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Treat taco lovin’ taste buds to Taco Tuesday in Tempe

Calling all taco lovers (and who isn’t?)! You can find your favorite savory filling tucked inside a tasty corn or flour tortilla in Tempe any day of the week. But, on Taco Tuesdays, you’ll find great deals that make them even more irresistible. Crispy or soft, basic or gourmet, you’ll find these tempting Southwestern treats at great prices on any given Tuesday at these Tempe restaurants. Many also offer specials on margaritas or cervezas to accompany your favorite tacos.  

Barrio Queen
31 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 912-4052 
This super cool location of Barrio Queen at Tempe Marketplace celebrates Taco Tuesday with $1 off their non-premium tacos all day long. And before you think that “non-premium” limits your options, think again. You can choose from fillings like Cochinita Pibil, Carne Asada, Suadero Azteca (beef short ribs) and Nopalitos.  

Illegal Pete’s
525 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (623) 233-4311
We love Illegal Pete’s Tempe location right on Mill Avenue. We love them even more on Tuesdays. You can get chicken, carnitas or veggie tacos for just $2 each, including your choice of toppings.

La Casa De Juana 
1805 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 820-0837 
La Casa de Juana Taco Tuesday specials are a bargain with $2 a la carte tacos (shredded beef, chicken, pork or veggies) and $2 Dos XX beers. 

Loco Patron Mexican Grill 
222 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 699-0922 
Located right off the light rail stop at 3rd St. & Mill Ave., Loco Patron offers Taco Tuesday specials all day long. Choose soft or crispy tacos filled with beans, mahi, shrimp, beef, chicken or pork – all for $3 or $3.50 each. Pair your tacos with $5 margaritas or $6 Red Bull cocktails.   

1721 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 284-7000 
This casual, order at the counter Mexican food haven serves up authentically delicious dishes. On Taco Tuesday, get $1.55 street tacos and enjoy their happy hour from 3-6 p.m. every day with deals on beer and margaritas. On Taco Tuesday, get street tacos for $1.65 each. Choose from carne asada, pastor, carnitas, barbacoa, green chili and tinga chipotle chicken. Also, check out their other Tempe location at 818 W. Broadway Rd. 

Mr. Mesquite Taqueria 
505 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 550-7052 
Just like the name implies, the talented team at Mr. Mesquite cooks their meat over a mesquite grill. Crank up the deliciousness. Their tacos are under $4 each and you can get veggie (with beans, rice, cheese, guacamole and sour cream) chicken, steak, or wait for it…a mix of meats. You can choose from a lot of toppings too.  

Rosita’s Fine Mexican Food 
960 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 966-0852 
You can’t be an Arizona native without dining at Rosita’s. And, on Taco Tuesday, you can order their two tacos plus and beans special, $10.95 for lunch and $11.95 for dinner.  

Santa Madre Taco Shop
1320 W. Elliot Rd. #102, Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 820-2323 
Get your freshly made tacos then you head over to the salsa bar and add as many toppings as you like from daily-made dressings, salsas and veggies. On Taco Tuesday, get two tacos or quesadillas at the regular price and get one free. 

101 E. Baseline Rd. | (480) 839-8226 
1314 S. Rural Rd. | (480) 446-8226 
Come with an appetite because Taco Tuesday lasts all day and is a deal. Get your fill of Someburros’ craveable shredded beef, shredded chicken, ground beef and potato tacos for just $2.25 each at two Tempe locations. 

Tempe City Tacos 
119 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282 | (480) 967-TACO 
With one look at the photos on their Instagram and Facebook pages, you’ll want to put Tempe City Tacos on your must-try list. They post a $2 taco special on social each week with interesting combos like calamari frito with sweet chili and grilled pork loin with chimichurri. And, even on regular days, their meat options include house-made chorizo and Al Pastor, pork loin with pineapple and onions. 

Taco Boys
1015 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 597-5623
Enjoy Tempe’s first and only self-pour beer wall with over 20 beers on tap! Menu items includes tacos galore and traditional Mexican fare made with fresh, char-grilled meat.

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