Let them eat tacos: Where to celebrate Wednesday as Taco Day

Discounted tacos! And booze!

click to enlarge In observation of Taco Day, Rubio's spotlights $2 original fish taco especials, among other deals. - Rubio's Coastal Grill
Rubio's Coastal Grill
In observation of Taco Day, Rubio's spotlights $2 original fish taco especials, among other deals.


Nothing compares to grubbing on a well-thought-out taco — especially when said taco is a steal, wallet wise. Here's a running list of where to celebrate one of life's greatest food pleasures on Wednesday, aka National Taco Day.

I know, it's not a Tuesday, but still. Discounted tacos! And booze!

All events take place on Oct. 4 unless otherwise noted.

bartaco No freebies, but there is an exclusive Snapchat filter planned all day for those enjoying tacos and cocktails in-house. The Bay area's location at Hyde Park Village is advertising "a big #bartacosecret reveal" in honor of the food holiday, too. What do you think it is? 1601 W. Snow Ave., Tampa, 813-258-8226, bartaco.com.

Fuzzy's Taco Shop Score $1 tacos, as well as $3 house margaritas and $15 mix-and-match buckets of Corona and Pacifico. Celebratory festivities are also planned at the Temple Terrace location. 2874 Providence Lakes Blvd., Brandon, 813-324-7177, fuzzystacoshop.com.

Nueva Cantina On the eve of Taco Day, locals are invited to order $3 tacos till close. Oct. 3. 1625 Fourth St. S., St. Petersburg, 727-851-9579, nuevacantina.com.

Rubio's Coastal Grill In conjunction with Taco Tuesday, all-day deals to help ring in the occasion. Down $1.75 original fish tacos, $2 original fish taco especials or $2.25 original fish tacos with Rubio's new mango salsa (available only Oct. 3). Plus, alcohol is discounted to $2.99 after 4 p.m. Not in Hillsborough? Hit up the Tyrone Square Mall outpost. Oct. 3. 1824 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa, 813-600-2000, rubios.com.

Tijuana Flats This fast-casual Tex-Mex chain celebrates with $2 tacos and $2 Mexican drafts at all of its locations, all day long. 944 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg, 727-823-5882, tijuanaflats.com.

Xtreme Tacos The Taco Day special from this young but popular restaurant is $2 Tijuana tacos — any choice of meat topped with cilantro and diced red onions on a fresh, house-made corn tortilla. 310 E. Waters Ave., Tampa, 813-570-6407, xtremetacos.com.

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