Where to Order Cinco de Mayo Takeout
This year, bring the fiesta home. Try these carryout and delivery options.
The stars are aligned and Cinco de Mayo 2020 falls on a Taco Tuesday. You can’t go to the cantina for dine-in service, but you can order tacos, margs and a whole lot more for curbside pickup or delivery. Make it a party.
Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Graham Bartlett, a protégé of chef Richard Sandoval (El Centro, Masa 14, ToroToro) launches his own fast-casual joint on May 5 in the Village at Shirlington, with options ranging from sweet corn empanadas and crab chilaquiles to tacos galore. Try the signature “pina + taco” with orange Fanta pork carnitas, dragon’s breath habanero and pineapple; or, for vegetarians, the “chile relleno” taco with cheese, roasted poblano peppers, chipotle salsa and tempura flakes. You can also grab frozen margaritas (sauza tequila, roasted pineapple and toasted spices) by the glass, pint or quart, to go. A Cinco de Mayo backyard party package ($55, serves 4-6) features chips, salsa, guac, potato-cheese flautas, and your choice of two taco proteins, plus 24 corn tortillas, rice, beans, salsa and crema. // 4041 Campbell Ave., Arlington (Shirlington)
There’s no reason sheltering in place can’t be tasty. Voted Best Tacos by Arlington Magazine readers, Osiris Hoil’s homegrown taqueria chainlet is offering a Shelter de Mayo Fajita Fiesta Feast including steak fajitas, chips and two dips. Or, just order your usual (we all have our go-to), whether it’s tacos the Jefe way (lettuce, pico, veggies, cheese, sour cream), a massive burrito or huevos rancheros. Throw in an order of churros for dessert and it’s a special occasion. // 1500 Wilson Blvd. (Rosslyn) and 5723 Lee Highway, Arlington; 5275-C Leesburg Pike (Bailey’s Crossroads), Falls Church; 1500-C Cornerside Blvd., Tysons; 2676-O Avenir Place (Dunn Loring), Vienna
It doesn’t get more authentic. This food-truck-turned brick-and-mortar-eatery on the Pike is the real deal for Mexican street food—tortas, tacos, flautas, pozole, chicken mole, elote and more. The tortillas are made inhouse, and party trays are available. Pick up at the store or order delivery via Uber Eats, GrubHub and Caviar. // 2911 Columbia Pike, Arlington