Where to Celebrate Taco Tuesday in Philly

Midweek margs and Mexican
November 24, 2015
by Caroline Russock

Taco Tuesday is the most hashtag-able excuse for midweek margs and Mexican food. So whether you’re hitting happy hour for discount carnitas, or making a night of it with all-you-can-eat tacos, here’s where to find the best Tuesday specials in Philly.

Tres Jalapenos
This Italian Market favorite boasts a killer Taco Tuesday deal for $18.45, guaranteeing an evening of endless taco options. Feel free to make your way through the full menu of carnitas, camarones, carne asada to portobello and pollo tacos, or go with the offerings from the California-style and tradicionales menu.

901 S. Eighth St.; 267-239-2358

Loco Pez
This Fishtown favorite California-style taqueria-meets-dive bar isn’t married to Taco Tuesday. Instead they pick random nights of the week to roll back prices to a wallet-friendly $1 per taco (pictured at top). The best way to follow the action is to stay up to date with Loco Pez’s Twitter feedMake sure to sample the fish tacos and the cochinta pibil (slow-braised achiote and citrus-rubbed pork).

2401 E. Norris St.; 267-886-8061

Lo Spiedo
Tacos might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Marc Vetri’s grill-centric Navy Yard happy-hour haunt. On Tuesdays, however, the kitchen uses lunch hours to get creative with their tortilla game. Recent specials include snapper tacos (pictured above) with kohlrabi slaw and serrano mayo, and smoked brisket tacos with red cabbage and house-fermented hot sauce. Fresh tortillas come from Ninth Street's Tortilleria San Roman.

4503 S. Broad St.; 215-282-3184  

Cafe Ynez
This sleek Washington Avenue BYOB joint does Taco Tuesdays right with a buy-two-get-one-free deal. Choose from chicken, steak or pork tacos topped with pico de gallo, smoked jalapeño salsa, queso fresco and sour cream. Make sure to bring a bottle of tequila to mix up your own margaritas.

2025 Washington Ave.; 215-278-7579

El Poquito

Tuesday is the right day for this Chestnut Hill Mexican spot. Every week the kitchen picks a chef’s choice taco and runs it for just $4. With a menu that ranges from traditional chorizo and potato tacos to new-wave street combos (shrimp po' boy and banh mi tacos), there’s plenty of reason to make this your regular Tuesday night go-to.

8201 Germantown Ave.; 267-766-5372

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