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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.  

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, restaurants are offering delivery or curbside pick-up options. Please check Instagram or Facebook for the latest updates from your favorite taco restaurants. Or check out our “Tempe restaurants with delivery and curbside pick-up” blog to find up-to-date restaurant info.  

Barrio Queen
31 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 912-4052 
This super cool new location of Barrio Queen at Tempe Marketplace celebrates Taco Tuesday with $3.50 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, Suadero Azteca (beef short ribs) and Nopalitos.  

La Casa De Juana 
1805 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 820-0837 
Their Taco Tuesday specials are a bargain with a la carte tacos at $2 Dos XX beers. 

La Fonda Mexican Restaurant & Cantina 
1830 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 966-8001 
La Fonda has been serving up yummy Sonoran-style Mexican food, inspired by owner Ray Pedraza’s grandmother’s recipes, since 1967. On Taco Tuesday, tacos are just four for $4 with the purchase of a drink, or choose the two beef or two chicken taco combo for $10. 

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. Prices range from $2.50-$3.50. Pair your tacos with $5 margaritas or Red Bull cocktails.  

Maskadores
1721 E. Warner Rd. | (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. 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 $3 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, $9.95 for lunch and $10.95 for dinner.  

Santa Madre Taco Shop
1320 W. Elliot Rd. #102 | (480) 820-2323 
Get your freshly made tacos then you head over to the salsa bar and dress them up with 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. 

Serrano’s
6440 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 345-0044 
Serrano’s has lots of choices for taco lovers on Tuesdays. And, these specials are available for take-out and delivery. The Tempe location isn’t open for dine-in at this time. But, you can still take your pick from $2.50 street tacos filled with Carne Asada, Pollo Asada, Machaca,Shredded Chicken, Pork or Ground Beef. You can also order their full-size Shredded Beef or Chicken Crunchy Tacos for $3.50 each. 

Someburros 
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 and 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. 

Toni Smith
Written Toni Smith

An Arizona native, Toni Smith loves to dine out, conquer hiking trails, go to concerts and survive hot yoga classes. She has also never met a dog she didn’t love instantly. She lives in Tempe with her husband and daughter.

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