Cinco de Mayo Dining Roundup 2012
|La Hacienda at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.|
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess' in-house Mexican eatery will feature an outdoor Fiesta Marketplace starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, where patrons can partake in a tortilla-making station, salsa sampling, and street-style tacos while sipping any of 240 different varieties of tequila. The afternoon event also includes strolling mariachis, Latin bands, and the chance to get pictures with "Pepe the Beer Donkey" from 6 to 8 p.m. Happy hour selections like $5 margaritas, $4 cervezas, and half-price appetizers can also be had until 7 p.m. Admission is free. Food and drink prices vary. Call 480-585-4848.
Los Dos Molinos
The agave wranglers of Cruz Tequila will conduct a special tasting of their selection of locally distilled premium tequilas from 2 to 5 p.m. during a Cinco de Mayo block party on Saturday, May 5. Live entertainment and other drink specials are also planned. Reservations requested. Call 480-969-7475.
Blues, Bruise & BBQs Cinco de Mayo Festival
The Westside Sports Complex hosts an all-day extravaganza of blues bands and barbecue eats on Saturday, May 5. More than 60 different restaurants and eateries will serve sumptuous meat slathered with sauce during the event. Bourbon, wine, and Beers from such local vendors as SanTan Brewing Company and Papago Brewing will also be on tap. The Slap the Gator Music Festival also is scheduled take place. Gates open at 10 a.m. Tickets are $8 presale, $10 at the event. Food and drink prices vary. Call 623-308-2860.
Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila
Enjoy $1.50 tinga tacos filled with chipotle-marinated chicken, $3.50 Cien Agaves margaritas, and a variety of other drink specials from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. Call 480-970-9002.
El Santo Cantina y Mas
This new North Scottsdale cantina (which boasts its own swimming pool and numerous posh cabanas) will celebrate its grand opening starting at noon on both Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, with plenty of Baja-style Mexican creations prepared by chef Tim Fields and various drink specials. Call 480-584-3801.
7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ
7301 E. Butherus Drive, Scottsdale, AZ
260 S. Alma School Road, Mesa, AZ
7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ
3433 N. 56th St., Phoenix, AZ
4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ
34505 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ
7835 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ
7228 E. First Ave., Scottsdale, AZ
2149 N. 99th Ave., Phoenix, AZ