There’s no sweeter sound than the alliteration of food or drinks with a day of the week. Margarita Monday. Wine Wednesday. Fajita Friday. Or New Times’ favorite, Taco Tuesday.
In South Florida, we’re blessed when it comes to meat- or vegetable-filled tortillas. You can be struck by a hankering almost anywhere, anytime of the day or night, and still find more than one supremely satisfying taco joint or food truck within a mile.
Of course, good tacos are bested only by good taco deals — that is, Taco Tuesday. Whether you’re looking for $1 tacos by the beach or a good deal on haute variations filled with brisket or duck confit, there’s guaranteed to be a South Florida eatery where you can find it come the second day of the workweek.
So, here they are, the ten best Taco Tuesday deals in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
10. The Whole Enchilada
8000 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation; 954-314-7095, or visit twefreshmex.com.
The Florida-based Tex-Mex chain the Whole Enchilada features a whole meal for its taco Tuesday deal. Best-known for its supersize burritos and enchiladas, the restaurant also offers its famous taco baskets — two tacos served with crisp tortilla chips and fresh salsa from the bar. On Tuesday, you can order this same basket — a choice of two charbroiled chicken, tofu, pork, or ground beef tacos with cheese, lettuce, and tomato on a crispy corn shell or soft flour tortilla — plus a drink and chips with salsa, for $6.99 per person from 3 p.m. to close. The deal is good at all three of the restaurant’s Broward County locations, in Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, and Plantation. Head to the Plantation restaurant after 7 p.m., and the Taco Tuesday deal gets even sweeter with added drink specials at the bar, where Coronas sell for $3 each, margarita pitchers run $15, and Olmeca Altos tequila shots are $3.
9. Rocco's Tacos
Multiple locations; visit roccostacos.com.
At Rocco’s Tacos, it’s not just Taco Tuesday. It’s Taco and Tequila Tuesday. Each Broward and Palm Beach Rocco’s restaurant — including the West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Palm Beach Gardens locations — offers all-you-can-eat tacos for $14.99 per person. Then, beginning at 7 p.m., drink specials include $5 tequila shots, $15 margarita pitchers, $3 Mexican beer specials, and $6 Ultimat vodka drinks. Together, it gives a totally new twist to an already amazing day.
8. Havana Hideout
509 Lake Ave., Lake Worth; 561-585-8444, or visit havanahideout.com.
Some restaurants offer Taco Tuesdays with limited hours: Havana Hideout in Lake Worth is not on that list. Here, you can stuff your face with as many tacos as you please for just $2 apiece from open to close. Simply take your pick of garlic-roasted or mojo pork, shredded chicken, ground beef, and plantain and black bean served on a flour tortilla with cheddar cheese. Show up from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and you’ll also score on happy-hour drinks, including $2.50 bottles of Bud Light and Miller Light. Although Havana Hideout’s specialty tacos aren’t available for the cheap-eats special, they’re worth a visit any other day of the week.
7. Tijuana Taxi Co.
4400 S. University Drive, Davie; 954-472-5008, or visit tijuanataxico.com.
With three locations in Davie, Coral Springs, and Deerfield Beach, Tijuana Taxi Co. is never too far away to sate all of your Taco Tuesday cravings. Here, specials are the name of the game. The South Florida-based family of Mexican restaurants offers daily deals, from Margarita Monday and Steak Night Thursday to its own version of Wacky Rib Wednesday. But on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to close, it’s all about the tacos. A trio platter with a choice of spicy picadillo-style beef or shredded chicken tacos comes with rice and beans for only $6.95.
6. Casa Maya Grill
301 SE 15th Terrace, Deerfield Beach; 954-570-6101, or visit casamayagrill.com.
Tired of the same old boring chicken and beef tacos? At Casa Maya Grill in Deerfield Beach, the Taco Tuesday special that runs from 3 p.m. to close is priced right at just $2 per taco. That includes a choice of grilled chicken, pork, and steak. However, the most popular version available during Taco Tuesday might be the crispy tuna tacos, featuring an expertly seasoned piece of fish cut into bite-size cubes, fried to perfection, and wrapped in warm corn tortillas. Quench your thirst with $3 classic margaritas, available all day.
