California.
Customers at all four Hot Harry’s Fresh Burritos locations have plenty to celebrate on Cinco de Mayo (Thursday, May 5). Each Hot Harry’s store will be giving away limited-edition Hot Harry’s / Cinco de Mayo 2022 t-shirts to the first 100 customers that day. Locations are in Pittsfield and Dalton, MA and East Greenbush, NY.
Arguably, the best carne asado burritos anywhere (and my personal all-time favorite!), King Taco may not have a specific Cinco de Mayo special but they can take my money, ANY day. There are 22 King Taco locations throughout Southern California.
Head to Kolache Factory social media to find a coupon good for $1 off all its Cinco De Mayo specials, such as Chicken Enchilada, Ranchero, Jalapeño Popper, Sausage, Jalapeño & Cheese, and a Beef Taco. You can also join their Kolache Loyalty club (find it at the bottom of their website), and get a coupon for Buy 3, Get 3 Free. There are currently 26 company-owned and 30 franchise stores primarily located in the Houston, TX area, with additional stores located in San Antonio, TX; Austin, TX; Dallas, TX; McAllen, TX; Carmel and Castleton, IN; Brentwood, MO; Deer Creek & Overland Park, KS; Greenville, SC; Omaha, NE; Albuquerque, NM; Virginia Beach, VA; and Tustin, CA.
Miller’s Ale House
Miller’s is celebrating the 5th of May by offering $5 house margaritas, and $9 pitchers! (Offer not valid in Georgia.) Miller’s Ale House now has 97 locations across the U.S., including: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Moe’s Southwest Grill
MUTTS Canine Cantina
MUTTS, a watering hole for dogs and their owners, is offering frozen Barkaritas for just $4 all day on May 5. These hooman friendly margaritas are made with 100% Agave tequila, premium orange liqueur, and fresh lemon & lime juice — it’s the perfect way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo with your best friend!
All MUTTS Canine Cantina locations feature a walk-up bar serving local craft brews and Barkaritas (MUTTS’ signature margarita); award-winning burgers, chicken sandwiches, and PUPcicles catering to the four-legged customers. The inviting and relaxing atmosphere also includes HDTVs and Adirondack lounge chairs and multiple shaded seating areas within the off-leash dog parks.
MUTTS Canine Cantina has locations in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, and locations currently in development in Austin, Allen, and El Paso, Texas, as well as Denver and the Greater Phoenix area. The restaurant provides local dog owners a place where dogs can run, exercise and play – and dog owners can relax and socialize. The private dog park offers daily passes, monthly subscriptions, or annual memberships. There is no admittance fee to eat in the cantina.
Save $22 on all your Cinco de Mayo favorites at local restaurants with a $25 certificate for just $3 with code CINCO.This discount is valid from May 3-10.
Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar
On Cinco de Mayo, Rocco’s Margaliters will be discounted from $37 to $28 at all locations. Four locations will have block parties, including: Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Naples and Orlando. Rocco‘s Tacos has eight locations throughout Florida.
Taco Bell celebrates with a one-day-only, Cinco de Mayo menu. In the past, they’ve featured an at-home taco bar to feed your own party of six! Join Taco Bell Rewards and get a free Doritos Loco Taco! Taco Bell has locations nationwide.
Debuting on May 5, Taco Cabana is offering the new Tajín Margarita for $4.00! Along with it, they’re giving a .35 ounce bottle of Tajín seasoning! As of January, 2022, Taco Cabana has 148 locations throughout Texas and New Mexico.
Through May 5, Taco John’s loyalty members will get a coupon for a free beef and potato burrito with any purchase, including breakfast. Taco John’s is actually one of the largest Mexican quick-serve restaurants in the U.S. with 400 restaurants in 23 states including AR, CO, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NY, ND, OH, SD, TN, VA, WA, WI, and WY.
Tocaya Modern Mexican
Tocaya has specials for Cinco de Mayo, such as $5 Margaritas, $3 bottled beer, and $7 Casamigos Blanco Margaritas. Tocoya Modern Mexican has 19 locations in California and Arizona.
Save 10% off select tequila and whiskey at Total Wine and celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
Urban Margarita, in Glendale, AZ, is offering your choice of chicken, carnitas or steak street tacos for just $2, and $5 house margaritas, all day long on Thursday, May 5.
Velvet Taco has their WTF (Weekly Taco Feature), because, they say, tastes change weekly. So, they’ve created a new globally inspired taco every week, 52 weeks a year. And we call it WTF (Weekly Taco Feature). It’s like a world tour for your taste buds. Velvet Taco has locations in Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Austin, and Houston.
On May 5, those who join the Zax Rewards program for the first time will receive a free Big Zax Snak.