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The Best Taco Tuesday (and Tequila) Spots in NYC

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We’ll never know who invented Taco Tuesday, but we do know that we are forever grateful. And the ideal way to enjoy a pile of tacos is by pairing them with an expertly crafted tequila cocktail — perhaps we can make Taco and Tequila Tuesday a thing? Luckily, New York City has plenty of restaurants, bars, and cantinas that make celebrating the second day of the week easy.

And if you need another reason to make it a Taco Tuesday, we have even more incentive for you: exclusive Tequila Cazadores cocktails at some of your favorite local haunts. Keep reading to find which of your favorite bars and restaurants are serving up specials this summer to commemorate Taco Tuesday...or Wednesday or Thursday, in NYC.

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1. Ghost Donkey

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4 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 254-0350
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Dripping in twinkly lights and some well-placed neon, this mezcal and tequila bar from the team at Saxon + Parole is an ideal place to hole up on a Tuesday. Call for some of their loaded nachos (hello, black truffles and chives) and be sure to save room for the freshly made churros with spiced chocolate sauce.

The Tequila Cazadores-exclusive cocktail to order: The Stealth Margarita

It’s stealth because you never knew a frozen margarita could taste this good: The Stealth Margarita is a cool combo of Tequila Cazadores Reposado, lime juice, pureed cucumber, agave syrup, St-Germain, and chile tincture. A spiced-up cucumber garnish with Aleppo salt adds the perfect hint of heat. Another round? We won’t judge.

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2. La Esquina - SoHo

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114 Kenmare St
New York, NY 10012
(646) 613-7100
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One of NYC’s iconic see-and-be-seen spots (if you can get in), La Esquina also happens to serve a solid spread of snacks like red snapper ceviche and cauliflower and avocado taquitos alongside tacos like the rib-eye with fried cheese, cilantro, and tomatillo salsa. The long list of margaritas and other tequila-fueled drinks are ideally made with Cazadores Blanco, especially the Paloma and Sexico — which adds horchata, passion fruit, lemon, and cinnamon to the mix.

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3. Jajaja Plantas Mexicana

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162 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002
(646) 883-5453
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Vegans need their taco fix too, and thankfully this LES spot has stepped in to provide plant-based tacos for all. We love the chayote squash that masquerades as fish smothered in chipotle almond butter and their homemade version of chorizo, which is wrapped in a bright yellow turmeric taco.

The Tequila Cazadores-exclusive cocktail to order: The Kale Ginger Margarita

Wash down your tacos with the kale ginger margarita, featuring Cazadores Blanco, curacao, green juice, ginger, agave syrup, and a black sea salt-encrusted rim and you’re in for a perfect Taco Tuesday. You won’t even feel guilty indulging in a margarita if it’s got your green juice in it.

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4. Barrio Chino

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253 Broome St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 228-6710
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The agave spirit list is long at this snug Broome Street spot with exposed brick walls and wooden shelves lined with tequila bottles. Enjoy Taco Tuesday from Monday to Thursday between 4 to 6:30 p.m. thanks to $7 margaritas and $7 snacks like beer-battered fish tacos and corn tostadas with pickled shrimp. Or indulge in a premium tequila cocktail any time.

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5. The Williamsburg Hotel

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96 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 362-8100
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Thoughtful design and pops of color permeate this Brooklyn hotel where the bright bar is welcoming, the rooftop pool and bar is bustling, and the one-of-a-kind bar inside a water tower serves up premier drinks along with Manhattan skyline views.

The Tequila Cazadores-exclusive cocktail to order: La Bamba

When the temperatures soar, you need a refreshing cocktail to cool off. Head to the roof and order the La Bamba — Tequila Cazadores Blanco, St-Germain, and cucumber-infused Fever Tree Tonic topped with a cucumber slice — to take in the views and escape the heat.

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6. Lure Fishbar

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142 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 431-7676
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The nautical stylings of this lively Soho spot pair perfectly with the seafood-heavy menu — the tuna tacos are irresistible and the raw bar is impressive. Meanwhile, the cocktails are appropriately refreshing, from classics like the Paloma to the more inventive La Piña Picante, made with jalapeño-infused Cazadores tequila, Cointreau, lime, and blood orange. Grab a seat at the long wooden bar and imagine you’re spending the summer on a yacht instead of in sweltering Manhattan — sip your drink to complete the fantasy.