5. Treasure Trove
2933 SE Fifth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-522-8385.
Who says Taco Tuesday is only for taco-peddling Mexican restaurants? Sometimes you just have to follow the trend. That’s the idea at Treasure Trove, the no-frills beachside sports bar with a pirate theme. After nearly 20 years in service, this place is best known for its cheap eats, live music, and drink specials. One of its longest-standing traditions is an amazing Taco Tuesday deal offering $1 shredded chicken or beef tacos all day long. Although they aren’t available for the special, the sautéed mahi tacos with grilled onion and peppers smothered in a key lime cilantro sauce are some of the best around. The employees here are also hot-sauce connoisseurs, so take your pick from the impressive selection on the wall.
4. Banko Cantina
114 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-355-1399, or visit bankocantina.com.
Banko Cantina, downtown West Palm Beach’s newest Mexican restaurant and tequila bar, has a Taco Tuesday deal almost anyone can appreciate — especially patrons with a healthy appetite. The all-you-can-eat tacos are available from 4 p.m. to close for $16 per person. That includes any type of taco on the menu, such as chipotle braised chicken tinga, spicy skirt steak carne asada, and mesquite-grilled pork tenderloin. The best part might be the $30-per-person unlimited seafood tacos, which include a choice of sautéed shrimp or signature lobster tacos with pickled red onion slaw and microgreens cradled inside imported Mexican flour tortillas. From 7 to 9 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month, a live mariachi band creates the perfect pairing for a fun night on the town.
3. Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar
204 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-463-2003, or visit tacocraft.com.
Himmarshee Village celebrates the art of the taco with a great deal: $3 tacos served all day long, from 11:30 a.m. till close, along with $4 beers (both draft and bottle) and $6 specialty Espolón margaritas. Unlike restaurants that limit the type of taco you can purchase on Taco Tuesday, Tacocraft doesn’t discriminate. You can order any of the menu’s ten specialty tacos — including the 24-hour adobo-marinated chicken, the crisp shredded adobo-and-chili-rubbed pork, the blackened ahi tuna, and the braised kale and roasted sweet potato hash — all served on hand-formed corn tortillas made on the premises each day.
2. Agave Taco Bar
2949 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-530-9065, or visit agave-tacobar.com.
This Fort Lauderdale eatery has become best known for its authentic tacos de trompo, which come three per order. But if you’ve visited for the Taco Tuesday deal, you’ll want to consider the other options. The menu boasts 15 meats — available for $2.75 each all day and night, or go for unlimited for $11.99 per person. That includes all beef, chicken, pork, vegetable, and fish selections, from carne asada and picadillo to chicken marinated in salsa verde or ancho tinga. There’s even pork belly, cream-sauce-smothered poblano peppers, and grilled shrimp. Order the barbacoa, a specialty here made from cheek and tongue. After hours of braising, the meat becomes so soft it nearly melts in your mouth. Then wash it down with half-priced micheladas or margaritas.
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1. El Camino
15 Northeast Second Avenue, Delray Beach. Call 561-865-5350, or visit elcaminodelray.com.
If you’re a die-hard taco fan, you’re no doubt familiar with the ones at Delray Beach’s El Camino. All day — and far into the evening — the restaurant offers its Taco Tuesday deal, and it’s one to trump all others. Though most such deals limit the type of taco you can order, El Camino does no such thing. From 11 a.m. to midnight every Tuesday, you can get any of the tacos on the menu, each served on homemade corn tortillas, for just $2 each. That includes favorites such as crispy fish tacos with chipotle crema; agave-chili-lime-glazed pork belly with grilled pineapple and a spiced peanut crunch; chorizo with Oaxaca cheese and salsa verde; carne asada with an ancho chili-sherry gastrique, sweet corn, and queso fresco; and achiote-spiced chicken with cotija cheese. But once the clock strikes midnight, you’re forced to choose: barbacoa, carnitas, or the gringo (ground beef) until close at 2 a.m.
Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.