Cinco De Mayo: Guide To Mexican Takeout In Memphis and The Mid-South

Posted by Holly Whitfield | May 1st 2020 9091 0

Cinco de Mayo will be different this year. I’ve focused the 2020 guide on restaurants that offer takeout, delivery, and curbside pickup. They’re sorted by neighborhood, so keep scrolling through to check out all of the delicious options.

Got a favorite Tex-Mex or Mexican food takeout spot? A favorite to-go margarita? Let me know in the comments.

Dining rooms can open to 50 percent capacity on Monday, May 4, albeit with a huge page of guidelines and rules. If I find out any of the listed restaurants below plan to open in that way, I will make a note of it. More on that later in this post (keep scrolling).

For latest on the pandemic response and the Phase 1 Back To Business that begins on May 4, I’ll direct you to the City of Memphis website.


Takeout food and margarita from Los Comales. Photo courtesy of Cristina McCarter of City Tasting Tours.

Downtown

Maciel’s on Main Street is open for to-go and delivery. They’ll have a three-tacos-for-$8 special all day, with any soft tacos including shrimp, fish, and fajita tacos; plus, they’ll have five dollar micheladas all day, and other domestic and imported beers. You can call (901) 526-0037 to order or use the website to order.

Venga 901 in Puck Food Hall is offering taco kits, enchilada trays, tamales, along with Dr. Bean’s coffee and Sweet Magnolia Gelato. They offer pickup and delivery. Call 9o1-500-6548 to order and get details here.

chicken mole taco from Venga 901 in Puck Food Hall

Anywhere / Multiple Locations

A Moveable Feast Catering is offering a Cinco de Mayo meal to be delivered on the 5th. The catch: you must order online by Saturday, May 2 at 2 p.m. Details.

La Michoacana’s multiple area locations are all open for to-go ordering only if you want a sweet treat for Cinco de Mayo.

El Mezcal has a bunch of locations, call for details. I’ve heard that the one on Perkins provides good curbside service and to-go margaritas, too.

Taqueria La Guadalupana’s two locations and food truck are offering online ordering and call ahead for takeout. See the menu and place your order here.

Los Comales‘ two locations are open for takeout ordering, including margaritas.

Swanky’s Taco Shop locations (downtown, East Memphis, Germantown) are open for takeout.

Tacos from Taqueria Guadalupana

East Memphis

Napa Cafe will offer taco kits and cocktail kits for crubside pickup. Pre-order your meals and pickup at 6 p.m. on Cinco de Mayo; they’ll also host a Facebook Live fiesta with live music and entertainment so you can tune in while you eat. Details and ordering information here. Call 901-683-0441 to order.

The Liquor Store on Broad Avenue is open for takeout and delivery only. Cinco de Mayo specials: tacos for two and four beers for $36, or swap beers for margs for $45 and brand new breakfast tacos.

Las Delicias is open regular hours at their two locations in East Memphis, offering takeout food. You can call or text to place your orders. Numbers and menu here.

Taqueria La Guadalupana’s two locations and food truck are offering online ordering and call ahead for takeout. See the menu and place your order here.

Casa Mexicana’s Perkins and Hacks Cross locations will have their dining rooms open and will continue to offer curbside pickup for takeout and delivery through the apps.

Babalu Tacos and Tapastwo locations will have their dining rooms open and will continue to offer takeout food including cocktails. Specials.

chicken tinga fajitas from Maciel’s

Midtown

Sweet Grass in Cooper Young has been doing takeout Taco Tuesday during this time, and Cinco de Mayo will be no exception. Be sure that you call early; they usually sell out fast. The menu will be posted on their Facebook before the 5th. Call 901-278-0278 to order.

Molly’s La Casita in Midtown has a limited to-go menu for takeout only, including their famous margaritas. They have a Facebook group with the best information, or you could just call.

Los Comales‘ two locations are open for takeout ordering, including margaritas.

Collierville

El Mero Taco is open for online ordering for takeout—you can even preorder. Their Cinco specials include chips and dips ($25), fiesta for 4 ($50) with margaritas, salsa, dip of your choice, and chips, or fiesta dinner for 4 ($80) with margaritas, salad, dip, chips, meat, sides, tortillas and fixins. Order online.

Chapultepec Mexican Restaurant in Collierville is open for regular hours every day with takeout and free delivery to  Germantown and Collierville areas. Menu here.

Tony’s Tacos in Collierville is open for takeout.

El Mero Taco serves up fresh Tex-Mex. The fried chicken tacos are my favorite.

Germantown

Las Tortugas Deli Mexicana in Germantown is open for curbside takeout and very limited delivery. Check out the menu here and call 901-751-1200 to order.

Cordova

Rio Azul Mexican Restaurant in Cordova is open for takeout orders, including margaritas.

La Hacienda in Cordova will open their dining room and have Cinco de Mayo specials available for takeout.


Who Will Open Their Dining Rooms

On April 30, the mayors of Memphis and Shelby County announced that they would start Phase 1 of the “Back To Business” plan on Monday, May 4th. The restaurant guidelines for Phase 1 allow for restaurants to open dining rooms to 50 percent capacity with some serious ‘additional regulations’ including no bars, no live music, spread out tables, no more than six people at a table, and much more.

City and County leadership are encouraging takeout, curbside, and delivery.

Read all the rules here.

If I hear of one of these restaurants opening their dining room, I will note that above. But keep in mind that since that announcement was made yesterday, it’s going to be hard to get that information by May 4th or 5th.

I can’t control if restaurants follow regulations and guidelines, whether it’s for takeout, delivery, or dine-in. It is not possible for me to inspect or monitor every restaurant’s actions at all times, so please keep that in mind.

PLEASE Let me know if you hear anything. I’d suggest calling ahead to get that information if you are doing to pick up your meal and want to know either way.

Any more? Leave ’em in the comments.


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  1. […] first, check out what’s been going on this week on the blog: Cinco de Mayo ideas (basically a list of Mexican restaurants and places to get margaritas, all the festival […]

  2. Joyce Cole says:

    Thanks for all you do!

  3. Teresa Samuels says:

    Thank you so much for keeping us informed. Your blog is so helpful and my go-to when hotel guests ask about food options in Whitehaven area. Your due diligence is most appreciated.

    As a side note, and because of the importance of history in the making, please change date to reflect this year.

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Teresa,

      You’re welcome! I’m glad the blog can be helpful to you and to your guests. I can’t wait until this over so I can really explore more of the new and newer places in Whitehaven.

      And thank you—I meant to update the year to reflect that it’d been completely updated for 2020! It’s done now. I appreciate you!

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