Clear your schedules, people. Free and cheap tacos are here.
Because there is a special day for everything now, Thursday, Oct. 4, has been decreed National Taco Day. Local restaurants know that it is not humanly possible to resist the siren song of tacos, and this means you can get some bargains.
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There’s an easy way and a hard way to celebrate National Taco Day at this Austin, Texas, import.
The easy way: Add a crispy beef taco to any order for a dollar. Also enjoy $1 Patron floaters in your margarita and $1 off Modelo beers.
The hard way: Dress up like a taco, post a photo on social media with the hashtag #NationalTacoday and get a free entree of your choice. Good only for Oct. 4.
Chuy’s Doral: 8001 NW 36th St.
Chuy’s Miami: 7795 W. Flagler St.
Chuy’s Kendall: 8945 SW 162nd Ave.
At the Brickell and Wynwood locations, order two Pollo Al Carbon, Al Pastor or Hongos tacos and get a third free. Deal is only good on this magical day.
Coyo Taco: 2300 NW Second Ave. and 1111 SW First Ave., Miami
Lolo’s Surf Cantina
All tacos – pork carnitas, grilled spicy shrimp, rib eye, baja style mahi and roasted heirloom cauliflower – are half price. Thirst pays off, too: tequila shots are $4, margaritas are $6 and mezcal shots are $5.
Lolo’s Surf Cantina: Marriott Stanton South Beach, 161 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.
Get $3 tacos all day long at this Española Way spot. Yes. You heard me.
Oh, Mexico: 1440 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
This restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne is offering its pork belly tacos for $7 from open until closing on National Taco Day. Wash ’em down with drinks from the happy hour cocktail menu ($5-$8 apiece).
Lightkeepers: 445 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne
From 5 p.m. – midnight dive into Ahi Tuna Tacos and an Uno Mas cocktail (Torada tequila, lime, Giffard Pamplemousse, aperol and agave) for $15.
The Commodore: Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, 3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove.
Cancun Grill Doral
National Taco Day falls on a Thursday, which means if you’re in or near Doral and you’re really hungry, you can take advantage of Cancun Grill’s all you can eat taco offer, which takes place every Tuesday and Thursday. Pro tip: Go from 4-7 p.m. to take advantage of happy hour and get 50 percent off the cocktail menu
Unlimited pollo, carnitas, pastor, barbacoa, carne asada and cochinita pibil tacos: $13.95
Unlimited tacos de pescado, camaron, lechon atun: $16.95
Cancun Grill Doral: 7835 NW 107th Ave., Suit 3-01, Doral