7. Las' Lap

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74 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
(646) 484-6002
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Island vibes, island time, island food, and island drinks: This is Las’ Lap, a boisterous bar slinging colorful drinks that will make you forget you’re actually on the Lower East Side. Cazadores Blanco tequila, mezcal, honey, lime, and aji amarillo (yellow chile pepper) make up the sweet and spicy Love Your Enemy, sure to refresh on a hot summer night. Pair it with dishes like jerk chicken egg rolls and braised beef arepas — we promise, they’re just as satisfying as tacos.

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8. Cañave

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4716 Broadway
New York, NY 10040
(646) 850-0159
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Strong margaritas, crunchy yucca fries, and octopus tacos: Can Cañave be any more perfect? Yes, yes it can, thanks to its extensive happy hour specials, which are on offer every weekday from 3 p.m. until midnight (yes, you read that right). So settle into the pink and yellow chairs, admire the artwork, and enjoy the Dominican-Mexican fusion food and drinks that can’t help but make your Taco Tuesday fun and relaxing.

9. Casa Bocado

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341 Broome St
New York, NY 10013
(646) 355-1840
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Chef Ivy Stark, formerly of Dos Caminos, opened this Mexican-inspired spot in Nolita this April. Five different margaritas, including the signature Purple Cadillica, which can be made with Cazadores Reposado, accompany other tequila-based cocktails like the La Suprema (tequila blanco, ginger, and lime) and the Mamacita (tequila reposado, orgeat, pomegranate, lime, and egg white). Stark’s food menu offers a variety of tacos, ceviches, and larger dishes like enchiladas and grilled shrimp with chorizo saffron rice. The plant-and-art-filled decor is by Stephanie Vezina and lends a festive vibe to the long and narrow space.

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10. Sanctuary Hotel New York

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132 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 234-7000
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This posh retreat in Times Square has a rooftop haven — it’s literally called Haven — waiting to be discovered. Order a Cielo, made with Cazadores Blanco tequila, jalapeño, cucumber, and cilantro, and grab a seat with a view (hint: that’s all of them) while you wait for shareable snacks like guacamole and chips, fish tacos, and calamari.

11. Angel of Harlem

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2272 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10027
(212) 316-0350
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Technically, this spot is Caribbean, but with its pastel bar stools and funky artwork you won’t even notice when you’re sipping on frozen margs in flavors like strawberry and mango, or the La Flaca, made with Cazadores Blanco tequila, pink grapefruit, lime, and agave nectar that’s topped with grapefruit soda. Chow down on empanadas, ackee, and saltfish instead of tacos and guac and you’ll soon forget the taco part of Tuesday.

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1. Ghost Donkey

4 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
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Dripping in twinkly lights and some well-placed neon, this mezcal and tequila bar from the team at Saxon + Parole is an ideal place to hole up on a Tuesday. Call for some of their loaded nachos (hello, black truffles and chives) and be sure to save room for the freshly made churros with spiced chocolate sauce.

The Tequila Cazadores-exclusive cocktail to order: The Stealth Margarita

It’s stealth because you never knew a frozen margarita could taste this good: The Stealth Margarita is a cool combo of Tequila Cazadores Reposado, lime juice, pureed cucumber, agave syrup, St-Germain, and chile tincture. A spiced-up cucumber garnish with Aleppo salt adds the perfect hint of heat. Another round? We won’t judge.

4 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10012

2. La Esquina - SoHo

114 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012
Courtesy of La Esquina

One of NYC’s iconic see-and-be-seen spots (if you can get in), La Esquina also happens to serve a solid spread of snacks like red snapper ceviche and cauliflower and avocado taquitos alongside tacos like the rib-eye with fried cheese, cilantro, and tomatillo salsa. The long list of margaritas and other tequila-fueled drinks are ideally made with Cazadores Blanco, especially the Paloma and Sexico — which adds horchata, passion fruit, lemon, and cinnamon to the mix.

114 Kenmare St
New York, NY 10012

3. Jajaja Plantas Mexicana

162 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002
Noah Fecks

Vegans need their taco fix too, and thankfully this LES spot has stepped in to provide plant-based tacos for all. We love the chayote squash that masquerades as fish smothered in chipotle almond butter and their homemade version of chorizo, which is wrapped in a bright yellow turmeric taco.

The Tequila Cazadores-exclusive cocktail to order: The Kale Ginger Margarita

Wash down your tacos with the kale ginger margarita, featuring Cazadores Blanco, curacao, green juice, ginger, agave syrup, and a black sea salt-encrusted rim and you’re in for a perfect Taco Tuesday. You won’t even feel guilty indulging in a margarita if it’s got your green juice in it.

