Cinco de Mayo is annually observed on May 5 as a celebration of Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Frankly, it’s more widely celebrated in the United States than it is in Mexico, but these days, we’re all about celebrating anything we can! PLUS, it falls on a Tuesday this year. Cinco de Mayo AND Taco Tuesday?! Fiesta time!
So even though you might not be able to head to your favorite Mexican spot to enjoy margaritas with your friends, here are some ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at home this year.
Order Takeout from a Local Business
These are just a few of the Philly spots offering curbside pickup and/or delivery.
El Vez (2020 Happening List Winner)
121 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia
El Vez is open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call ahead for pickup or order delivery through Caviar.
Revolution Taco (2020 Happening List Finalist)
2015 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Get your tacos, guac and new family-style meals to celebrate! They’re also offering a special Taco Bar for 2 with chips & dip, empanadas, dessert and margarita mix for $45. Revolution Taco is open for takeout, delivery and curbside pickup.
Loco Pez (2020 Happening List Finalist)
2401 East Norris Street, Philadelphia
700 S. 20th, Philadelphia
Loco Pez is open for takeout and delivery. Please note that the West Philly location is temporarily closed.
3945 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Distrito is open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. for takeout. Come get your quesadilla, tacos or burritos!
408 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia
Margarita mixers, takeout beer, and DIY taco boxes!
Try a Recipe at Home
If you’d rather make it into a family activity, here are some links to recipes you can make at home. Or you could even order takeout for the main meal, and make a dessert to go with it.
And if nothing else, just a simple Taco Night at home can become a party with some streamers or balloons, festive music, and a fun drink!