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A fish taco from Taqueria del Barrio
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Where to Celebrate Taco Tuesday Around D.C.

Deals for tacos and drinks across the DMV

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Alliteration is a handy device for fans of Mexican food. Savvy marketers have used “Taco Tuesday” as an excuse to offer discounts for nearly a century. In D.C., there are deals to be had at restaurants and neighborhood bars alike. Here's an updated guide to enjoy taco deals today and every Tuesday.

--Updated by Aparna Krishnamoorthy

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Tacos, Tortas & Tequila

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8407 Ramsey Ave #3324
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 755-6132
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The bottomless option at the Silver Spring outpost gets you unlimited single tacos for $14.99 all day, every Tuesday. Taco options include crispy cheese, mushroom, chicken, and carnitas, Tacos are served with organic tortillas, Mexican rice, beans, and salsa.

2. Taqueria del Barrio

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821 Upshur St NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 723-0200
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On Tuesdays this Mexican bar in Petworth sells three hard shell gringa tacos (ground beef, lettuce, cheese, tomato) with two margaritas or a beer and a shot combo, all for $15.

3. Smoke & Barrel

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2471 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 319-9353
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This Adams Morgan hangout is known primarily for its barbecue and bourbon, but on Tuesdays, regulars know to pick up three tacos and a side for $5 until 11 p.m.

4. Johnny Pistolas

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This Mexican restaurant in Adams Morgan offers a range of tacos for $2.50 all day on Tuesdays. Choose from chicken, beef, carnitas, cauliflower, chorizo, fish, oyster and shrimp.

5. Bar Lorea

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2005 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 525-1950
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This new bar off U Street has a $28 deal on Tuesday that includes unlimited tacos and two cocktails over two hours. The unlimited menu doesn’t include the full range of tacos, but there are plenty of options such as carnitas, beef barbacoa, mushroom, cauliflower, or bacon, egg, and cheese.

6. El Tamarindo

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1785 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 328-3660
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At this Salvadoran-Mexican mainstay, Taco Tuesday goes from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesdays, with taco prices running from $2.25 to $4.25 and drink specials including a $5.25 house margarita.

7. Sudhouse

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1340 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 525-4188
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Taco Tuesday at Sudhouse comes with $2 tacos and $5 Truly seltzer.

8. El Techo

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606 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 836-4270
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At Shaw’s “adult treehouse,” celebrate Taco Tuesday with $4 tacos such as the carne asada or fried avocado. For just a bit more, try their smoked Brisket Taco ($4.89) featuring tender brisket smoked overnight, carnitas ($4.24), or a fish taco ($4.49) with wild-caught, beer-battered rockfish. The rainforest-style rooftop is enclosed during winter.

9. El Centro D.F. (Multiple Locations)

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1819 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 328-3131
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Tacos are just $2 all day every Tuesday at both the 14th Street and Georgteown locations of this Richard Sandoval restaurant.

10. Sol Mexican Grill

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1251 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 808-2625
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This lively spot on H Street NE sells $2 tacos full of chorizo, chicken, steak, and brisket all day on Tuesdays.

11. MXDC Cocina Mexicana

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600 14th St NW #700
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 393-1900
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This downtown option from celebrity chef Todd English offers a $7 deal for two tacos from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Pick from choices such as cochinita pibil, carne asada, mushrooms, and fried fish.

12. Don Tito

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3165 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 672-5381
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Don Tito's has a "rooftop Tuesday" special that starts at 9 p.m. and includes half-priced tacos, among other specials.

13. TaKorean (Multiple Locations)

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1212 4th St SE #130
Washington, D.C. 20003

This local mini chain sells $7 trios of Korean tacos like bulgogi steak or bo ssam pork at all of its locations on Tuesdays.

14. Mission - Navy Yard

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1221 Van St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 810-7010
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At this popular Navy Yard hangout, an $11 Tuesday deal comes with two tacos and a pint of Dos Equis. At its Dupont Circle location, each taco platter comes with a shot of El Jimador tequila.

15. Agua 301

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301 Water St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 484-0301
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Gorge on tacos with a view of the water at this Mexican restaurant in Navy Yard. They're $3 each from 4 p.m. until closing on Tuesday.

16. Mason Social

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728 N Henry St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-8800
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Mason Social has a Tuesday special featuring three tacos for $11. It's available during lunch and dinner, and there's always a chef's special taco. Carnitas are a particular favorite.

