Get excited, taco lovers: the most hallowed of all days is upon us. Tomorrow, in a double dose of “holiday” goodness, it’s both National Taco Day and Taco Tuesday. All around town, restaurants are offering up great deals on everyone’s favorite topped-tortilla snack. From crispy shrimp to smoked chicken, these eateries are plating the best National Taco Day deals.
Pampano: Richard Sandoval’s elegant, white-tablecloth spot fuses traditional Mexican ingredients with European technique. On taco day, diners who sit at the bar can nosh a taco trio platter ($7), featuring tinga de pollo (shredded chicken), chilorio (pulled pork) and chicharron de camaron (crispy shrimp).
Pampano Taqueria: This taqueria connected to the Pampano kitchen will plate its own variety of tacos ($3.25 each), including grilled chicken, shrimp with black beans and a vegetarian option with strips of poblano peppers, zucchini and mushrooms.
Playa Betty’s: This sunny, West Coast-inspired spot serves up casual, craveable California cuisine. On National Taco Day, it’ll offer a Build Your Own Taco Platter ($12.95), loaded with warm flour tortillas plus chicken, shrimp and beef fillings plus avocados, pico de gallo and other toppings.
Otto’s Tacos: Starting tomorrow, all three locations of this Cali-inflected taqueria will serve its tacos on bright pink tortillas, in awareness of breast cancer. The kaleidoscopic tacos will be served all month, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative.
The Daisy: This handsome agave bar serves a variety of Latin bites to pair with its extensive tequila and mezcal offerings. On taco Tuesday, it’ll offer eight varieties of the tasty snack ($3 each).
Tres Carnes: From 5 to 7 pm tomorrow, all NYC locations of this BBQ pit-inspired taco chain will hand out FREE mini-tacos.
Guac Tacos + Tequila: How better to celebrate national Taco Day than with, well, guac and tequila? This avocado-focused newcomer serves 11 types of guacamole, which will crown a variety of tacos deals on the holiday. Buy two tacos and get one free, or get a free taco with the purchase of a margarita.
Gordo’s Cantina: The newly opened Long Island City cantina will be serving its full menu of tacos ($8-12), from grilled octopus to spicy chorizo.