Hopping from taqueria to bar to yet more bars in the Mission isn't an option this Cinco de Mayo, but you can still make your own fiesta while you shelter in place.
Several of the Bay Area's best Mexican restaurants are open for takeout and delivery, and many are offering creative ways of celebrating, from magnums of palomas to all-out party kits. Here's where to order Mexican food, margaritas, micheladas, and more around the Bay Area.
San Francisco: Mexican Food & Margs for Cinco de Mayo Takeout/Delivery
If you're just after some stellar agave cocktails, Mission bar Elda's got 'em. Choose from margaritas made with classic tequila blanco or smokier mezcal; palomas; and even their Del Maguey cocktail class and kit ($80). // 3198 16th St. (Mission), eldasf.com; order online for pickup via Toast.
Tommy's Mexican Restaurant
A favorite since it opened back in 1965, Tommy's is famous for its choice tequila selection. Order up some Yucatan-style fare and get a pitcher of margaritas to go—7x7 named this marg one of the City's most iconic cocktails in 2019. // 5929 Geary Blvd (Richmond), tommystequila.com; only open for pick-up orders via at (415) 387-4747.
Get down with some Baja fish and achiote pork tacos and ask for the chipotle mango marg kit for four ($20). // 2032 Union St. (Cow Hollow), palmhousesf.com; delivery and pick-up are available through Postmates and UberEats.
Team the restaurant's signature Mexican plates—think carnitas and chile-braised beef short ribs—with Mexican beers and classic margaritas, made with high-end tequila and a generous amount of fresh lime in portions that serve two and four. // 2030 Union St. (Cow Hollow), floressf.com; call (415) 796-2926 for pickup; delivery via Caviar.
Craving that cochinita pibil burrito and cinnamon-spiced Mexican brownies? Dial them up from Loló along with mezcal margaritas and negronis, bottled tequila palomas, micheladas, and a whole host of spirts and beers. // 974 Valencia St. (Mission), lolosf.com; order for delivery via toasttab.com.
Keep it organic this Cinco de Mayo and get delivery from Nopalito, which has heat-and-eat meal kits (carnitas, birria, mole poblano), ceviche, six-packs of tortillas, and more. Don't miss out on their blessedly straightforward margarita (Pueblo Viejo tequila, agave, Combier, and lime). A 750ml bottle of tequila and Tecate six-packs are also available for purchase. // 306 Broderick St. (Lower Haight), nopalitosf.com; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-300-0029 for pickup; delivery via Caviar.
La Torta Gorda
It doesn't get much more authentic than La Torta Gorda—the dynamic hole-in-the-wall is run by a family from Puebla, Mexico. Choose from a slew of tortas, tacos, enchiladas, and squash blossom quesadillas. Sorry, no booze here. // 2833 24th St. (Mission), latortagorda.com; available for pickup by calling (415) 642-9600 or for delivery via Postmates and Uber Eats.
East Bay: Mexican Food & Margs for Cinco de Mayo Takeout/Delivery
Heart & Dagger Saloon
Heart & Dagger bottle shop to-go offering includes their canned Cutwater lime margaritas as well as several types of tequila by the bottle, beers, and more. They'll also be giving out free nachos, chips, and salsa from 3pm to 6pm on Cinco de Mayo. // 504 Lake Park Ave. (Oakland), heartanddaggersaloon.com; call ahead for pickup, 510-444-7300.
The popular Oakland spot's all-day menu has chilaquiles for brunch, a slew of taco plates, and a Mexican family meal for four. Wash it down with some solid tequila or mezcal margaritas and even a mezcal flight. Having a social distancing fiesta? Various cocktail magnums ($45-$55) serve six to eight. // 444 Oak St.( Oakland), nidooakland.com; available for delivery via Caviar or pickup at 104 Oak St. by calling 510-500-9757.
Known for its Latin American street fare, Cholita Linda is open for pickup and delivery in both Oakland and Alameda. Order the signature Papito, a steak and plantain sandwich; carne asada and tacos al pastor; and aquas frescas. // 4923 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland) and 1337 Park St. (Alameda); available for delivery via Caviar; cholitalinda.com.
Xolo offers reasonably priced Mexican dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. Popular plates includes the ensalada de Tacubaya, tortilla soup, and breakfast burrito. // 1916 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland), xolotaqueria.com; available for pickup by calling 510)-986-0151 or delivery via Caviar and DoorDash.
"Family-friendly" Mexican food—think fish tacos, tostadas, burritos, and salads—is available for delivery via Caviar from both Cactus' locations in Oakland and Berkeley. Or, order by phone for pickup. // 5462 College Ave. (Oakland), 510-658-6180; and 1881 Solano Ave. (Berkeley), 510-528-1881, cactustaqueria.com
Marin & Wine Country: Mexican Food & Margs for Cinco de Mayo Takeout/Delivery
Sausalito's Copita is beloved for its elevated seasonal menu. Treat your people to wood roasted chicken with smoked bacon pinto beans; papas bravas; roasted beet salad; 24-hour braised carnitas; Dungeness crab empanadas; and coconut flan. When you order for pickup or delivery via GrubHub, you can take advantage of the boozy offering including the SIP—a 15-margarita kit plus chips and salsa for $75. // 739 Bridgeway (Sausalito), copitarestaurant.com; pickup available by calling 415-331-7400 or for delivery via DoorDash or GrubHub.
Ad Hoc + Addendum
Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc + Addendum is offering a three-course family style Cinco de Mayo menu avaliable for pick up at the restaurant that May 5 for $19.50. La Calenda's classic margaritas will also be available to-go. // 6476 Washington St. (Yountville), thomaskeller.com; order online here.
Cinco de Mayo party kits ($75) are made to order and ready for pickup at downtown Napa's Gran Electrica. You'll get two "taco survival kits" of two tacos each; chips and salsa and guac; and margaritas for four. // 1313 Main St. (Napa); order online at granelectrica.com.
South Bay: Mexican Food & Margs for Cinco de Mayo Takeout/Delivery
San Jose's Zona Rosa has garnered quite a following since it opened in 2012. Celebrate Cinco with traditional or spiced (jalapeño- and mint-infused) margaritas, as well as blackened salmon tacos, fajitas, and chilaquiles. // 1411 The Alameda (San Jose) and 81 W. Main St. (Los Gatos) zonarosadining.com; orders available for curbside pickup or delivery via DoorDash.
This unpretentious and hella popular South Bay mini-chain of taquerias is ready to serve you burritos (the size of your forearm) and nacho plates (that may weigh more than your head). Wash it all down with one of several options of micheladas, including the limited-time-only botanera with shrimp ceviche and a salt-and-lime rim. // 1052 Leigh Ave. (San Jose); order online at tequilastaqueria.net.