Cinco de Mayo coincides with Taco Tuesday this year, so D.C. bars and restaurants are stepping up their carryout options for Mexican food and margaritas. It may not feel the same celebrating without a group of friends, but there are still plenty of specials and meal kits to enjoy while responsibly staying at home. Some deals are only available for Tuesday, but this map is a good resource for margaritas even after festivities end.Read More
Where to Find To-Go Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo
Drink deals and carryout taco kits from all over the city
1. Casa Oaxaca Bethesda
Cinco de Mayo marks this Bethesda restaurant’s first birthday, so to celebrate, there’s a $15 deal on three tacos and a watermelon margarita. Bigger parties can partake in a $100 platter that includes 20 tacos and two 32-ounce margaritas.
2. Cielo Rojo Restaurant
Pair tostadas, tacos, and quesadillas with $40 Cazadores tequila margarita pitchers, accompanied by chile lime salt and dehydrated limes, from this counter in Takoma Park. New marg flavors for the holiday include rose-hibiscus and orange turmeric ginger. Pre-order online for pick-up on Cinco de Mayo.
3. Guapo's Restaurant
Cinco de Mayo fiesta kits from this Tenleytown Tex-Mex fixture include chips, salsa, quesadillas, and three bottles of pre-made lime margarita mix.
Surfside tacks on $5 margaritas with any order on Cinco de Mayo (only at its new Tenleytown location). Splurge on the $99 family-style fajita box, which includes two types of meat, toppings galore, and a 32-ounce bottle of classic or spicy margarita.
5. Taqueria del Barrio
Choose from five margarita options at the recently reopened Petworth taco shop, including a spicy mezcal variety made with roasted pineapple and turmeric. Complete the meal with an order of chimichangas, enchiladas, and sweet churros.
6. Mezcalero Cocina Mexicana
Chefs Alfredo Solis and Jessica Solis offer a variety of margarita flavors in different sizes (single or group servings), including its beloved spicy mango margarita that pairs well with an order of gorditas or street tacos. Next-door sibling restaurant Anafre recently reopened, and the duo also run El Sol in Logan Circle.
7. Tequila & Mezcal
This offshoot bar from the owners of nearby Taqueria Habanero is selling $8 margaritas and $10 cocktails for Cinco de Mayo.
8. Cactus Cantina
This go-to Tex-Mex spot in Cathedral Heights offers margaritas (frozen or on the rocks) for one, or by the (half or full) pitcher. For those wanting to sip something more sophisticated, Patron margaritas by the pitcher are available at a higher rate.
9. El Chucho
El Chucho serves the classic Mexican cocktail at three servings per bottle for $13 each for take-out. Splurge on a blood orange habanero variety for $4 more.
10. Mayahuel Cocina Mexicana
The modern Mexican eatery from the team behind District Kitchen has both half and full liters of lime margaritas for sale. Those who can handle the heat can opt for the spicy diablo mixture instead.
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11. El Rey
The U Street taco shack slings “The Liter” — a $30 margarita with the option of adding a $5 refillable bottle.
The 14th Street mainstay plans to open its window bar from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, serving margaritas by the pouch and whole pitchers of classic, hibiscus, mango, and prickly pear renditions. DIY margarita kits are also available. Starting at $50, fixings include a bottle of tequila, triple sec, lime juice, house hibiscus and prickly pear syrups, limes, and salt.
13. Rito Loco
Shaw sister spots El Techo and Rito Loco reopened over the weekend with combined carry out and delivery menus featuring individual and group taco and cocktail packages, as well as individual tacos, burritos, and bowls. Margs — classic, spicy mezcal, and passion fruit — are ($7) each or in a mason jar for seven ($45). Available Tuesday from noon to 9 p.m.
14. Lauriol Plaza
Find margaritas served frozen and on the rocks at Lauriol Plaza, featuring flavors like strawberry to their popular sangria swirl option.
15. Nina May
Starting Cinco de Mayo and continuing every Tuesday during the month of May, this local-sourcing American restaurant will take on the alter ego ”Nina Mayo” by serving Mexican dishes with a regional approach. In addition to classic and strawberry rhubarb margaritas, look for smoked chicken and potato tamales and chipotle roasted sweet potatoes.
16. Republic Cantina
Available for pickup or delivery, Republic Cantina is offering a DIY margarita and “pico back” kit that includes a bottle of tequila, lime juice, simple syrup and pico juice. The $45 package serves 16 margaritas total.
Shaw’s Oaxacan-style restaurant has a build-your-own taco package and grocery boxes, with the option to add batch cocktails and margaritas by the liter. The $39 taco kit includes enough fillings for 8 to 10 tacos. Stick to a largely liquid diet with $40 liters of margaritas and a $3 serving of salsa.
18. El Sol Restaurante & Tequileria
The Logan Circle favorite has three types of single-serve margaritas for consideration: traditional, passionfruit, and mango.
19. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana
Restaurant maven José Andrés’s classic margarita stands alone as the only rendition available to order. On their special Cinco de Mayo menu, the eatery is also selling bottles of tequila with salt and lime included.
20. TTT Mexican Diner
The “Mexican diner” from the restaurant group that owns Ambar sells a family-style spread loaded with tortas, tacos, quesadillas, and burritos (carryout and delivery). TTT will throw in one free margarita per takeout order in honor of Cinco de Mayo.
21. Mi Vida Restaurante
Chef Roberto Santibañez puts together a $95 Cinco de Mayo package that includes guacamole, tacos, rice, and beans and a margarita pairing for four. Thirsty diners can find mezcal, spicy and Patron margaritas on the regular menu.
22. CIRCA (Multiple locations)
For Cinco de Mayo only, CIRCA Clarendon, Navy Yard and Foggy Bottom will be serving a holiday menu composed of taco kits, fajita kits, and special sizes of salsas and dips starting at $35 per kit. Wash down the entire spread with a small or medium-sized order of classic or strawberry-jalapeño margaritas.
23. Él Bebe
Choose from three margarita flavors at the Mexican bar in Navy Yard, including one made with strawberry-jalapeño agave. Order a pequeño-sized marg (four servings) or make it a real celebration with the “Gran Jefe” that yields an impressive 24 drinks.
24. Mission (Multiple locations)
The Navy Yard spot frequented by Nationals fans now serves favorites like Mexican chile wings and empanadas to households across the Beltway. Wash dishes down with a Mission or pineapple-jalapeño margarita.
25. Vola’s Dockside Grill and Hi-Tide Lounge
Missing friends since the shelter-in-place order took effect? In lieu of flowers, send them a margarita gram from Vola’s. Flavors include lime or frozen spicy pineapple. Pre-orders end May 4 for delivery within the city of Alexandria only.
26. Urbano 116
Recently retooled from Modern Mexican to Tex-Mex, Urbano offers 32-ounce or 64-ounce portions of margaritas that pair well with chicken enchiladas or shrimp fajitas.
27. Taco Bamba (Multiple locations)
This local chain, known for traditional Mexican tacos and more creative mash-ups, is offering pickup and delivery from all its Northern Virginia locations. Springfield, Fairfax, and Vienna outposts sell cocktails like a $7 woodfire pineapple margarita. Taco Bamba is also offering “satellite delivery” to drop zones including Georgetown, Ballston, Pentagon Row, and Rockville.