No one seems to know the true origin of Taco Tuesday. Some culinarians attribute the moniker to Taco John’s restaurant chain back in the '80s, while others see it as a current marketing gimmick to attract customers with bargain prices.
Whatever the origin, it’s pretty clear that Phoenicians love tacos – as evidenced by the number of taco joints around the Valley. If you’re wandering around Old Town Scottsdale on a Tuesday night and looking for cheap eats, here are a few to check out.
7114 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale
On Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., all Barrio Queen tacos are $2.50. Choose from more than 20 varieties, including carne asada, carnitas, chicken and beer-battered fish and shrimp. The Queen also serves three different vegetarian tacos.
Boondocks Patio & Grill
4341 N. 75th St, Scottsdale
Every Tuesday from 7 p.m.-2 a.m., all tacos and nachos are 25 percent off the regular price. You can also score $3 Mexican beers and $5 house margaritas and relax on one of Scottsdale’s largest climate-controlled patios.
Cien Agave Tacos & Tequila
7228 E. First St., Scottsdale
This Old Town watering hole serves $2 shredded beef tacos all day on Tuesdays, along with $2 Tecate beers and $5 El Jimador Silver shots. If that’s not your bag, Cien Agave stocks 100 different tequilas.
4228 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
All day on Tuesdays, Loco Patron dishes out $2 tacos and pours $5 “fresh-squeezed” margaritas and $3 Dos Equis.
3748 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Salty Senorita offers $2 steak and chicken tacos, $2 Tecate cans, $3 Pacifico and Pacifico light bottles and $3 Sauza Blue shots.
Social Tap Eatery
4312 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale
Taco Tuesday newcomer Social Tap offers carnitas, chicken or fish tacos for $2.50 each, topped with lettuce, cheese and pico de gallo on flour or corn tortillas. Social Tap also celebrates Taco Tuesday with $2 taquitos; $6 frozen cocktails; $5 tequila shots; and $4 Dos Equis pints.
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