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3 Reasons Why Taco Tuesday is Freakin' Terrific

Posted 07.19.16 by Jesus

What is a Tuesday without tacos? A very sad Tuesday, that’s what it is. 

Taco Tuesday comes once a week to satisfy our taco addictions on the cheap. This new tradition seems to have started in 1989 and was trademarked that same year by "Taco John's" (a Taco chain across the U.S.). We can thank them for the catchy (and copyrighted - oops) name. 

For those of you might have been living in non-taco world (why anyone would do that is beyond me), and are clueless what this day is, let me explain.

It’s a day where we all come together for the love of tacos and rejoice in cheap-meaty-taco-goodness. And, just in case cheap tacos were not enough – we also get to enjoy cheap margaritas/imported beer.

Basically, Taco Tuesday is awesome because of 3 reasons. Let's break it down.



1. TACOS, DUH! I am a fair believer that tacos should be at the top of the food pyramid. Your choice of select seasoned meats, in a corn blanket (or tortilla, whatever you want to call it), topped with an array of delicious toppings of your choosing – salsas, onion, cilantro, cheese, and if you’re lucky, GUAC(amole)! You can have 1 or you can have 10 (strongly recommended for full craving satisfaction) -- it doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is that you are getting all 10 for a fraction of the price that you would get on any other day of the week.

2. MARGARITAS! Taco Tuesday is not just an excuse to eat an insane amount of cheap tacos, but it’s also an excuse to drink on a weekday without being judged. That’s right. Go ahead and Snapchat your margaritas on Tuesday. It’s okay 'cause it’s #TacoTuesday. You’re not an alcoholic, you’re just celebrating Tuesday like the rest of us. Nothing like a salty margarita to compliment your savory tacos.  

3. SOCIALIZING! What else could possibly make Taco Tuesday the 2nd best day of the week (after Brunch Sunday)? Drinking with friends on a Tuesday night. Taco Tuesday is always better when celebrated with friends or coworkers. Get together at your local taco joint, grab a margarita (or a few – no judgment on our part) and make your weekend plans on a Tuesday. 

Now that you have tacos in your mind... let me help you get your fix in Downtown Tempe. The following establishments have been put through rigorous Taco Tuesday testing (it's a rough job, but someone has to do it) and have all passed with flying colors on the Taco, Marg, and Socializing scale. 



El Hefe (pictured above)
$2 All Tacos
$3 Dos Equis 
$5 House Margarita 
$5 Don Julio shots

Loco Patron
Taco Tuesdays specials go from 3 pm to 2 am. 
$1.50 Shredded Pork/Chicken and Ground Beef Tacos. 
$2.50 Crunchy Shrimp, Steak, Mahi, and Shredded beef. 
$3 Dos Equis (lager or amber) or Miller Lite draft.
$4 House Margarita 
$4 Sauza Blue Agave 

Fuzzy's Taco Shop
$1.50 Tacos all day
$1.50 Breakfast Tacos
$2.99 Shrimp/Fajita

Grill on Mill
$3 Smoked Tri-tip or Chicken Tacos 
$3 Dos Equis draft

What's your go-to Taco Tuesday spot? Show us a photo of you indulging in taco glory by tagging your photo with #DowntownTempe on Instagram or Facebook!