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Chicagoland Cinco de Mayo specials



    You Say Cinco, We Say Fun! Radulescu
    It's time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

    The problem isn't finding place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Tuesday -- the problem is trying to decide which one.

    Several area restaurants and bars are pulling out all the stops to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. Here's some options:

    • Carnivale (702 W. Fulton St) is celebrating 5/5 with 5 special deals, including $5 guacamole, 5 specialty margaritas, $5 valet, $5 Mexican Beers and 5 Mexican food specials.
    • Cinco Division Street continues Tuesday at The Original Mother's (26 West Division) beginning at 7 pm. Catch performances by Blink-182 tribute band, Blank 281, and the evening's headliner, Smoking Popes. Tickets are available online at or at the door, based on space availability. Also, $4.50 Corona and Corona Light and $5 shots of Sauza Tequila will be featured all day and night.
    • A Cinco del Soul party will be held at the Society for Arts (1112 N Milwaukee Ave.) Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. Your ticket price includes food, drinks and music, along with complimentary valet. Proceeds benefit Youth Technology Corps (YTC), a Chicago-based non-profit organization that addresses the lack of access to basic technology for teens in our inner city communities. Click here for ticket information.
    • Nacional 27 is offering an all-inclusive party package on Tuesday from 6 - 9 p.m. The $27 package includes renowkened mixologist Adam Seger's Sangria (White, Red, Guava, Passionfruit) and Five Citrus Cazuelas, passed tapas and entertainment provided by DJ George Perez. A cash bar will begin at 9 pm, but margaritas, cazuelas and sangria will be on special for $5.
    • Head north for Cinco de Mayo on the Square with Logan Square's Dunlays restaurant and bar. Sip $2 Pacificos and $5 Margaritas while enjoying Mexican-themed specials, such as Fish Tacos $12, Steak Tacos $10, Guacamole and Chips $8 and Ceviche $9. Or enjoy their regular Tuesday special -- 20 wine bottles for $20.
    • Lincoln Park's John Barleycorn will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet from 7-10 p.m. and $4 Dos Equis bottles all night. The $12.95 buffet includes Mexican eats such as chilaquiles, tamales, enchiladas, steak fajitas, chocolate-stuffed churros and more. The regular menu, which includes a handful of a la carte Mexican dishes such as grilled chicken and cheese quesadillas, beer-battered fish tacos and meaty chili-topped nachos, will also be offered.
    • Why not celebrate a Mexican holiday in Japan? Kohan Japanese Restaurant (730 W Maxwell St.) is offering all day drink specials and themed signature rolls. Corona bottles are $3 and Mai Tai's $5. Specialty Cinco rolls include the Mexico City, Sombrero Roll and the La Bamba, all for $14.
    • Timothy O'Toole's Irish Pub (622 N. Fairbanks Court) is celebrating Cinco "O' Mayo" with $4 Dos Equis draft beers and $18 Corona/Corona Light/Pacifico Mix N' Match buckets which include chips and salsa.
    • Wheaton's Arrowhead Restaurant and Bar is featuring Hispanic cuisine and beverages specials all day long. The drinks and food specials all have a $5 theme, including a 5-flavored margarita bar, and a $5 all you can eat taco bar with five filling choices.

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