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Crispy chicken enchilada and steak al guajillo taco at Monument in Charlestown
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Where to Find Taco Tuesday Deals in Boston

And don’t forget Choco Taco Tuesday

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Crispy chicken enchilada and steak al guajillo taco at Monument in Charlestown
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Every Tuesday should be Taco Tuesday. There are few better ways to spend a weeknight than eating half-priced tacos while sipping on an icy cold Modelo, after all. Not every restaurant slinging tacos in the Boston area agrees, but not to worry: An eater craving cheap Tuesday tacos has a number of options on both sides of the river.

Fun fact: “Taco Tuesday” is actually trademarked by Taco John’s, a Cheyenne, Wyoming-based Mexican fast-food chain. Apparently, Taco John’s knows just how effective (and fun!) their alliterative device is — they’ve been issuing cease and desist letters for decades to protect it.

History (and zaniness) aside, here are the best places in and around Boston to find Taco Tuesday deals.

Note: Map points are not ranked; they are listed from north to south (aside from one bonus dessert point, saved for last). Something missing? Hit up the tipline. This map was originally published on September 26, 2017; it is updated periodically, and the date of the most recent update appears above.

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Temazcal Tequila Cantina

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Okay, so Lynnfield isn’t exactly Boston, but it’s not too far outside the city limits. Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Temazcal Tequila Cantina offers half-priced tacos ($6 to $7.50), served with Mexican rice and black beans. North Shore residents, rejoice (and go get some cheap lunch/early dinner tacos, including grilled salmon, skirt steak, and other options.)

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Lynnfield’s Temazcal Tequila Cantina offers North Shore residents the chance to join in on Taco Tuesday fun
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Rincon Mexicano Somerville

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Somervillians are lucky to have the beloved Rincon Mexicano — and luckier still to get $1 chicken, veggie, and al pastor tacos on Tuesdays, from open ‘til close.

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A trio of tacos at Rincon Mexicano
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Cantina La Mexicana

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You can get $1 tacos every Tuesday night from the beginning of the dinner service until close (10 p.m.) at this Union Square mainstay. And why not wash those tasty tacos down with a cocktail made by ex-Café ArtScience barman Todd Maul?

Tacos at Cantina La Mexicana
Tacos at Cantina La Mexicana
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Monument Restaurant & Tavern

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Monument offers a new menu of tacos every Tuesday, and sometimes that menu is themed. (Past renditions have included a Taco Bell theme, for example.) Patrons have the option of ordering tacos (two for $10) or tostadas (three for $13) all night, or until the kitchen runs out.

A past Taco Bell-themed Taco Tuesday at Monument
A past Taco Bell-themed Taco Tuesday at Monument
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Vito's Tavern

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The North End doesn’t scream “Mexican food,” but Vito’s Tavern on Salem Street shrugs convention and pushes half-priced tacos all day on Tuesdays. From noon to midnight, get three tacos for just $6. $2 a taco isn’t half bad.

Tacos at Vito’s Tavern
Tacos at Vito’s Tavern
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Article 24

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Brighton’s Article 24 offers half-priced tacos ($6 to $7) on Tuesdays during dinner. Bring your appetite, and also your brains — Tuesdays are also Article 24’s trivia night.

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The barbecue short rib taco special at Article 24
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McCormick & Schmick's

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Perhaps better known for its seafood and steaks, this Faneuil Hall location of national chain McCormick & Schmick’s incorporates the Taco Tuesday game into its standard happy hour offerings. The full happy hour menu is available at the bar from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, including snacks like $3 truffle fries and $5 blackened chicken quesadillas. On Tuesdays, there are also $2 fish tacos.

Tacos at McCormick & Schmick’s
Tacos at McCormick & Schmick’s
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Barracuda Tavern

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Not all Taco Tuesday deals are resigned to the night. At Barracuda Tavern, eaters can sate their $2 taco cravings beginning at 11 a.m. Night owls are in luck too: The deal runs until Barracuda’s kitchen closes at 1:30 a.m. Choose from a selection of beef, pork, chicken, fish, and vegetarian options.

