I like tacos. You like tacos. Most people like tacos. And for some reason it has been decided that the best day to eat them is on Tuesdays. Supposedly, a Mexican restaurant called Taco John’s decided to have a “Taco Tuesday” promotion back in the 80s and trademarked the term. Since then it has become a household word combo. I guess our laziness and indecisiveness is always looking for quick easy solutions when it comes to the “what do we eat for dinner today” question. Something quick, with spicy meat, cheese, salsa, sour cream, warm tortillas, that anybody with half a brain can make it 10 minutes… oh and it’s Tuesday so it’s like an alliteration or something… I’m sold, let’s have tacos tonight! We’ll even make them with lean ground turkey so we can pretend that they’re ‘healthy’. Well, whatever the reasoning, tacos are delicious and people tend to eat them on Tuesdays. So, many Mexican restaurants in Boston honor this with taco Tuesday specials. Here’s a list of some places for you to try out this Tuesday in Boston. Yippie ki-yay it’s #tacotuesday!

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The Best Taco Deals in Boston

Met Back Bay

$6 for 3 tacos in the downstairs bar area.

Address: 279 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116

Phone #: (617) 267-0451

Barracuda Tavern

$2 Taco Tuesday….your choice of: Beef, Pork, Chicken, Fish or Vegetarian Tacos (In House Only) starting at 11:00 am

Address: 15 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108

Phone #: (617) 482-0301

Zuma Tex Mex Grill

$1 chicken and beef tacos in the bar from 5pm-12.

Address: 7 N Market St, Boston, MA 02109 in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Phone #: (617) 367-9114

underFiRE Bar at Fire & Ice

$2 street tacos & $11 all you can eat tacos 3pm to 10pm

Address: 205 Berkeley St. Boston, MA 02116

Phone #: (617) 482-3473

Tremont 647

$2 tacos. Varieties change weekly, but include pork, chicken, beef, fish, veggie, or a $3 special taco. You can also get a basket of warm chips for $3.50. I’d recommend trying to make a reservation here or getting there early as it’s a popular spot on Tuesdays.

Address: 647 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118 in the South End

Phone #: (617) 266-4600

Vito’s Tavern

Tacos are half price on Tuesdays. Normally they cost $12 for 3 large tacos so I guess you get 3 for $6, that’s a sweet deal.

Address: 54 Salem St., Boston, MA 02113 in the North End

Phone #: (617) 367-9114

Masa Restaurant & Bar

Ok, so they don’t technically have a “taco Tuesday” deal, but if you sit in the bar area you can get tacos for $3.75 each and a variety of tapas for $1 each. Mix and match and you’ve got a killer meal for under 10 bucks.

Address: 439 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116 in Bay Village

Phone #: (617) 338-8884

Stephi’s in Southie

They offer $3 tacos & Coronitas buckets after 5:00 pm on Tuesdays.

Address: 571 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118 in South Boston

Phone #: (617) 204-1070

Rincón Mexicano

Serving up $1 Tacos on Tuesdays, and they’re still only $2 each the rest of the week. That’s more like #TacosEveryDamnDay if you live in East Somerville

Address: 99 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145 which is a half mile walk from Sullivan Square Station

Phone #: (617) 776-1200

El Jefe’s Taqueria

This is in the location that used to be where the brick and mortar shop for The Taco Truck was, which has now gone. Ok, so there is no “taco Tuesday” deal, but tacos are only $2.25 each or 3 for $6.50 everyday, which is wicked cheap already.

Address: 83 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138 in Harvard Square

Phone #: (617) 945-1986

Felipe’s Mexican Taqueria

Again, no taco tuesday special here, but you can get 2 tacos for just $4.25 so it’s a good deal and will cure your Tuesday taco fix.

Address: 21 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 in Harvard Square

Phone#: (617) 354-9944

Acitrón Restaurant

$3 each all you can eat tacos with 10 different delicious fillings. I’ve eaten here and ordered some other items and I gotta say that Acitron has some awesome Mexican food. This is another popular spot as it’s much nicer than your typical taco dive so you may want to make a reservation and bring a date, if you both live near or in Arlington.

Address: 473 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474

Phone #: (781) 777-2839

Donohue’s Restaurant

They celebrate taco Tuesday ALL DAY! Get chicken, beef, or pork tacos for $2 each, or try lobster, shrimp, or fish tacos for $3 each. The restaurant just happens to share my surname, so I can not recommend it enough if you live near or in Watertown or have a car to get there. It’s also supposed to be a great sports bar with all kinds of fun events and functions too.

Address: 87 Bigelow Ave, Watertown, MA 02472

Phone #: (617) 924-4900

Anna’s Taqueria

Taco NaziThis is another spot without an official taco discount on Tuesdays. To be honest, it’s a totally shameless plug because I just love the place. Back when I was a student at Northeastern University a large group of us would make the multiple train ride trek to the location near Coolidge Corner because it was that good. It also had kind of a soup-nazi-esque feel to it for all you Seinfeld fans. Fear not though, they’re not at all mean like that guy in the Seinfeld show, they’re perfectly nice. It’s just that there is often a long line out the door and they move so fast that when it’s your turn to order you may feel a slight nervousness to order very quickly. You say sour cream and using a wooden stick they swat down sour cream perfectly lined up in your taco, burrito, or quesadilla. Personally, I always get a chicken or carnitas quesadilla. It’s not your traditional round, flat, pizza like quesadilla. It’s wrapped up like a burrito, but grilled like a quesadilla. I’ve always been satisfied with their food. It’s fast, cheap, delicious, and the portions are large. Plus it’s just one of those only in Boston, bring your friends from out of town, kind of place. They have 2 locations in Brookline, at Coolidge Corner and JFK Corner. They’re also in Davis Square, Porter Square, MIT, and Beacon Hill. If you must know, tacos are $3.35 each, and quesadillas are $6.45 each.

Well, that’s it for now. If you know of any other great places with #TacoTuesday deals in Boston, please add them to the comments section below or email them to me at brian@wickedcheapboston.com and I’ll add them to this list.

Happy Taco Tuesday, Boston!