While it's not a big occasion outside the U.S., Cinco de Mayo (Tues May 5) is a time to celebrate Mexican American culture, and food is a major part of that. As it happens, the holiday falls on Taco Tuesday this year, which is as good a reason as any to order in from local Mexican restaurants and taquerias offering takeout and delivery. Below, we've rounded up every holiday-specific special we could find for your at-home fiesta, whether you're after spicy margaritas or family-style enchiladas.CINCO DE MAYO-SPECIFIC SPECIALS
Tom Douglas's Cantina Leña and its Cadillac nachos will head to Ballard from 12-7 p.m. on Cinco de Mayo with Paco's tacos, churros, and margarita and paloma kits in tow. Ballard's Obec Brewing, Reuben's Brews, and Stoup Brewing will also be offering Mexican-style beer specials.
Matt Dillon's upscale Latin American spot is taking preorders for their 10-piece "Big Ass Taco Box" ($75), which comes with your choice of shredded chicken, pulled pork shoulder, or roasted poblano peppers and potatoes, a bunch of tortillas, fresh guac, pinto beans with cotija cheese, a mixed green salad, salsas, tortilla chips, and two bottles of Topo Chico. Booze up your order with a margarita kit ($65) yielding 15 drinks.
Cure Cocktail + Rancho Bravo
The tiny, Cal Anderson-adjacent space has added spicy margarita kits and eight-taco family meals from Rancho Bravo to their lineup of offerings for pickup or free delivery. The cocktail kit ($60) includes fixings for 10 (count 'em, 10) drinks, yielding two FireWater spicy jalapeño, two classic, two passionfruit, two watermelon, and two strawberry margaritas. The taco kit is an extra $25.
Gather Kitchen + Bar
Chef Ryan Donaldson's sustainable Ballard restaurant has your Cinco de Mayo fiesta covered with 10-piece rib barbacoa, Yucatán pork, and adobo chicken taco packs ($35-$40), plus margarita kits ($55-$60, yielding 16) and sides to go. Order by Friday, May 1 for pickup on Monday between 2-5 p.m.
The impeccably sourced Mexican restaurant will expand their hours and their takeout menu starting the week of Cinco de Mayo, which means you can enjoy more of their classic dishes and cocktails at home.
Little Neon Taco
On May 5 only, Monica Dimas's First Hill taco joint will throw in a free Topo Chico will every order of a Cinco de Mayo Party Pack (starting at $83). Available for pickup or delivery.
From 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on May 5, the West Seattle Mexican restaurant will offer a Cinco de Mayo party pack for pickup. The $50 kit comes with their Mexican Flag Enchilada bake-at-home tray, which includes pork, chicken, and sweet potato enchiladas in their signature verde, creamy chipotle, and roja sauces (two of each). It also has Mexican rice, black beans, chips and salsa, and a margarita kit, all for $50.
Salsa Con Todo
Start your Cinco de Mayo festivities on Friday, May 1 with a virtual dance class taught by Salsa Con Todo Studio. Unlike most dance classes, this one comes with jumbo tamales from El Camion and margarita mix from Cure Cocktail delivered to your door for $85.
Chef Maria Hines has put together family-style Cinco de Mayo fiesta fixings to go. The $75 ready-to-reheat dinner, meant to feed four people, comes with the choice of achiote pork or enchiladas verde, sides of black bean soup and Spanish rice, tres leches cake, and the option addition of a Jalisco margarita kit (for an additional $60).
Cubes Baking Co.'s Tres Leceria will post up bake sale-style outside the store on Cinco de Mayo to sell cake by the slice. They'll also be debuting a limited amount of dairy-free slices.
Beloved actor Danny Trejo (Heat, Con Air, Desperado) is making his Trejo's Tacos available for delivery throughout the U.S. for Cinco de Mayo and throughout May via Goldbelly. Five dollars from every sale will benefit Live Nation's Crew Nation, which supports musicians affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
Cinco de Mayo Encanto Streaming Concert Live!
This Cinco de Mayo Encanto Arts concert, narrated in English and Spanish by Enrique Cerna and Paco Diaz, will raise money for local artists affected by COVID.