Avila’s El Ranchito

2101 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa, CA | (949) 642-1142
318 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA | (714) 960-9696
2800 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA | (949) 675-6855
More locations available on website.

What the restaurant has to say: It all started in the kitchen over 40 years ago. Mama Avila brought the delicious recipes from Guanajuato, Mexico that had been in her family for generations. Over the years, Avila’s El Ranchito has grown to 11 locations in Los Angeles and Orange County. Each restaurant is under the personal care of a family member, guaranteeing the reputation the family has earned for treating our customers like part of the family.

Cafe Rio

3851-B Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92606 | (949) 345-7740
24312 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630 | (949) 334-9292
253 E. 17th street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 | (949) 335-6800

What the restaurant has to say: So you want to know what the Cafe Rio difference is, do you? We could tell you that it’s because we don’t have any freezers or microwaves in any of our restaurants, which means everything is fresh every day. We could tell you it’s because we hand squeeze 1,000 limes a day, or that we hand scoop every avocado. We could even tell you that we hand roll our homemade tortilla’s fresh every minute of every day. That our signature sauces and dressings are made every day. We could tell you that it’s the tender loving care our amazing employees put into every meal. We could tell you it’s because our employees love their jobs, and make coming to Cafe Rio a festive experience. Yep, we could tell you all of that, but the real secret? It’s Mexican Fairy Dust, but shhhh don’t tell.

Choose between a Sweet Pork Barbacoa, Pulled Chicken Breast, or Chile Roast Beef Taco made with a Handmade Flour Tortilla and topped with Shredded Romaine Lettuce and made-from-scratch Pico de Gallo. $1.95 each

Casa Franco

24395 Alicia Pkwy # 3
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 380-9693

11:00am - 11:00pm: $1 tacos $3.50 margaritas

Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen

110 W. Birch St. #7
Brea, CA 92821
(714) 255-1040

What the restaurant has to say: The California-Latin inspired menu adapts the culinary heritage of Mexico and Latin America to a fresh modern style. In the open kitchen guests can watch savory dishes being prepared in the wood-fired oven, while free range Jidori chickens roast to perfection and tacos are topped with homemade fire-roasted salsas.

50% off Premium Tequilas Margarita & Sangria Specials Signature Tacos Starting At $2

Coyote Grill
31621 Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Fresh Baja Mexican food and of course Tequila! Join us for our Taco Tuesday Specials at the bar or out on the ocean view patio. THE CALAMARI TACOS ARE A MUST TRY! To make a reservation for the patio please go online or call 24 hours in advance.

Bar Taco Tuesday Specials 3PM-CLOSING
$4 A La Carte Tacos and Mini Bar appetizers
$6 Coyote Margaritas
$6 Tequila shots
$6 Well drinks
$4.50 Beers

Dining Room Taco Tuesday Specials 3PM-CLOSING
Drink Specials are the same for the bar and dining room.
$3 off taco and enchilada combo plates served with rice and beans.

Don Jose

2681 W La Palma Ave, Anaheim | (714) 995-2661
23972 Avenida De La Carlota, Laguna Hills | (949) 581-1570
1230 E Katella Ave, Orange | (714) 633-0330
More locations available on website

What the restaurant has to say: For Years local southern Californians have known their one stop destination for fantastic Mexican Food is Don José. Here you will find exciting information on some of the best Mexican food around!??Savor award winning Sizzling Fajitas, Seafood Enchilada, Burritos, Tamales, Fish Tacos, Carne Asada, Blazing Salads and more!?Amazing salsa… Muy Delicioso!

Join us for Taco Tuesday 5-8pm. $2 Tacos, drink specials 3pm to close.

El Matador

1768 Newport Blvd,
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 645-0324

What the restaurant has to say: El Matador Restaurant features authentic Mexican food that was created from original family recipes developed especially for El Matador. These recipes have been handed down to our cooking staff since they were inspired in 1966.

In 2007 the restaurant doubled in size by adding a new dining room with seating for 68. The new bar features over 170 different tequila’s, the largest selection of tequila in Orange County.

