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The 14 Best Spots to Get Cheap Food and Drinks on Cinco De Mayo in Dallas

It's certainly not a weekend for lightweights. Leave your fanny pack at the house and imbibe in many of the options around town as we collectively celebrate General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín's defeat of the French in 1862 in the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Despite the fiesta, many of us are still on a budget. ¡No te preocupes! We've done the digging for you.

To celebrate Tres de Mayo, El Fenix has $3 large drafts of Dos Equis all day.

See also: - Best Cinco de Mayo Parties - Best Margaritas in Dallas

Peak and Elm, the new Mexican spot with some heavy Texan influence (like the tamale pie topped with Fritos), will have free margaritas all day Saturday and Sunday.

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Lauren Drewes Daniels is the Dallas Observer's food editor. She started writing about local restaurants, chefs, beer and kouign-amanns in 2011. She's driven through two dirt devils and is certain they were both some type of cosmic force.