Tacos at Barracuda Tavern
Tacos at Barracuda Tavern
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Tavitas

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Gotta catch a train out of South Station on a Tuesday night? Head to Tavitas between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. for all-you-can-eat tacos for just $8.99. There’s one stipulation: To get the deal, you’ve got to purchase a drink (but it doesn’t have to be a $10 cocktail — a humble Coca-Cola will do).  

Tacos at Tavitas
Tacos at Tavitas
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Met Back Bay

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Those who sit downstairs at the Met Back Bay’s bar and lounge can get three tacos for $6 on Tuesday nights between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. The restaurant offers three different versions: pork carnitas, beef short rib, and prime skirt steak. Thirsty? Grab a margarita or sangria pitcher.

Tacos at Met Back Bay
Tacos at Met Back Bay
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Devlin's

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Devlin’s in Brighton offers individual tacos for $5 on Tuesdays (they’re usually served as an entree for $16.) Get one, or get three with rice and beans for $15.

Devlin’s Taco Tuesday
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Back Bay Social Club

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Every Tuesday at Back Bay Social Club is Tecate and Taco Tuesday: $1 tacos from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by $4 tacos from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., alongside cocktail specials and giveaways.

Tacos at Back Bay Social Club
Tacos at Back Bay Social Club
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Lion's Tail

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Chef Daniel Pagano puts $3 tacos on his menu every Monday and Tuesday night. The promotion begins at 5 p.m. and runs until they run out of tacos. Diners can choose from beef, chicken, or vegetable tacos.

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A sampling of tacos at Lion’s Tail
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Stephi's in Southie

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Another spot in Southie for a Taco Tuesday special. Stephi’s rotates tacos each week for the special — an eater might find Caribbean fish or pulled pork or Buffalo chicken tacos on the menu, for example — and at $3 they’re a steal (tacos at Stephi’s usually run $11 to 12.) The deal runs from 5 p.m. to midnight.

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An assortment of tacos at Stephi’s in Southie
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Tremont 647

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Tremont 647 is the old veteran of the group; the restaurant has been running a Taco Tuesday special for more than a decade. Tremont 647 changes up the tacos every week, and they range in price from $2 to $6. The Tuesday night affair is so popular that Tremont has extended it to Mondays as well. Both Monday and Tuesday specials run from 5 to 10 p.m.

Tacos at Tremont 647
Tacos at Tremont 647
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Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar

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Loco Taqueria in Southie offers a selection of tacos — some from their menu, some specials — every Tuesday at dinner for $2 to 4. (Tacos at Loco typically cost $9 to 13.)

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The barbecue pulled pork taco at Loco
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The Gate Bar and Restaurant

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The Gate in JP is serving up $1 tacos every Tuesday night from 4 to 10 p.m. Diners can choose between ground beef, chicken tinga, or vegetable medley and can wash it all down with a $5 house margarita or a $3 Modelo.

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$1 tacos at the Gate in Jamaica Plain
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BONUS: Honeycomb Creamery (Choco Taco Tuesday)

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OK, it’s time for dessert. This artisan ice cream shop between Porter and Harvard squares does a Choco Taco Tuesday each week from 1 p.m. to close (or until they run out). The flavors —which include fun things like “Peach Crisp” and “Ginger Rhubarb” — change weekly. Keep an eye out for special Choco Taco Tuesday events: Honeycomb has been known to pop up at the Taza Chocolate factory store in Somerville, for example, offering up multiple types of choco tacos.

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S’mores choco taco at Honeycomb Creamery’s Taza pop-up
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Temazcal Tequila Cantina

Temazcal Taco Tuesday
Lynnfield’s Temazcal Tequila Cantina offers North Shore residents the chance to join in on Taco Tuesday fun
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Okay, so Lynnfield isn’t exactly Boston, but it’s not too far outside the city limits. Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Temazcal Tequila Cantina offers half-priced tacos ($6 to $7.50), served with Mexican rice and black beans. North Shore residents, rejoice (and go get some cheap lunch/early dinner tacos, including grilled salmon, skirt steak, and other options.)

