Colorado takes celebrating Cinco De Mayo pretty seriously, and so while you;re celebrating, you're going to want to find these cheap and even free Cinco De Mayo deals.

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What Is Cinco De Mayo?

What does "Cinco De Mayo" mean, and why do we celebrate it? Well, besides Cinco De Mayo meaning the 5th of May, the reason for the celebration on this day is often confused.

While some believe it's to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, that day is actually recognized on September 16th. The 5th of May, or Cinco De Mayo, is to celebrate Mexico's victory over the Second French Empire at the Battle of Puebla back in 1862.

While acknowledging that victorious day, it's also used as a day to celebrate Mexican-American culture, and that's where the fiestas and mass celebrations like in Downtown Fort Collins, Greeley, Downtown Denver, etc. come into play.

Where Can I Get Free Tacos On Cinco De Mayo?

While celebrating, you're at some point going to get hungry and you might be looking for a deal on tacos, burritos, or other Mexican food favorites, so here are 5 Colorado restaurants offering cheap or even free food on Cinco De Mayo. (Scroll down to see some awesome local Mexican restaurants to try this weekend)

Cheap And Free Mexican Food On Cinco De Mayo In Colorado

  • Our pals at Taco Bell are offering five crunchy or soft tacos for just $5 on May 5th for reward members who order online or through their mobile
  • Taco John's around Colorado is hooking customers up with a free beef Taco Bravo with any purchase of $5 or more on May 5th
  • Rewards members at Moe's can snag a Build-Your-Own Burrito or Bowl for just $5.55 on May 5th.
  • El Pollo Loco, which now has two Colorado locations can get two free "Shredded Chicken Crunchy Tacos" and get free delivery when ordering at least $10 through their app.
  • Chipotle is hooking up a $0 delivery fee on all orders through May 5th with the code CINCO24. (Kinda lame, they should do more because I love them!)

While there are likely many other fantastic Cinco De Mayo discounts through Colorado, these 5 will get you started. If you're looking for some great places to eat on Cinco De Mayo weekend in Colorado, check these places out below. Happy Cinco De Mayo!

This Local Mexican Restaurant Is Hands Down One Of The Best In Colorado

If you're a fan of good authentic Mexican food in Colorado, you've probably tried Las Delicias before. If not, you're going to have to rush into one of their four family-owned locations to experience it for yourself. Both the food and the staff are always top-notch. Here's a peek at what they were serving up last time we stopped in.

Gallery Credit: Big Rob TSM

This Local Colorado Mexican Restaurant Is One Of The Best

After opening in 2008, Las Palmeras Mexican Restaurant has become one of the area's very best locally-owned places to get delicious, and authentic Mexican food. We found this place by accident years ago while driving hungry down Main Street in Longmont and have been regulars ever since. The owner, the staff, the food, and the drinks are all top notch and that's what makes this one of Colorado's top choices for delicious Mexican food.

Gallery Credit: Big Rob TSM

This Local Mexican Restaurant Is One Of Colorado's Very Best

If you're like me, you're always trying to find good authentic Mexican food in Colorado, The towns of Windsor and Wellington Colorado are home to two family-owned locations called "Sol De Jalisco" that you have to experience for yourself. Both the food and the staff are always top-notch. Here's a peek at what they were serving up last time we stopped in.

Gallery Credit: Big Rob TSM

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