Cinco de Mayo isn’t an official major event in Canada, but that doesn’t stop people from celebrating the Mexican holiday on May 5th. This big fiesta has become very popular all over the world and has spread to many countries as a way to celebrate Mexican culture. Many local pubs and restaurants, especially Mexican and Latin American ones, typically go all out with their promotions.
However, since mid-March, most public events have been cancelled due to the outbreak of Covid-19. Restaurants are either closed or offer only take-out and delivery. Bars and night clubs are closed, and festivals and events have been either cancelled or postponed.
We’ve waited years for Cinco de Mayo and Taco Tuesday to collide, so not even a pandemic will stop festivities from happening, at least not on the food end – but it seems people will have to just celebrate and drink their Corona beers and tequila at home this year (but of course only in moderation)!
Here are some of our go-to websites for everything Cinco de Mayo liquids and solids!
If you are a fan of all kinds of Mexican food and drinks, then this site is for you. From guacamole to margaritas. Salsa to iconic Mexican desserts, you will find endless recipes to cook up something special for this Cinco de Mayo!
Are tacos your jam? This site has not one dozen, not two dozen, but nearly three dozen different taco recipes!
Not a fan of tacos? Try one of these 48 recipes for amazing Mexican dishes that are sure to be a mainstay at every Cinco de Mayo celebration.
For some, part of the May 5th celebration includes Cinco de Mayo cocktails. As this next website says, “if your go-to liquor is tequila, you’re in luck”! Margaritas, mimosas, and other tasty tequila treats are just a click away!
No! It isn’t just any salsa! It’s Pico de Gallo! If you have always wanted to know how to make it, the time has come. Learn how to make a famous Mexican garnish made of tomatoes, onions, cilantro and lime juice. A must for any taco or tostada.
There is no wrong way to make ‘Guac’! But here are a few additional recipes made by others that you might want to add to your guacamole repertoire.
Is it a donut? Is it a funnel cake? What is a Churro!! Well, a churro is the best of both worlds. A fried-dough pastry coated in a cinnamon sugar mixture and served with chocolate, caramel or whipped cream or just eaten plain will be sure to win over your sweet tooth during Cinco de Mayo celebrations!
Looking for something that you can make for Cinco de Mayo that doesn’t have carne (meat), pollo (chicken) or pescado (fish), but still want a delicious taco? Try out these roasted cauliflower tacos.
Do you love tacos, but are looking for something a little simpler to make this Cinco de Mayo? Check out this next site for a quick and taco-inspired rice skillet.
And last, but definitely not least, is the Mole Sauce! Mole is a traditional marinade and sauce used in Mexican cuisine. This Mexican delight usually contains a fruit, chili pepper, nut and various spices such as black pepper, cinnamon, and cumin.
P.S. We just had to throw one more Mole Sauce in there for good measure!
¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!