INDIANAPOLIS — Cinco de Mayo, May 5, is a day to celebrate both Mexican-American culture and history.
In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is a day of remembrance for the Mexican army's May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.
In the United States, however, the holiday has emerged as an occasion to honor Mexican culture in America.
The day also serves as a reminder that Americans really love their Tequila. Like, really love it.
According to Forbes, the U.S. is by far the largest market outside of Mexico for Tequila. Journalist Joseph Micallef found that the U.S. represents over 70% of all tequila export sales.
"In 2019, the tequila industry sold more than 1.6 billion dollars of tequila to the U.S. The 18.1 million 9-liter cases represent over 46-million gallons of tequila, enough to fuel billions of margaritas," Micallef wrote.
Although many won't be celebrating with packed parties on Tuesday, and will probably be spending it in their living room, there are some places around Indianapolis that are helping you go full #cybercinco.
On The Border - Avon, Greenwood and Northeast Indy
On The Border guests can pre-order a "Cinco in a Bag" online for pickup on Cinco de Mayo.
The $25 bags include tacos, queso, swag, and Cinco de Mayo cups. Guest can add alcohol, more food and desserts to their bags as well
Chuy's - Carmel and Noblesville
This Tex-Mex restaurant is also helping families celebrate Cinco de Mayo with to-go family meal kits.
Chuy's family kits include, Fajitas, Tacos and Enchiladas, Margarita Kits and Super Grande Rocks and Frozen Lime Ritas To Go. Chuy’s is also featuring $2 domestic beers and $3 premium beers all day.
Starting Friday, the restaurant is also offering "Cinco Party Kits" for $20 that include two 18 ounce Texas Martini shakers, a pair of Tito's sunglasses, Modelo beer coasters and mustache bottle openers.
Condado - Mass Ave and Broad Ripple
Condado will be giving away $100 gift cards to ten people on Cinco de Mayo. Only stipulation (besides luck) is ordering its house margarita kit.
Condad is still offering its Bud Box, that includes two tacos, chips, queso or guac, for $10.
Tacos & Tequila on Main - West Indy
This Speedway favorite will be offering its usual $2 Tacos (Cinco de Mayo is on a Tuesday this year), margaritas of any flavor for $4, a burrito box for $20 and a bucket of five Mexican beers for $15.
See Tacos & Tequila's full menu online.
Call to order at 317-672-4619.
La Piedad - Broad Ripple
This Broad Ripple restaurant will be doing 15% off all carryout orders on Cinco de Mayo and $1 off margaritas.
Call to order at 317-475-0988.
La Maragarita - Fountain Square
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Cinco de Mayo Pop-Up! One fuggin’ day only. We will be offering contactless pick-up on these good stuff bags from noon to 6 p.m. this coming Tuesday at our Fountain Square store only. Complete order info in image. Feel free to ask any questions here, though. Orders must be placed by this Sunday at 9 p.m.
La Margarita has remained temporarily closed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will be opening its doors for one day only — Cinco de Mayo.
Above you can find the details on its "Cinco Starter Pack."
Orders must be in by Sunday night, and made via email.
Yard House - Downtown Indy
This Cinco de Mayo, Yard House is offering Margarita Kits, providing everything guests need to shake their favorite cocktail at home.
Kits come in two styles: House Margaritas with citrus agave and a bottle of tequila or Salted Watermelon Margaritas with citrus agave, watermelon puree and a bottle of tequila—each pouring up to 16 servings for $40.
Pair with the new Street Taco Family Takeout Meal, serving up to four people. To view the menu and place an order, visit YardHouse.com.
Bakersfield - Mass Ave
This Mexican eatery on Mass Ave has recently re-opened and its offering margs and taco meal kits to-go for Cinco de Mayo.
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