By Matthew Lewis, Contributing Reporter
DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA – The 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo) is normally a wild celebration in Delray Beach, even if our friends in Mexico don’t know why the Estados Unidos makes such a big deal about it. In 2020 the party will be different because of coronavirus pandemic, but there are still some local options to bring the festa alive.
For those who did not know, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The day, which falls on Tuesday, May 5 in 2020, is also known as Battle of Puebla Day.
Delray Beach has a few stand-out options for Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, and thankfully they are still operating and offering some Cinco de Mayo curb-side specials. The following have been listed by Delray Beach’s Downtown Delray Authority and Discover Palm Beaches tourism authority.
El Camino Mezcal & Tequila Bar, 15 N.E. 2nd Avenue
Get your orders in for take-out, delivery or subside pick up. Regardless of whether you are ordering in or cooking up tacos at home, add to your at-home celebration with an order of El Camino’s one-liter Margaritas! They serve nine and are available in classic ($35) or watermelon ($45) flavors.
Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar, 110 E Atlantic Ave, downtown Delray Beach
Add to your taco-night assortment with Rocco’s new taco boxes of 10 to 20. Each box is paired to perfection you’re your choice of tortillas, pico de gallo, cilantro, pickled red onions, yellow rice and beans. Prices range from $45 to $100. Six-pack of beers and one-liter of their signature Margaritas are also available from $35 to $45. Rocco also helps bring Taco Tuesday to you with virtual Taco & Tequila Tuesdays, every Tuesday at 7 p.m. on their Instagram page. Tune in to @roccostacos to share your recipes and experiences, and you might just see yourself on their Instagram story.
Senor Burrito, 142 SE 6th Ave
Cinco de Mayo special: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us! Offering take out LUNCH and DINNER!
Margarita TO-GO Pitchers Special $18
Made to order Guacamole and all of your favorites at Senor Burrito (FULL MENU available for take out)
Open 12:30pm-9:00pm. Call 561-278-5757 to place your order.
Salt7, 32 SE 2nd Ave, downtown Delray Beach
Bring home the essentials of all the yummy ingredients to make your own Salt7-inspired tacos every Tuesday, with their Taco Tuesday Home Kit ($60). Offered in options for two or four people, the kit brings ground beef (raw form), hard and soft-shell tacos, taco seasoning, shredded lettuce, grated cheese, sour cream, homemade salsa and guacamole, with the option to add a quart of Margarita mix, limes and salt for ($29)