National Taco Day is coming up this Sunday, October 4! As if we need a reason or a day to celebrate everyone's favorite Mexican street food. Let's face it most of us live each day like it's Taco Tuesday, because after all, TACOS ARE LIFE!
In Arizona there is no shortage of amazing Mexican restaurants and taquerias but we're making it easy for you to plan your fiesta and celebrate life at one of these local eateries.
Another ma and pop Mexican joint known for bomb a$$ tacos! There are no fancy frills here, only amazing food. There are three west valley locations and one downtown but no matter where you're coming from Califia is worth the drive! www.tacoscalafia.com
Urban Margarita (pictured above)
This west valley eatery is celebrating National Taco Day (Oct. 4) all day long by featuring a choice of grilled steak, grilled chicken and carnitas for just $2 each. Wash those tacos down with one of Urban Margarita’s specialty sips. 6685 W. Beardsley Road, Glendale 85308; 623.561.6674; www.urbanmargarita.com
LIMoN Urban Kitchen
This North Phoenix restaurant will offer $2.50 street tacos all day on Sunday, October 4th in honor of National Taco Day. Guests can choose from carne asada, chicken adobado, pork chorizo, pork carnitas, green chile pork, chile lime shrimp, fried fish, nopalitos, beef barbacoa, beef machaca on corn or flour tortillas. LIMoN Urban Kitchen is located at 2750 W. Dove Valley Road, Phoenix, AZ 85085; 623.466.7500;www.limonurbankitchen.com
A fan favorite for great tacos, Tacos Culichi has charcoal grilled options like the carne asada and al pastor and also birria and cabeza for an authentic taste of Mexican food. While the tacos are killer you can also get ceviche and Mexican hot dogs! Culichi never disappoints! 3004 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix; 602.368.4518
This food truck is a true gem to the Valley and you know it's gotta be good based on the long lines. But don't worry the wait is well worth the life changing deliciousness of what they offer. Birria is the name of the game here – ramen, quesadillas and tacos, of course, plus tacos al pastor and horchata to die for! If you haven't been to Feednix yet, you're missing out – National Taco Day would be the perfect time to change that! Located at 2805 E Indian School Road, Phoenix; 602.885.7576
At Tacos Tijuana it's all about authentic simplicity. The menu is small but what they are serve is epic. Carne Asada (beef) or Al Pastor (pork) in a few different applications – tacos, quesadillas, mulitas, and vampiros. That's it but it's all so delicious, that's truly all you need. Wash them down with refreshing aqua frescas and you've got the true street taco experience. Tacos Tijuana has several locations. Visit www.tacostijuanaaz.comfor the one nearest you.
Los Sombreros is a mainstay in town and has long been serving up some of the tastiest tacos around. Look for unique taco offerings like the Crispy Potato, a vegetarian favorite; and the Shrimp and Goat Cheese, a creative take with great flavor. Wash those tacos down with a couple margaritas for a true fiesta. There are three Los Sombreros locations across the Valley – Scottsdale, Uptown and Mesa. www.lossombreros.com
Known for uniquely delicious tacos, CRUjiente in Arcadia is setting a new standard for nouveau tacos made for every palate. These tacos are next-level in creativity and taste and everything is made with well-sourced, high quality ingredients. Unique flavors include: Texas Wagyu Cap Steak Taco, Korean Fried Chicken Taco, Pork Belly Confit and Kimchi Taco, Thai Green Curry Shrimp Taco and Garlic Roasted Mushroom Taco. The taqueria's namesake tacos, crujiente or crunchy tacos come in beef, green chile pork, potato and cheese. 3961 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; (602) 687-7777; www.crutacos.com
Ling & Louie’s
This hip Scottsdale restaurant is known for great Asian cuisine but they're taking a ride on the taco train. On National Taco Day they're offering a great BOGO deal! Buy one entree, receive an order of tacos from their special Ghost Street Asian Taqueria. This is a great opportunity to get a sneak peek at Ghost Street Asian Taqueria, Ling & Louie's new virtual restaurant, normally only available for delivery and take out. Ling & Louie's Scottsdale is located at 9397 E. Shea Boulevard; 480.767.5464; www.lingandlouies.com
Angel's Trumpet Ale House
Enjoy your tacos with a side of suds! The Big Guppy fish taco is one of the most popular menu items made with two soft tacos with beer-battered cod and loaded with corn relish, avocado mash, beans, spicy slaw and a secret sauce. These tasty fish tacos go best with one of Angels Trumpet's 31 beers on tap. 810 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix, 85004; 602.252.2630; www.angelstrumpetalehouse.com
Sandbar Mexican Grill
All three Sandbar Mexican Grill locations are offering $2.50 ground beef tacos on National Taco Day. The National Taco Day special will be available from open until 7pm. In addition, Sandbar Mexican Grill serves up a variety of other taco flavors including Baja Fish, Carnitas, Chicken and Veggie. Pair your tacos with a refreshing frozen margarita and it's the perfect place to celebrate! Sandbar Mexican Grill has three Valley locations in Gilbert, Chandler, and Desert Ridge. www.sandbaraz.com
This Mexican restaurant has been around for decades. They're known for great food and big margaritas served in the iconic Macayo's cups/ In honor of National Taco Day, guests can enjoy Macayo’s Crispy Tacos (choice of shredded beef or shredded chicken) for just $3 each. The offer is available all day at all Macayo’s locations throughout the valley. www.macayo.com.