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 Royal Athena 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. La Roca, just five minutes across the Schuylkill River from your Royal Athena apartment in Manayunk, is one such spot—and it’s a standout! La Roca is available for delivery through Grubhub and is providing curbside pickup, so you can still have all of your favorite foods, right in the comfort of your own home!

La Roca prides itself on offering authentic Mexican—using only the freshest and ethically sourced ingredients to whip up traditional South of the border dishes. In keeping with that mission, the menu is brimming with creativity and options that will feel like you got them right from a vendor on the streets of Mexico—not on Main Street in Manayunk. For instance, the vegetarian items feature ingredients like plantains, charred scallions and pineapple salsa. The carnitas dishes are smothered in salsa verde, pickled red onions and queso fresco, while the Thai shrimp options come with Sambal slaw, Pad Thai sauce, peanuts and sesame. Pick any of your favorite proteins or veggies to enjoy in tacos, burritos or bowls. Or, opt for an assortment of creative apps like smoked chicken wings, the mushroom flautus or chorizo empanadas. Top it all off with some churros, and you’re set!

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

La Roca

4161 Main St.

Philadelphia, PA 19127