First, let’s taco-bout how grateful we are to Mexico, for creating one of the best food choices ever invented—the humble taco.
Secondly, props to the fiesta gods who, with a little tasty alliteration, created one of our fave days of the week, Taco Tuesdays. Here’s the full round up where you can find the best tacos on the Gold Coast… For cheap!
A hot contender for best tacos on the Gold Coast goes to the legends at modern Latin American hotspot, Fire Cue. There’s a lot of love that goes into their corn tortillas, which are hand pressed and rolled fresh daily in-house for your taste bud pleasure. Oh, then they basically hand them out for an easy $5 taco price tag on Tuesdays. All. Night. Long.
True taco lovers know that Mexicali in Nobby Beach are defs running 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 Tuesdays. You may want to lock in your seat right this second, as this place gets super busy, and with damn good reason! Hola, deliciousness.
What’s better than one taco? That would be two tacos, duh! Yet the legends at Tupe Aloha figured they could do better than two and took it nek level, slamming in a three for $10 Taco Tuesday special like no other. All you have to do is vibe what tastes you’d like to experience out of the beef, pork, lamb, veg, or mango chicken goodness on offer. Juan is never enough.
At Hail Mary, Burleigh's hidden Mexican cantina, they claim every day is Taco Tuesday. And when you're serving up some of the best tacos on the Gold Coast, we have to agree. Swing in for $12 margies (every day!) paired with spicy popcorn shrimp tacos and crispy beer battered fish with lemony mayo. Hola!
Beach Burrito Company
Down south is where Tuesday is at, with a cheeky little $3 taco menu and one of the biggest ranges we’ve seen around. You can go ham on a selection of taco dreams from 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 margis!
Cantina On Capri
If it happens to be Tuesday and you’re hunting down some Mexican grub in the vicinity of Isle of Capri, better tell Siri to lead you to Cantina On Capri. Here the sangria is always flowing and the selected 'taco of the day' is dished out for $5 a piece on chews-day.
It’s always a good time at Miss Margarita in Broadbeach but, head there on Tuesday and you’ll become a mega groupie for their Tinnies & Tacos special that serves up two tacos + Tecate beer or a glass of vino for $15! Or, if you’re purely there to get the most out of this awesome occasion, grab the three taco spesh for $15 instead.
It’s not all stellar cocktails and good tunes to boogy down to 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 $3 tacos as your heart desires. Uh-huh, honey.
Another southern gem that is helping make Tuesday everyone’s favourite day of the week is Bin 72 in Coolangatta. They have made things a bit spesh with an awesome choice of gourmet tacos from $6 a pop. Not too shabby when you match it up with a good drop of red and some ocean views!
Live like a taco King or Queenie and find your throne at California Tacos to start inhaling their tasty tacos at $5 a piece (washed down with $5 beers!). Give the fish tacos a holla, those babies are legit, or, you can get those tacos to make the journey to your house because California Tacos just happens to be Uber Eats friendly. Yasssss!
If you’re craving some insanely delicious vegan tacos on a Tuesday, you know where to head. At just $8 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, these gals swing open the doors to BonBon Bar 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.
Yesterday I really wanted tacos, today I’m eating tacos. Follow your dreams…
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Image credit: Hayley Williamson for The Urban List