Elote Cafe Gets Creative For Cinco de Mayo

Tuesday, May 5th 2020, 10:06 pm
By: Sawyer Buccy

TULSA, Okla. - Elote Cafe and Catering in downtown Tulsa celebrates Cinco de Mayo each year by shutting down the street in front of their restaurant for a celebration, but weren't able to this year.

"We rent a 20 foot by 20-foot wrestling green and we have luchador wrestling," said Elote Owner Libby Billings, "Huge party, multiple food stations, trucks for selling beer and margaritas. It is a full-on super-fun, loud fiesta but family friendly."

The restaurant is usually packed.

"We did a virtual smackdown with our luchadores," said Billings, "We are selling party packs, so people are doing curbside pick-up. We're also offering delivery of curb-side tacos, chips and dip, margarita mixes, cervezas"

This is nothing like the amount of business the restaurant usually sees on Cinco de Mayo, but it is still a busy day for them.

"We are just doing our best to try and stay creative and continue to do business because people want to still support us and they want food, they just have to go a different route," said Billings. "everyday things change. So, everybody being able to go with the flow and understand that we all know that we didn't chose this, but that we have to make this work if we want to stay employed."