Cinco de Mayo, famously, celebrates everyone’s favorite Mexican conflict: the Battle of Puebla, in which Mexican forces turned back French troops on May 5, 1862. (For more on how to appropriately celebrate Cinco without making yourself a burro, click here.)
While Charlestonians would normally be headed out to celebrate with some Mexican food and a few drinks, with the concerns around the pandemic, plans have had to change. With help from our friends at Corona and Casa Noble Tequila, we’re highlighting some local places that will make your Cinco de Mayo at home just as festive and fun.
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[image-1] All three locations of Mex 1 are serving up Cinco Party Packs. For $65, they include a family-style taco box (which feeds four to six people), your choice of a half-gallon Margarita mixer, a six pack of Mexican beer, limes, and some Cinco de Mayo party essentials. Limited supplies available, online orders open at 10 a.m. on Cinco de Mayo.
[image-2]All six of Charleston’s La Haciendas will be offering fajita, burrito, or taco family packs. Starting at $30, they feed four people and include sides. Get it for takeout or delivery through Chownow, Doordash, or UberEats.
[image-3] Poblano’s will be offering fajita, burrito, or taco family packs. Starting at $30, they feed four people and includes sides. Get it for takeout or delivery through Chownow, Doordash, or UberEats.
[image-4]Margarita’s will be offering fajita, burrito, or taco family packs. Starting at $30, they feed four people and include sides. Get it for takeout or delivery through Chownow, Doordash, or UberEats.
El Jefe is offering curbside pickup for BOGO Cinco Boxes. Each $15 box includes two ground beef tacos with lettuce, shredded cheese, and tomatoes; chips and salsa; and a Corona.
From May 5-May 9, Pink Cactus will be doing free chips and salsa and $2 beers with a purchase of a to-go meal. On Cinco they’ll be doing $5 margaritas all day.
132 Spring is offering two tacos for $10 — pick between carnitas, chicken, or fish.
Yo Bo Cantina Fresca is open from 12 to 8 p.m. for take out. To celebrate Cinco, they’re doing a Guac Trio (chips, salsa, queso) for $9.50; supersize and get chips and pints of Yo Bo’s queso, guacamole and salsa for $25; or wash it all down with $15 gallons of Dos Equis draft or their mason jar margarita mix.
Zia Taqueria is whipping up a smothered Mexican Flag Burrito, filled with borracho beans, rice, pico, chicken or carne asada. It’ll be topped with salsa verde, New Mexican red chile, and a drizzle of crema.
Jalisco is doing a 10-taco special for $55: 10 tacos, two sides, chips and salsa. They’re also doing a six pack of Corona or margarita mix for $12. Or order your favorite Mexican dishes, including enchiladas, tamales, and more.
3 Matadors Tequileria is doing Cinco de Mayo family meals (each served with chips, queso, salsa, refried beans and Mexican rice), including: 10 tacos for $32; 10 tacos and chicken and steak quesadilla for $45; and a family fajita bar that makes 12 fajitas for $58. Wash it down with a gallon of their signature margarita for $20, or spring for a frozen margarita for $25.
El Pincho Taco will feed your celebration with a to-go taco bar that feeds four and includes a half tray of protein; quarts of rice and beans; pico de gallo; salsa; tortillas; and four churros for $49. The six-person taco bar features a full tray of protein; two quarts of rice; a quart of beans; pico de gallo; salsa; tortillas; and six churros for $65. You can add a six-pack of mix-and-match beers for $10.
Sticky Fingers is offering $35 make at home nachos, tacos, and quesadilla kits. They include everything you need to make the dish and a half gallon of margarita mix.
Rebel Taqueria will be selling their Rebel margarita mix and a Rebel Margarita Gose with Low Tide Brewing. You can snag the special from May 1-5.
What’s Cinco without a margarita? Taco Boy can hook you up with their Cinco de Mayo kits. For $65, they’ll hook you up with casa margarita and skinny margarita mixes for six, a 12 pack of Tecate, and more.
Red’s Ice House is doing 12 tacos for $25 on Cinco de Mayo and every Tuesday moving forward. Dial (843)-388-0003 to order takeout from 12-8 p.m. Friday through Tuesday.
Triangle Char & Bar is doing $5 taco boxes, $3 Coronas, and more in honor of Cinco de Mayo.
On Tuesday, Summerville Burrito Co. is doing three tacos of any type for just $5.