Taco Tuesday Destinations

By Grace Noles
Tacos on platter

Taco Tuesday; A Tex-Mex weekly celebration. A little something to get you through the week. An overindulgence that will leave you feeling uncomfortably full for the rest of the day. All good things. 

Here are the top places in town to treat yourself to a taco for lunch or dinner, or cheeky mid-afternoon snack. The rules go out the window on Taco Tuesday. 

This guide was updated on 02/10/2020

The Mexican Cafe

67 Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD

The prestigious CBD joint perfect for an anytime of the day Mexican fiesta, The Mexican Cafe is the place to attend a Taco Tuesday. Take your pick from scallops, prawns, fish, chicken, beef, or vegetarian in a soft shell and all coming in at under $10. If you’re more of a hard shell type, grab their lunch special with 2 for $15. Pair them with one of their famous margaritas and their complimentary chips and salsa for the full experience. 

Dirty Laundry

188 Quay Street, Auckland CBD
Dirty Laundry's Market Fish Tacos

Taking Taco Tuesdays to the next level, Dirty Laundry have a dedicated deal every week with their 2-for-1 taco boards, all day long! Choose between their battered market fish tacos, pulled lamb, or their vegetarian option featuring fried cauliflower, all available for Taco Tuesday or any day of the week for that matter. Enjoy your fiesta in the sunny downtown eatery, with expanding views of the Auckland waterfront. Best accompanied with an ice-cold beverage and some sharing plates on the side, Dirty Laundry has you covered.

Besos Latinos

39 Elliott Street, Auckland CBD

Translating to “Latin Kisses”, Besos Latinos will have you falling in love with their genuine Latin American cuisine. Including, but not limited to, amazing tacos. Available in a variety of forms and flavours, Besos Latinos caters to every type of taco lover. Choose from Hibiscus Flower, steak and chorizo, pork belly, California fish, fried chicken, cheesy prawns, grilled chipotle chicken, and a foot-long Mexican Machete taco for only $18. There’s no better time to take on the challenge than Taco Tuesday. 


Multiple Locations
Poached chicken taco with salsa macha from Mexico NZ

The Mexican franchise we all know and love, Mexico has multiple locations dotted around the city for absolute convenience. With seasonal changes to the menu, making the most of fresh produce, there’s always new flavours on offer. Expect combinations like five-spiced duck leg with kumara and red onion confit and pomegranate lamb piccadillo to be gracing Mexico’s menus. 

Dos Amigos

93 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay

Mexican on the beach, Dos Amigos is offering up quality food with a quality view. Their authentic recipes, themed decor, and sombrero-wearing lizards really make Dos Amigos somewhere to add to your list. Their tacos are all gluten-free, coming in a soft corn tortilla in 7 different flavours – Chicken mix, braised beef, vegetarian, grilled chicken, grilled beef, grilled fish, and prawns. Tacos and a strong tequila in the sun with the waves crashing just over the road, it doesn’t get much better than that. 

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