Any day is a good day for tacos, that much is for sure. But in Los Angeles Tuesdays are an especially great day for the tortilla-wrapped treat.
Taco Tuesday isn’t just a fun alliteration to say — it’s a mini celebration with weekly specials and discounts that you should definitely be taking advantage of.
The nice thing about tacos in L.A. can be summed up in a single word: options. like Ensenada-style tacos? It’s here. More into Oaxacan ones? You’ll find them here, too. And if you’re looking for a fusion twist a la Roy Choi’s famous Kogi BBQ, L.A. has got you covered.
But if it’s Tuesday and the craving hits you, consider the deals mapped out below for all your taco-related needs.
1. Cabo Cantina (Various)
Casual Mexican restaurant with Mega Margaritas and seven locations across Southern California.
THE DEAL: All-you-can-eat tacos for $5.95.
2. Te’kila (Hollywood)
Mexican cantina on Hollywood Boulevard with more than 150 bottles of tequila.
THE DEAL: $1 chicken, asada steak and carnitas tacos; $15 pitches of beer.
3. Mission Cantina (Hollywood)
This Sunset Boulevard spot has classic decor such as stained-glass windows and boasts more than 100 kinds of tequila.
THE DEAL: $1 tacos.
4. Hole Mole (Various)
Serving Mexican-style Southern California comfort food in Long Beach, Carson, and Tustin.
THE DEAL: Tacos from $1.19.
5. La Cuevita Bar (Highland Park)
A bar with a comprehensive collection of tequilas and mescals, along with various events and specials throughout the week.
THE DEAL: Free tacos after 10 p.m.
6. Cafe Bleu (Koreatown)
Upscale restuarant and sports bar featuring Korean-inspired bar food and all the big games on HD screens.
THE DEAL: $1.50 asada tacos and $3 Corona beer all night long.
7. Don Chuy’s (Culver City)
Old school cantina with a comprehensive menu, which includes breakfast.
THE DEAL: Three street tacos for $4.
8. Loteria Grill (Various)
Venerable Mexican restaurant chain with a full bar and six locations across Los Angeles.
THE DEAL: $3 signature tacos and $3 draft beers.
9. Calle Tacos (Hollywood)
If you feel like a food truck, but don’t want to chase one down, this Hollywood Boulevard spot is your answer. It’s a food truck inside a building, with seating for customers.
THE DEAL: $0.99 tacos
10. Marix Tex Mex (Various)
Get your Tex Mex on with epic margaritas and a daily 3 to 7 p.m. Happy Hour in West Hollywood and Santa Monica.
THE DEAL: $10 all-you-can-eat tacos dine in or $2 tacos at the bar.
11. The Eight Bar (Downtown)
It’s a gastropub and bar located inside a Whole Foods — yes, you read that right. But don’t judge until you try the place.
THE DEAL: $2 tacos.
12. Cocina Condesa (Studio City)
Restaurant in the Valley that features Mexican street food for brunch, lunch, dinner, and happy hour.
THE DEAL: Any two tacos for $5 after 5 p.m.
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13. Casa La Doña (Downtown)
Casual Mexican food with an awesome salsa bar.
THE DEAL: $1 tacos.
14. El Torazo (Long Beach)
Small spot with a big menu of Mexican classics.
THE DEAL: $1+ tacos, $2.50 fish tacos, and $7 pitchers.
15. TLT Food (Westwood)
Inventive and creative Mexican cuisine by the guys who run The Lime Truck, winner of Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race.
THE DEAL: Every taco on the menu is $3 on Tuesdays.
16. El 7 Mares (Boyle Heights)
As you could guess from the name, this spot specializes in Mexican seafood, with an expansive menu that includes molcajetes, lobster, ceviche, salads, and more.
THE DEAL: Fish tacos for $0.99.
17. Fiesta Martin Mexican Grill (Inglewood)
Family owned Mexican restaurant with epic drinks and yummy classic dishes.
THE DEAL: $1 tacos, including hard shell beef, chicken, potato, or bean, and soft tacos like birria, lengua, and tripe.
What’s your favorite spot for Taco Tuesday in L.A.? Let us know in the comments below!