Best Taco Tuesday Specials in Washington, D.C.

February 12, 2014 8:00 AM

Tuesday has never been known as the most exciting day of the week. Right before hump day and right after the dreaded Monday, Tuesday is a day that many people just try to get through so that they are one step closer to the weekend. Well, boring, uneventful Tuesdays are a thing of the past. Now, you can enjoy every Tuesday by checking out some of the fabulous Taco Tuesday specials in the District. Tasty tacos for a discounted price equals a terrific Tuesday, so raise your glass to your new favorite day of the week.

Smoke and Barrel
2471 18th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 319-9353

This casual dining establishment may specialize in BBQ, but its tacos are some of the best around. For Taco Tuesday, you can enjoy any three tacos for just $5, plus one side. Try the chili taco, which is made with Smoke and Barrel’s famous spicy bean and corn chili. Another great option is the tofu taco, where the tofu is smothered in the special house BBQ rub, then smoked and grilled. Sides include French fries, garlic mashed potatoes, cheesy jalapeno grits, coleslaw and fried okra.

Related: Best Breakfast Burritos In Washington DC

The Argonaut
1433 H St. N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 250-3660

The Argonaut is one of H Street Corridor’s most popular restaurants, and for good reason. The restaurant is a great neighborhood joint that has daily specials, including a fun Taco Tuesday night where tacos are only $2. The tempeh taco is especially great, with cheddar cheese, coleslaw made of cabbage and cilantro, fresh pico de gallo and a spicy chipotle mayo dressing. If the weather is warm, you can enjoy this deal on the outdoor patio.

Rosa Mexicano 
575 7th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 783-5522

Rosa Mexicano’s delicious signature tacos are available for $5 during its Taco Tuesday deal. Enjoy them with one of the popular Tanteo tequila drinks, which are also available for $5 on Taco Tuesday night. Rosa features four different kinds of tacos, including a vegetarian option. All of them are topped with vegetable escabeche, which are Mexican pickled vegetables.

Fuego Cocina Y Tequileria
2800 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
(571) 970-2180

From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday nights, you can choose any two tacos from Fuego’s extensive taco menu for $5. The taco menu features no less than 10 different kinds of tacos, including a roasted squash taco. To wash down your tacos you can enjoy the Tuesday specialty cocktail which is called Carlos Slim. The drink is made with orange, tequila, Splenda and freshly squeezed lime juice. Signature cocktails such as margaritas are also available for $5, as are draft beers and house wines.

Casa Oaxaca
2106 18th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-2272

This authentic Mexican restaurant offers five tacos for $15 every Tuesday, Choose from seven different kinds of tacos, including a gluten-free option, a vegetarian option and a vegan option. The avocado taco is a real treat, with avocado and a spicy habanero sauce. Be sure to get a pitcher of margaritas or a flavored mojito with your order.

Related: Best Tacos In Washington DC

Priya Konings is a freelance writer and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her work can be found at

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