Cinco De Mayo Drink Specials Roundup

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If you still don't know where to get your drink on for Cinco de Mayo, check out the following festive venues. Arriba drink deals!

Border Grill in Santa Monica has a very gourmet Cinco from 4 to 10pm, with $3 ceviche shots, tacos and chili poppers as well as $5 green corn tamales, poblano quesadillas and beef brisket taquitos. To quench your thirst, order up $4 house margaritas, sangria and mojitos. Downtown sister Ciudad will be offering up the same drink special selection from 4-7pm but for $4.50.

Casa Downtown is the only place where you can party down with Lucha VaVoom's famed luchadores. Bring your own luchadore masks and vavoom to live music by Grand Performances. Cocktail specials all day and night include $5 margaritas and sangria as well as $3 Modelo. Those who want family-style margaritas at their table, order a bottle of Milagro tequila with a pitcher of agave and lime juice made fresh tableside for $100.

Halo Nightclub, formerly Ritual-White Lotus-Crush, in Hollywood will be celebrating the alcoholiday with a DJ, live dancers and an open tequila bar from 9 to 10pm. Do your tequila shots on the outside garden patio or light up your cigarillos in the smoking area with the retractable roof.

Malo in Silver Lake is opening an hour early (4pm) for the occasion with chips and salsa free all night at the bar. Score free happy hour hard shell tacos (available only at the bar) by telling the bartender that you're "With Proximo." Drink specials include $5 1800 Silver Margarita (no mix here, fresh ingredients only), $7 for a "Kick Your Ass!" Margarita or, for the truly hard-core, enjoy 1800 Anejo neat for $8.

Ortega 120 in Redondo Beach has got the mariachis as well as a happy hour from 4 to 6pm with $2-$2.50 tacos (depending on whether you get chicken, steak or shrimp). To toast the holiday, partake of Cabo Wabo drink specials from 6 to 8pm and $5 house margaritas all day.

Provecho Restaurant in Downtown has the happiest drink specials with $5 Cazadores margaritas, $3 Dos Equis and Tecate cervezas and $2 Mezcal shots. For sustenance, there's also $5 tacos. But if you're looking for entertainment, not only will they have the ubiquitous mariachi band but burlesque dancers and luchadores.

Rush Street in Culver City boasts that it has the "largest Cinco de Mayo party on the Westside." And with all-night ice luge tequila shots, a live mariachi band from 7:30-9:30pm and Tecate beer pong on the outdoor patio, it definitely sounds like quite a fiesta. DJ AC will be spinning from 9:30pm to close. Specials include $1 tacos from 5-8 pm; drink specials and Sauza Senoritas all night. If you get way over your head with the celebrating, not to worry. Rush Street will make sure to get you back home safely -- free van rides home til the AM!

However you choose to celebrate, be safe, amigos!