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10 Restaurants and Bars for Taco Tuesday Around Arizona

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Phoenix and Scottsdale doesn’t mess around when it comes to its tacos. Because the city is close to Mexico and California, there is a fusion of Baja-inspired, Tex-Mex flavor and street taco medleys throughout town. Day or night, choose your own taco adventure with deals scattered all across the city. The best advice? Make a Taco Tuesday to-do list. You won’t regret it.

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Salty Senorita

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It isn’t unusual to see the “Guac Monster” shuttle roaming the streets of Scottsdale picking up tourists and locals to join the party at the Salty Senorita. With rotisserie chicken, ground beef, asparagus tempura, braised short rib, and veggie tacos, it becomes a taste flight of scrumptious delights. And don’t forget the extensive margarita selection and spacious outdoor seating — it will push away those Monday workplace woes. A word to the wise: Dip your chips in the gooey fundido dip while maneuvering the life-size Jenga on the patio.

Boondocks Patio & Grill

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Play a round of ping-pong and skee-ball and relive your youth at the arcade. This is the ideal day-drinking spot in town and the house margarita goes a long way as you strategize over a competitive corn hole game. Boondocks has something for everyone. On Tuesdays, take advantage of the 25% discount on tacos all day. Don’t miss the fried taco pescado which features beer-battered seasonal white fish nestled inside a soft tortilla. If eating healthy is a goal, try the grilled version.

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Macayo's Mexican Kitchen

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Whether dining with friends or hanging out with the family, Macayo Mexican Kitchen welcomes all. Authentic terra-cotta tiles, comfy seating, and bright-colored pottery lulls you into thinking you are dining at a Mexican resort vacation spot. Unlimited chips and salsa whet the appetite for the must-try item at this establishment: rolled shrimp and chorizo tacos. An Arizona favorite since 1946, it’s easy to keep ordering your favorite cocktail here while bantering with your gal pals or a couple of friends.

El Hefe Mexican Restaurant

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Voted one of Phoenix’s best taco joints, El Hefe offers eight different variety of tacos, with everything from carne asada to pork al pastor. On Tuesdays, tacos are only $2 all day and night. During the evening, the bar is reminiscent of a scene from Coyote Ugly where people are entertained by the friendly waitstaff. There is little doubt that thirst is an issue at El Hefe — frozen margaritas and “beergaritas” are for the taking.

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Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

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This five-star resort boasts stunning views during the day and at night. Mexican-born chef Richard Sandoval culls fresh ingredients for his tacos: Handmade tortillas wrap around carnitas, halibut, or guajillo-braised beef. Pair these tacos with a hand-crafted margarita from the trendy tequila bar stocked with many varieties. With Spanish architecture and European-inspired cooking, you will feel an international flair — a perfect marriage of ambiance and cuisine.

The Phoenician

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For the taco connoisseur who loves to dress up in his or her Sunday finest, The Phoenician is a must. The grand entry and the grounds are hard to ignore, and once outside, people can view the tapestry of Phoenix — the Scottsdale Waterfront, Papago Hills, and South Mountain. Thirsty Camel offers a Sonoran-inspired menu with a cocktail that speaks to the Arizona desert: a prickly pear margarita. Drinks are offered throughout the property, and on your way out you can purchase a bottle of Tequila Cazadores to craft your own cocktails and capture the essence of the Southwest at home.

Aunt Chilada’s Squaw Peak

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It is difficult to argue against 125 years of history. Aunt Chiladas is a Phoenix staple with an outdoor patio sporting a bocce court and palapa bar. The history breeds a “Cheers” kind of feeling — it’s easy to become a regular. Street tacos are the main fare, with chicken tinga and carne asada as popular fillings. All tacos are served with cabbage, cilantro, and pickled sweet onion. Those who are craving a margarita can experience an El Diablo, Sangria Rita, and pitchers of the house selection.

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Sandbar Mexican Grill

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Bright colors and fun music add the right flair to your taco experience. In a casual and chill atmosphere, bar stools and tables are clustered together in the sand. Think of the best beach bar vibe in the desert and Sandbar Mexican Grill immediately comes to mind. It is impossible to resist $2.50 tacos, complemented by $5.00 margaritas, on Tuesday. Favorites include ancho chile mahi tacos, as well as chicken. Vegetarians shouldn’t feel left out; the veggie tacos are unique in taste and presentation.

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Los Dos Molinos

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No advertising is necessary at Los Dos Molinos considering that there is always a wait. The margaritas have a special infusion of fresh strawberry puree and lime juice and you don’t have to pay a premium to have the house specialty. By the end of the night, there is a chance you will be ordering pitchers of margaritas to complement the food’s spicy kick. The tacos are affordable every day of the week, not just on Tuesdays, and authentic red and green sauces accessorize the entrees — it’s a treat to try the flavors of New Mexican cuisine in the middle of the desert.

Revolu Modern Taqueria + Bar

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The eccentric art greets those who want to embrace a different vibe in a taqueria and bar. Since its debut in 2017, chef Jeremiah Gracia has brought Mexican street fare to the Valley. His modern take is personal, and everything is made from scratch. Seven tacos are featured on the menu and one in particular, the Piggy in the Pancho, is a bacon-wrapped fried hot dog with Oaxaca cheese and chipotle aioli. Pair tacos with a tequila flight — a casual experience, this will appeal to those who want a twist on the regular Taco Tuesday scene.

