Everything is changing. Work, social life, grocery shopping, travel…yet Cinco de Mayo still came in with a bang. If you know me at all, you know I am obsessed with a good taco and side of guac. It was hard to decide what exactly to do for Cinco de Mayo since we are still working through a stay at home order and trying to stay safe. We could not pass up a #tacotuesday that landed on the day of all days for tacos though. So we had our own little fiesta.
We made sure to do it up big while supporting local, as well as large businesses. On the actual day of May 5th, we made our own tacos and had ourselves a fiesta. My one friend brought over an array of Mexican magic from Aldi which included guacamole, spicy cheese dip, sweet corn dip, jalapeño poppers, taquitos, and churros. We made the tacos with some delicious ground beef supplied by Wild Purveyors who delivers incredible meat and produce boxes right to your front door. Then, we began pouring some margaritas with mini Jose bottles and some Don Julio. The three of us cheers to a fantastic feast and enjoyed the night. I did miss the atmosphere of Cinco de Mayo, but we did the best we could!
The night before Cinco, we devoured some Condado tacos and guac. I always love a trip to Condado but truly the to-go experience was almost just as good. We did not get to look at all of the crazy, festive artwork on the worlds, but the food was extremely fresh. They are doing an awesome deal with their Bud Boxes, but we were too hungry for that! We ordered 7 build your own tacos. Of course, we had a few with the firecracker shell because the more spice the better. My particular favorites are the chorizo, pulled pork, and chicken with some Condado secret sauce or habanero-mango BBQ. I load them up with cheese, salsa, beans, and some veggies. Last but not least, we had a large order of guacamole and chips. It is always a tough decision between guac or dirty queso, but I was having a major guacamole craze. Their chips are delicious! They give you a huge bag for takeout, so we even had some leftover for our Cinco celebration.
Before we went taco crazy, on May 3rd we ended up getting some Chipotle. Now before anyone criticizes for ordering from big chain places, I have not had a Chipotle bowl in a very long time. Also, these people need jobs too. I understand that small, local places are struggling a lot. We are doing what we can to support them as much as possible! But the people creating your bowl or burrito at Chipotle appreciate the business a ton. I am trying to eat beans more to keep a balanced diet, so I got my first bowl ever with black beans. My protein always varies, but I decided on chicken with some brown rice, cheese, lettuce, and mild salsa. It was a great lunch choice and hit the spot. This ended up being the great kickoff to our three day “taco” extravaganza.