National Taco Day: Deals, specials and the best places to take down a taco in metro Atlanta
Babalu Pollo and Carne De Credo tacos / Photo credit- Mia Yakel.
Taco Tuesday is great and all, but National Taco Day (Wednesday, Oct. 4) is when the real celebration goes down. Check out these spots around metro Atlanta to chow down on everyone’s Mexican staple, or try some great recipes for making your own at home.
Looking for cheap tacos and specials?
Babalu Tapas and Tacos: Tacos will be $2 throughout the day. The restaurant will also serve a special fired chicken taco, available for one day only.
33 Peachtree Place NE, Atlanta. 404-900-9595, eatbabalu.com/
Chuy’s Tex-Mex: The restaurant will feature food and drink specials all day, and customers who dress up as a taco and post a photo to Twitter will eat for free. Also:
Locations at Akers Mill, Kennesaw and Perimeter, chuys.com/
Cabo Cantina: All tacos are $3 and Cazadores Tequila margaritas are $7.
264 Pharr Road NE, Atlanta. 404-917-2620, cabocantinaga.com/
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop: Get $1 tacos and $2 12 oz. margaritas. Excludes Cali Heat, fajita meats and shrimp tacos.
5325 Windward Pkwy, Alpharetta, 678-916-7674 and 1350 Scenic Highway, Snellville. 678-999-1266. fuzzystacoshop.com/
On the Border: The chain is offering 50-cent mini tacos all day.
Locations in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Buford, Duluth and Kennesaw. ontheborder.com
Taco Bell: The chain will sell a “gift box” of four tacos for $5, featuring Nacho Cheese, Cool Ranch, Fiery Doritos Locos Taco and a classic Crunch Taco which all come wrapped in gift paper and served in a gift box.
Various locations, tacobell.com
Taco Fiesta: Get 99-cent tacos and buy one, get one free margaritas.
3055 North Point Pkwy., Alpharetta. 678-867-9001, itsatacofiesta.com/
Zocalo: Get tacos for $3 including the El Borracho Taco (The “Drunk” Taco) made with potato, chorizo, tequila, poblano liquor, carrot, jicama and escabeche and the El Campechano Taco (The “Lazy” Taco) made with carne asada, chicharrón, tomatillo, cilantro and pickled onions.
187 10th St. NE, Atlanta. 404-249-7576, richardsandoval.com/zocalo/
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