Taco Tuesday is a revered day in San Diego. With so much fantastic Mexican fare in America’s Finest City, we have a high standard for not only the quality of food but also the value of the meal-deal. So we thought we would put together an insider’s list of our favorite places to go on Taco Tuesday. Here at Thorn Street Brewery, Taco Tuesday is a great family night because kids eat free with the purchase of parental tacos from 4:30-9 pm, from the Famoso food truck. Not only do they have delicious tacos, but they also serve up the best churros on either side of the boarder. Yeah, we said it…better than Baja. Without further ado, here are our picks for the best Taco Tuesday spots in San Diego:
This restaurant and bar sits at the West end of Newport Ave in Ocean Beach, overlooking the famed OB pier. They have 13 different tacos to choose from and on Tuesdays these tacos are only $2.75 each. They are well sized (2 is sufficient for most) and filled with fresh fish, shrimp, carne and more. This place does get busy on a Tuesday and will often run a line out front of patrons waiting to get inside for their taco fix.
Deal: All tacos $2.75 (excluding lobster), all day Tuesdays
For tacos with a little something extra, look no further than Home & Away. This craft beer bar not only has award-winning, house-smoked pork and chicken tacos, but for Taco Tuesday, they have a killer deal too. From 3 pm-12 am you can get any taco for $2, along with $2 Pacificos and $2 Tequila shots. Ay, Caramba!
Deal: $2 tacos, $2 Pacificos, $2 Tequila shots
This small Mexican bistro in North Park, is fast making a name for itself in a neighborhood that is stocked with superior taco shops. But this is about the Taco Tuesday deals and this is where Amorcito Corizon pulls ahead. For only $5 you get a trio of street tacos in all their authentic greatness and they usually have a beer special on where you can get Mexican beers for $1 or $2 depending on the week!
Deal: 3 street tacos for $5, beer specials
Puesto is known for their fresh twist on classic Mexican cuisine and the beautiful atmosphere they provide in their two restaurants. At the downtown location, they are in the recently renovated Headquarters building by Seaport Village. Pick any day of the week to sit inside (or out) of their gorgeous restaurant to enjoy their inventive cocktails and tacos created by their chefs, but Tuesday is the day for deals and Puesto does not disappoint. They offer $2.50 gourmet tacos, $3 Dos Equis and $6 hand-crafted Margaritas every Tuesday 3 pm to close.
Deal: $2.50 tacos all night, $3 Dos Equis all night, $6 Margaritas 3-5 pm
You don’t get much more authentic or highly rated than Oscar’s. Regularly on the list of Yelp’s 100 places to eat this year, this taco shop is known for their fresh seafood and generous portions. Their taco tuesday deal stands out too as a fabulous value with their crisp, fish tacos only being $.99! Not only that, but another must-try is their fresh fish ceviche which is a deal every day at $4.50.
Deal: $.99 fried fish tacos