Cinco De Mayo Specials: Chicago

Let’s TACO bout some specials happening in Chicago this week! Cinco de Mayo is happening this week, and since we are still stuck inside (in Chicago at least), may as well bring the party to you!

I am sharing a few spots in Chicago with some fun specials for Cinco De Mayo. These are all places I have frequented, enjoyed food (and drinks), and will happily support during quarantine! In no particular order, just listed based off my photo library.

  1. Barrio Chicago
    65 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

Barrio is apart of a larger restaurant group (DineAmic Hospitality), but has not been open during this time. A few of their sister restaurants have been open, so I was super excited to hear that Barrio was taking pre-orders or Cinco de Mayo.

What they’re featuring:

DIY Chicken Al Pastor Tacos:
cilantro, pickled red onion, queso fresco, tortillas

Comes with:
Chips and Guacamole
Salsa Verde
Charred Corn Elotes

Feeds: 4
Price Point: $60

Where to order:

2. Cruz Blanca
904 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

Easily one of my favorite places to go to in the city, and one of the most affordable for being in the West Loop. Plus, their salsa is to die for.
They have a variety of options and the price points are great!

*I will not list all of their family meals, as it is quite extensive. Their link is provided, where you can see all their offerings.

What they’re featuring:

Cinco De Mayo Family Meals:
Oaxacan Taco Trio Platter

Comes with:
Smoke Alley taco platter with garlic chicken breast, grilled steak, portobello mushrooms, refried black beans, handmade corn tortillas, and red and green salsa. Your choice of cucumber salad or pico de gallo.

Feeds: Makes 10-12 tacos
Price Point: $34

Smoke Alley Steak Taco Platter

Comes with:
Red chile adobo marinated grilled steak, refried black beans, handmade corn tortillas, and red and green salsa. Your choice of cucumber salad or pico de gallo.

Feeds: Makes 10-12 tacos
Price Point: $38

Where to order:

3. Mercadito
108 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

When I’m in River North, definitely a spot I try to hit up. They have a good range of tacos, which are all amply filled.

What they’re featuring:

Celebration Menu:
Tacos (in orders of 3)
Ready to Drink cocktails (no making required)
Guac and Chips

Comes with:
Their tacos are served a la carte…or in this case a la 3. The sides come separately, making it a bit more customizable. They also offer drinks to-go, rather than making your own cocktails at home.

Feeds: I would say the 3 tacos would serve one person (I know I can eat 3)
Price Point:
If you are getting a side: $22-$28 a person

Where to order:

4. La Luna Chicago
1726 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

I stopped in here first for the drinks and ended up loving the food as well! Great staff, fun decor, and the food is everything.

What they’re featuring:

Food Specials:
$2.75 tacos
$25 taco combo platters (12 tacos)
$8 hot cheetos burrito

Drink Specials:
$2 imported beers
$10 margaritas (12 oz)
$30 margarita pitcher (when you buy two, you get the third half off)

Where to order:

5. Tuco and Blondie
3358 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

I’ve been here a few different times, for quite a few different things. I found them because of their vibrant mural on the side of the building and ended up going in for lunch. They always give a generous amount of food and I enjoy their tacos.

What they’re featuring:

Family Meals:
Pack #1 :
Steak Fajitas
Rice & Beans
Chips & Salsa

Pack #2
Chicken Enchiladas
Blondie Salad
Rice & Beans
Queso & Chips

Price Point:$50

Cinco De Drink To-go packages:
Cinco de Drinko Signature Package:
2 margarita pitchers
6 pack Tecate
Chips, Sals, Guacamole
Price Point: $50 (plus tax)

Cinco de Drinko Grande Package:
1 bottle of tequila
6 pack Tecate
1 margarita pitcher
Steak Fajita Family Pack for 4 (steak fajitas, rice + beans, chips + salsa, elotes, jarritos)
Price Point: $100 (plus tax)

Where to order:

6. Pink Taco
431 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654

If you have not had their tacos, you need them. Beyond phenomenal and such good service as well! Their deal for Cinco de Mayo is amazing!

What they’re featuring:

Cinco de Mayo Bundle:
8 tacos (chicken, carne asada, al pastor, sweet potato)
Guacamole, Chips, Salsa
Grilled Ceasar Salad

Each bundle of food is paired with a drink option:

Margarita Pitcher Kit
Feeds: 3-5
Price Point: $50

Six Pack of Beer Bundle
Feeds: 3-5
Price Point: $50

Where to order:

7. Señoritas Cantina
1104 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608

They just opened not too long ago. Really cute place with very authentic food. Everyone that works there is so friendly and so kind. The food is amazing and they have vegan options too!

What they’re featuring:

$12 taco dinner (3 tacos)
Individual Patron Tequila Margaritas to-go 

They will also have a full vegan menu available!

Where to order:
Call to place an order (312-929-3762)

8. Invicto
1727 Freedom Dr, Naperville, IL 60563
887 N Milwaukee Ave #300, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

This place is so cute, especially the interior (which I know you can’t enjoy right now). Great food, great service, and they do a lot of giving back to the community.

What they’re featuring:

Cinco De Mayo Pack:
Pollo Asado, Arabes, 12 Fresh Tortillas, Rice & Beans, Guacamole Sauce, Salsa Ranchera, Chipotle Crema, Hot Sauce, Cilantro, Onions, Limes

Comes with:
Chips with guacamole and queso

Feeds: 4-5
Price Point: $70

Where to order:

9. Taylor’s Tacos Catering
135 N. Kedzie, Chicago, IL

Recommended to me by a friend, as I have never personally tried them. But this isa smaller business, and figured I would shot it out as well because the food looks amazing! She has some amazing specials and family meals!

What they’re featuring:

Three chicken adobo tacos

Comes with:
Maya’s Ceviche
Guacamole and garlic chips

Feeds: 1
Price Point:$25

She also has two family meal options:

Option 1:
12 tacos (8 different options to choose from)
2 sides (4 different options to choose from)

Option 2:
20 tacos (8 different options to choose from)

Price Point: $50

Where to order:


  1. 5.12.20
    Pam said:

    I’ll have one of each haha food looks stunning!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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