There aren’t many things in life that are unbeatable, but Taco Tuesday is one of them. Every week on this sacred day, taquerias open their doors to serve fresh tortillas topped with authentic ingredients so that you can experience a little slice of Mexican heaven. Here’s a compilation of some of our favorite places around Spokane to head for Taco Tuesday:
Marandos Bar & Restaurant
11420 E Sprague Ave, City Of Spokane Valley, WA 99206 // (509) 381-5956
If the heat is getting to you this summer, you should stop by Marandos and try one of their highly recommended frozen mixed drinks, which pairs well with tacos starting at $1.50. You can also buy a giant plate of nachos that comes with pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream, and more!
North Side Location: 10208 N Division St Ste 110, Spokane, WA 99218 // (509) 822-7907
Gonzaga District: 1801 N Hamilton Street, Spokane, WA 99207
South Hill Location: 2718 E 57th Ave, Spokane, WA 99223 // (509) 381-5540
The De Leon family is committed to providing great service and an authentic meal that you’ll never forget. Some of their signature dishes are: burritos, enchiladas, chilaquiles, quesadillas, tamales, and nachos. They offer fifty different kinds of tequila and six unique margarita drinks, so grab your pals and enjoy happy hour!
Tacos El Sol
3422 N. Division St, Spokane, WA 99201 // (509) 216-2554
Tacos El Sol has a great deal on Taco Tuesday: three tacos with rice and beans for $6. If you don’t have time to sit down, you can go through the new drive-thru conveniently located on division. This red brick building is hard to miss, and the food is even harder to forget!
4303 S Regal St, Spokane, WA 99223 // (509) 822-7015
El Charrito has one of the best Taco Tuesday deals out there – $1.29 tacos! They are known for their extensive salsa bar which includes a variety of spice levels, so bring the tissues!
Barracho Tacos and Tequileria
211 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99202 // (509) 822-7789
This restaurant has been voted the best Taco Tuesday in Spokane! Their specials include: $1.50 house tacos, $3 Mexican Bottled Beers, $5 chips and dip sampler, and $5 Milagro Margaritas. Barracho’s is dedicated to making everything from scratch, and their chefs even meet once a month to come up with new food items. You’ll want to leave the kids at home for this one because it is 21 and over.
154 S Madison St, Spokane, WA 99201 // (509) 443-5427
Zona Blanca is also 21 and over, but it serves some of the best ceviche around. If you happen to stop by on a Tuesday, be prepared for fantastic, quality tacos, with new flavors every week. Also, don’t forget guacamole complete with grasshopper. Trust us on this one.
Mexican Food Factory
1032 N 4th St, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 // (208) 664-0079
The Mexican Food Factory has been around since 1981, and the flavor has only gotten better over the years. Here are some specialties served at this Coeur d’Alene location: tamales, enchiladas, tostadas, taco salad, and taquitos. This family-owned restaurant is known for great service, great people, and a great location!
Tortilla Union (PERMANENTLY CLOSED)
808 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201 // (509) 381-5162
Get a great bang for your buck when ordering street tacos at Tortilla Union during their daily social hour from 2-6 pm! $2 street tacos and $5 margaritas, offered every single day and all day on Thursdays. Located conveniently in River Park Square, this Southwest Grill has our favorite nachos in town ¡Si, Por Favor!
10 N Post St, Spokane, WA 99201 // (509) 474-9618
Great entertainment must come with great tacos, right? Located just a block from the Knitting Factory and the Bing Crosby Theater, Cochinito Taqueria fulfills this golden rule. All served on fresh, house made corn tortillas, Cochinito has a diverse menu of delicious tacos.
Pro Tip: Come here before a concert to enjoy a cerveza (beer) or order a horchata borracha – Cochinito’s house horchata with a nice twist! 😉
Choo Choo Tortas
10621 E Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99206 // (509) 891-0120
If you’re from California and are feeling a little homesick for some authentic street tacos, Choo Choo Tortas will have you thinking you’re back in the sunny state. There are eight different options for street tacos including buche, carnitas, chorizo, and pork, but the best part is you can get 4 for $6.50!
Gerardo’s Authentic Mexican Food
2706 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99205 // (509) 340-9905
Have you been dying to find Mexican food that will fill you up, but won’t cost you an arm and a leg? Well, nearly everything on the menu is under $8, and the portions are large enough to keep you satisfied, so this is truly one of the best places to eat on a budget. A bonus is that there is a whole section of the menu that is dedicated to breakfast burritos – ten of them to be exact.
8021 E Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99212 // (509) 893-2281
Small, local, and vibrant are three words to describe this taqueria. As a family-owned restaurant, the owners ensure that every customer is satisfied with their order by putting time and care into making every meal, which includes some vegetarian options. At this location, there is outdoor seating, so it is a perfect place to spend a summer night with friends.
141 S Cannon St, Spokane, WA 99201 // (509) 624-5412
With candlelit tables and a dark interior, this bar offers a cozy, romantic vibe that is great for a date night. They have tacos and special infused tequila – what more could you want?
1221 N Stevens St, Spokane, WA 99201 // (509) 326-6241
The Viking is a bar and grill that serves more than just Mexican food, so if you want to pair nachos with bleu cheese fries, it’s possible. However, if you show up on Taco Tuesday, you can enjoy the specials like the shrimp or fish tacos.
Let us know what you try or if we missed your favorite!
Isn’t Tortilla Union Closed?
Yes, thanks for the reminder. Updating the article now!
Residents of Spokane’s South Hill neighborhoods love Poole’s, judging by how busy it is every weeknight, and Taco Tuesday is no different. At Poole’s, the tacos stay true to the neighborly feel of the place. These aren’t street tacos; they’re more like what you might make at home. The meat rests on top of melted cheese in a chewy shell, topped with lettuce and tomato. There’s nothing fancy going on here. Nobody’s trying to do too much. But three tasty tacos will be sure to fill you up.
Thanks for sharing! We actually just visited the north side Pooles on taco tuesday and I agree!