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Burritos, Mariachis and Piñatas, Oh My! Cinco de Mayo in Clearwater

There’s something about Cinco de Mayo that does it. You suddenly have a craving for Mexican food and an ice cold beer. (And no, you can’t get coronavirus from drinking a Corona.)

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How did Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for ‘Fifth of May’) originate into a mad dash for tacos and enchiladas? The date originally commemorated the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

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Yet, even so, the day is more popularly celebrated in the United States than in Mexico and has become associated with a recognition of Mexican-American culture. And while approximately 18 percent of Clearwater’s population is Hispanic or Latino, only a portion of that demographic is of Mexican descent.

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Normally – in a non-COVID-19 world – people in the U.S. attend parades with colorfully dressed dancers, listen to lively Mexican mariachi folk music and consume millions of avocados in traditional eats such as guacamole.

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Still, whether you’re carefully venturing out or still staying safely at home, Clearwater does have a number of outstanding places to enjoy this colorful culture’s food. While some restaurants have opened for limited seating, others have not, but still serve up take out or delivery. In any case, the following locales in Clearwater offer tasty Mexican food to satisfy your every craving:

Tijuana Flats

Patio dining, take out, delivery, sales of paper goods (like that hard-to-find tp!), hot sauces, beer and water

2849 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater

727-469-7933

https://order.tijuanaflats.com/menu/tijuana-flats-gulf-to-bay

Tijuana Flats

Patio dining, take out, delivery, sales of paper goods (like that hard-to-find tp!), hot sauces, beer and water

2518 SR 580, Ste A, Clearwater

727-437-0915

www.tijuanaflats.com

Taco Bus

Dine in, take out, delivery up to seven miles

505 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach

727-754-5304

https://taco-bus.com/stores/clearwater

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Tequilas Mexican Grill & Cantina

Dine in, take out

422 Cleveland St, Clearwater

727-461-6949

https://www.facebook.com/TequilasMexicanGrillCantina

Banelly Taqueria (Authentic Mexican)

Dine in up to six people in restaurant, take out, delivery

901 S Missouri Ave, Clearwater

727-462-9712

http://places.singleplatform.com/banelly-taqueria/menu?ref=google

Don Pancho Villa Restaurant

Dine in, takeout, delivery

21565 US 19, Clearwater

727-799-0453

http://places.singleplatform.com/don-pancho-villa/menu?ref=google

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Huarache Azteca

Dine in, takeout, delivery

2908 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater

(727) 535-0149

huaracheaztecaonline.com

Huarache Azteca

Dine in, takeout, delivery

22097 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater

(727) 290-7836

huaracheaztecaonline.com

Tequila’s offers the most amazing queso ever!

Pan Filo’s Company

Dine in, take out, delivery

656 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach

727-240-4998

https://www.facebook.com/panfiloscompany

Wakamole Tacos

Takeout

23197 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater

727-871-9252

https://ww.wakamoletacos.com

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