Get ready for Cinco de Mayo by booking your spot at these Mexican restaurants with sweet deals to make your celebration even happier. Enjoying a margarita in nice weather just seems to make the world a better place.
I like that you can order three different sized margaritas when you visit any day of the week. You will always find a four ounce margarita for $4 if you're not too thirsty. The real score is the twelve ounce margarita for $5 from 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you like to dine early go for the $15.95 prix-fixe dinner form 4-7 p.m. weeknights. It includes 2 courses and one drink. Your first basket of chips and salsa is free as well. Lunch specials are $10.95 with one complimentary drink. 762 Ninth Ave.
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The $2 tacos and empanadas will keep you coming back to Agave. Daily from 4-7 p.m. wash down your taco with $6 margaritas. The popular weekend+Friday brunch for $28 includes two hours of bottomless drinks and entrees like breakfast quesadillas and Southwestern eggs Benedict with chipotle hollandaise. They offer plenty of seating, large portions and speedy service. 140 Seventh Ave. S.
From 4-7 p.m. sangria and margaritas are $5 during the week. I always get the fresh guacamole ($10), made tableside. Extra jalapenos, please. I dream about the fajitas at Cilantro. The best time to go for them and get a deal is on Mondays after 4 p.m., when they run a cash-only $10 special. Complete with sizzling peppers and onions and rice and beans, they are delicious. Both locations offer huge windows and ample outdoor seating perfect for a lovely Spring day. 485 Columbus Ave., 1321 First Ave.
Monica DiNatale is a Deals Expert and Author of “365 Guide New York City,” a treasure trove of restaurant deals and bar specials in New York. Monica has been featured as the Dining Expert for PIX 11and Good Day New York and has hosted segments for The New York Chocolate Show and The New York City Craft Beer Week Festivals. “365 Guide New York City” is available in paperback and e-book.