5 Unique (and Delicious) Taco Tuesdays to Check Out in San Diego

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There are near endless options for Taco Tuesday spots in San Diego. Looking for a new spot or something a little different? Here we go:

For a luxury taco with a soundtrack, try….

Volcano Rabbit

Downtown San Diego’s Volcano Rabbit is your destination for a rowdy Taco Tuesday with a DJ, taco and drink specials starting at 4pm. Craft tacos are the focus of Executive Chef Andre Alto’s menu, with offerings including seared ahi, sticky beef short rib and chili-rubbed octopus. Each month, Volcano Rabbit will also offer an ultra-luxe, specialty “$20 Taco,” with enticing options including baked lobster with katafi, poached quail egg, citrus aioli and sturgeon caviar; sea scallop with arancini cake, lemon coulis, crispy yam and bacon pop rock; and beef cheek with brioche toast, foie gras, marrow butter and mascarpone sauce.

Want a little tequila with your tacos? Their agave spirits menu has more than 175 selections from around the world.

For an authentic taco, try… 

The Taco Stand

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San Diego’s staple taco haven and local favorite, The Taco Stand, has opened in North Park at the corner of 30th and Upas. This the fourth location for the San Diego based brand with a cult-like following. In addition to its mainstay menu of tacos, burritos, and sides, this location also offers several beers on tap, making it a perfect Taco Tuesday choice.

The Taco Stand excels with their handmade corn tortillas made in house daily, fresh ingredients, and tempting sauce bar with delicious salsas, cilantro sauce, and chipotle sauce. The hands-down taco champion is the Al Pastor – rotisserie marinated pork with cilantro, onions, cilantro sauce, and pineapple – for the most flavorful taco you’ve ever had!

For Taco Tuesday with your pet, try…

The Wine Pub

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Every third Tuesday join Valle de Guadalupe’s Chef Sergio Castro at The Wine Pub to enjoy three tacos paired with three wines — all for $25. Last month’s Taco & Vino pairing started with a shrimp taco with cabbage slaw and red pepper aioli, paired with Cass White Blend. Next, the Chicken Chimichurri taco with fresh avocado paired with Folly of the Beast Pinot Noir. Last, the Carne Asada taco with fresh avocado and pico de gallo paired with Brady Cabernet Sauvignon. Everything I love about Guadalupe cuisine is right here in our backyard at The Wine Pub!

Enjoy your tacos and wine around a fire pit on their beautiful outdoor, dog-friendly patio, or inside the lovely restaurant. The Wine Pub is SO dog friendly that they even have a special menu just for your pooch.

For you’re a beach dweller, try…


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If you’re in search of delicious tacos in Mission Beach, head in to Sandbar Sports Bar & Grill, located just a few steps from the beach. Not only did Sandbar win award after award for their tacos, but they’ve got a Sky Bar deck that is the perfect spot to enjoy your Taco Tuesday while sipping on a cocktail or beer. The Best in SD TKO Style tacos are my pick – your choice of meat, including braised carnitas or local white fish, served in irresistible cotija-crusted flour tortillas. Each taco is piled high with beer-brined escabeche slaw, lime crema, spicy guacamole, tobacco onions, chipotle aioli and fried cilantro.

If you’re a vegetarian, try…

Del Sur Mexican Cantina

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South Park’s Del Sur Mexican Cantina offers delicious Mexican staples such as hearty burritos, enchiladas and, of course, tacos. It’ll be hard not to fill up on the top-notch chips and salsa they bring to their table. The salsa is without a doubt the best I’ve tried in San Diego. Del Sur’s interpretation of the new Jackfruit food trend is a flavorful adobe marinated Jackfruit Tacos with poblano crema and chipotle aioli.

Definitely try their margaritas. You’ll love the Mango Chili Margarita with 100% Agave Tequila Reposado, Mango, Pineapple, Lime, Triple Sec, and Serrano cocktail spice. Taco Tuesday offers any 3 tacos for $10, $6 house margaritas and $5 sangria.


Michelle Stansbury is a freelance food, travel, and lifestyle writer. Feel free to reach out to her at [email protected] with story ideas!

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