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 Montgomery County spots offering curbside pickup and/or delivery.

Plaza Azteca (2020 Happening List Winner)

351 Plymouth Meeting Road, Plymouth Meeting

Plaza Azteca is offering their Cinco de Mayo Home Fiesta Edition with margarita mix to go and takeout orders. Check out their Facebook page where they’ll be revealing more details on May 5.

Tamarindo’s (2020 Happening List Finalist)

726 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown

(Photo from Tamarindos on Facebook.)

Go big for Cinco de Mayo with Taco Family Bundles for 2, 4 or 6! They include complimentary margaritas. Don’t forget to order some appetizers, sides, salads and soups. Call in your orders and throughout the day. They’re officially open for pickup from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Here’s a link to the Family Bundles, and here’s a link to the full takeout menu.

El Cactus (2020 Happening List Finalist)

710 Route 113, Souderton

El Cactus is open from noon to 8 p.m. for takeout only.

Cantina Feliz

424 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington

(Photo from Cantina Feliz on Facebook.)

Celebrate the ultimate Taco Tuesday with tacos, nachos and guac! Cantina Feliz is offering takeout from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, so you can celebrate all week long. They’re accepting preorders from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Remember the margaritas to go!

Los Sarapes

1101 Horsham Road, Ambler

Los Sarapes is open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for curbside pickup or delivery through Doordash and Grubhub. Receive a special giveaway with your takeout order! Visit their Facebook page for the Cinco de Mayo menu.

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.

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Loaded Guacamole

10 Mouth Watering Taco Tuesday Recipes

Chopped Mexican Salad

Authentic Beef Enchiladas

Spicy Skillet Shrimp Fajitas

Restaurant-Style Mexican Rice

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Easy Baked Churros

Caramel Apple Empanadas

Tres Leches Cake

Easy Mexican Fried Ice Cream

Churro Cupcakes

Frozen Strawberry Margarita

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! 

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