You’ve made it past your Manic Monday and you need something to help soften the blow of harrowing Hump Day. Well, you can make the transition a bit more bearable by saddling up to some local Taco Tuesdays. Whether you want a classic beef and cheese or something a bit more exotic, these 12 trucks, patios and sit-down institutions are guaranteed to satisfy your taco tendencies.
This establishment is a hybrid of restaurant, food truck and inventive brunch locale. Craving queso in the morning? Hit up Taco Republic’s taco-centered brunch Saturday or Sunday for Breakfast Tacos Del Dia and a Mexi-Mosa. Republic also does $2 tacos and Miller High Life cans ALL DAY on Tuesdays. Plus, when you’re on the run, the Taco Republic food truck can be found serving up deals around KC.
500 County Line Rd, Kansas City, KS 66103 | Website
Ted’s Cafe Escondido
Ted’s slogan is, “Nobody gives you more,” and it’s honestly hard to disagree. Each meal at Ted’s, tacos or otherwise, comes with tortillas, salsa, cheese dip, grilled onions, chips and sopapillas–at no additional charge! They also boast a Taco Trio Tuesday that lets you mix and match meats and get 3 tacos for $6.99. You can also check out their locations in Overland Park and Lee’s Summit!
8300 N. Booth Ave, Kansas City, MO 64158 | Website
Frankie Farelane’s Fast(ish) Food
Frankie’s specializes in tacos for the trendy. All of their avant-garde offerings are under $3 and range from the traditional to the tricked-out. Hungry for asian food? There’s a Korean taco for that. Looking for something fresh and fruity? Try the Apple Pecan taco. There’s even tacos named, “El Cracko” and “Trash Panda.” So, if you desire to find out what those things taste like, this is the culinary venture for you.
100 SE 3rd St, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 | Website
This isn’t your mother’s taco place. Bichelmeyer has been providing quality meat and smoking services for over 70 years. But did you know on Saturdays they also serve what has been voted some of the best tacos in KC? Now that you do, arrive early each Saturday, as they often run out of these delicious and authentic taco creations. For only $3, you’ll get hand crafted tacos with hefty portions and seasoning for days.
704 Cheyenne Ave, Kansas City, KS 66105 | Website
Sol Cantina is the perfect patio relaxation after work or on a sunny day off to indulge in some tacos. Their food is inspired by Southwest and Baja flavors across the region and on their Taco Tuesdays, you can grab a pork baja or fish taco for $2-3.
408 E 31st St, Kansas City, MO 64108 | Website
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
This chain of casual taco eateries has over 100 locations across the country, and gives you a more streamlined meal without the dreaded Taco Bell post-binge guilt. Their taco options go beyond the basic beef or chicken and include shrimp tempura, brisket and grilled veggie, for our vegetarian friends.
10157 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114 | Website
Unforked asks you to rethink what food you eat. They pride themselves on local and fresh ingredients that go into their savory menu of taco delicacies. With fun names like the Barking Pig and Tilapia Tango, the sky’s the limit on what you can stuff in your shell or tortilla.
2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108 | Website
El Camino Real
Get ready to extend your Taco Tuesday into Wednesday. This KC classic has $1 Tacos each Hump Day and is the perfect way to beat the midweek slump. Local food critics rave about the Rajas taco with grilled onions and peppers. This restaurant is so popular, it even inspired an El Camino Real 2.
903 N 7th St, Kansas City, Kansas, KS 66101-2819 | Website
Kansas City Taco Company
The KC Taco Company hosts one of the most extensive Taco Tuesdays in the metro. Bite into two of their culinary creations for $5. Choose from Ahi Poke Tuna, Baja Wild Cod, Avocado Bean and tons more! Broaden your taco taste buds at a company that knows best.
520 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64106 | Website
With five locations across the KC area, Margarita’s tacos have made their mark. They’ve got bogo buy one get one free tacos each Tuesday AND Wednesday with other daily specials throughout. Frequent customers recommend pouring their Margarita dip over the tacos to add an extra layer of succulence.
2829 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108 | Website
Carniceria la Siete
Voted the Best KC Taco Spot in 2015 at Feast Magazine, it doesn’t get more authentic than Carniceria la Siete. Tacos are a dollar EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK. This restaurant preaches Taco Tuesday as a philosophy all week long and is known for their spicy chorizo tacos.
309 N 7th St, Kansas City, Kansas, KS 66101 | Website
This is the ultimate one-stop shop for all things taco. Not only is Bonito Michoachan serving up some of the highest quality tacos in KC (for a buck on Tuesdays), but it also triples as a grocery store and meat market. Plus, top your taco with a major salsa bar just feet from the cafe.
1150 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, Kansas, KS 66102 | Website
Hungry yet? Whether you’re in the mood to fiesta, siesta or somewhere in between–check out a few of these fun locations and bite into a taco that’s outside of your culinary comfort zone!