Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by picking up margaritas at these 6 Northwest Austin restaurants

Casa Chapala owner Lupe Barragan
Casa Chapala owner Lupe Barragan pours an Ultimate Margarita using fresh-squeezed juices. The North Austin Mexican restaurant is offering margaritas for dine-in and to-go services on Cinco de Mayo. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)

Casa Chapala owner Lupe Barragan pours an Ultimate Margarita using fresh-squeezed juices. The North Austin Mexican restaurant is offering margaritas for dine-in and to-go services on Cinco de Mayo. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)

Following weeks of closures, restaurants across Texas were given the green light to reopen in time for Cinco de Mayo, which is celebrated annually to commemorate the Mexican army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

Several Northwest Austin restaurants are serving margaritas to customers with dine-in services, takeout options and delivery services. Here are six places to grab margaritas in Northwest Austin this Cinco de Mayo.

Monitos Mexican Grill & Cantina

This Northwest Austin eatery reopened for dine-in services May 1. Customers can drink one of Monitos' many margaritas offerings inside the restaurant or order margaritas to go with food orders.

8127 Mesa Drive, Austin


512-535-4923

www.monitosatx.com

Dos Salsas Tex-Mex Restaurant

After closing its Burnet Road location throughout April, Dos Salas reopened its dining room next to The Domain in North Austin. The restaurant is offering drink specials throughout the day on its Mexican martinis and specialty margaritas.

11301 Burnet Road, Bldg. 1, Austin

512-360-9055

www.dossalsas.com

Pinballz Arcade

Local entertainment center Pinballz Arcade is selling margaritas for half off at its Lake Creek location bar for Cinco de Mayo. Pinballz is additionally selling to-go margarita kits with chips, salsa and queso for $30.

13729 Research Blvd., Austin

512-537-8737

www.pinballzarcade.com

Paradise on Ice

North Austin’s daiquiri to-go establishment is selling frozen margaritas, pina coladas and more to help customers celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year.

8820 Burnet Road, Ste. 505, Austin

512-992-0223

www.paradiseonicetogo.com

Casa Chapala Mexican Grill and Tequila Bar

Casa Chapala is throwing a fiesta for Cinco de Mayo, complete with mariachi playing inside the eatery. Customers can order margarita pitchers to enjoy in the restaurant or to pick up to go.

9041 Research Blvd., Ste. 100, Austin

512-459-4242

www.mexicanrestaurant-austin.com

Jardin Corona Mexican Restaurant

Northwest Austin’s Jardin Corona remains closed for dine-in services, but guests can order the Mexican restaurant’s food and drinks to go. Jardin Corona sells more than a half-dozen margaritas and Mexican martini options.

13301 N. US 183, Ste. 3, Austin

512-250-1061

www.jardincoronarestaurant.com
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.