What is Cinco de Mayo? Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrated on May 5 in honor of a military victory in 1862 over the French forces of Napoleon III, commemorating the Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla.  No matter your reasoning for celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Sugar Land, you will find plenty of things to do. 


Kick off the celebration  Latin beauties Paulina Rubio and Alejandra Guzmán who are coming to the Smart Financial Centre on Thursday, May 5, for their PerrÍsimas Tour!  These award-winning global superstars have earned the titles of “Queen of Latin Rock” and “Queen of Latin Pop,” respectively. To make the special day memorable, the two rivals are going head to head in an epic singing battle, performing on the same stage for the first time in their historic careers in an electrifying experience!

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Head to Sugar Land Town Square from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on May 7 for an awesome Cinco De Mayo party in the plaza with Groupo Batacha, a multinational Caribbean band that sings in Spanish, English, and Portugese! The band’s name “Batachá” is Afro-Cuban slang for “fun times,” and that’s exactly what happens when Groupo Batachá performs their hot mix of fiery salsa, sweet boleros, fast merengues, and traditional cumbias. This talented crew has musicians from Cuba, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic and has been dubbed “Houston’s Premier Latin Band”! So, get ready to groove to their Latin beats with your friends and family for a fun-filled Saturday evening! 

After working up an appetite, you can explore one of Sugar Land's best Mexican eateries to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Here are some options, you've got to add to your list of places to visit: 


Where to Eat & Drink for Cinco de Mayo 

Pacific Coast Tacos

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Founded by a local Sugar Land couple, this colorful riverside joint features innovative tacos inspired by the Pacific Rim, reflecting flavors of Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, Hawaii, and French Polynesia in fresh organic ingredients. Sit on their terrace and soak in the vibrant views as you chow down on their delicious tacos and delicious beverages. 


Bar Louie

Stop by Bar Louie for a Fiesta-style bloc-party, complete with festive balloons, décor, and so much more to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Treat yourself to drinks from their outdoor bar as you enjoy live music or kick back on the patio, while the kids can roam free in the exclusive Kids Zone. Enjoy exclusive specials from each of their participating vendors and surprises available as well!


Escalante's Fine Tex Mex 

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with style at Escalante’s Fine Tex-Mex. Located in Sugar Land Town Center, this eatery has everything from refreshing drinks to lip-smacking desserts. Order a plate of warm, crunchy, golden-baked empanadas or their hearty plate of Beef- Fajita Famosas. Top it off with a slice of moist and airy Tres Leches cake. 



Sit in a whimsical, kitschy setting and get all the fajita fixings you could ever want! Order their signature chicken Chuychanga with a deluxe tomatillo sauce and wash it down with their drink specials that’ll be running all day for Cinco De Mayo! For an even sweeter deal, bring a photo of your pup to hang on their unique dog wall and get a free appetizer!


Gringo's Mexican Kitchen 

Eat the highest quality Tex-Mex food at this family-friendly chain. Indulge in their creamy rich, Cheese Enchiladas or their fresh Yucatan topped with marisco sauce and cucumber relish, or sizzle it up with their Fajitas Classico. 



Tantalize your taste buds at Carmelo’s Mexican Grill! Hand-made from only the finest, freshest ingredients, their large burritos are simply to die for! If you’re in the mood for tacos, try out their traditional Ranchera Chicken Crispy Tacos served with a side of Spanish rice and homemade refried beans. 


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