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Bars & Nightlife Family Featured Sports Fara Illich May 5, 2010

How are you celebrating the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla?
CincoAs I’m sure you’re well aware, it’s Cinco de Mayo, which is a very big deal in Phoenix and there’s no shortage of events to help you party like it’s May 5, 1862.
One of Downtown’s oldest restaurants, The Matador, is offering a wide array of food and drink specials all day long, plus a special happy hour in the lounge from 4-7 p.m. that includes free appetizers.
Mi Amigos over at Arizona Center is offering $2.50 drinks from 3-6 p.m., plus some of the best Mexican food you’ll find in the urban core.
One of the day’s more clever events happening in Central Phoenix is Cinco de Mustache at Sidebar. Sure, there will be drink specials galore, plus music from DJs Tricky T, Jared Allen and Sean Watson, but people are no doubt coming out to see the ‘staches.
If you want to get your Cinco fix at lunch, America’s Taco Shop  (Coronado or Melrose) is offering $1.75 tacos all day long, plus chips and salsa for 50 cents.
Later, the all-new Ghost Lounge at Hotel San Carlos is debuting their Caliente Cinco de Mayo with DJ Danny Boy spinning Latin and Salsa hits, plus great drink specials 4 p.m. to close.
Los Suns take on the reviled Spurs tonight in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals at US Airways Center. No tickets? Head over to Majerle’s or Coach & Willie’s for their watch parties and feast on superior hoops grub!
In the event you’re stuck at work all day, impatiently waiting for 4:52 p.m. so you can dash to the pub and crack your first Corona, here’s a Cinco de Mayo playlist courtesy of MTV.  
(“They still play videos on MTV?” asks the old man, rhetorically.)
Have a safe and happy Cinco de Mayo!