1. Tacos, Tortas & Tequila

8407 Ramsey Ave #3324, Silver Spring, MD 20910

The bottomless option at the Silver Spring outpost gets you unlimited single tacos for $14.99 all day, every Tuesday. Taco options include crispy cheese, mushroom, chicken, and carnitas, Tacos are served with organic tortillas, Mexican rice, beans, and salsa.

8407 Ramsey Ave #3324
Silver Spring, MD 20910

2. Taqueria del Barrio

821 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC 20011

On Tuesdays this Mexican bar in Petworth sells three hard shell gringa tacos (ground beef, lettuce, cheese, tomato) with two margaritas or a beer and a shot combo, all for $15.

821 Upshur St NW
Washington, DC 20011

3. Smoke & Barrel

2471 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

This Adams Morgan hangout is known primarily for its barbecue and bourbon, but on Tuesdays, regulars know to pick up three tacos and a side for $5 until 11 p.m.

2471 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

4. Johnny Pistolas

Washington, D.C.

This Mexican restaurant in Adams Morgan offers a range of tacos for $2.50 all day on Tuesdays. Choose from chicken, beef, carnitas, cauliflower, chorizo, fish, oyster and shrimp.

5. Bar Lorea

2005 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

This new bar off U Street has a $28 deal on Tuesday that includes unlimited tacos and two cocktails over two hours. The unlimited menu doesn’t include the full range of tacos, but there are plenty of options such as carnitas, beef barbacoa, mushroom, cauliflower, or bacon, egg, and cheese.

2005 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

6. El Tamarindo

1785 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

At this Salvadoran-Mexican mainstay, Taco Tuesday goes from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesdays, with taco prices running from $2.25 to $4.25 and drink specials including a $5.25 house margarita.

1785 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

7. Sudhouse

1340 U St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

Taco Tuesday at Sudhouse comes with $2 tacos and $5 Truly seltzer.

1340 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

8. El Techo

606 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

At Shaw’s “adult treehouse,” celebrate Taco Tuesday with $4 tacos such as the carne asada or fried avocado. For just a bit more, try their smoked Brisket Taco ($4.89) featuring tender brisket smoked overnight, carnitas ($4.24), or a fish taco ($4.49) with wild-caught, beer-battered rockfish. The rainforest-style rooftop is enclosed during winter.

606 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

9. El Centro D.F. (Multiple Locations)

1819 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

Tacos are just $2 all day every Tuesday at both the 14th Street and Georgteown locations of this Richard Sandoval restaurant.

1819 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

10. Sol Mexican Grill

1251 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

This lively spot on H Street NE sells $2 tacos full of chorizo, chicken, steak, and brisket all day on Tuesdays.

1251 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

11. MXDC Cocina Mexicana

600 14th St NW #700, Washington, DC 20005

This downtown option from celebrity chef Todd English offers a $7 deal for two tacos from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Pick from choices such as cochinita pibil, carne asada, mushrooms, and fried fish.

600 14th St NW #700
Washington, DC 20005

12. Don Tito

3165 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

Don Tito's has a "rooftop Tuesday" special that starts at 9 p.m. and includes half-priced tacos, among other specials.

3165 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

13. TaKorean (Multiple Locations)

1212 4th St SE #130, Washington, D.C. 20003

This local mini chain sells $7 trios of Korean tacos like bulgogi steak or bo ssam pork at all of its locations on Tuesdays.

1212 4th St SE #130
Washington, D.C. 20003

14. Mission - Navy Yard

1221 Van St SE, Washington, DC 20003

At this popular Navy Yard hangout, an $11 Tuesday deal comes with two tacos and a pint of Dos Equis. At its Dupont Circle location, each taco platter comes with a shot of El Jimador tequila.

1221 Van St SE
Washington, DC 20003

15. Agua 301

301 Water St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

Gorge on tacos with a view of the water at this Mexican restaurant in Navy Yard. They're $3 each from 4 p.m. until closing on Tuesday.

301 Water St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

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16. Mason Social

728 N Henry St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Mason Social has a Tuesday special featuring three tacos for $11. It's available during lunch and dinner, and there's always a chef's special taco. Carnitas are a particular favorite.

728 N Henry St
Alexandria, VA 22314

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