Hit up authentic Mexican spots in A.C. for Cinco de Mayo.

Dos Caminos at Harrah’s Resort is having a Latin DJ and salsa dancing, plus a special food menu, a Patron Perfect Margarita for $8, Patron models and giveaways, $5 house Margaritas and complimentary chips and salsa. Jose Garces’ Distrito Cantina at Revel Casino Hotel features specials Saturday, May 3, to Monday, May 5, that include $3 carnitas tacos, $5 churros, $4 Corona cans, and $7 Patron cocktails. And in honor of the Julio Iglesias concert on May 3, they’ll have Patron models and giveaways, a Mariachi band and Corona models. Tropicana Casino and Resort’s Casa Taco & Tequila Bar will have a weekend-long celebration Friday, May 2, to Monday, May 5, with a mix of Patron, Corona, food and cocktail specials. On May 5, they’ll have Patron models, raffles for gift certificates or a Patron duffle bag filled with Patron goodies, a DJ and dancing. Mexico will have live Mariachi music and Los Amigos will serve a special “Cinco de Menu” for lunch and dinner.

Try a few cool places outside of A.C.

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Charlie’s in Somers Point will have discounts on nachos and Coronas. Enjoy live mariachi music and fajita specials at La Escondida in Pleasantville. Yesterday’s in Marmora will have specials on Corona Light drafts and margaritas, plus they’ll offer traditional Mexican food offerings. Dogtooth Bar and Grille in Wildwood starts the weekend with a Kentucky Derby party on Saturday, May 3, complete with $6 Mint Juleps, a best hat contest and live music by Mike & Vince. Then on Monday, May 5, their Cinco de Mayo party includes $5 burritos, $10 Coronita buckets, and $3 Corona bottles. In Seaville, pop into Red Sky Café for exclusive Cinco dinner specials such as chorizo-stuffed pork loin in a sangria glaze, Corona braised chicken or chipotle-seasoned grilled shrimp. North Cape May’s El Porto Mexican Restaurant will offer specials such as shrimp and crab chimichanga and fish tacos.

Robert’s Steakhouse at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort extends Cinco de Mayo until nueve de Mayo.

Robert’s Steakhouse of New York at Trump Taj Mahal is celebrating Cinco de Mayo all week long! From Monday, May 5 through Friday, May 9, they’ll offer an extra-special drink in The Lounge at Robert’s and have it on the restaurant’s “Special Additions” dinner menu. The cocktail is the Patron lemon martini ($15).

Eat, drink, dance and more at various casino bars/restaurants.

Eden Lounge at Harrah’s will have salsa night. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Fin Bar at Tropicana, enjoy a grilled halibut taco and guacamole for $12 and Dos Equis for $5. Also at the Trop, Tango’s Lounge will have Dos Equis drafts for $5, and a DJ or live music Friday to Monday. Trop’s Rumba Lounge also has $5 Dos Equis all weekend. Rí-Rá Atlantic City celebrates with Mexican fare such as $2 tacos and $5 nachos, plus $5 shots of Avion Tequila and Avion margaritas, $4 Negro Medelo and $4 Dos Equis. Broadway Burger Bar will have a Cinco happy hour 4 to 6 p.m. that includes $5 Cuervo Gold shots, $5 guacamole, pico de gallo and chicken quesadillas. Bar One at Resorts Casino Hotel celebrates with $4 house margaritas, $5 El Jimador margaritas, $3 Dos Equis and $4 Bloody Marias. Phillips Seafood at The Pier will have an all-day happy hour 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and $5 Blue Crab margaritas. The Quarter’s Cuba Libre is hosting a pre-Cinco party Saturday, May 3, with a Latin fusion DJ, a tropical floor show, party favors and the chance to win a trip to Mexico.

Local hot spots are having caliente specials.

Atlantic City Bar and Grill is having a good variety of Mexican food specials and $3 Coronas. The Iron Room at Atlantic City Bottle Company will have a special on their popular American Margarita for $6 on the Friday and Saturday prior to Cinco de Mayo. It’s a twist on a traditional margarita, made with white whiskey instead of tequila.

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