What makes a great taco? The answer has long been debated. Is it the tortilla or the toppings? Participate in the research by eating at one (or all) of these five delicious spots for Taco Tuesday. It's very important work.
This taco stand has everything you need for a successful Taco Tuesday: pitcher margaritas and delicious food. The crispy fish is a fan favorite, but consider expanding your taco horizon and try a vegetarian option like The Farmer, a delightful sweet potato taco. Take advantage of the $3 to $4 dollar tacos. Wash them down with a classic margarita or the fruit of the moment version! Can't get enough? Check out their deluxe nacho happy hour. No explanation needed. 3984 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-266-2961, eatbarracuda.com
El Taco Loco
This neighborhood classic is a hidden gem. Sometimes traditional flavors are the most satisfying. Located on Carrolton, El Taco Loco is a build-your-own-style with authentic Mexican food and dangerous frozen margaritas (in the best way possible). Get a plate of chicken and carne asada tacos and be sure to try the signature Taco Loco pork taco. You can always find a range of Jarritos flavors, a Mexican soft drink. 1120 S. Carrolton Ave., 504-372-3324, eltacolocosf.com
If you live in New Orleans, you know about Rum House. This Caribbean taqueria offers $3 tacos and beer, as well as $5 dollar margaritas. Free your inner beach bum and snack on delicious creations like jerk chicken and curry roasted cauliflower tacos. Pair it with coconut mango rice and fire-roasted salsa. Feeling tropical? Try the Rum House punch to complete the island experience. Make sure to get there early or sit at the bar as it does fill up quick! 3128 Magazine St., 504-941-7560, therumhouse.com
This upbeat taco spot on Freret opened just a few months ago but has quickly became an Uptown favorite. Take advantage of the daily happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and snack on elote while sipping on a paloma. Val's has vibrant patio seating with a standing bar area. If you're a fan of Mexcal, try the Oaxacan Old Fashioned, a cocktail featuring Mal Bien Mezcal and Reposado Tequila. Pair any drink with fish, chicken, steak, or pork tacos. 4632 Freret St., 504-356-0006, valsnola.com
The Taco Tuesday special at Johnny Sanchez features all day $2 dollar tacos. It isn't Taco Tuesday without margaritas. Thankfully, this Downtown restaurant features a signature margarita made with blanco tequila, triple sec, and fresh lime and orange. If that doesn't sound deliciously refreshing (how could it not), then try the jalapeno pineapple mezcal margarita. 930 Poydras St., Suite 101, 504-304-6615, johnnysancheznola.com