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Cinco de Mayo 2014: A quesadilla-bun burger plus more food and drink specials

For Cinco de Mayo try a quesadilla-bun burger at Lucky Strike

If you're looking to get your drink on for Cinco de Mayo, here are some places around town with food and drink specials. 

Amor y Tacos is starting Mole Mondays on Monday with a special menu of $5 mole wings, mole tots, foot-long downtown L.A. dogs, Patron shots and Mexican beer. For dessert, mole ice cream sandwiches. 13333 South St., Cerritos, (562) 860-2667, amorytacos.com.

Calle Tacos will have a Cinco de Mayo weekend celebration Saturday to Monday with $5 colossal margaritas and $19.99 buckets of Corona (five beers in each). 6508 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, (323) 656-4800, calletacos.com.

East Borough will have a special "Chino de Mayo" menu fusing Vietnamese and Mexican food from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Monday with wonton nachos, oxtail tacos and more. 9810 Washington Blvd., Culver City, (310) 596-8263, www.east-borough.com.

Gracias Madre will have $5 drink and food specials from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with live music from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday. 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, (323) 978-2170, www.graciasmadreweho.com.

Grand Central Market vendors will offer specials Sunday and Monday, including free taco samples at Villas Morelianas, 10% off the entire menu at Berlin Currywurst, 10% off anything from the butcher shop at Belcampo Meat Co., free chicken and fish samples at Hawaii BBQ, free ceviche samples at Lupita's Seafood, Gai Yang Tacos at Sticky Rice, brisket tacos at Horse Thief, queso dip at DTLA Cheese and mole brownies at Valerie at GCM. There will also be free lunchtime mariachi concerts and arts and crafts stations for the kids at Little Junebugs Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. 317 S. Broadway, downtown, www.grandcentralmarket.com.

La Cuevita will have $5 margaritas and $2 Tecates while supplies last, free elotes and live music at 8 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, the celebration continues with happy hour from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., $5 smokey margaritas, live music at 8 p.m. and free tacos after 10 p.m. 5922 North Figueroa Blvd, Los Angeles, (323) 255-6871 www.lacuevitabar.com.

Las Perlas will offer $5 margaritas, palomas and tequila shots and $3 Tecate on Monday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Danny's Tacos food truck will be serving tacos on the patio from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. 107 E. 6th St., downtown, (213) 988-8355, 213nightlife.com/lasperlas.

The Larder at Tavern will have a special Cinco de Mayo version of its bimonthly wine and cheese club from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. A menu of four small plates, four wines and a special cocktail is $35 per person. 11648 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, (310) 806-6464, www.tavernla.com/larder.

Loteria Grill will offer a special Cinco + Cinco + Cinco menu Friday to Monday with five margaritas, five Mexican beers and five puebla tacos at the Hollywood, Santa Monica, Studio City, Downtown L.A., The Promenade at Westlake, and Farmers Market (alcohol excluded) locations. Prices range from $6 to $14 for margaritas and cervezas and $3.25 to $3.75 for the tacos. loteriagrill.com.

Lucky Strike Hollywood has created a Burger de Mayo with a burger patty, guacamole and pico de gallo on a quesadilla bun. A portion of the day's proceeds will go to benefit the Conquer Cancer Coalition. The burger is available at all locations throughout the month of May. 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 143, Hollywood, (323) 467-7776, www.bowlluckystrike.com.

M Cafe will offer five of its signature dishes such as the Big Macro and the M Chopped for $5 Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. at its Beverly Hills location. 9433 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, (310) 858-8459, www.mcafedechaya.com.

Mi Corazon will offer three street-style tacos for $5 along with $5 house-made margaritas. There will also be a two-for-$5 draft beer special. 1402 W Kenneth Rd., Glendale, (818) 500-8100, mi-corazon.net.

Pink Taco will have specials Friday to Monday at both locations. Saturday, the Sunset Strip location will have a special party that starts at 2 p.m. with a DJ, margaritas and tacos. Tickets are $20. Monday, the Century City location starts happy hour at 3 p.m. and the Sunset location starts at 4 p.m. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., (310) 789-1000, Century City, and 8225 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (323) 380-7474, www.pinktaco.com.

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar's Fairfax and Little Osaka restaurants will offer $5 drink specials along with taco truck fries, a Mexican hot chocolate cruller and other food specials Monday. 1800 Sawtelle Blvd., Sawtelle, (310) 288-6500 and 351 N. Fairfax Ave., Beverly Grove, (310) 288-6500, www.plancheck.com.

Red O will make three special cocktails, each priced at $10, Saturday to Monday at both the Melrose and Newport Beach locations. Model Especial and Negra Modelo beers by the bottle will be priced at $5. 8155 Melrose Ave., Beverly Grove, (323) 655-5009, and 143 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, (949) 718-0300, www.redorestaurant.com.

Rosa Mexicano is offering a prix fixe menu for $35 Thursday to Monday with a DJ and mariachi band. You can also order pitchers of strawberry and jalapeño, traditional and frozen margaritas. 800 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown, (213) 746-0001, and 8570 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 657-4991, www.rosamexicano.com.

Tortilla Republic will have its second annual Viva La Fiesta Cinco/Cuatro de Mayo block party Sunday from 2 to 10 p.m. with $6 margaritas, a mariachi band, tacos and more. Pre-sale tickets are $15, $25 for VIP, general admission is $25 or $45 for VIP. 616 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 657-9888, tortillarepublic.com.

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