This year, Cinco de Mayo falls on Taco Tuesday. However, the usual festivities are canceled due to a virus that shares a name with a Mexican beer. The irony is not lost on us. Fortunately, many Gables restaurants are making up for it with food and drink promotions that you can take home and turn your kitchen into a fiesta. But you’ll have to provide your own sombrero.
Caja has teamed up with Le Chick to bring you a specialty taco for Cinco de Mayo: The Caja Chick taco. Made with crispy buttermilk fried chicken from Le Chick and topped with mango, black bean pico de gallo and, of course, Caja Caliente’s signature green crack sauce. They also still have their usual Taco Tuesday deals like $4 lechon and pollo tacos and $5 pan con lechon tacos all day. Order online at caja-caliente.com.
It comes as no surprise to us that COYO Taco on Giralda Plaza is pulling out all the stops for May 5. Starting at 11 a.m., get a family style meal that feeds four to 10 people and ranges from $95 to $195. Depending on which package you pick (“Quarantina,” “But First, Tequila” or “Casa Fiesta) it includes build your own tacos, chips and guacamole, churros, a gallon of margaritas, a bottle of Don Julio or a six-pack of Modelo. They are also offering $4 tacos and $5 draft margaritas all day long. If you need more than more margarita (I know I do), you can get a half-gallon of margaritas, which pours six to eight drinks for $29.99 or a full gallon for $39.99. For $29.99, you can also get a half-gallon of rosé sangria or a Michelada kit. Taco lovers can pick up in-store or use Uber Eats, Postmates or GrubHub.
Talavera Cocina Mexicana
On the other end of Giralda Plaza, Talavera Cocina Mexicana is delivering pre-batched margaritas. For $20, get a 16 oz. marg made with Jimador reposado tequila, fresh lime juice, agave syrup and triple sec. It’s like the ice cream man – but way better. Don’t drink on an empty stomach. Order from their ready-to-eat menu or opt for a pre-fixed prep kit that can be warmed up at your convenience. Prep kit orders placed before noon will be delivered on the same day in the afternoon. The ready-to-eat menu is pickup only. Order at stayhomebytalavera.com.
Spanish restaurants can celebrate Cinco de Mayo, too. On May 5, you can get a 12 oz. bottle of Bulla’s Spanish Margarita for $15. Simply pour it over ice at home and enjoy!
Breaking from its Italian roots, Fiola is observing the holiday with homemade Italian guacamole, Pane carasau salted flatbread, a jumbo shrimp cocktail and Patron silver margaritas. Get the classic Mexican cocktail in a Patron-branded mason jar for $15 that serves two, or for $22 that serves three. Place your order online at fiolamiami.com.
Open from noon to 9 p.m., Eating House has curated a Cinco de Mayo menu that includes grilled corn Elote, Baja shrimp tacos and “Horchata” pancakes made with cinnamon condensed milk and vanilla butter. Order online at eatinghousemiami.com.
At Perry’s Steakhouse, Cinco de Mayo lasts all week long. Celebrate at home with their “fajita and ‘rita fiesta” until Thursday, May 7. For $125, Perry’s Fajita Smorgasbord features five pounds of fajitas accompanied by flour tortillas, and sides and toppings like sautéed onions, peppers and guac. Feeds four to six people. Add a Smoky Rita cocktail kit complete with Hornitos reposado tequila, pre-made margarita mix, lime wedges to garnish and seasoning for the rim.