Order Mexican Takeout for Cinco de Mayo

Commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla.

Tacos with cabbage slaw. Photography by Angel Tucker.

Cinco de Mayo just so happens to land on taco Tuesday this year. Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. Before you load up the tacos and tequila, take some time to learn about the Mexican holiday.

While we may not be able to visit our favorite restaurants and celebrate accordingly in person, there’s still plenty to get excited about: Order some authentic Mexican takeout for Cinco de Mayo this week and enjoy your food from the comfort of your own home.

La Herradura Taqueria Mexicana

La herradura means horseshoe in Spanish, and it is a true good luck charm for eaters at this small taqueria in Central Falls. Tacos, burritos, tortas and tamales are stuffed with shredded beef, chicken, pork or more exotic choices like tripe or tongue. Takeout only. Call 401-753-1671.

El Taco Guerrero

Call ahead for tacos and burritos at 401-578-2009. This cash-only business, located at 18 Newark St. in Providence, is taking safety precautions, including masking and gloving up. Wait in your car and they will let you know when your order is ready.

Don Jose Tequilas

This establishment on Federal Hill is offering takeout and delivery from 3 to 10 p.m. Self pickup orders get ten percent off. Call 401-454-8951 to order.

Tallulah’s Taqueria 

The Providence restaurant is back with takeout tacos. Try the carnitas and al pastor tacos. Pre-order on the app or call 401-272-8226 and then pick it up at the front door.

Chilangos

Chilangos at 447 Manton Avenue in Providence is offering takeout orders Monday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. Call 401-383-4877 to place your order.

The Taco Shop

This spot in Harrisville is open Monday through Saturday noon-9 p.m. for takeout orders. Enjoy burritos, tacos, quesadillas and more just how you like them. To place an order call 401-568-8226, and to see the full menu visit the Taco Shop online.

Condesa Restaurante 

Head online, choose from the Smithfield or Warwick location and order your fav family-style meal. Options include steak or chicken fajitas, chicken or beef tacos and more. Click here to place an order.

Tio Mateo’s Mexican Grille 

Check out the menu online and choose from options like tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas and more in East Greenwich. Order online using Doordash.

The Square Peg 

The Square Peg in Warren also has an awesome takeout tacos menu, with fish tacos, street tacos and Bang Bang panko-crusted shrimp tacos. The restaurant also has chips and salsa and beverages available for takeout. Check out the food menu and call 401-215-3831 to order.

Diego’s Barrio Cantina

Diego’s Barrio Cantina in Middletown is open for curbside takeout everyday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Go to diegosmiddletown.com to order or go through DoorDash for delivery.

Dolores

While it’s closed on Tuesday, you can still celebrate on Wednesday or later this week. Get authentic Mexican takeout from Dolores in Providence by ordering through the website. Pay online, and takeout orders will be handed off through the curbside window. They make all the corn tortillas in house and take care with the ingredients and dishes including authentic mole that involves dozens of ingredients to create the sauce. The restaurant is also offering housemade alcohol-free cocktail mixers like margarita, passion fruit margarita and pina colada, plus horchata.