Just like clockwork, Tuesday rolls around, and it’s time again for tacos. Last year Americans ate more than 4.5 billion tacos, and we like to do our part! You can shake up Taco Tuesdays by trying out some unusual combos at Raleigh’s top taco joints.
With Cinco de Mayo approaching and Taco Tuesday every week, check our handy listing of Raleigh’s top tacos and taquerias:
This reasonably-priced taco shop has a salad bar, live music on weekends, daily specials, and a great menu with 18 types of tacos. You’ll also find the alternatives of burritos, quesadillas, gorditas, tortas, and more.
This upscale Colombian-Mexican Tacos y Tequila joint has four area locations and a food truck. The high-end specialty tacos will set you back $10-14, but they really are good.
One of downtown Raleigh’s favorite Mexican food spots is inspired by the owner’s years of living and cooking in Mexico. Fresh ingredients are often locally sourced. Try the fresh chips and salsa with unusual flavors like orange, sesame, peanut, and of course the usuals such as pico de gallo. Vegan options are available.
This taqueria on Capital Boulevard offers surprises such as burgers, veggie platters, unusual soups, cocktails, and fried Cornish hens. There’s an array of seafood dinners and Tex-Mex standards such as quesadillas and fajitas. The tacos are only $3 each and made with fresh tortillas.
Tacos are $1.69 and come in a choice of grilled steak, salted steak, soft steak, grilled or shredded chicken, fish, various porks, or even mushrooms. Authentic choices from across the menu include huaraches, soups, quesadillas, and tortas. There’s a kids’ menu with blander fare.
Six types of fresh guacamole, seven types of salsa, and 11 types of California street tacos bring a little of the Golden State to Raleigh. Sundays offer brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and weekdays mean Happy Hour specials at the bar from 4 to 6 p.m., plus tacos for lunch and dinner, of course!
This downtown taqueria will even deliver your tacos, but it’s fun to eat there, too. There are a few specialty plates, but the emphasis is on the tacos. Try the Mole Poblano, Chorizo con Papas, Butternut Squash, or Fried Avocado tacos for something different. Of course Virgil’s has your old favorites, too.
Committed to local ingredients, Wicked Taco is like a craft brewer for tacos. Signature tortillas and salsas are made fresh daily and Wicked offers 13 signature specialty tacos, half a dozen different breakfast tacos, and mix-and-match “naked” tacos (choose your own fillings).
Few Moves Suggests Tacos on Moving Day
You’ll need a fast, nutritious dinner on moving day, even if it’s not Taco Tuesday, so try one of our taco suggestions!
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