Pig roasts, mariachi bands and tequila: How to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in CT

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with special menus, drinks and parties at these Connecticut restaurants and bars. All events are on May 5 unless otherwise noted.

Camacho Garage, 36 Fountain St., New Haven, hosts “Five Days of Cinco” from May 1 to 5, with specials like a $6 blood orange margarita, assorted taco specials ($6 to $8) and a takeout package ($135) with a quart of guacamole, a quart of polpo ceviche, a smuggler’s dozen (13) of Chicken Wings, a build-your-own taco kit (choice of chicken, steak or carnitas), a quart of rice, a quart of beans and half-tray of tres leches. Margarita kits ($49 to $99 for 8 to 16 drinks) can be added on. The package must be pre-ordered 24 hours in advance.

On May 5, Camacho Garage hosts an outdoor pig roast. 203-691-1969, camachogarage.com.

Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill will be celebrating the “Five Days of Cinco” from May 1 to May 5 at both its Fairfield and New Haven locations, with food and drink specials including birria and carnitas tacos ($6 to $8) and $6 specialty margaritas.

On May 5 only, Fairfield will host an outdoor pig roast, as well as a live mariachi band from 5 to 8 p.m. New Haven will also host an outdoor pig roast, in addition to a live mariachi band from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and a visit from Cuco the Donkey from 5 to 7 p.m. geronimobarandgrill.com.

Shell & Bones, 100 S. Water Street, New Haven, offers its Geronimo Margarita for $6 on May 5 only. 203-787-3466, shellandbones.com.

Bartaco, with locations in Stamford, West Hartford and Westport, is offering a Cinco package that feeds four to six, with two taco fillings (makes 16 tacos), 3 sides, salsa verde and chips. Choose from veggie or carne options ($77 to $88.) Each kit comes with a swag bag, including a reusable tote, koozies, sunglasses, cups, a sticker sheet and temporary tattoos. Margarita kits are available as an extra add-on. All orders must be placed by the end of the day on May 4. bartaco.com.

El Segundo, with locations in New Haven and South Norwalk, plans Cinco festivities all weekend, with food and drink specials, and parties on May 5 with live music and global street food. elsegundorestaurants.com.

Margaritas, with locations in East Hartford and Mystic, starts its celebrations May 1, with the chance to win free dinner for a year. Other festivities include a launch for its summer drinks on May 2 and a “sizzle and shake” promotion May 4 with a $24.99 deal on fajitas with any original margarita. A Cinco fiesta on the 5th includes swag and giveaways. margs.com.

Judy’s Bar + Kitchen, 927 High Ridge Road, Stamford, offers Cinco specials, including soft tacos, nachos, quesadillas, tres leches cake and happy hour prices all day on classic margaritas, Corona and Corona Light beers and red and white sangria. Specials are available for both dine-in and takeout. 203-890-9999, judysbarandkitchen.com.

Black Rock Social House, 2895 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, features a global food culture series with Mexican spotlighted during the month of May. Food specials include carnitas sopes, rock shrimp tacos, Mexican dips, birria tamales, posole and tres leches, and drink specials include a Michelada and honey Paloma. 203-549-8333, blackrocksocialhouse.com.

Hoodoo Brown BBQ, 967 Ethan Allan Hwy, Ridgefield, promises a “special menu of Tex-Mex flair” for Cinco de Mayo. 203-438-6033, hoodoobrownbbq.com.

SolToro at Mohegan Sun offers Cinco specials from 4 to 9 p.m. on May 5, including a seafood platter for $34 (citrus fresco mahi-mahi ceviche, fresh oysters, littleneck clams, pico de gallo, PEI mussels, spicy cocktail sauce); and an entree of parrillada (surf and turf) for $38, featuring chimichurri marinated skirt steak, grilled vegetables, tocino, jumbo shrimp, and guajillo tomatillo salsa with flour tortillas, rice, beans and guacamole. A Paradise Punch drink special ($12) features spicy tamarind vodka, mango brandy, mango purée, pineapple and lemon. soltororestaurant.com.

Tacomida, 50 Bridge St., Shelton, offers takeout taco-bar trays ($45) with BBQ beef, chicken or pork; sides and dessert, along with batches of margaritas and sangria. 203-712-7557, tacomidashelton.com.

Wood-n-Tap, with 9 locations across Connecticut, offers $3 margaritas all day May 5. woodntap.com .

Que Whiskey Kitchen, 461 Queen St., Southington, offers a $5 prickly pear margarita with Cazadores Reposado and a black sea salt rim on May 5. qwhiskeykitchen.com.