Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in Bloomington-Normal!

Let the celebrations begin! There are many food & drink related Cinco de Mayo food/drink specials and happenings in the Bloomington-Normal area.  Here are some ideas to get your fiesta started!

Cinco de Mayo Food/Drink Specials

  • Baxter’s American Grille: $10 tacos and $5 Margaritas!
  • Bloomington Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center: $4 Modelo & Corona, 
    $3 Margaritas (on the rocks), 1/2 Price Tequila Shots, FREE Chips & Salsa with any drink purchase!
  • Brass Pig Smoke & Alehouse: Birria Tacos and Blackened Mahi tacos on special as well as Pozole for our soup! $3 Jose Silver and $3 Milagro shots on special all day!! $5 flavored 16 oz Margz!
  • Cheeks: Cheesy taco stuffed burger with chips and a drink; $5.50 Margaritas
    $5.00 El bandito & Patron shots, $3.75 Corona / Modelo / Dos x 
  • Elroys: $4 shots of El Bandido Blanco and Repo! $8.99 for 3 delicious tacos served with chips, salsa, and sour cream! Grand Slam DOUBLE DECKER Nachos are only $12.99 today. They feed 2-3 adults easily. Served in a deep roaster pan and stacked with 2 layers of chips and toppings!
  • Fiala Brothers Brewery & Beer Hall: Fiesta Chicken Grilled Cheese (Panini Bread, Grilled Chicken, Black Bean Salsa, Tomatoes, Jalapeños and Corn, Tajín Aioli, Munster, Monterey Jack and Queso Fresco);
    Pair with $10 Modelo Pitchers
  • Hacienda Leon: $4.99 Margarita Pitchers
  • Keg Grove Brewing Company: Featuring the Bay Area Mexicana Food Truck from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Try pairing some delicious, authentic Mexican fare with a 🍺 of Huitzilopochtli – Mexican Lager or Tezcatlipoca – Mexican Amber! 
  • Shake It Up Cocktail Lounge & Eatery: Adobo Chicken Tacos and Pambazo
  • The Local Tap: a la carte tacos and margarita specials! Chipotle marinated chicken tacos with onion, cilantro & lime as well as steak tacos that have been marinating overnight in citrus & spices served with salsa verde, cilantro, onion & lime. Flavored margaritas (Jalapeno Pineapple and Blood Orange). Plus $4 16 oz Modelo. 
  • The Pass Pub & Grill: $3 Carne Asada Street Tacos, 
    $7 Grilled Cheese & Cup of Homemade Chili or Chicken Tortilla Soup, $9 Carnitas Tacos; $7 Margarita Pitchers & Hurricane Pitchers plus additional food and drink specials
  • The Spotted Dog: $2.50 Well Tequila, $3 Tecate Cans, $4.50 Corona & Dos XX Bottles, $6 Margarita Pitchers & El Bandido Blanco Shots; $8 Loaded Nachos, $7 Taco Basket; try Some Tasty Apps: Mini Tacos & Chipotle Chicken & Cheese Taquitos Are Delicious Options! 
  • Under the Ground BloNo: Jackfruit Tacos – Pulled jackfruit cooked with red onion, garlic, lime juice, brown sugar and spices served with pico de gallo, avocado and chipotle sauce on corn tortillas. They are vegan and gluten-free! 3 tacos per order, and they are limited! Open for dine-in 11 am-3 pm, carryout/delivery/grab-n-go only from 3 pm-7 pm.

Want to learn more about any of these restaurants? Make sure to check out our directory at You can also find a full list of local Mexican restaurants

Cinco de Mayo Events

Hosted by: BW Signature Collection, Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center
1413 Leslie Dr, Bloomington, IL 61704

Special Dinner Menu – $5.00 Margarita’s – Music – Dancing

You can make it an evening and purchase a VIP ticket for the 4th Annual What Women Want Expo and support your local small businesses get special promotions and a Fashion Show from 5 pm to 7 pm.

📍 2103 Veterans Parkway, Bloomington, IL

Come party with us! Dance & sing along with our Mariachi Band from 12PM-4PM! 💃🏻
Enjoy our specially crafted Margarita pitchers for $19.99 and $2 house tequila shots! Bring your friends/family and come and join us for a night of music, dance, and great food!

4 pm to 9 pm

Hosted by: Funks Farm Premium Beef

5959 North 1100 East Road, Shirley, IL

  • Featuring the Smoking Grill Food Truck serving Funk Farms Premium Beef Brisket Tacos
  • 16 vendors to shop

Check out the full event info at

1006 E Lincoln St, Bloomington, IL

Live music starting at 8 pm

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