Temazcal Taco Tuesday
Lynnfield’s Temazcal Tequila Cantina offers North Shore residents the chance to join in on Taco Tuesday fun
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Rincon Mexicano Somerville

Rincón Mexicano Taco Tuesday
A trio of tacos at Rincon Mexicano
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Somervillians are lucky to have the beloved Rincon Mexicano — and luckier still to get $1 chicken, veggie, and al pastor tacos on Tuesdays, from open ‘til close.

Rincón Mexicano Taco Tuesday
A trio of tacos at Rincon Mexicano
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Cantina La Mexicana

Tacos at Cantina La Mexicana
Tacos at Cantina La Mexicana
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You can get $1 tacos every Tuesday night from the beginning of the dinner service until close (10 p.m.) at this Union Square mainstay. And why not wash those tasty tacos down with a cocktail made by ex-Café ArtScience barman Todd Maul?

Tacos at Cantina La Mexicana
Tacos at Cantina La Mexicana
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Monument Restaurant & Tavern

A past Taco Bell-themed Taco Tuesday at Monument
A past Taco Bell-themed Taco Tuesday at Monument
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Monument offers a new menu of tacos every Tuesday, and sometimes that menu is themed. (Past renditions have included a Taco Bell theme, for example.) Patrons have the option of ordering tacos (two for $10) or tostadas (three for $13) all night, or until the kitchen runs out.

A past Taco Bell-themed Taco Tuesday at Monument
A past Taco Bell-themed Taco Tuesday at Monument
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Vito's Tavern

Tacos at Vito’s Tavern
Tacos at Vito’s Tavern
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The North End doesn’t scream “Mexican food,” but Vito’s Tavern on Salem Street shrugs convention and pushes half-priced tacos all day on Tuesdays. From noon to midnight, get three tacos for just $6. $2 a taco isn’t half bad.

Tacos at Vito’s Tavern
Tacos at Vito’s Tavern
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Article 24

Article 24 Taco Tuesday
The barbecue short rib taco special at Article 24
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Brighton’s Article 24 offers half-priced tacos ($6 to $7) on Tuesdays during dinner. Bring your appetite, and also your brains — Tuesdays are also Article 24’s trivia night.

Article 24 Taco Tuesday
The barbecue short rib taco special at Article 24
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McCormick & Schmick's

Tacos at McCormick & Schmick’s
Tacos at McCormick & Schmick’s
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Perhaps better known for its seafood and steaks, this Faneuil Hall location of national chain McCormick & Schmick’s incorporates the Taco Tuesday game into its standard happy hour offerings. The full happy hour menu is available at the bar from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, including snacks like $3 truffle fries and $5 blackened chicken quesadillas. On Tuesdays, there are also $2 fish tacos.

Tacos at McCormick & Schmick’s
Tacos at McCormick & Schmick’s
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Barracuda Tavern

Tacos at Barracuda Tavern
Tacos at Barracuda Tavern
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Not all Taco Tuesday deals are resigned to the night. At Barracuda Tavern, eaters can sate their $2 taco cravings beginning at 11 a.m. Night owls are in luck too: The deal runs until Barracuda’s kitchen closes at 1:30 a.m. Choose from a selection of beef, pork, chicken, fish, and vegetarian options.

Tacos at Barracuda Tavern
Tacos at Barracuda Tavern
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Tavitas

Tacos at Tavitas
Tacos at Tavitas
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Gotta catch a train out of South Station on a Tuesday night? Head to Tavitas between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. for all-you-can-eat tacos for just $8.99. There’s one stipulation: To get the deal, you’ve got to purchase a drink (but it doesn’t have to be a $10 cocktail — a humble Coca-Cola will do).