Celebrating Cinco de Mayo may not include taking tequila shots at your favorite local watering hole or devouring tacos at your neighborhood Mexican eatery this year. However, there are still ways to observe the popular holiday from the comfort of your own home. Here is a handful of Cinco de Mayo specials being offered by local restaurants.
This famed food truck will be offering a build-your-own-taco bar outside of Aioli Gourmet Burgers in Phoenix all day on May 5. Fill fresh corn tortillas with your choice of chicken tinga or carne asada and enjoy with chips, salsa, rice and beans. Wash it all down with a canned margarita or fresh horchata. Two-person meals are $29 and four-person packages are $55.
Make your own tacos with Urban Margarita’s handy to-go kits, which serve up to six people for $24. Add a pitcher of the eatery’s signature margaritas for an extra $20. In addition to these party packs, diners can take advantage of other specials including $2 tacos and $5 house margs. Customers can order directly from the restaurant for takeout or get the Cinco de Mayo celebration delivered right to their door with Uber Eats.
Enjoy green chile cheddar enchiladas, chicken flautas and carne asada street tacos from ZuZu with scrumptious starters and sides such as salsas, rice, beans, guacamole and grilled elote. Dessert options include a prickly pear margarita pie and chocolate flan. This special Cinco de Mayo package feeds four for $69 and comes with a DIY margarita kit. Order through Grubhub or Postmates and get free delivery within a five-mile radius for orders over $100. The fiesta starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m.
Joyride Taco House
This trendy taqueria is offering a build-your-own-fajita bar featuring flank steak and chicken with fresh pressed tortillas and all the fixings. The package includes rice and beans, chips and salsa and churros for four to six people for $55. Add a DIY paloma kit for four for $25 or a boozie fresca (think adult Capri Sun) for $5.
While you can’t relish the refreshing ambiance of this restaurant nestled inside the Desert Botanical Garden, you can still enjoy its fresh food. For Cinco de Mayo, Gertrude’s is rolling out a 12-pack of tacos with braised beef, pickled onions, cotija cheese and cilantro aioli. Sides include refried black beans, arroz verde (green corn) and tortilla chips with salsa for $64. A make-your-own margarita kit is $22 and serves four people.
Modern Mexican hotspot CRUjiente is providing premier CRU Margaritas and to-go bottles of Tequila Corrdio, Tequila Corcel and Mezcal Carreño as well as its award-winning tacos and sides for curbside pickup on May 5. Pick up your party to-go between 2 and 7 p.m.
Pre-order a party pack from Los Sombreros for a fun fiesta at home. The $65 family meal feeds four and features a full-size piñata filled with a pound of Mexican candy. Choose from meal choices: Enchilada Night (fig and panela cheese salad, six chicken or vegan enchiladas, rice, black beans, chips and salsa and Mexican chocolate cream pie), Carnitas Made Me Do It (greens and fruits salad, two pounds of slow-roasted pork, pico de gallo, black beans, rice, chips and guacamole and Mexican chocolate cream pie), Taco Fiesta (tomato and Oaxaca cheese salad, three crispy chicken tacos, three crispy potato tacos and three ribeye steak soft tacos, black beans, chips and salsa and Mexican chocolate cream pie) and Los Favorites (pollo con espinacas, tomato and Oaxaca cheese salad, two cheese quesadillas, black beans, rice, chips and salsa and chocolate ice cream). Drink specials include a four-pack of margaritas ($20) and a growler of Mexican beer ($15).
Sandbar Mexican Grill
All three Valley locations of this sports bar will be offering to-go orders for a safe Cinco de Mayo featuring chicken and carne asada tacos and six-packs of sealed margaritas, White Claws and beer. Each restaurant will be hosting a $10 car wash with proceeds benefiting St. Mary’s Food Bank. A DJ will be spinning tunes for customers to enjoy while they grab their food or get their car washed. Sandbar will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In order to reach as many customers as possible, all five of Serrano’s locations will be offering Cinco de Mayo specials from Monday, May 4 through Saturday, May 9. The specials are as follows: Cinco Six Pack (six crispy shredded beef or shredded chicken tacos served with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese, bean dip, fresh salsa, a bag of chips and two drinks of your choice) or Mexican Flag Enchiladas (two shredded beef or shredded chicken enchiladas served with red sauce, fundido sauce and green sauce). Add a 16-ounce margarita for $4 or beer for $2.
PHX Beer Co.
Along with their regular curbside menu, crowlers, growlers and beer to-go, PHX Beer Co.’s Scottsdale location will be offering Cinco de Mayo specials. Grab a Baja fish or pork taco and chips and salsa for $5 and wash it down with a $5 pint of Mercado Mexican Lager or a $3 Jell-O shot.