With cabin fever setting in after weeks of mostly staying at home, large crowds gathered yesterday, on Cinco de Mayo, to pick up to-go tacos, margaritas and other Mexican fare at restaurants across Arlington.
Among the popular spots: Uncle Julio’s in Ballston, District Taco in Rosslyn, Guapo’s in Shirlington, and TTT and Don Tito in Clarendon. For some, it was a welcome boost for some local businesses. For others, it was an unnecessary danger.
“What a nightmare,” one social media user said.
While some worried about an increased coronavirus risk, those who gathered did so outdoors and appeared to be mostly keeping the recommended six-foot distance from one another, while many wore masks. It was a bit of a different story in D.C., as more crowded conditions on sidewalks prompted police responses.
More photos of the Arlington crowds via social media:
— Put Captain Solo in the cargo hold (@ProfWeston) May 5, 2020
Don Tito’s is worse. Packed line goes around the block. pic.twitter.com/HcGBi3hZZ7
— PAUL : In Pre-Production (@HuginsPL) May 5, 2020
Cinco de Mayo was a test of everyone’s social distancing and we all failed. Line outside @districttaco in @RosslynVA. Sidewalk and street blocked. @ArlingtonVaPD came by but just told cars to move for 15 min then left. What a nightmare. @PoPville @ARLnowDOTcom pic.twitter.com/pcWWhe0LVi
— Nick Doty (@nldoty) May 6, 2020
— Doris (@yungsusbae) May 5, 2020
Photo courtesy John B.