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6 Delicious Ways to Celebrate National Taco Day

Written by Kelly Potts Category: Lists Issue: October 2018
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Not only is today Taco Thursday, it's also the high holiday of Mexican food – National Taco Day! We’ve rounded up some of the best deals around town to help you celebrate this delicious occasion.

Blanco Tacos + Tequila--Blanco Tacos + Tequila is the perfect place to celebrate the holiday with discounted tacos and tequila! Guests can celebrate with $3.50 tacos and $6 margaritas and cocktails, among other small bites, beer and wine, during happy hour, 3pm – 6pm. Tacos featured on the happy hour menu include Pastor Chicken with achiote, roasted pineapple, grilled onion, chipotle sauce and cabbage slaw; Traditional Carnitas with sour cream, salsa verde, onion, cilantro, cabbage, and cotija cheese; and Machaca Beef with chipotle sauce, roasted habanera salsa, onion, cilantro, and cotija cheese.

$3.50-$6, multiple locations, www.blancotacostequila.com

Macayo’s Mexican Restaurant--Celebrate National Taco Day, and do some good in the Valley. Macayo’s Mexican Restaurants valley wide are hosting a Tip-a-Cop event to benefit Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ). Law enforcement personnel as well as members of SOAZ will be at each location assisting the Macayo’s staff by seating guests, serving drinks, bussing tables and more. Tips earned from diners will benefit SOAZ.

Multiple locations in the Valley, www.macayo.com

Arcadia Tavern--Tacos and pizza, all in the name of National Taco Day. Enjoy $3 tacos and $10 taco pizza throughout the day. Taco choices include fish, steak, chicken or beef. Their famous Doritos Taco Pizza comes with seasoned ground beef, pepper jack, pico de Gallo, lettuce, taco sauce and crumbled Doritos.

$3 - $10, 4801 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix, www.arcadiatavern.com

Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen--Tacos and margaritas – let’s do this. Celebrate with $2.99 tacos, your choice of baja fish, smoked pork or chicken. They'll also have $5 Uptown 'Rita margaritas, because tacos are always better with a margarita.

$2.99-$5, 5813 N 7th St #140, Phoenix, www.centralkitchenaz.com

CRUjiente Tacos--Head to the home of unique tacos! Taco deals include $4.50 Crunchy Pork Tacos all day and drink specials include $2 off CRU cocktails and wine, and $1 off all draft, canned, and bottled beer. Plus, get extra specials on happy hour and indulge in special pricing for the Korean Fried Chicken or Pork Belly Taco from 3 to 6 p.m.

$2-$5, 3961 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; crutacos.com

The Nitro Live Icecreamery--The Nitro Live Icecreamery in Gilbert will offer ice cream tacos for $2 on National Taco Day. Customers are able to customize their taco with their favorite flavor of ice cream and toppings; vegan and lactose-free ice cream bases are also available.

884 W Warner Rd, Ste B9, Gilbert, www.nitrolive.com