While not quite as gloomy as Monday, Tuesday isn’t exactly the most exciting day of the week. Until now, that is. Celebrate your love of tacos and alliteration with Taco Tuesday. From your standard no-fuss meat tacos to more upscale tuna tacos, these Philadelphia spots have some of the best offers in the city.
Alma de Cuba
1623 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Owner and Executive Chef Douglas Rodriguez pays tribute to his Cuban heritage with updated Latin dishes. And with a concept from restaurateur Stephen Starr, the result is akin to taking a Cuban vacation in the middle of Center City. For a taco that’s a change from your standard beef or chicken, try five miniature hard shell albacore tacos for $5. And best of all, this special isn’t limited to just Tuesday. Enjoy $5 tacos during happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. With other specials including $5 empanadas, guacamole, sangria and mojitos, there’s plenty to choose from without breaking the bank.
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Cantina Dos Segundos
931 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
This Northern Liberties spot celebrates Taco Tuesday with new meat and veggie taco options each week. Past examples include sweet potato, beets and scallions or braised shredded beef. Priced at just $2, you’ll want to order a few or try both kinds. Drink specials are also announced weekly. And because this deal is available all day, you can even visit for both lunch and dinner if you like.
3945 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Iron Chef Jose Garces brings modern Mexican tapas to Philadelphia at his two-story University City spot. On Tuesdays between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., you can enjoy $2 tacos. Choose from carnitas with black beans and a sweet and spicy pineapple-habanero salsa, chicken ropa vieja and wild mushroom with potato. Pair your tacos with $5 guac and salsa with house-made tortilla chips, and wash it all down with one of the several drinks on special.
530 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Tattooed Mom has been offering Taco Tuesday deals since the late 90s. And unlike most things in life, the prices haven’t gone up since then. You can still get beef or vegetarian bean tacos (plus the Taco of the Month) for just $1 from noon to 10 p.m. Plus, all draft drinks are half off from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day. With free candy on the tables, small toys and pool tables in the lounge, there’s plenty at this eclectic South Street staple to entertain patrons.
901 S. 8th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Hungry taco lovers rejoice! Located just one block from the Italian Market, Tres Jalapenos offers an all-you-can-eat taco option. Visit on Tuesdays for unlimited tacos priced at $14.95 per person. Combined with the fact that this no-frills Mexican spot is a BYOB, it’s no surprise that it’s very popular with the college crowd.
Michelle Hein is the social media editor for a women’s fashion company in Bucks County by day and a self-proclaimed food and drink fanatic by night and weekend. She enjoys attending wine classes, trying new recipes in the kitchen and going to old favorites and new restaurants alike in the Bucks County and Philadelphia area. If the writing gig doesn’t pan out, she constantly dreams of owning her own bakery…perhaps connected to the restaurant/bar that her lawyer fiance would love to open.
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