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America’s adopted mid-spring drinking holiday returns this weekend. Cinco de Mayo’s a fun time for sure, but let’s begin with its often misunderstood origin. If nothing else, remember one thing: El Cinco de Mayo no celebra el Día de la Independencia de México.
Still confused about what this May 5 celebration’s all about? No hay problema. We’ve explained it all for you right here.
Now that we’ve cleared that up, it’s time to party. Luckily, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday — making it the perfect day to indulge and still make it back to work on Monday. Here are three ways to save money on food and drink.
Chipotle & DoorDash
These two have devised a festive way to mark the first anniversary of their partnership. (Who knew?) DoorDash users in the U.S. and Canada get free chips and guacamole from Chipotle with the promo code CHIPSNGUAC on all orders of $10 or more placed exclusively through DoorDash.
Plus, you’ll get free delivery on all Chipotle orders of $10 or more placed through DoorDash or the Chipotle app and on chipotle.com. These offers are only valid on Cinco de Mayo — or as we like to say — Sunday.
Acapulco Restaurant & Cantina
These “fast-casual” chains have a combined 10 Southern California locations. Sunday’s Cinco extravaganzas starts at 8am(!) with a special “Bottomless Champagne Brunch.” If that’s not enough to jolt your morning, treat yourself to $5 margaritas, Bloody Marys and micheladas over the next six hours. Brunch includes a tri-tip and ham carving station, made-to-order omelettes, a waffle station, taco bar, soups, salads, fresh fruit and desserts.
It’s a pre-Cinco celebration in Manhattan on Friday. Roving carts, armed with Tostitos and specially prepared salsa guacamole, will stage a pop-up “tableside guac” brunch experience for New Yorkers near Herald Square, Madison Square, Columbus Circle and Washington Square Park.
The NYC-only event, co-sponsored by Avocados From Mexico, takes place from 11:30am – 2:30pm ET. Elsewhere, Tostitos and Avocados From Mexico are unveiling thousands of Cinco Central pop-up displays at grocery stores across the country.