October 03, 2018

The best places to eat on National Taco Day in Tampa Bay

National Taco Day is back. Annually observed on Oct. 4, the food holiday is arguably one of the most popular around. Here's a round-up of the Tampa Bay establishments offering special deals and events for Taco Day, plus our favorite places in town to chow down on the beloved menu item at regular price. As CL Music Editor Ray Roa put it, we've noticed that this holiday is mostly only important to us plebes who don’t make the tacos, but still — we're fully committed to ensuring you know where the best ones reside.

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Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar
International Plaza, 2223 N. Westshore Blvd. #203, Tampa
Choose between four kinds of tacos: hongos (vegan mushroom, tequila, jalapeño, garlic), The Korean (hoisin barbecue beef, kimchi, cilantro, spicy peanuts), chorizo (spicy sausage, cotija cheese, cilantro, onion, verde) or The Brooklyn (pulled pork, smoked bacon, chorizo, pork belly, cilantro, onion, salsa brava).
Photo courtesy of Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar


International Plaza, 2223 N. Westshore Blvd. #203, Tampa
Choose between four kinds of tacos: hongos (vegan mushroom, tequila, jalapeño, garlic), The Korean (hoisin barbecue beef, kimchi, cilantro, spicy peanuts), chorizo (spicy sausage, cotija cheese, cilantro, onion, verde) or The Brooklyn (pulled pork, smoked bacon, chorizo, pork belly, cilantro, onion, salsa brava).
Photo courtesy of Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar
Chicken & Taco Loco
408 E. Brandon Blvd., Brandon
A year-round haunt for fans of Tex-Mex and traditional Mexican fare. The open-air taco stand with a varied menu also recently rolled out three new vegetarian tacos: cactus, squash blossom and mushroom. Go loco.
Photo by Chris Fasick

Chicken & Taco Loco


408 E. Brandon Blvd., Brandon
A year-round haunt for fans of Tex-Mex and traditional Mexican fare. The open-air taco stand with a varied menu also recently rolled out three new vegetarian tacos: cactus, squash blossom and mushroom. Go loco.
Photo by Chris Fasick
Taco Dirty
2221 W. Platt St., Tampa
A new taco spot in Hyde Park from the minds behind Ciccio Restaurant Group. Taco Dirty hasn’t announced plans for the holiday, but its Taco Tuesday special — $2 tacos, $3 beers and $4 margs — is pretty great. 
Photo via Taco Dirty

Taco Dirty


2221 W. Platt St., Tampa
A new taco spot in Hyde Park from the minds behind Ciccio Restaurant Group. Taco Dirty hasn’t announced plans for the holiday, but its Taco Tuesday special — $2 tacos, $3 beers and $4 margs — is pretty great.
Photo via Taco Dirty
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Thursday, Oct. 4
Hyde Park Village, 1601 W. Snow Ave., Tampa
Enter the Taco Takeover Search for the chance to be featured in this upscale street food chain’s Instagram story on Taco Day. As many as three runners up will also take home a bartaco party pack for 10, valued at $140.
Photo by Manny Vargas

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Thursday, Oct. 4
Hyde Park Village, 1601 W. Snow Ave., Tampa
Enter the Taco Takeover Search for the chance to be featured in this upscale street food chain’s Instagram story on Taco Day. As many as three runners up will also take home a bartaco party pack for 10, valued at $140.
Photo by Manny Vargas
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
Thursday, Oct. 4
2874 Providence Lake Blvd., Brandon
From open to close, breakfast and Baja-style tacos are $1. Best part? Patrons of Tampa’s Temple Terrace location can get in on the solid discount, too.
Photo courtesy of Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop


Thursday, Oct. 4
2874 Providence Lake Blvd., Brandon
From open to close, breakfast and Baja-style tacos are $1. Best part? Patrons of Tampa’s Temple Terrace location can get in on the solid discount, too.
Photo courtesy of Fuzzy's Taco Shop

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