Boston’s Best Taco Tuesday Specials

February 12, 2014 6:00 AM

(Photo from Vito’s Tavern)

Taco Tuesday specials are featured all throughout Boston. With many of the options offering beef, chicken, seafood or even vegetarian tacos at their bars and restaurants, there is something for everyone. Featuring lively environments, plenty of menu selections besides tacos and an abundance of drink offerings, you are sure to have a fun and affordable Tuesday night Mexican meal at one of the following locations.
(Photo from 647 Tremont)

(Photo from 647 Tremont)

Tremont 647
647 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 266-4600

Tremont 647 offers a special $2 taco menu every Tuesday during normal business hours of 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Options include the baja style fried fish tacos featuring flavor-packed chipotle lime aioli and crunchy cabbage salad, or for a couple extra dollars, the fish tacos feature citrus-ginger salmon and scallion relish. There are also carnitas tacos, fried chicken and ranch tacos, braised ancho brisket tacos, as well as sauteed Brussels sprouts with cumin-lime vinaigrette, goat cheese and pickled red onions. Feast on the tacos alongside chips, fries, pico de gallo, beans and rice or fried plantains to round out the meal and order up one of the specialty drinks, like the La Paloma with Lunazul tequila, grapefruit, lime, salt and soda.

(Photo from Zuma TexMex Grill)

(Photo from Zuma TexMex Grill)

Zuma Tex Mex Grill
7 N. Market St.
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 367-9114

Right in the center of all of the action in downtown Boston at Faneuil Hall Marketplace is Zuma. Since 1989, it has served up southwest Mexican dishes with only the freshest ingredients, with almost everything made from scratch. On Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to close, head to the bar area for $1 tacos. Diners can choose from chicken or beef tacos, and be sure to ask if there are any specials. What goes better with tacos than an ice cold margarita from Zuma’s extensive drinks list that features over 100 tequilas and mezcals?

(Photo from Barracuda Tavern)

(Photo from Barracuda Tavern)

Barracuda Tavern
15 Bosworth St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 482-0301

Tucked away in an alley in downtown Boston, Barracuda boasts an excellent beer selection, small plates, seafood recipes and plenty of other options. On Tuesdays, it offers $2 tacos from 11 a.m. through closing time, at 1:30 a.m. Feast on beef, pork, chicken or fish tacos and nosh on appetizers perfect for sharing, like conch fritters, buffalo shrimp or blackened catfish skewers.

Related: Best Tacos In The MetroWest Area

(Photo from The Met Back Bay)

(Photo from The Met Back Bay)

The Met Back Bay
279 Dartmouth St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-0451

With locations in Back Bay as well as other popular dining and shopping destinations like Natick and Chestnut Hill, Met has delicious burgers and other American comfort foods. On Tuesdays, it offers a special deal where you get three tacos for $6 at the bar. The taco menu has flavorful selections including beef short rib tacos, grilled chicken tacos with tomatillo salsa verde, skirt steak with guacamole and pico de gallo or pork carnitas featuring roasted pineapple, cilantro and chipotle all in a grilled white corn tortilla. Order a pitcher of sangria or margarita to go with it, salsa and guacamole with chips or the chili-roasted Spanish almonds.

(Photo from Vito's Tavern)

(Photo from Vito’s Tavern)

Vito’s Tavern
54 Salem St.
Boston, MA 02113
(857) 277-0229

North End locals and visitors can take a break from the usual Italian fare the area has to offer for a unique menu at Vito’s. Kick back and watch the area’s best sports teams on one of the many flat-screen TVs while digging into huge burgers, chicken wings which come in a variety of flavors or tacos amongst the many options. On Tuesdays, Vito’s offers a half-price taco option featuring three of its nine-ounce meat tacos on corn tortillas, which are regularly $11.99 for the plate. There’s also Korean-style tacos where you get steak, chicken, pork or veggies with the flavors of Korean barbecue, kimchi, pickled daikon and salsa roja. Or go for the fried fish tacos with kimchi slaw and lime and tequila aioli or traditional Baja tacos with pico de gallo.

Related: Phantom Gourmet: Authentic Mexican Restaurants

Michelle Levine is a creative energetic, young professional that is passionate about everything Boston has to offer. She loves to attend local events, dine out, and cook and wants to share her findings with you. Her work can be found on

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