25 drink, taco and dinner specials for Cinco de Mayo

With Cinco de Mayo just days away, dozens of restaurants and bars in Chicago and suburbs are readying drink and food specials to mark the Mexican army's victory over France during the Battle of Puebla in 1862 -- or did you forget that part? Regardless, here's a selection of places where you can indulge, from free tacos to cocktail and beer specials to full multi-course dinners. 

Beatrix (519 N. Clark St., 284-1377): Featuring $5.50 pineapple habanero margaritas all day.

Bub City (5441 Park Place, Rosemont, 847-261-0399): The Rosemont location has a build-your-own nacho bar ($8 per visit) and Coronas ($4) and margaritas ($8) on special.

Foodlife (835 N. Michigan Ave., 312-335-3663): From 2 to 5 p.m. tacos are specially priced at $2; choose from vegetarian and various meat options. 

Mity Nice Bar & Grill (835 N. Michigan Ave., 312-335-4745): Baja tuna and chili-lime chicken tacos are half off, they'll be $9 and $7 respectively, during lunch and dinner.

Petterino's (150 N. Dearborn St., 312-422-0150): Chef/partner Mychael Bonner offers a Mexican-themed cooking class that transitions into a sit-down dinner ($34.95) paired with a cocktail or glass of wine. Menu items include ceviche, guacamole, Pueblano beef tinga and churros for dessert. It begins at 6 p.m., call for reservations. 

R.J. Grunts (2056 N. Lincoln Park W., 773-929-5363): Drink specials include margaritas ($5) and Coronas ($2). 

Tallboy Taco (325 W. Huron St., 312-488-4917): Casamigos tequila flights ($15), any two tacos and a tallboy beer ($10), and any taco and a Tecate ($5) are on special all day. Additionally, from 5-7 p.m., margaritas are $8 (normally $12). 

By Althea Legaspi

Chicago Tribune

(May 2, 2016)