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Salty Senorita

It isn’t unusual to see the “Guac Monster” shuttle roaming the streets of Scottsdale picking up tourists and locals to join the party at the Salty Senorita. With rotisserie chicken, ground beef, asparagus tempura, braised short rib, and veggie tacos, it becomes a taste flight of scrumptious delights. And don’t forget the extensive margarita selection and spacious outdoor seating — it will push away those Monday workplace woes. A word to the wise: Dip your chips in the gooey fundido dip while maneuvering the life-size Jenga on the patio.

Boondocks Patio & Grill

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Play a round of ping-pong and skee-ball and relive your youth at the arcade. This is the ideal day-drinking spot in town and the house margarita goes a long way as you strategize over a competitive corn hole game. Boondocks has something for everyone. On Tuesdays, take advantage of the 25% discount on tacos all day. Don’t miss the fried taco pescado which features beer-battered seasonal white fish nestled inside a soft tortilla. If eating healthy is a goal, try the grilled version.

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Macayo's Mexican Kitchen

Whether dining with friends or hanging out with the family, Macayo Mexican Kitchen welcomes all. Authentic terra-cotta tiles, comfy seating, and bright-colored pottery lulls you into thinking you are dining at a Mexican resort vacation spot. Unlimited chips and salsa whet the appetite for the must-try item at this establishment: rolled shrimp and chorizo tacos. An Arizona favorite since 1946, it’s easy to keep ordering your favorite cocktail here while bantering with your gal pals or a couple of friends.

El Hefe Mexican Restaurant

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Voted one of Phoenix’s best taco joints, El Hefe offers eight different variety of tacos, with everything from carne asada to pork al pastor. On Tuesdays, tacos are only $2 all day and night. During the evening, the bar is reminiscent of a scene from Coyote Ugly where people are entertained by the friendly waitstaff. There is little doubt that thirst is an issue at El Hefe — frozen margaritas and “beergaritas” are for the taking.

Peter Speyer

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

This five-star resort boasts stunning views during the day and at night. Mexican-born chef Richard Sandoval culls fresh ingredients for his tacos: Handmade tortillas wrap around carnitas, halibut, or guajillo-braised beef. Pair these tacos with a hand-crafted margarita from the trendy tequila bar stocked with many varieties. With Spanish architecture and European-inspired cooking, you will feel an international flair — a perfect marriage of ambiance and cuisine.

The Phoenician

For the taco connoisseur who loves to dress up in his or her Sunday finest, The Phoenician is a must. The grand entry and the grounds are hard to ignore, and once outside, people can view the tapestry of Phoenix — the Scottsdale Waterfront, Papago Hills, and South Mountain. Thirsty Camel offers a Sonoran-inspired menu with a cocktail that speaks to the Arizona desert: a prickly pear margarita. Drinks are offered throughout the property, and on your way out you can purchase a bottle of Tequila Cazadores to craft your own cocktails and capture the essence of the Southwest at home.

Aunt Chilada’s Squaw Peak

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It is difficult to argue against 125 years of history. Aunt Chiladas is a Phoenix staple with an outdoor patio sporting a bocce court and palapa bar. The history breeds a “Cheers” kind of feeling — it’s easy to become a regular. Street tacos are the main fare, with chicken tinga and carne asada as popular fillings. All tacos are served with cabbage, cilantro, and pickled sweet onion. Those who are craving a margarita can experience an El Diablo, Sangria Rita, and pitchers of the house selection.

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Sandbar Mexican Grill

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Bright colors and fun music add the right flair to your taco experience. In a casual and chill atmosphere, bar stools and tables are clustered together in the sand. Think of the best beach bar vibe in the desert and Sandbar Mexican Grill immediately comes to mind. It is impossible to resist $2.50 tacos, complemented by $5.00 margaritas, on Tuesday. Favorites include ancho chile mahi tacos, as well as chicken. Vegetarians shouldn’t feel left out; the veggie tacos are unique in taste and presentation.

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Los Dos Molinos

No advertising is necessary at Los Dos Molinos considering that there is always a wait. The margaritas have a special infusion of fresh strawberry puree and lime juice and you don’t have to pay a premium to have the house specialty. By the end of the night, there is a chance you will be ordering pitchers of margaritas to complement the food’s spicy kick. The tacos are affordable every day of the week, not just on Tuesdays, and authentic red and green sauces accessorize the entrees — it’s a treat to try the flavors of New Mexican cuisine in the middle of the desert.

Revolu Modern Taqueria + Bar

The eccentric art greets those who want to embrace a different vibe in a taqueria and bar. Since its debut in 2017, chef Jeremiah Gracia has brought Mexican street fare to the Valley. His modern take is personal, and everything is made from scratch. Seven tacos are featured on the menu and one in particular, the Piggy in the Pancho, is a bacon-wrapped fried hot dog with Oaxaca cheese and chipotle aioli. Pair tacos with a tequila flight — a casual experience, this will appeal to those who want a twist on the regular Taco Tuesday scene.

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