Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 during the Franco-Mexican War. Today people around the globe celebrate the fifth of May as a day to commemorate Mexican culture and heritage, including Mexican food!

This year the planets have aligned, and Cinco de Mayo falls on a Taco Tuesday. Take advantage and indulge in some home delivery from the finest Mexican eateries in Perth.

El Grotto – Scarborough

While you may be missing the live-music scene of this award-winning Scarborough tequila bar, you do not have to miss their amazing menu. In addition to their range of Mexican delicacies (mouth-watering salsas, burritos and tacos) you can add some dumbo gelato to your order to cleanse your palate and stop the meat-sweats.

If you are going to really celebrate Cinco de Mayo, you will want to add a few beers to your menu. You can choose from a range of Mexican lagers (no need for Coronas) or craft beer from Australia and New Zealand. If you miss the crisp taste of a cold, freshly pulled pint, then you can take a step back into the late 19th Century and get a beer growler delivered with any of their beers on tap.

While you are ordering, remember that now is the only time it will be socially acceptable to get drunk by yourself on a Tuesday. You can order through their website here.

La Cabana – South Fremantle

A more recent arrival to the Perth Mexican food scene, La Cabana comes to you from Ben Foss, a partner in the food truck Eat No Evil. Even if you have never tried his food before, you can guarantee that La Cabana will serve up authentic Mexican cuisine with fresh, local ingredients.

Given that international travel is off the cards for a while, take this opportunity to immerse yourself in Mexican culture and order some taco kits. You can choose from rotisserie cooked pork, spiced pumpkin felafel or masa fried chicken. If you are evening plans were not spicy enough already, you can also order cocktails inspired by the flavours and signature spirits of Mexico. Place your order through the website here

El Publico – Highgate

The team behind El Publico in Highgate and La Vida Urbana in Leederville have made these dark times a little brighter by offering their comida deliciosa (delicious food) for takeaway and delivery on UberEATS. If tacos just are not what you are craving, their vegetarian nachos can satisfy even the most avid carnivore, but of course you can choose to add chorizo, minced beef or pulled pork.

You can also add some homemade salsa to your order, perfect for enjoying with some tortilla chips or for adding into your own Mexican-inspired cooking. Check out their menu here.

Pancho’s – East Vic Park

Pancho’s have been feeding families their award-winning Mexican dishes for 37, and now with delivery and takeaway options we can continue to enjoy their tacos, fajitas and more. Pancho’s is offering Pick-Up or drive through ordering, so even though your burritos won’t be coming to your door, you still wont have to get out of your pajamas to enjoy them. Alternatively, you could stay warm at home and place your order on UberEATS.

Have a look at their menu here and give them a call on 9361 2135 to get your order in.

Mexican Kitchen – Fremantle

Having been around since 1980, The Mexican Kitchen knows something about serving up authentic, delicious food. You can find them on UberEATS, or you can call 9335 1294 to place your order over the phone to pick up in-store. If you choose to pick up your order, you can also add in some beer and wine at bottle shop prices. Check out their amazing menu here. 

Check out more Mexican restaurants in Perth here, and figure out where you’ll be going to trade in your Quarantini’s and Doritos for Margaritas and burritos once isolation is over.


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