Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Home

May 3rd, 2020

Cinco de Mayo Celebrations are just around the corner! Since part of the Tasting Victoria team is originally from Mexico, we couldn't help but share with you some local options, a guacamole recipe and a mexican playlist to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at home!

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the 1862 Mexican army’s victory over the French. It is a holiday that now people across the world celebrate. Typically, we would spend the day eating at Mexican restaurants, drinking margaritas and throwing parties! but, in these uncertain times, we will be celebrating at home.

Luckily, there are a few local Mexican-owned businesses that offer take-out and delivery these days, and we can have our own fiesta at home to celebrate.

Here are a few local options in Victoria offering Mexican food you can order up for pick-up and delivery to have your at-home Cinco de Mayo celebration this Tuesday, May 5:

La Taqueria

Open for take-out and delivery. They recently launched their Cyber Taco Shop where you can order meal kits for 2 and 4 people with a variety of meat selection and veggie options, add-ons and beer or tequila to make margaritas at home!

For this celebration, they are offering 20% off in all La Taqueria meals, ordering online using code CINCO2020. This offer is valid from now til May 4th, 2020.

On May 5th, they will be having 20% off all take-out food orders and margaritas!

766 Fort St.
@lataqueria
lataqueria.com

Tacofino Victoria

You can order pick-up through Click Dishes and delivery through Door Dash. They offer a variety of tacos, burritos, nachos, beer and Jarritos, a traiditonal mexican pop.

787 Fort St
@tacofinovictoria
tacofino.com

La Taquisa

La Taquisa is open for take out and pick up orders. They have two out of three locations open at the moment: Vic West and Langford.

You can order by phone or email. Check out their menu through their website. They are offering a couples meal and a family meals, including all of their delicious fillings. Our favourite is mole.

Vic West: 120-176 Wilson St. Langford: 789 Goldstream Ave. @lataquisa lataquisa.com

Food on the Run

This family business makes delicious authentic corn tortillas (original, jalapeño and chipotle) and tamales! You can order their products online for delivery.

@foodontherunca
localline.ca/food-on-the-run

Ferri's Grill

Not a Mexican restaurant, but Ferri's Grill launched their Grocery online shop last month and they included Meal Kits of different cuisines. We ordered the 'Dinner in Guadalajara' Meal Kit and we loved it!

I lived in Guadalajara for years and can say these tacos are really good! Very close to what they offer in Mexico. It serves 3-4 people and includes pork carnitas, tortillas, ancho chili adobo, pico de gallo salsa and more. Plus, they have a Lavender Paloma Cocktail mix in their online store! I'm sure you'll love it.

536 Yates St.
@ferrisgrill
ferris-oyster-bar-grill.myshopify.com

'Our Finest' Enchiladas and Pulled Pork Tamale Pie

These Walmart Canada exclusive Mexican frozen products are made in a very small town in Mexico. Even though they're not local products, we are happy to support the mexican producers and can really tell that they are authentic, easy to cook and delicious. Free from artificial flavours and colours. Made in Mexico. Find them in the frozen food aisles in Walmart or online.

tamale pie

3460 Saanich Rd.
Shop Online Here

Mesa Familiar

They will be releasing a drinks to go program and are especially excited for the Tequila pack! The tequila pack includes 375 ml of El Jimador Reposado Tequila, 2 cans of grapefruit soda for palomas, house made sangrita chaser with ice and lime.

They will be open for take-out Tuesday May 5th from 3pm to 8pm! And will also be selling their famous queso to take and bake at home, enchiladas, burritos and more.

1296 Gladstone Ave.
@mesafamiliar
www.mesafamiliar.ca

Guacamole Recipe

My sister's guacamole is one of the best we've tried and she shared her famous recipe with us. Authentic guacamole is simple. It doesn’t need a lot of ingredients. This recipe is very easy and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 small limes
  • sea salt
  • ground pepper
  • tortilla chips
  • jalapeño (optional)

Directions

  1. Cut the avocados in half, remove pit, peel and scoop them in a medium bowl.
  2. Use a fork to gently mash the avocados, not too much, since we are mixing it with the rest of the ingredients after.
  3. Dice 1/2 tomato and add to the bowl.
  4. Dice 1/4 onion and add to bowl.
  5. Add 1/2 tsp sea salt.
  6. Add 1/8 tsp ground pepper.
  7. Squeeze 2 limes.
  8. Stir all the ingredients together to combine.
  9. If you'd like to make it a little spicy, add half or 1 diced jalapeño.
  10. Enjoy with tortilla chips!

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Don't forget to tag @tastingvictoria in your guacamole photos!

Music

And the celebration doesn't stop with just food.
The Tasting Victoria team has also curated a Spotify playlist for you to set the right mood for your at-home fiesta!

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CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


We hope you enjoy!

WRITTEN BY

Amelia Acedo

Social Media Marketing Expert