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Fiesta at Home

Ramp up your #TacoTuesday next week for Cinco de Mayo with these take-out favorites

Written By: Quinn Sherman 

Cantina 76
For Cinco de Mayo, Mount Pleasant’s Cantina 76 taqueria and bar is offering its signature house margarita mix ($10/1 liter, $15/2 liters) and $2 beer specials, in addition to select menu items. Call (843) 388-7717 to order, follow @cantina76 on Instagram and Facebook for updates, takeout instructions, and specials.


Carmen Y Juan
Make your own margaritas at home on Tuesday with mix from Park West’s Carmen Y Juan for $12 for a 1-liter bottle or bring your own 1-liter bottle and get it for $10. Place orders for their specialities, including carne asada, carnitas, and tamales, online via Toast. Follow their Facebook page for updates and specials.


El Pincho Taco
The authentic Meeting Street taqueria known for its Mexican street tacos and tortas is reopening Friday for takeout and delivery. Visit their Instagram @elpinchotaco and Facebook page for an updated menu.


Frothy Beard Brewing
This year, Cinco de Mayo happens to fall on Taco Tuesday, so celebrate with Frothy Beard’s special: 10 tacos, salsa, rice, beans, and a six-pack of your choice for $30. Follow @frothybeardbrewing and call (843) 872-4201 to order.

Los Reyes, West Ashley
Choose from a selection of six family meal packs, from nachos to fajitas to carne asada tacos. Each meal pack feeds four. Call (843) 763-0699 to order and pick up a 32-ounce margarita mix and a gallon of tea. The full menu also is available. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina
Planning an at-home fiesta? Mex 1’s Cinco Party Pack—which includes two proteins, two sauces, 12 tortillas, lettuce, jack cheese, pico de gallo, rice, and beans as well as one of their signature margarita mixers (pineapple habanero, mango, regular, or hydrator), a six pack of Mexican beer, and limes—comes with surprise swag, such as sombreros, T-shirts, sunglasses, and koozies to help make the day feel more festive. Call your nearest location to order your party pack for $65 and follow @mex1coastalcantina to stay in the know.
*Available at all three locations, only for Cinco de Mayo


Pink Cactus
To-go taco platters, queso, guacamole, and tortas are available from this Spring Street restaurant, plus $2 beers and free chips and salsa with your purchase. Follow @pinkcactus.chs for updates and call to order between noon and 8 p.m.


Red Drum
This Mount Pleasant Southwestern staple has many of its menu items, including tacos, enchiladas, fried shrimp, and “Red Drum” chicken, available for takeout. And don’t forget to grab some of their blood orange or spicy margarita mix to go. Call (843) 849-0313 or visit the website to order. Stay up-to-date and follow @thereddrum and their Facebook page for specials.


Santi’s of Charleston
Longtime local favorite, Santi’s, has reopened for takeout, offering all of their beloved classic dishes, fresh chips, tacos, micheladas, and beer to go. Call (843) 722-2633 to place your Cinco de Mayo order. Check out their Instagram @santisdowntown and Facebook page for details and updates.


Find the Semilla food truck on Cinco de Mayo at the MUSC Greenway from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and White Gables at 400 Amaryllis Ave. from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Their menu, featuring tacos, rice bowls, and burritos, is also available for delivery via GrubHub and Uber Eats, or you can call (843) 718-3175 for takeout. Follow @semillachs and their Facebook page for schedule updates. 


Taco Boy
The Summerville and downtown locations of this staple are opening just in time for Cinco de Mayo, offering their “Cinco Pack” margarita kit including the regular house mix and skinny mix, limes, salt, and a 12-pack of Tecate. Bonus! Taco Boy will also be partnering with Bottles of Mount Pleasant for $5 off a bottle of tequila to accompany the margarita kits. For take-out orders, including family packs, taco platters, and taco kits, call Taco Boy Summerville at (843) 851-8226 or Taco Boy downtown at (843) 789-3333. Delivery is available via Uber Eats. Follow @tacoboychs for updates. 


Zia Tacqueria
Get your Zia fix just in time for Cinco de Mayo. The James Island taqueria is reopening for curbside takeout and delivery via Uber Eats on May 1. Follow @ziataco for updates and more information.