Props to the fiesta gods who, with a little tasty alliteration, created one of our favourite days of the week: Taco Tuesdays.
For all the fellow taco lovers out there, to save you time we've rounded up where you can find the best tacos on the Gold Coast for cheap.
True taco enthusiasts know that Mexicali in Nobby Beach dish up some of the best tacos on the Gold Coast. Special mention to those heavenly haloumi and bean-filled pockets of goodness along with seven other options you can choose from at $6 a pop on Taco Tuesdays. You may want to lock in your seat right this second because this place gets super busy and with damn good reason.
What’s better than one taco? That would be two tacos, of course. Yet the legends at Tupe Aloha figured they could do better than two and took it to the next level, slamming in a three for $10 Taco Tuesday special like no other. Choose from beef, pork, lamb, vegetarian or mango chicken.
Sure, they’re known for epic burgers but their tacos are just as good. And with a price tag of $5 on Taco Tuesdays, who would pass that up? Ask for Burgster's fresh snapper in a light tempura coating with creamy slaw and chipotle mayo next time you're there.
La Diosa Mexicana
Tucked away on Circle On Cavil in Surfers Paradise, La Diosa Mexicana is making your taco dreams come true with drool-worthy Al Pastor (chicken or pork) tacos available all day, every Tuesday for just $3 a pop. It’s a firm yes from us.
Beach Burrito Company
Down south is where you need to be this Taco Tuesday, thanks to Beach Burrito Company's cheeky $3 taco menu with one of the biggest ranges we’ve seen. You can order up a selection of taco dreams like shredded beef, chickpea, chilli, fish, haloumi, several chicken choices, pork and tofu. Plus, if you get to Beach Burrito Company during Happy Hour from 4pm to 6:30pm, you can match those tasty tacos with some $6 frozen margaritas. That's what we call a win-win.
Cantina On Capri
Isle Of Capri
If it happens to be Tuesday and you’re hunting down some Mexican grub in the vicinity of Isle of Capri, you better make a stop at Cantina On Capri. Here the sangria is always flowing and the "taco of the day" is dished out for $5 every Tuesday, alongside $5 nachoes and $5 wings. We'll see you there.
It’s not all stellar cocktails and good tunes at QT Gold Coast’s Stingray Lounge. Did you know every Tuesday from 5pm 'til late also happens to have the aforementioned frivolities, plus you can slam down as many $4 tacos as your heart desires?
Another southern gem that is helping make Tuesday everyone’s favourite day of the week is Bin 72 in Coolangatta. They're slinging gourmet tacos from $6 a pop all day long, paired with incredible ocean views. If this doesn't sound like the perfect Taco Tuesday on the Gold Coast, we don't know what is.
Get down to California Tacos on Tuesday to start inhaling their tasty tacos at just $5 a piece, all washed down with $5 beers. Or, if you can't make the journey from your house, don't fear, because California Tacos just happens to be UberEats friendly.
Miami + Coolangatta
If you’re craving some insanely delicious vegan tacos on a Tuesday, then head to Greenhouse Canteen's Miami or Coolangatta eateries. At just $5 per taco and made with housemade raw nut meat and filled with avocado salsa, pickled cabbage, cashew sour cream, and turmeric cheese, devour a couple of these and you’ll agree Greenhouse Canteen was the best thing to ever walk into your life.
Taco Thursdays At BonBon Bar
Not to be confused with Taco Tuesdays, it would be a crime to leave Bonita Bonita, and some of the best tacos on the Gold Coast, off our list. Taking a well-deserved break during the first half of the week, BonBon Bar swing open the doors for their signature Taco THURSDAY. Our pick? The Pescado (crispy fish with tomato pico, mango crema and queso fresco) or the Calamares (crispy calamari with pineapple chilli jam and cilantro crema); all for a very easy-on-the-wallet $5 each.
Taco Thursdays At Frida Sol
The sister venue of Bonita Bonita, Frida Sol is keeping the tradition alive and serving up their own tasty Taco THURSDAY deal. From 5pm you can wrap your hands around $5 Classico Taco’s, $5 Cerveza and wash it all down with $5 sangria.
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