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Celebrate Taco Tuesday at These 6 Philly Hot Spots

By Elena Hart | August 16, 2016 | Food & Drink

By the time Tuesday hits, we’re all in need of a reason to fiesta—and what better way to make it through the rest of the week than with delicious tacos and refreshing margaritas? These six Philly restos will have you feeling like you’re south of the border in no time. Ay, caramba!

El Camino Real Restaurant

el camino real.

After work, head over to El Camino Real Restaurant to enjoy half-priced margarita pitchers from 5-7 p.m. with your delicious TexMex eats. The NoLibs favorite located right by the piazza offers everything from crispy calamari tacos to vegan favorites like veggie wings and seitan tacos. Can’t get there in time for happy hour? Stop by from 10 p.m.-12 a.m. for a round of Quizzo. 1040 N. Second St., 215-925-1110

Buena Onda

Buena Onda Tacos

In Baja, Buena Onda means "good vibes," and that’s definitely what you'll find at this Fairmount fish taco joint. Whether you’re craving delicious Atlantic mahi mahi or classic carnitas, there’s a fresh and delicious option to satisfy your Tuesday cravings. Oh, and vegetarians, don’t sweat it—you can throw tofu on any one of their mouthwatering menu items. 1901 Callowhill St., 215-302-3530

Loco Pez

loco pez.

After a long Tuesday, head over to this Fishtown taqueria to grab a to-die-for blood orange margarita with spicy cinnamon or a glass of refreshing red sangria with hibiscus and strawberries. Not only will you love the fun atmosphere, but you might also be lucky enough to drop in on one of their weekly dollar taco nights (check their Twitter for updates). Pro tip: Bring some bills. This LA-street style taco joint is cash only. 2401 E. Norris St., 267-886-8061

El Rey

El Rey Tacos

This Center City Mexican eatery dishes up rave-worthy menu items with a unique backdrop, which is exactly what Stephen Starr is known for. Can’t pop in on a Tuesday for their carnitas or arabes (lamb) tacos? El Rey serves up a mean weekend brunch with specialty cocktails like a bloody Maria made with tequila, sangrita, and lime to get you hopping straight out of bed on a Saturday morning. 2013 Chestnut St., 215-563-3330

El Vez

El Vez Taco Sampler

If you’re in the mood for smashed avocado, head straight for this Gayborhood restaurant, where they serve a wide variety of homemade guacamole options, including the eatery's popular and unique "Bazooka" Limon served with dollops of goat cheese, pistachio, chile flake, and roasted tomato. Another Stephen Starr favorite, this trendy Mexican joint offers a can't-miss taco tasting platter with five of their favorites, making your Taco Tuesday decisions that much easier. 121 S. 13th St., 215-928-9800

Revolution Taco

revolution taco.

If you’re looking to ditch the taco shell this Tuesday (to each his or her own), then this casual Walnut Street favorite, started by three Philly food truck owners, is the perfect place to do it. Their burrito bowls are packed with everything from black beans to lime crème, and can be tossed with healthy proteins like smoked mushroom or a chickpea veggie burger. 2015 Walnut St., 267-639-5681