It’s everybody’s favorite weekday…Taco Tuesday! If you are wanting to live like a local, you will want to eat like a local—there is no better way to truly immerse yourself in a new culture than by trying its food.


Here are some of our favorite places to satisfy our taco needs:


Matta’s Grill + Cantina


Located in the Mesa Riverview shopping center, Mesa families have grown up with the tradition of going to Matta’s Grill and Cantina to enjoy authentic Tex-Mex style cuisine for over 60 years. They have daily Fiesta Hour specials from 3 pm to 6 pm with deals on drinks to compliment your tacos.


We suggest: crispy, battered fish tacos


Arizona Wilderness Brewing


Arizona Wilderness has won awards for its unique drafts, but it is a little known secret that they offer delicious tacos one day a week--you guessed it, Taco Tuesday! Try a new taco each week as their menu always features something different for your taste buds.


We suggest: trying a new taco every week!


Backyard Taco


With two locations (Mesa and Gilbert) to alternate between every Tuesday, Backyard Taco will not start suspecting how obsessed you are with their tacos—trust us, you will be. From 2 pm to 10 pm on Tuesdays, tacos are only $1.59! You will not want to miss out on their authentic Tacos al Carbon.


We suggest: carne asada tacos


Barrio Queen


Along with their daily happy hour, Barrio Queen has $2.50 special on all of their tacos every Tuesday from open until close. The specials draw you in but their dedication to making you feel like you are visiting their home rather than a restaurant will keep you coming back.


We suggest: Cochinita Pibil – their casa signature taco


Joyride Taco House


$2 tacos and $5 margaritas will have you feeling like you are in paradise but that is just what happens when you step into Joyride Taco House on a Tuesday. If you and your friends have been looking for a modern watering hole with mouth-watering food, you will want to take a trip here this week.


We suggest: chicken tinga tacos


Hacienda de Rosa's


Modeled after the stunning Mexican villas of the past, Hacienda de Rosa’s feels as if you have stepped into a time machine as you relax inside the hacienda or out on one of the three patios. Their food is authentic Mexican-style with some twists to keep you on your toes! You are guaranteed to leave satisfied.


We suggest: the taco sampler