Finding Tacos

Bub's @ the Beach Tacos
Bub’s @ the Beach Tacos (courtesy photo)

National Taco Day is on October 4th, and if there’s anything San Diego does right, it’s tacos! Treat your taco-loving senses to piquant flavors and a variety of renditions that curb your cravings, all while enjoying the views that San Diego has to offer along the way. Check out what these local spots are dishing up for the big occasion!

Ranked one of the top 10 fast-casual spots nationwide on TripAdvisor, The Taco Stand is a San Diego staple – and for good reason. Between their popular Al Pastor Taco, packed with rotisserie marinated pork, cilantro, onions, cilantro sauce and pineapple, and their vegetarian Nopal Taco, stuffed with flame-grilled cactus, melted cheese, cilantro sauce tomato and avocado, there’s something for everyone at this local gem. Celebrate the occasion with $3 Ice Cold Cerveza to pair with your National Taco Day experience!

Longstanding Pacific Beach eatery, Bub’s @ the Beach, is an idyllic spot to grab some grub this National Taco Day. Delight in the occasion with $2-off  Bub’s Fish Tacos, complete with Bub’s Fish Fry or grilled Featured Fish, lime crema, pico de gallo and cabbage. Be sure to wash it down with one of their infamous mules for the full experience!

Go all in this National Taco Day at El Jardin Cantina – a newly revamped local gem that delivers Mexican hospitality and flavors as vibrant as its festive décor. Indulge in an authentic experience and celebrate the occasion with one of their specialty tacos, including Carne Asada made with tender skirt steak, creamy avocado puree, grilled jalapeno, molcajete salsa, grilled onion and cilantro, or try something with a kick when your order their Gobernador prepared with shrimp, Oaxaca cheese, onion and habanero crema stuffed into a grilled taco shell.

Score a deal and head to happy hour at Feast and Fareway this National Taco Day, where happy hour takes place between 3 – 5 p.m. Take in the scintillating views of the Coronado Bridge at this hotspot nestled along the Coronado Golf Course, and gorge on Fish Tacos, featuring beer-battered fish along with cabbage, cilantro cream sauce, and pico de gallo. Be sure to pair a House Margarita with your meal to kickstart the weekend!

Just in time for National Taco Day on October 4th, City Tacos is launching their Taco of the Month and it’s one you won’t want to miss out on! All month long, stop into any of the City Tacos three locations – North Park, La Mesa or Imperial Beach – to try the Tomahawk Taco. Thinly sliced rib-eye steak is served over a bed of melted Oaxaca cheese and topped with tomato, guac, radishes, cuscus, spicy-fried corn tortilla crisps and a drizzle of lime aioli. The Tomahawk Taco is served on a homemade blue corn tortilla and will be available through the month of October.