Happy Cinco de Mayo, one of America’s favorite days for eating and drinking.
It’s certainly a big day for the margarita. According to the Distilled Spirits Council, it’s estimated that up to 47 percent of all drinks ordered on Cinco de Mayo are margaritas. In fact, tequila sales easily double during the week leading up to the holiday. The same is true for avocados. The California Avocado Commission reported that 87 million pounds of avocados are purchased for Cinco de Mayo. Holy guacamole!
Planning to celebrate? Purchasing spirits directly from a restaurant when you order carry-out helps their bottom line considerably, so please do so when you can. However, if you need more ideas for spots to get margarita kits and more, we've got some suggestions.
Level up by patronizing one of Milwaukee's many Mexican-owned restaurants. They need your business more than ever, so it's the perfect time to show your support.
Choose to accept this mission? Great, here are some delicious options to mull over.
Antigua Latin Inspired Kitchen
6207 W. National Ave, West Allis, (414) 321-5775
Antigua is offering carry-out and curbside pick-up. Family meals and wine by the bottle are also available. Call the restaurant to place your order. Delivery is also available through Grubhub or DoorDash.
816 S. 5th St., (414) 672-3755
Botanas is offering carry-out beginning at 11 a.m. daily. Call to place your order for pick-up. And watch their Facebook page for current menu, updates and specials.
7030 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis, (414) 541-8201
Chilango Express is offering curbside pick-up during regular operational hours. Delivery is also available through DoorDash.
733 S. 2nd St., (414) 649-0401
Cielito Lindo is offering their full menu for pick-up Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call to place your order.
539 W. Virginia Ave., (414) 278-9206
Conejito's is offering their full menu for carry-out seven days a week beginning at 11 a.m., plus discounted margaritas and beer with food orders. Call the restaurant to place your order for pick-up.
2165 S Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 800-7329
C-Viche is offering a condensed Pan-Latin menu for pick-up on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 2:30 to 9 p.m. Place your order online and pick-up at the brand new enclosed pick-up window on the C-Viche patio. Walk-up orders are also accepted.
1901 S. 31st St., (414) 385-9506
El Senorial is offering carry-out daily from 10 a.m. to close. Call to place your order.
159 E Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc, (262) 569-9740
Fiesta Cancun is open daily for carry-out. View their menu online and call to place your order for pick-up. Also watch their Facebook page for updates and specials.
Guanajuato Mexican Restaurant
2317 S. Howell Ave., (414) 482-2269
Guanajuato is offering carry-out and curbside pick-up. Call the restaurant to place your order (and specify which style of service you'd like). You can also watch their Facebook page for updates.
Habanero's Mexican Kitchen
869 N. Mayfair Rd., (414) 607-9025
Habanero's is offering carry-out Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. View the menu online annd call to place your order for pick-up. Follow Habanero's on Facebook for specials.
5067 S Howell Ave., (414) 483-8300
Jalapeno Loco is offering carry-out daily from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. View their carry-out menu on their website and call to place your order.
Judy's on North
2207 E. North Ave., (414) 291-0645
Judy's on North is offering curbside pick-up Monday thru Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Watch their Facebook page for updates and specials.
1205 E. Brady St., (414) 210-3010
Kompali is offering pick-up and delivery daily from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Margarita kits, beer and wine are also available for carry-out. Orders can be placed online.
319 Williams St., Waukesha, (262) 521-1986
La Estacion is offering curbside pick-up and local delivery Sunday through Wednesday fron 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. View their menu online and call to place your order.
Lazo's Taco Shack
641 N. James Lovell St., (414) 988-6567
Lazo's is offering carry-out and curbside pick-up of their menu Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Their menu is on Facebook. They are also offering delivery through Uber Eats and Eat Street. Call the restaurant directly for pick-up orders.
7273 S. 27th St., Franklin, (414) 761-6200
Little Cancun is offering carry-out at its Franklin location from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Follow them on Facebook for updates. Note: The Bay View location is temporarily closed.
Los Paisa Restaurant & Bar
600 W. Brown Deer Rd., Bayside, (414) 540-2125
Los Paisa is open for carry-out orders Thursday through Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. Call the restaurant to place your order. You can also keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates.
Luna's Mexican Restaurant
4048 S. Packard Ave., Saint Francis, (414) 486-1380
Luna's is offering carry-out. View their Facebook page for current hours. Call the restaurant to place your order.
3441 N 84th St., (414) 810-0031
Mara's Grill offers carry-out Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call to place your order for pick-up.
Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., (414) 226-2422
Margarita Paradise is offering curbside pick-up daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. View their menu online and call to place your order for pick-up.
Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant
601 Milwaukee St., Delafield, (262) 646-9687
Mazatlan is offering carry-out daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Zócalo Food Park, 636 S. 6th St.
Tacos are available seven days a week with hours Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Order online through the CashDrop app or through EatStreet at MazorcaTacos.com.
3506 E. Layton Ave., (414) 231-9101 or (414) 748-2030
Mexic 103 is offering curbside pick-up Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. View their full menu on Facebook. Place your order by phone and the restaurant will text you when your food is ready.
7335 W. Greenfield Ave., (414) 763-5150
Mis Suenos is offering pick-up daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call to place your order. Watch their Facebook page for current menu and specials.
2327 S Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 294-4848
Riviera Maya is offering take-out Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Watch their Facebook page for updates and specials.
Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery
3216 S. Howell Ave., (312) 834-1929
Sabrosa is offering carry-out, plus free delivery within a 5-mile radius of the restaurant. You can place your order online. Watch the Sabrosa Facebook page for daily specials.
2104 W. Silvernail Rd., Pewaukee, (262) 544-0104
Taco Amigo offers carry-out, curbside pick-up Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Delivery is also available through DoorDash, Grub Hub and Uber Eats.
Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.
Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon.
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