Is there any better day of the week than Taco Tuesday? OK, maybe Friday, or Saturday, or arguably Sunday… but taco deals are hard to pass up. Especially when they’re as good as this. (Obviously, these deals are only valid on Tuesdays.)
The South End’s Tremont 647 (647 Tremont St, Boston) celebrates Taco Tuesday with $2 tacos in a range of meat and veg options, including a few wild cards that change each week. Return the following Monday for $1 burgers and apple pies from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the bar.
Zuma Tex-Mex Grill in Faneuil Hall (7 N Market Building, Boston) has $1 tacos — that’s right, $1 — with $5 margaritas to pair from 5 p.m. to midnight. Also, crispy chorizo and smoked cheese-filled empanadas are $4 every day of the week.
The bad news with Acitron Cocina Mexicana (473 Mass. Ave, Arlington) is that you have to trek all the way out to Arlington to get there. But the great news: They have 10 different types of $3 tacos on Tuesday nights with no limits on orders. Worth the Uber there.
Downtown’s Barracuda Tavern (15 Bosworth St, Boston) has $2 tacos for dine-in guests in a range of options but we’re sticking around for the $5 smothered fries in cajun, disco or garlic.
Too good to be true (but they are!)
These deals are the kind you keep to yourself — but we're not those kinds of people. We're gonna blow up your spot. Eat these, often, and tip your waiter well.
Met Back Bay (278 Dartmouth St, Boston) has a $4.99 five-ounce burger night on Mondays at their downstairs bar. Options include arbitrarily named, but delicious D.C. Burger featuring good ol’ fashioned American cheese on a sesame seed bun.
Central Bistro (34 Summer St, Boston) has a few bar special options for $5 for the after work crowd from 4 to 6 p.m., but the Moules Marinières— a bowl of steamed mussels with garlic butter and white wine — is kind of a surreal deal.
Vito's Tavern (54 Salem St, Boston) in the North End has a double whammy — gourmet hot dogs for $3 on Mondays (Kimchi dog! Neopolitan Street dog!) and $5 Sloppy Joe's on Thirsty Thursday.
Try a montage of tapas — including teeny duck confit, cranberry chutney glazed chorizo and beef chilli-stuffed jalapeno rellenos — for $1 a piece at Masa (439 Tremont St, Boston) when dining in at the bar.
Likewise, Estragon (700 Harrison Ave, Boston )hosts a happy hour of their own from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with a "Tapas Blitz" menu with offerings ranging $1 to $5.
Happy hour is still not-totally-completely-actually legal in Boston, but Haru (55 Huntington Ave, Boston) hour is, meaning you can nosh on a crunchy spicy salmon or spicy tuna roll for $5 at the bar from 3 to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close on weekdays.
Finally, Tuesday nights — eat like a king: Jacob Wirth (31 - 37 Stuart St, Boston) has 25-cent hot dogs with the purchase of a beverage on Tuesday nights. No limit.