Here's how to eat in Cinco de Mayo style with food from Southwest Austin restaurants

A photo of unassembled fajitas
The fajitas at Maudie's Hacienda are one offering available in South Austin on Cinco de Mayo. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

The fajitas at Maudie's Hacienda are one offering available in South Austin on Cinco de Mayo. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

While this year’s Cinco de Mayo comes without the opportunity to sip margaritas on the crowded patio of one of Austin’s many culinary establishments, plenty of Southwest Austin-area Mexican restaurants are still offering food and drinks to-go, and several are offering limited seating. Here are few local spots to get your taco, margarita and queso fix this May 5. This list is not comprehensive.

Casa Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

Central Texas chain Casa Garcia’s is offering curbside pickup and to-go orders of its full food menu from its 1901 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin location. Order online at www.casagargias.com or at 512-441-9504.

Cruzteca Mexican Kitchen

The Sunset Valley eatery is offering curbside pickup of food and alcoholic beverages. For those looking beyond Cinco de Mayo, Cruzteca is also offering a special May 10 Mother’s Day menu. Order online at www.cruzteca.com or at 512-291-7726. Cruzteca is located at 5207 Brodie Lane, Sunset Valley.


Flores Mexican Restaurant

The Dripping Springs and South Austin locations of Flores Mexican Restaurant re-opened at 25% capacity May 1, but both continue to offer takeout and curbside options as well—including takeout margarita kits. Contact Flores’ 4625 William Cannon Drive, Austin location at 512-892-4845 and the 2440 W. Hwy. 290, Dripping Springs location at 512-858-2221. www.floresmexican.com

Mariana’s Kitchen Restaurant

Mariana’s Kitchen is taking to-go orders of its full menu at 512-383-2105. The restaurant has not opened for dine-in customers yet, according to a Facebook post by Mariana’s Kitchen. Mariana’s is located at 5510 S. I-35, Ste. 410, Austin.

Maudie’s Hacienda

Local chain Maudie’s Tex Mex has reopened five of its locations to limited dine-in traffic, including Maudie’s Hacienda at 9911 Brodie Lane, Austin. To-go orders are still available, including for margaritas and cocktails. According to a post on the company Facebook page, Maudie’s is also offering the chance to win a $50 gift certificate to someone who posts a photo with Maudie’s food with the hashtag #maudieslove. Maudie’s Hacienda can be reached at 512-280-8700 or www.maudies.com.

Texican Cafe

Texican Cafe is continuing to offer curbside takeout from its 11940 Menchaca Road location in South Austin, including “Margaritas at Home” kits for $44.99. Contact Texican Cafe at 512-707-1733 or www.texicancafe.com.

Torchy’s Tacos

Popular taco chain Torchy’s has reopened dining rooms, including those at several South Austin locations and at Belterra Village in Dripping Springs. Curbside ordering is ongoing as well. Most locations are serving a limited menu, with options for to-go family packs to make various types of tacos, as well as take-home drink kits. Online ordering is available at www.torchys.com.
By Olivia Aldridge

Reporter, Central Austin

Olivia joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2019. She covers public health, business, development and Travis County government. A graduate of Presbyterian College in South Carolina, Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times.



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