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Local restaurants are making sure customers can still celebrate Cinco de Mayo

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Posted at 1:59 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 19:18:48-04

CLEVELAND — Christmas is on a Friday, the Fourth of July on a Saturday, and Taco Tuesday coincided with Cinco de Mayo. Then, the coronavirus hit, and restaurants were forced to go to carryout only.

That isn’t stopping restaurants across our region from adapting and trying to make the day special for their customers.

At Condado Tacos in Crocker Park, the restaurant is offering to-go Bud Boxes that include tacos, chips, guacamole and margaritas. If you want, the restaurant will even sell you the mix, without the alcohol.

General Manager Tony Smith Junior says those Bud Boxes have helped to keep the restaurant running, adding, “We've got a great deal of team members back to work more than I would have been imagined because of this."

Margaritas to go are also on the menu at Luchita’s Mexican Restaurant in Cleveland. The restaurant is also offering takeout specials because as Laura Cook says, “everyone's been very stressed out collectively and we just hope we can offer everybody just a moment of brevity and take their food home enjoy it with their family and friends and just have a good night."

The sentiment’s the same at La Plaza Supermarket in Lakewood where they’re offering takeout and delivery. Owner Adrian Ortega says he’s sorry they don’t have full service this year.

"We just hope everybody can have a good time based on the situation we're in,” said Ortega.

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