Cinco de Mayoooo in the Scruffy City!

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Emilie Stooksbury

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Fear not: We will quickly get to all the best deals and parties happening on Cinco de Mayo in Knoxville, Tennessee. But first: If you hang out with New2Knox on any type of regular basis, you probably already know we appreciate a good pun. And a bad pun. Honestly, we love puns of all kinds. With that in mind, it is important to me that you know my maiden name was Finke. Emilie Finke. So while the rest of the world may recognize the holiday called Cinco de Mayo, in my mind it is and always has been lovingly referred to as Finko de Mayo.

See, aren’t you glad we made you read through all that before getting to the main event? 😉

Nooow we are here to share some of the best deals & festivities happening around Knoxville for Cinco de Mayo!🎉 As we learn more, we will share more. (Yes, when it comes to queso, guac, and marg specials, we are suddenly hard-hitting investigative journalists.) Buckle up, babes, it’s bound to be a wild ride!


⭐️ Remember that time the West Town Mall got a restaurant with a rooftop bar? We honestly thought that was a WILD decision 😂 but the tables have turned and we are officially [que]sooo here for it 🙌 Loco Burro is pulling out all the stops for Cinco de Mayo including a DJ, taco-eating contents, donkey riding contests, and mooore!

⭐️ Out in Karns, Creekside Food Truck Park is hosting a Cinco de Drinko Fiesta! Expect pinatas, prizes, giveaways, and moooore.


⭐️ If it’s nice outside, it will be hard to beat the energy of the SoKno Taco patio! They’ve got thematic drinks specials & live music on the docket all weekend!

⭐️ Over on Sevier Ave, SouthSide Garage is servin’ up Cinco specials like $6 margs & $3 Pacifico & Modelo Tallboys (paired with Dia de Food truck?? MMMM perfection).

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⭐️ Monterrey Mexican Restaurant does not mess around, people! They know what we’re lookin’ for 😂 Here are the specials they’ll be slingin’ all day on May 5th: 32oz draft beers for $7 | 32oz House Margaritas for $11 | 32oz Texas Margaritas for $13 (consider us former Texans intriiiigued 👀.).

⭐️ Yee-Haw Brewing is throwin’ a “Cerveza Fest” of their own! They’ve got specialty beer releases, drink specials (including $2 off margs 👀), and live music on the docket in their beautiful beer garden all weekend long.


⭐️ First things first, let’s shout out the classics. Soccer Taco, Chivo, Babalu, and the ✨neeewly open✨ Chismoso will all be slingin’ delish margs & tacos to the masses!

⭐️ The Old City bars have gotten together to host a Cinco de Mayo Bar Crawl on Saturday, May 4th! Your $10 wristband will get you into all the spots on the crawl and access to a Silent Disco, let’s gooooo 🤩

⭐️ Down in the boujeest basement in Knoxville, The Vault is hosting a “Spirits of Mexico” tasting.

⭐️ And the party doesn’t even have to end on Sunday… on Monday, May 6th, Five Thirty Lounge is hosting a Tequila Tasting on their rooftop!

Like we said, we will update this with more deals & parties & goodies as Sunday gets closer. Let us know if you hear of any not listed here as well! Hope you all enjoy a weekend of good friends, good guac, and good times at good restaurants 💛 Cheers, friends!

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