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May 4, 2020

How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Home

Cinco de Mayo is typically a time for festive fun, full of tacos and tequilas and lots of celebrating. However, the last few months have been hard on everyone, and celebrating may be the last thing on most people’s minds. But, the occasion only comes around once a year, so why not still pay tribute in a low-key way, all without leaving your The Hamilton apartment?

Food is a staple of any Cinco de Mayo outing—and it can still be the primary focus this year, as many local Mexican eateries are offering take-out and delivery. In our neighborhood, one of the standouts for Cinco de Mayo is sure to be Buena Onda Tacos. Located three blocks from your The Hamilton apartment, Buena Onda serves a full range of Mexican faves—and this Cinco de Mayo you can enjoy them all from the comfort of your home!

Buena Onda is committed to local and sustainable, and both remain a focus with delivery and takeout. Through a partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch, the shop uses only sustainably sourced seafood, and composts any food waste. Fifty cents from any sales of bottled water and guacamole goes to support the Garces Foundation, which helps immigrants who’ve settled in Philadelphia to connect to needed resources. So when you get your Cinco de Mayo meal from Buena Onda, you can do good while eating good.

When it comes to the menu, Buena Onda specializes in two areas: tacos and bowls. Fish tacos are the house specialty and are either batter-fried or glazed with tequila lime. You can also opt for classic tacos, including chicken, shrimp, pork and more, all served on house-made corn tortillas. If you opt for the bowls, they come piled high with all your favorite ingredients, from meats, shrimp or tofu to fresh veggies and cheeses. Finish it all off with churros and you have a festive and fun Cinco de Mayo celebration ahead.

Cinco de Mayo may feel a bit different this year, but it’s still a time to celebrate culture, family and, of course, food!

Buena Onda

1901 Callowhill St.

Philadelphia, PA 19130