Tacos are just about the perfect food. How can you not love them? They’ve got all the food groups, and they come in so many varieties anyone can find one they like. Al pastor and steak for the carnivores, fish for the pescetarians, beans for the vegetarians. Perfect.
While they’re good every day of the week, they’re particularly good on Tuesdays. That’s when restaurants feature the hand-held packets of deliciousness at discounted prices. Below are some of our favorites!
Please contact the restaurant ahead of time as specials frequently change.
Taco Tuesday Specials in Chicago
46 E Chicago and 725 S Dearborn
Their special taco is a buck on Tuesdays, and they always have a drink special for pairing.
2901 N Kedzie
This tiny storefront serves up a taco special every Tuesday for $1.73 plus tax.
108 W Kinzie St
Come in for a post-work snack with Mercadito’s 2 tacos for $8 between 3pm and 6pm. You can also get select beers for $5, select wines for $8, and a tradicional or pina margarita for $10. Bonus: this deal is good Monday through Thursday.
155 W Kinzie
$18 may not seem like a great Taco Tuesday special, until you realize it’s all-you-can-eat. Come in between 4 & 7pm and get red or white sangria for $6, $5 Corona and Modelo, and $8 Moe’s Margaritas.
3463 N Broadway Ave
Stop into this Lakeview bar and get tacos 3 for $6 after 4pm. This one’s a real bargain with half-price cocktails all day.
3830 W Lawrence Ave
Dudley Nieto’s Albany Park spot has $2 Tacos, including Chicken Tinga, Pork Adobo, Charred Butternut Squash, Braised Short Rib, between 5 and 7pm. Can’t make it on Tuesday? The special runs Monday through Thursday. AND you can pair it with a $5 margarita.
3706 N Halsted
La Cocina’s sister restaurant offers $1.25 tacos on Tuesdays
South of the Border
1416 W Morse Ave
Two tacos (fish, chicken, or beef), black beans and rice, and a house Margarita, only $9.99
2013 W Division St
Get your tacos on Tuesdays for just $3 – ALL the tacos. They’ll even deliver them (if you’re close, of course).
Specials are accurate at time of press but are subject to change