Taco Tuesdays: Best Cheap Eats in San Diego

Thank heaven for alliteration, if only because it's the reason behind one of the greatest cheap eats traditions in San Diego: Taco Tuesdays. Most Mexican restaurants and bars celebrate some version of cheap tacos on Tuesdays, and we've picked out a handful of the best.

Updated: September 24, 2009

San Diego's Best Taco Tuesday Deals


Fred's Mexican Cafe, Old Town, San Diego

2470 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110

Fred's calls its Tuesday night party "Kiss my Taco," and celebrates with $3 tacos all night, plus specials on margaritas and Mexican beers. Don't forget the bottomless baskets of chips and salsa are free!


Bar Dynamite

1808 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103

Find your way to this off-the-beaten-path lounge on Tuesday nights for great music, $1 tacos from Lucha Libre (awesome taco shop next door) and $3 drink specials.


Cafe Coyote

2461 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110

A great Taco Tuesday deal in Old Town: Cafe Coyote offers 8 different tacos for $2 each, plus $5 margs and more specials starting at 3:30pm.


Pacific Beach Bar & Grill

860 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

PB Bar & Grill hosts one of the biggest taco Tuesday parties at the beach, complete with $1.50 tacos all night and $2.50 margaritas and Mexican beers. All other Mexican-inspired apps are half-off.


Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill

910 Grand Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

Rubio's original fish tacos (beer-battered, deep fried, with cabbage, white sauce, salsa and lots of lime) are just $1.25 at most of the 30+ San Diego locations from 2:30pm to close every Tuesday.


South Beach Bar & Grill

5059 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

Get here early on Tuesdays (it gets packed) for $1.25 tacos, $3 Pacificos and half-off all other appetizers in the bar.


Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar

3939 Ocean Bluff Ave, San Diego, CA 92130

Bistro 39 at the Hilton Garden Inn Del Mar offers two tacos for $3 every Tuesday, plus margarita pitchers for $10 and free chips and salsa.


East Village Tavern & Bowl

930 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101

Taco plates (chicken, steak or fish) are just $1.99 on Tuesdays, plus $3 Dos Equis and all the regular happy hour specials.


La Puerta

560 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Known as "Taco 619" to some, La Puerta offers $2 tacos, $2 TJ Dawgs (bacon-wrapped hotdogs) and $2 Tecate beers every Tuesday.