Happy Hour 4 – 6 Monday through Friday $2.00 off on cocktails and $1.00 off on bears and wines Taco Tuesday 2 tacos for 3.00 & house Margaritas $4.50 All Day

El Torito Grill

555 Pointe Drive, Brea, CA 92621 | (714) 990-2411
1910 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614 | (949) 975-1220

What the restaurant has to say: El Torito Grill features specialty menu items created by our executive chef, Pepe Lopez, including mesquite broiled fish and steaks, as well as Mexican combination platters. Salads and soups are also available for both lunch and dinner. To complement the range of specialty items, El Torito Grill offers a wide selection of upscale margaritas, in addition to a complete list of Mexican beers and cocktails.

Flamingos Mexican Grill & Bar

25342 McIntyre Street
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 768-3811

What the restaurant has to say: We provide the BEST Mexican Cuisine in the Saddleback Valley!! Our MARGARITAS are WORLD FAMOUS!! Our atmosphere is FUN and family oriented. We have GREAT Specials and EVERY TUESDAY – is Taco Tuesday where Tacos are only $1.50 and the Margaritas taste MAGNIFICENT!!

4:00 PM to Closing Taco Night – $1.50 each Shredded Beef or Chicken Crispy, DINE IN Only **

Great Mex Grill

2360 Newport Blvd., Suite A, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 | (949) 645-1884
1525 E. Mesa Verde, Suite 117, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | (714) 241-1120
703 East Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92661 | (949) 675-0808

What the restaurant has to say: We pride ourselves on our large menu of fresh, tasty dishes, a great selection of drinks, and friendly staff who are committed to your satisfaction. Come for the food, stay for the fun!

Hole Mole

14430 Newport Ave
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 505-2502
More locations available on website

What the restaurant has to say: HoleMole is a fast food, fast paced, 6 location restaurant chain. We serve up awesome Baja-style fish and shrimp tacos as well as HoleMole originals such as Nacho Papas Nachos, fried icecream, and rosarito tacos.

Las Fajitas Grill

4250 Barranca Pkwy. Suite L
Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 653-0707

What the restaurant has to say: What makes Las Fajitas special? Great tasting Mexican dishes with fresh vegetables prepared daily, unique homemade recipes, hand select seafood and fresh prime meats with generous portions. Local family run establishment at the same location over 15 years!

La Vida Cantina

1870 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa CA 92627
(949) 612-2349

What the restaurant has to say: Orange County’s amazing new Mexican restaurant, La Vida Cantina is an authentic Mexican restaurant and bar with a menu of fresh, high quality ingredients where traditional recipes are presented with a modern twist. The menu was conceived by La Vida’s Marco Martinez

Las Golondrinas

27124 Paseo Espada, suite 803
San Juan Capistrano
(949) 240-3440
More locations available on website.

What the restaurant has to say: Las Golondrinas Mexican Food Products is proud to offer its customers nothing but the freshest, best tasting Mexican food in the Capistrano Valley. The Galindo family invites you to stop by and find out for yourself. And, when you do, you not only help the local community, but you’ll be helping a young Marine’s dreams come true time and time again.

Matador Cantina

111 N Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 871-8226

What the restaurant has to say: The menu, prepared by Executive Chef David Dennis, offers a fusion of traditional and contemporary Mexican-inspired cuisine and has an emphasis on using fresh, high quality ingredients. A diverse drink menu includes signature margaritas and mojitos, bottle and draft beer, and an array of popular and boutique Spanish, Californian, and South American wines. In addition to daily lunch, dinner and late-night menus, we proudly offer brunch, served Saturday and Sunday. For those on the go, Curbside Service is provided as an added convenience.

Fullerton’s original taco Tuesday from 2pm to close, $1.25 gourmet tacos and $3 Coronas.

Mi Casa

296 E. 17th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 645-7626

What the restaurant has to say: Welcome to Mi Casa, home of Orange County’s favorite Mexican food! Since 1972, Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant in Costa Mesa has been serving the best tacos, enchiladas, and margaritas in Orange County, and now we’ve expanded to Rancho Santa Margarita! Both Orange County Mexican restaurants have drink and food menus that will fit your every craving, and the perfect atmosphere that will keep you coming back again and again!

Taco Tuesday $1.50 Carne Asada, Pollo Asado, Al Pastor and $2 Grilled Fish. $4 House Margaritas, $5 Cadillac Margaritas and $6 Skinny of Blended Margaritas.

