Cinco de Mayo, or the Fifth of May, is a cultural and historical celebration commemorating the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over the French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The Battle of Puebla is a symbol of Mexican resilience and determination.


Today, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated with festive events, parades and traditional food, both in Mexico and in the United States, where it has become an occasion to honor and celebrate Mexican-American heritage and culture.

How to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Fort Worth:


Maria's Mexican Kitchen

1712 S. University Dr.
Maria’s will host an all-day happy hour, DJ, dancing, margarita specials and more.



Toro Toro

200 Main St.
Toro Toro is offering a special treat for all taco lovers. Celebrate the occasion with the El Cinco margarita and prime rib tacos.



Taco Heads Stockyards

2349 North Main St.
Taco Heads will host a fiesta at their Stockyards location with Rey Reyna and Latin Express Band. Music starts at 4pm and is free entry until 6pm. $5 at the gate after 6pm. Come for cold beer, margaritas and tacos.



Don Artemio in the Cultural District

3268 W. 7th St.
From 5-8pm, enjoy live music by Carlos R, Maestro Dobel margarita specials, cigar rolling and complimentary cigars.



Paco's Mexican Cuisine

1508 W. Magnolia Ave.
Enjoy a pop-up event at Paco’s with 20+ vendors, DJ, beer buckets, tacos and shopping. 



Tinie’s Mexican Cuisine

113 S. Main St.
Tinie’s will host a Luchedore Libre event and music by DJ Richard J. Lucha Libre tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.