Tuesdays Are Coming Up Tacos: The Round Up

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It’s Tuesday and there’s no better day of the week than to go looking for a place to take that cheap date. Nah … not really (tacky!), but if you and your buddies are jonesin’ for tacos with sit-down service, look no further. There are plenty of options around town - venues serving up a ton of different kinds at taco stand prices. Go ahead - try a different one each week to see how the tacos stack against each other. Hudson House - $1.00 each Dubbed “All You Can Eat Street Tacos” - just because they’re so cheap - a couple varieties are being offered by Hudson House. Prime placement for all South Bay dwellers, the resto will serve up Pollo braised with lime and tequila or Confit-style pork carnitas with creamy avocado sauce, diced onions and chopped cilantro. They’re served with charred tomato salsa, limes and fried serrano chiles. And don’t forget the drink specials with which to wash down your eats: Score a 7 oz. Pacifico or Tecate for $2.00 each or a Mexico Mule (Tequila, Ginger Beer, Grapefruit and Lime) for $5.00.

Hudson House 514 N. Pacific Coast Highway Redondo Beach, CA 90277 310.798.9183

Spanish Kitchen - $2.00 each One of the most visible spots the West Hollywood end of La Cienega, The Spanish Kitchen offers not only a whole slew of taco choices but salsas to match … or not. Choose from Grilled shrimp pesto, Beer-battered mahi, Grilled blackened salmon and Mexico BBQ pulled pork tacos. You even get to choose the kind of shell (hard or soft) your taco is served in and over 12 salsas to mix and match (Suiza blanco, Tequila lobster, Mole negro and more). These tacos are served family style so be don’t be bashful - order as many as your heart desires the first time around! It’s a party.

Complete Taco Tuesday Menu

The Spanish Kitchen 826 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069 310.659.4794

Mission Cantina - $1.00 each Feel like eating tacos in a church? Look no further - with each variety being served in handmade tortillas for only $1.00 each. Pick from Chicken with mole poblano, Fish and Carne asada. If you want some fitting beer to go along with, Tecate and Dos Equis will run you $4.00 each. Not exactly a beer bargain but they probably want you to be looking at their selection of specialty margaritas, anyway. Grapefruit-lavender, anyone? Or perhaps a jalapeno martini or strawberry-guava mojito?

The Mission Cantina 5946 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028 323.469.3130

Marix Tex Mex - All-You-Can-Eat for $7.95

This Tuesday taco special is a bit different in that you start with three hard or soft tacos - beef, chicken, carnitas or veggie - and they come with beans and rice. But keep going and you’ll maximize the “all you can eat” element. Word on the street is, the margaritas are respectable here (I’ve not tried, myself) so sit down and get your taco on. If your heart so desires, they also offer a la carte tacos for $1.50 each - only at the bar.

Marix Tex Mex 1108 N. Flores West Hollywood, CA 90069 323.656.8800

Don Chuy’s - $0.99 each Z0MG, Mexican on The Westside? Right - and we’re not even talking UCLA student-ridden Don Antonio’s on a Wednesday, either. Nope - it’s the Tuesday equivalent. Their carne asada, chicken and potato taco varieties will come smaller than their more expensive counterparts (different menu) but hey - they’re a dollar each. You were looking for cheap, weren’t you? Warning: Only beer and wine are available as they have no liquor license so it’s up to you if it’s worth a visit or not. ;)

Don Chuy’s 11707 Washington Pl Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.398.9606

So. What are you having for lunch and/or dinner? Follow-up: Taco Tuesday at Hudson House - SureBeatsWork.com