162 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002

4. Barrio Chino

253 Broome St, New York, NY 10002
Courtesy of Marta Skovro

The agave spirit list is long at this snug Broome Street spot with exposed brick walls and wooden shelves lined with tequila bottles. Enjoy Taco Tuesday from Monday to Thursday between 4 to 6:30 p.m. thanks to $7 margaritas and $7 snacks like beer-battered fish tacos and corn tostadas with pickled shrimp. Or indulge in a premium tequila cocktail any time.

253 Broome St
New York, NY 10002

5. The Williamsburg Hotel

96 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Noah Fecks

Thoughtful design and pops of color permeate this Brooklyn hotel where the bright bar is welcoming, the rooftop pool and bar is bustling, and the one-of-a-kind bar inside a water tower serves up premier drinks along with Manhattan skyline views.

The Tequila Cazadores-exclusive cocktail to order: La Bamba

When the temperatures soar, you need a refreshing cocktail to cool off. Head to the roof and order the La Bamba — Tequila Cazadores Blanco, St-Germain, and cucumber-infused Fever Tree Tonic topped with a cucumber slice — to take in the views and escape the heat.

96 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249

6. Lure Fishbar

142 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012

The nautical stylings of this lively Soho spot pair perfectly with the seafood-heavy menu — the tuna tacos are irresistible and the raw bar is impressive. Meanwhile, the cocktails are appropriately refreshing, from classics like the Paloma to the more inventive La Piña Picante, made with jalapeño-infused Cazadores tequila, Cointreau, lime, and blood orange. Grab a seat at the long wooden bar and imagine you’re spending the summer on a yacht instead of in sweltering Manhattan — sip your drink to complete the fantasy.

142 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012

7. Las' Lap

74 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
Courtesy of Las’ Lap

Island vibes, island time, island food, and island drinks: This is Las’ Lap, a boisterous bar slinging colorful drinks that will make you forget you’re actually on the Lower East Side. Cazadores Blanco tequila, mezcal, honey, lime, and aji amarillo (yellow chile pepper) make up the sweet and spicy Love Your Enemy, sure to refresh on a hot summer night. Pair it with dishes like jerk chicken egg rolls and braised beef arepas — we promise, they’re just as satisfying as tacos.

74 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002

8. Cañave

4716 Broadway, New York, NY 10040

Strong margaritas, crunchy yucca fries, and octopus tacos: Can Cañave be any more perfect? Yes, yes it can, thanks to its extensive happy hour specials, which are on offer every weekday from 3 p.m. until midnight (yes, you read that right). So settle into the pink and yellow chairs, admire the artwork, and enjoy the Dominican-Mexican fusion food and drinks that can’t help but make your Taco Tuesday fun and relaxing.

4716 Broadway
New York, NY 10040

9. Casa Bocado

341 Broome St, New York, NY 10013
Nick Solares

Chef Ivy Stark, formerly of Dos Caminos, opened this Mexican-inspired spot in Nolita this April. Five different margaritas, including the signature Purple Cadillica, which can be made with Cazadores Reposado, accompany other tequila-based cocktails like the La Suprema (tequila blanco, ginger, and lime) and the Mamacita (tequila reposado, orgeat, pomegranate, lime, and egg white). Stark’s food menu offers a variety of tacos, ceviches, and larger dishes like enchiladas and grilled shrimp with chorizo saffron rice. The plant-and-art-filled decor is by Stephanie Vezina and lends a festive vibe to the long and narrow space.

341 Broome St
New York, NY 10013

10. Sanctuary Hotel New York

132 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

This posh retreat in Times Square has a rooftop haven — it’s literally called Haven — waiting to be discovered. Order a Cielo, made with Cazadores Blanco tequila, jalapeño, cucumber, and cilantro, and grab a seat with a view (hint: that’s all of them) while you wait for shareable snacks like guacamole and chips, fish tacos, and calamari.

132 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036

11. Angel of Harlem

2272 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10027
Courtesy of Angel of Harlem

Technically, this spot is Caribbean, but with its pastel bar stools and funky artwork you won’t even notice when you’re sipping on frozen margs in flavors like strawberry and mango, or the La Flaca, made with Cazadores Blanco tequila, pink grapefruit, lime, and agave nectar that’s topped with grapefruit soda. Chow down on empanadas, ackee, and saltfish instead of tacos and guac and you’ll soon forget the taco part of Tuesday.

2272 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10027

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