CALIFORNIA — Cinco de Mayo celebrations likely will be different this year, given shelter-in-place orders throughout California. But that doesn’t mean you can’t break out the margarita glasses and throw a fiesta at home.

Restaurants up and down the Golden State are getting creative with such offerings as DIY dinner kits and easy-to-go menu options for pick up and delivery, some with adult beverages included.

Peruse our annual guide to May 5 meal deals, find specials near you, and “Ole!” from Patch.


ACAPULCO: You choose: DIY taco or fajita dinner kits. Sombreros included, while supplies last. A $50 Fiesta Taco Kit includes a pitcher of margaritas, plus a choice of two: ground beef, shredded beef or chicken, along with tortillas, rice, refried or charro beans, cheese, chips, and salsa, plus other taco toppings.

The Fiesta Fajita Kit, with margaritas, is $60 and offers a choice of chicken or steak, plus grilled veggies, tortillas, guacamole, rice, beans, chips, salsa, and a sweet corn cake. Upgrade your marks to Cadillac edition for another $5.

AZULE TAQUERIA: Bring your beer growler and have it filled straight from the tap on SocialEats draft beer wall for $.20/oz. And then don’t forget it’s Cinco de Mayo, and add in $25 taco boxes, filled with 10 tacos of choice, $40 build-your-own taco kits with 24 tortillas and toppings, and $30 burrito boxes stuffed with four burritos. Orders can be placed for pick-up and delivery at ORDERSOCIALEATS.com or free, local no-contact delivery in Santa Monica. Azule is at 1315 3rd St. in Santa Monica. Details here.

BLAZE PIZZA: If you don’t care for Mexican food, how about pizza? On Cinco de Mayo, the pizza chain will offer “5X flames” (reward points) to Blaze Rewards members. It’s one flame for each dollar spent, and flames kick in at 30 for a free dessert or drink, with a free pizza unlocked at 120 flames. Blaze also is offering free delivery on all orders $15 or more through the website and app.

CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN: Get your party started with CPK’s Specialty Taco Kit and a pitcher of agave lime margaritas made with Milagro Silver Tequila. The limited-time package serves four and includes cilantro, limes, tomatoes, serrano peppers, onion, vegetarian black beans, cheese, tortillas, and a choice of flap steak, Mahi/ono or chicken. Cost ranges from $15 – $24 depending on meat selection. A pitcher of margs is $35, or $32 when purchased with the Taco Kit.

CHEVYS FRESH MEX: Order family-sized fajita or taco kits to go — margaritas included — from Chevys. The Fiesta Taco Kit and a pitcher of margaritas is $50 and includes build-your-own tacos with choice of two: chicken, beef or carnitas, plus flour or corn tortillas; rice; choice of beans a la charra, refried or black, Cotija cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo, chipotle aioli, chips, and salsa and sweet corn tamalito.

The Fiesta Fajita Kit with a pitcher of margaritas is $60. Included: build-your-own fajitas with choice of: chicken, carnitas or steak. Kit includes tortillas; grilled veggies; guacamole; rice; beans; chips and salsa; and sweet corn tamalito. Upgrade to a pitcher of Cadillac margaritas for an additional $5. See the details here.

CHRONIC TACOS: Enjoy a Family Taco Kit (at participating locations) that feeds four and features tortillas, choice of two proteins (steak, chicken, carnitas or al pastor), choice of rice and beans, cheese, chips, pico de gallo and salsas. All for $35. See details. Find your nearest locale here.

DEL TACO: On May 5, it’s “Taco Night All Day Long” with Taco Night deals, like three Value Tacos for $1.49, available via take-out, drive-thru, or delivery. Get free delivery on Postmates with a special code, which will be shared on Del Taco’s social media pages on Cinco de Mayo. Or take $3 off $15 or more delivery orders on Postmates, with no code necessary. Location finder here.