Olamendi’s Mexican Restaurant

34664 Pacific Coast Hwy.,
Dana Point, CA 92624
(949) 661-1005

What the restaurant has to say: Established in 1973 by Don Jorge y Doña Maria Olamendi, Olamendi’s Mexican Cuisine is the founder of authentic Mexican Cuisine in the United States. Our delicious and traditional meals were created by our great great grandmothers and passed down from generation to generation.

When you visit our restaurant, you become part of our family. We share not only our delicious cuisine, but our memories and special moments with you, as you can see on the various pictures all over the walls.

Perla's Taqueria
25222 Charlinda Dr
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 380-9604

$1 taco Tuesday's!

Roberto’s Taco Shop

26051 La Paz Rd Ste 100
Mission Viejo CA 92691
(949) 458-3620

What the restaurant has to say: Roberto’s was the first, and continues to be the best. San Diego’s first walk up and drive-thru taco shop has set the standard for fresh, authentic and inexpensive Mexican food. A passion for good ingredients, friendly service and a welcoming environment is what made Roberto’s a pioneer of classic Mexican food 40 years ago, and it is what keeps the famous taco shops thriving today.

While always remaining loyal to traditional Mexican food, Roberto’s began as a family operated business in 1964 and continues to be family run, with over 65 Roberto’s taco shops today. Roberto’s remains the pioneer in fast, traditional Mexican food with taco shops in California and Nevada.


Locations all over Orange County available on website.

What the restaurant has to say: After first tasting a fish taco in San Felipe, Mexico, Ralph Rubio returned to San Diego to hand-craft his own recipe and introduced America to the fish taco. Since 1983, Rubio’s has served delicious fish tacos and fresh Mexican food for customers.

After 2:30 every Tuesday, the Original Fish Taco is only $1.50.


19696 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach CA 92648 | (714) 963-3900
211 Broadway, Laguna Beach CA 92651 | (949) 715-0464
2727 Newport Blvd. Suite 302, Newport Beach CA 92663 | (949) 723-0034
More locations available on website.

What the restaurant has to say: SLAPFISH brings you real American seafood, redefined with simple flavors and a healthy slap of FRESH. No white tablecloths or fancy silverware, just a boatload of deliciousness in a fast-casual setting. Why not indulge in the quality of fine-dining with the cost and convenience of fast food?

Sol Cocina

251 E. Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92660-6131
(949) 675-9800

What the restaurant has to say: SOL was inspired by the best of coastal Baja California, and grew out of many memorable surf trips we’ve taken down the spectacular peninsula. In a casual, friendly setting, SOL offers an upscale Mexican dining experience that celebrates authentic flavors and Mexican traditions with an ever-changing array of fresh seafood and seasonal fresh ingredients.

They offer a wide variety of specials on their drinks, and their food specials include 2 chicken street tacos for $3, 2 carnets street tacos for $3.50, naked guacamole for $6, Ensenada fish tacos $2.50 each, and grilled fish tacos for $3.50 each.

Solita Tacos & Margaritas

7631 Edinger Ave Ste 1508
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 894-2792

What the restaurant has to say: solita is a simple, sophisticated neighborhood Mexican restaurant built around a custom wood grill, inspired by the best of our travels through Baja California and Mexico.

Taco & Tequila Tuesday featuring the very best local coastal Mexican cuisine. Every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to close, guests can look forward to signature tacos and shareable specials boasting bold, traditional flavors, alongside handcrafted margaritas.

Taco Asylum

2937 S Bristol St Ste B102
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 922-6010

What the restaurant has to say: Specializing in gourmet tacos and craft beer, Taco Asylum offers an escape from the ordinary taco shop with an approachable, globally-inspired menu featuring fresh ingredients with our signature adventurous mindset.

Chef Carlos Anthony and his team start each day preparing our food from scratch and applying classic cooking techniques to create a range of meat, seafood, and vegetarian options for every palate. The menu is continuously refreshed with frequent specials inspired by local farmer’s markets and exotic proteins.

Guests can enjoy $1 off tacos, $2 canned beer, and $3 draft beers during the happy hour.

Taco Brat

2101 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(844) 328-8226

We make and eat a lot of tacos. We grill and eat a lot of sausages. We like beer and wine. A lot. Welcome to Taco Brat. Tacos and sausages don’t normally play together but, at Taco Brat, they share the love of the kitchen and are brought together by a healthy beer selection that includes honorable mentions from both Mexico and Germany, as well as many local craft favorites. Sitting alongside the beers are exceptionally crafted signature drinks and affordable boutique wines chosen to pair with these traditionally non-wine friendly menus.

