Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Home

05/05/2020

Cinco de Mayo is here and that means get ready to indulge on some of your favorite Mexican dishes. You may not be able to dine out, but to help celebrate the holiday, numerous restaurants are serving meals that you can pick up or have delivered to eat from the comfort of your own home.

Get ready for a delicious feast as Casa Vega is offering a Quarantine Taco Kit, with crispy tacos, a pint of rice and beans, and a half gallon of Classic Margaritas. The meal serves 4-6 people and can be ordered over the phone or via the website. $80; 13301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423; 818.788.4868

Acapulco combines the savory flavors of Mexican coastal cuisine with California’s freshness and innovation. Build your own taco or fajitas and wash them down with a delicious margarita! Available for pickup or delivery. $50 (tacos), $60 (fajitas), upgrade to a pitcher of Cadillac Margaritas for +$5; various locations and hours

El Torito is inviting you to build your own Fiesta Taco Kit or Fiesta Fajita Kit, BOTH with margaritas! Available for pickup or delivery. $50 (tacos), $60 (fajitas), upgrade to a pitcher of Cadillac Margaritas for +$5; various locations and hours

Playa Vista’s SOL Mexican Cocina is offering the Cinco De Mayo Pack. This meal feeds 3-5 people and offers fresh guacamole, salad, tacos and an ice cold margarita pitcher. Available for pickup or delivery. $65; 12775 Millennium Dr., #160, Playa Vista, Ca 90094; 424.289.0066

Variety show Lucha VaVOOM is serving up Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, comedy and music in honor of Cinco de Mayo. The long running variety show will kick off at 4:00 pm with a live dance party on their Instagram (@luchavavoom). The Cinco de Mayan Streaming Party is next and starts at 5:00 pm on the We Are Hear’s official YouTube channel.

For those who want to exercise their culinary skills, try this tasty guacamole recipe. Pair it with chips or veggies and an ice cold Corona or Dos Equis.

Guacamole Recipe

  • 3 avocados – peeled, pitted, and mashed
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Cotija cheese crumbles for garnish (optional)
  • In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, and salt. Mix in onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and garlic. Stir in cayenne pepper. Refrigerate 1 hour for best flavor, garnish and serve.

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