Houston's Cinco de Mayo 2022 Celebrations

Cinco de Mayo marks Mexico’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla, but, for whatever reason, it’s a drinking holiday in the United States.

However, it's hard to argue with a day dedicated to sampling Houston's diverse Mexican cuisine.

(Tacos and margaritas vs. frozen chicken at home. Even a question?) Bars and restaurants across town are planning festive celebrations and specials. This list includes a coffee special.

If you're going out, enter Jose Cuervo Tequila's Tip It Forward sweepstakes for a chance to win $10 to tip your awesome bartender.

The COVID pandemic hit the bar and restaurant industry hard for two years, so a generous tip — especially on a busy holiday— is sure to be appreciated.

You'll tip generously anyway, because you're a good person.

Additionally, Jose Cuervo is matching every dollar given away with a donation to Another Round Another Rally, which provides emergency assistance to hospitality workers.