Tacos & Co

18092 Culver Drive, Irvine, CA 92612 | (949) 653-8081
27412 Antonio Pkwy, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694 | (949) 364-2937
3601 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660 | (949) 955-1136
More locations available on website.

What the restaurant has to say: Tacos and Company has been enticing OC residents with its authentic Mexican dishes since 1991, when the first Restaurant opened its doors in Irvine, CA. Known locally for its delicious homemade recipes, the family-owned business quickly gained the prestige that allowed it to expand to other locations throughout Orange County. At Tacos and Company we realize the multiple choices of Mexican food in the market and for that same reason we always keep a strong attitude when it comes to authenticity: we are proud to serve the most authentic Mexican Food around. Simply put, our dishes come straight from the stands and rural kitchens of Mexico, giving you not only a taste of centuries of traditional cuisine, passed from generation to generation, but also an exciting and gratifying cultural experience. We invite you to experience Mexican culture through our flavorful culinary tradition.

Tacos, Quesadillas and Taquitos for $1.25 each.

Taco Mesa

647 W. 19th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 | (949) 642-0629
22922 Los Alisos, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 | (949) 472-3144
27702 Crown Valley Parkway, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694 | (949) 364-1957
3533 East Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92869 | (714) 633-3922

What the restaurant has to say: Since 1991, Taco Mesa has proudly served “Healthy & Authentic” Mexican cuisine to customers. Taco Mesa utilizes an array of organic ingredients – wild caught fish and natural meats – using recipes that have been passed down through the generations. We prepare our food in small batches to assure ultimate freshness and quality. We don’t use canned products or preservatives in our recipes; we also offer a wide range of gluten free options. Visit one of our locations today, ask about our party platters to-go, full service catering services and experience our award winning cuisine and hospitality.

Tempo Urban Kitchen

1060 E Imperial Hwy.
Brea, CA 92821
(714) 529-2900

What the restaurant has to say: Orange County is now home to Tempo Urban Kitchen, a Chef-driven, and farm-to-table dining experience unlike any other in the region. With a menu of fresh, sustainable ingredients presented in one-of-a-kind dishes, the new Brea restaurant brings a modern American dining experience to the region’s vast culinary landscape.

$2 Tacos and $3 Beer.

Tortilla Republic

480 S Coast Hwy,
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 393-4888

What the restaurant has to say: Tortilla Republic sets the bar for bold, fresh flavors. With updated and modern Mexican cantina fare on our menu, patrons are offered traditional Mexican dishes made with organic produce when available and the freshest ingredients we can get our hands on. We use only Mary’s chicken and prime beef. Our signature dishes include Tacos de Jicama, Duck Confit Enchiladas and the ever-popular Carnitas. All dishes are seasonally inspired and are sure to satiate the craving for real Mexican cuisine. We also offer a gluten free menu.

Wild Goose Tavern

436 East 17th Street
Costa Mesa, CA
(949) 722-9453

What the restaurant has to say: In line with its lodge motif, comfy diamond-tufted booths and banquettes back up to walls trimmed with vintage wood scaffolding planks, an array of taxidermy including a Canadian goose, stag, beaver and tossed in for good measure, a mythical “jackalope,” or two. A blend of framed hunting prints and paintings, retro beer signs, repurposed lighting fixtures fashioned from old chicken feeders, and a large vintage American flag further punctuate the authentic rustic vibe. With plenty of natural elements throughout the space, it will be hard not to feel enveloped by its warm ambiance.

More than just another local watering hole, Wild Goose aspires to be a place where good friends and memories are made, a place to simply relax and unwind. Yes, a place you just may call your home away from home, and we hope you do. Welcome to the Goose!

$2 Tacos every Tuesday along with $3 Corona Bottles, $4 Tequila Shots, and $5 Margaritas.

Wild Taco
407 31st St
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 673-9453

Wild Taco is a taqueria on the Balboa Peninsula! The menu offers an extensive list of tacos, including the basics like carne asada and carnitas but also grilled red snapper, squid, scallops, shrimp and lobster.

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