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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Quarantine With These New Orleans Restaurants

This year’s Cinco de Mayo is a cruel joke. Not only does it fall on Taco Tuesday, but we can’t celebrate it in restaurant with our favorites because of #quarantine. That doesn’t mean you can’t support your favorite local Mexican spots with ordering to-go, pick-up, or delivery tomorrow to bring the festivities home!

Check out the open restaurants throughout the city offering takeout and delivery below and get your belly ready!

Central City

Casa Borrega | “Everything is cancelled but Cinco de Mayo at Borrega!” At 1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., Casa Borrega will be open until 7pm with live music in the parking lot. Please practice social distancing when picking up food!

Lakeview

Velvet Cactus | Fajitas, Margaritas, and more – oh my! Velvet Cactus re-opened their doors after closing last month due to COVID-19. Their new hours of operation include Wednesday + Thursday from 4:30pm-8:30pm, and Friday + Sunday from 12:00pm-8:30pm. Quick and easy online ordering here.

El Gato Negro | Enjoy traditional dishes, a la carte tacos, burritos, and other favorites at El gato Negro in Lakeview, located at 300 Harrison Avenue. Delivery available through DoorDash. Easy online ordering for pickup here.

French Quarter/CBD

Cunada | For those that live in the French Quarter or finding themselves wandering the empty and depressing streets of Bourbon, grab tacos to-go from Cunada! Quick and easy online ordering available.

Felipe’s | Felipe’s is celebrating Cinco de Mayo virtually with a special Cinco de Mayo fiesta in your own living room! Starting at 6pm, they will be going “Live” on Facebook with 6 different musical performances. Accompany your fiesta with a gallon of one of their Felipe’s Rocks Margaritas; according to them, one gallon serves TWENTY-EIGHT cocktails! 

Johnny Sanchez | For tomorrow, their Taco Party pack is a great way to celebrate with 2 choices of protein, chips, a pint of salsa, pickled onions and flour tortillas for only $48! In addition, Johnny Sanchez continues to offer an abbreviated menu of their dine-in menu for takeout, pick-up, and delivery. Delivery available via UberEats & DoorDash.

Garden District

Tacos & Beer | Family Taco Packs and Margarita gallons are what’s on the menu at Tacos & Beer! Located at 1622 St. Charles Avenue, T&B is a good and fast pickup for those looking for something quick.

Marigny/Bywater

Galaxie | Galaxie Tacos are now accepting orders for pick-up and delivery, Tuesday-Saturday from 3pm-8pm. Menu favorites include fresh guac and chips, various tacos (including Fish Tacos made with fresh drum, pictured below), and even a family-style Barcacoa Meal that feeds 3-4 people.

Ruby SlipperJump start your Cinco de Mayo with brunch at the Ruby Slipper! 1/2 gallons of their Morning Margaritas and new Migas Breakfast Tacos sound like the perfect pre-game to the rest of your day. After all, we’re in quarantine. No rules in quarantine 😉 

Mid-City

Juan’s | Juan’s on Carrollton is open from Thursday-Tuesday weekly, 12pm-8pm. Order online for pickup, or through delivery via Waitr. River Beats’ favorites include the chips, salsa and queso combo to get you started, plus the Flying Fajitas, a trio of meats with grilled skirt steak, gulf shrimp, and Creole chicken. 

Felipe’s | Felipe’s is celebrating Cinco de Mayo virtually with a special Cinco de Mayo fiesta in your own living room! Starting at 6pm, they will be going “Live” on Facebook with 6 different musical performances. 

Treme

Santa Fe | Santa Fe on 3201 Esplanade has all the tapas for your Quarantine de Mayo. Their menu includes some fresh of the fresh appetizers and tapas that are made to share. Salpicon de Mariscos (Seafood soup), empanadas, seafood paella, and more top the list of things to try tomorrow!

Uptown

Taqueria Corona | Get your unique taco fix at Taqueria Corona! TC offers over 10 different varieties of tacos, all handmade to order, served on soft flour or corn tortillas with pico de gallo. Options include blackened red drum, rib-eye carne asada taco, philly cheese steak, beef tongue, and chorizo. Located at 5932 Magazine St.

Photo by Evie Eats.

La Carreta on Magazine | Due to COVID-19, La Carreta initially closed their doors and stopped all orders. Luckily for those Uptown, they recently re-opened with takeout and delivery via Waitr. Open daily from 12pm-830pm.

Panchita’s | Panchita’s, located at 1434 South Carrollton, is offering to-go orders from 11am-5pm. Their Tex-Mex menu includes tamales, fish tacos, burritos, and other comfort food.

Juan’s Flying Burrito | Juan’s at 5538 Magazine Street is open from Thursday-Tuesday weekly, 12pm-8pm. Order online for pickup, or through delivery via Waitr. Margarita half gallons available for purchase! 

Superior Grill | Boy, are we glad Superior Grill re-opened their doors just a week and a half ago! The Mexican joint is running curbside pickup and delivery with a limited menu. Margarita gallons are also available to purchase. 

Metairie

Carreta’s Grill | Get a big bang for your buck at Carreta’s Grill with their family meal packs, available to mix and match for $30. Meal includes two trays of tacos, enchiladas, flautas, minichimis, or quesadillas, AND rice, beans, and a large cheese dip. 

Los Jefes | Los Jefes is ready for Cinco de Mayo with a special Cinco de Mayo $35 box. Includes tacos, burritos, or quesadillas, with your favorite dips and 2 Avion margaritas. Pre-orders also qualify to receive free merchandise. Located at 3224 Edenborn Ave, open 11am-11pm.

 

Ruby SlipperJump start your Cinco de Mayo with brunch at the Ruby Slipper! 1/2 gallons of their Morning Margaritas and new Migas Breakfast Tacos sound like the perfect pre-game to the rest of your day. ** In Metairie, enjoy their outdoor seating area where you can order inside and eat outside.

What restaurant will you be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with, New Orleans?! 

 

Featured image via Tacos and Beer.

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