Cinco de Mayo is around the corner and you shouldn’t let the lockdown keep you from celebrating. This year, which happens to land on taco Tuesday, Miami bars are restaurants are helping locals enjoy the non-holiday at home with festive cocktail kits, themed delivery specials and plenty of tequila to help you forget you haven’t socialized IRL in months.
The buzzy taqueria kicked off the shutdown with a ridiculous family meal for four, featuring all of the organic blue-corn tortillas, protein and toppings you need to make your own tacos. (Plus, free delivery in Miami and Broward for free, though you must place your order by Sunday, May 3.) Stop by the North Beach location on Tuesday for bonus drink deals from noon to 8pm: $5 Mi Campo margaritas by the glass or $20 for pitchers, and $2 shots of any opened bottle of booze behind the bar. Industry folks can email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a taco combo meal on the house.
This will be Coyo’s sixth Cinco de Mayo celebration and its first without an epic after-party to follow the taco-and-tequila binge. Don’t get too bummed out. The restaurant is taking its party online with a live DJ set by Wynwood backbar’s Damaged Goods, starting at 2pm on Twitch. In addition to its killer party packs, Coyo will be selling $4 tacos and $5 margaritas in honor of the big day.
Get your Cuban taco fix on the cheap at both Caja locations (Wynwood and Coral Gables), serving up $5 lechón and chicken tacos. Opt for takeout and the restaurant will throw in a free beer with your order.
Leave the ‘ritas to the Coral Gables restaurant: Talavera is delivering pre-batched reposado cocktails you can sip or shoot. Each 16-ounce jar is $20 and comes complete with instructions on ways to serve it, like frozen, on the rocks or as a shot. If you can’t wait ‘til Tuesday for your Mexican fix, the restaurant recently launched Stay Home!, a service that delivers fresh meal kits in a refrigerated truck to select neighborhoods such as Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Brickell and Key Biscayne. Get salads, fixin’s for tacos and other Talavera specialties ready to prep and serve at home.
Glass & Vine
The Coconut Grove restaurant does not regularly serve Mexican food, but it’s getting in the spirit with a $40 Cinco de Mayo basket that includes everything you need to make six tacos at home plus a bottled margarita cocktail to serve over ice at home. Add-ons like shrimp ($10) and guac and chips ($12) are also available.
Stiltsville Fish Bar
Get a seafood feast from for four when you opt for Stiltsville’s Cinco taco basket. It’s $65 and includes a dozen shrimp, grilled mahi-mahi, 12 blue-corn tortillas, fresh toppings and the restaurant’s famous hot sauce. Sides like coconut rice, chips and guac, and corn on the cob with cotija cheese are also part of the deal, though you’ll need to throw in another $20 if you want ‘ritas as well.
Keep it light but still on-brand with Tap’s Cinco special, featuring $5 truffle street corn guacamole and its Don’t Be a Prick margaritas available for pickup from 11:30am to 10pm across all locations.
The Restaurant at W South Beach RWSB
Though the hotel remains closed, W South Beach’s ground-floor restaurant is open for business and doling out two- and three-course meals ($25 or $29, respectively) for curbside pickup (from 4 to 8:30pm). Tuesday’s menu is as traditional as it comes for Cinco: guacamole, homemade salsa, three carne asada tacos, pinto beans and Mexican rice and your choice dessert.
Taquerias el Mexicano
Hunkered down with a taco-loving crew? Order up a full fiesta from the Little Havana restaurant for $50 that’s packed with two types of tacos, chips, salsa, rice and a slew of fresh toppings. Throw in an extra $75 for a margarita cocktail kit that also comes with party favors—think piñatas and sombreros.
All Pubelly locations are getting in the spirit with a Mexican-inspired sushi deal for $35: one Baja California roll (spicy beer-battered shrimp); seaweed guac and nori chips; and two taquitos, either salmon ceviche or miso carne. Sakeritas will be sold by the bottle for $28. You’ll need to order at least 24 hours in advance to take advantage of the deal.
Get Bakan's full Mexican menu delivered right to your door—from cheesy quesadillas and fresh salads to rich moles and assorted tacos. Delivery is available via all major apps or by calling the restaurant: 305-396-7080.
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