Bring Cinco de Mayo home with these restaurant takeout deals

A group of margaritas and other cocktails at Chiringa in Alpharetta. COURTESY OF CHIRINGA
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A group of margaritas and other cocktails at Chiringa in Alpharetta. COURTESY OF CHIRINGA

All the way back in 2019, optimistic folks pointed out that Cinco de Mayo 2020 fell on a Tuesday, making this year’s holiday the ultimate Taco Tuesday. Of course, the fiesta has been dampened by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and CDC guidelines advise against anything resembling Cinco de Mayo’s usual festival-like gatherings. That doesn’t mean Atlanta restaurants aren’t celebrating, though. Many creative businesses are offering DIY Cinco de Mayo party packs and takeout specials. We’ve rounded up a few here.

Yumbii - The taco experts at Yumbii have created an old-school taco night kit for Cinco de Mayo designed to feed four people (or two "really hungry" people). For $50, the kit includes everything you need to build 10 hard-shell ground beef tacos with all the fixings. Wash those tacos down with the included margarita kit -- just add your own tequila. Order now at yumbii.com.

No Mas Cantina - Cinco de Mayo isn't known as an especially charitable holiday, but everything is different this year. No Mas Cantina, which is keeping its dining room closed and thus losing its biggest sales day of the year, has set a goal to give away 2,020 meals to first responders today. To do so, the restaurant's operators are asking customers to purchase meals for first responders, which the restaurant will then match. Each first responder meal costs $15 and can be ordered at nomascantina.com.

Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern - Both of the pub's locations are running specials on takeout tacos and margaritas. Open from noon-9 p.m., tacos are $3 each and margaritas are just $5 apiece. Pick up a few rounds of each to celebrate at home. Order at hobnobatlanta.com.

Food and drink from Lazy Llama Cantina. COURTESY OF BRANDON AMATO
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Food and drink from Lazy Llama Cantina. COURTESY OF BRANDON AMATO

Credit: Brandon Amato

Credit: Brandon Amato

Lazy Llama Cantina - Hobnob's sister restaurant is even more prepared for Cinco de Mayo. The new cantina is running a special combo of two tacos, chips, salsa and a Llamarita for just $12.95. House margaritas are $5 apiece or $15 for a pitcher. Lazy Llama is also offering a 12-taco family meal with chips, salsa, guacamole and queso for $69. All deals are available for takeout, and food-only orders can be placed for delivery through DoorDash, UberEats and Grubhub. Find more info and place orders at lazyllamacantina.com.

Murphy's - The venerable Virginia-Highland restaurant has a healthier option for celebrating May 5. For $40, Murphy's is offering a vegetarian enchilada family meal for four. The package includes a vegetable enchilada casserole, avocado salsa, tortilla chips, slaw and flan for dessert. Place orders online at murphysatlanta.com. Delivery is also available via Zifty.

Taco Mac - The Atlanta-based brewpub chain is sending Cinco de Mayo home this year with a variety of specials. Order three tacos for $9.99, or a variety of quesadillas including chicken tinga ($9.99), grilled steak ($10.29), and vegetable and black bean ($8.99). Customers can also take advantage of the relaxed rules on takeout alcohol with a variety of Mexican beers available for $2 each, including Corona, Corona Light, Dos Equis Lager and Dos Equis Amber. Get more info and place orders at tacomac.com.

Chiringa - The Alpharetta City Center restaurant is serving queso today for one day only. Fans of the restaurant's elevated beach food can satisfy their queso craving and help fight the coronavirus crisis - 25% of the restaurant's proceeds from online orders during the month of May will be donated to nonprofit organizations like the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Order online at chiringa.com.

Chopt - The chopped salad chain, which has three Atlanta locations, is reintroducing its Mexican street corn Caesar salad for a limited time. The popular salad features grilled chicken, grilled corn, pickled red onions, spiced pepitas and a cotija herb Caesar dressing mixed with romaine, kale and purple cabbage. Order online at choptsalad.com.

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