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More Chicago spots for Cinco de Mayo specials

Check out their Cinco de Mayo specials
Check out their Cinco de Mayo specials

Parties run rampant in Chicago for Cinco de Mayo, the traditional day to celebrate the short-lived but miraculous 1862 victory of Mexico over French invaders. It is not the celebration date for Mexican Independence which is September 16, actually a much more important date in Mexico.

But hey, this is Chicago. And here, just like on St. Paddy's Day, people of all nationalities celebrate Cinco de Mayo because it's a great excuse to get happy and indulge in delicious Mexican food and drink. So herewith a few more places to get your party on this weekend and/or on Monday the 5th. There's even a special spa treatment to help you recover in case you overdo it.

Commonwealth, 2000 W Roscoe St. Monday, May 5, specials pre-Sox-Cubs-game and for Cinco de Mayo – $3 Corona, Corona Light, and $5 Pacífico.

Kanela Lakeview, 3231 N. Clark St. Sunday, May 4 and Monday, May 5, $11 Huevos Rancheros with jalapeno pepper, potatoes, salsa verde and two fried eggs.

Kanela Old Town, 1552 N. Wells St. Sunday, May 4 and Monday, May 5 $11 Chorizo Benedict with chipotle hollandaise.

IVme Hydration Clinic, 1437 N. Wells St. Cinco de Mayo Recovery, Friday, May 2 to Tuesday, May 6. Dehydration hangover recovery Package: $139/$119 (if no Oxygen). Same package they offer for folks with exhaustion or cold or flu symptions. Fluids via IV. Call for an appointment 312.350.1822.

Pioneer Tavern Group, Friday, May 2 beginning at 7 p.m. Free Dos de Mayo trolley between Frontier, Lottie's Pub and The Pony. Free trolleys Every 30 minutes until 1 a.m. Onboard drink Dos Equis beer. Specials include $5 tequila, Dos Equis specials and more. Sign up at Lottie's and The Pony or by emailing your name to

  • Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee - Authentic Mexican street food including $3 Tacos and $3 Elotes, $6 Don Julio, $5 Michelados, $4 Dos Equis
  • Lottie's Pub, 1925 W Cortland - $3.50 Dos Equis, $5 Milagro Tequila, $5 Milagro Paloma Cocktails, $6 Dos-aritas, $6 Traditional Tacos.
  • *Friday, May 2 only - Margarita Station, Meet and greet with Milagro ambassador, Complimentary Milagro Select Barrel Reserve brand sampling
  • The Pony, 1638 W. Belmont - $3 Dos Equis, $5 Milagro Tequila, $5 Milagro Paloma Cocktails, $6 Traditional Tacos
  • *Friday, May 2 only - Free Milagro brand sampling starts at 8 p.m., Live music at 8 p.m. from the MP3 Amigos as well as a Best Mustache and Sombrero contest

Takito Kitchen, 2013 W. Division St. Friday, May 2 to Monday, May 5, Specialty dishes like $13 Lamb Barbacoa Cemita and $16 Coctel de Mariscos. Saturday and Sunday May 3-4 – happy hour $12 two tacos and a margarita. Monday May 5 – Live mariachi band all day.

Tuscany on Taylor, 1014 W. Taylor St. Monday May 5, $5 Margaritas and $5 pizzas – Margherita, Speck, Salamino, Funghi E Taleggio, Salsiccia, Quattro Formaggio, Verdura

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