National Taco Day is Monday, October 4th and San Diego definitely gives us something to taco’bout when it comes to its stellar taco scene. From coastal to inland, these destinations are ready to help you celebrate the staple dish with some of the best tacos around town.
With seven locations across San Diego, there is no shortage of taco creativity at City Tacos. The beloved taqueria is known for elevating the taco experience with innovative ingredients and unique flavor combinations. Head to any location this National Taco Day and celebrate with an order of the fan-favorite Pollo City Taco or crunch into an order of the Chorizo con Papas Tacos Dorados, two golden fried rolled tacos filled with homestyle chorizo and potatoes and topped with Mike Hess Solis IPA beer fondue and a serrano-habanero creamy green salsa.
With three locations including Pacific Beach, Point Loma, and Encinitas, The Fish Shop boasts fresh seafood alongside a family-friendly atmosphere. The seafood haven is home to the award-winning TKO Taco, a must-order when visiting. Savor grilled mahi-mahi, signature Fish Shop Seasoning, mixed cheese, house cilantro white sauce, and tropical salsa on your choice of a corn or flour tortilla. For those who prefer a little spice, the Spicy Dorado Taco is a no-brainer, featuring grilled mahi-mahi that is marinated with Fish Shop Seasoning, and topped with slaw, avocado lime drizzle and Sriracha aioli that provides an added kick.
Soak in the San Diego sun and take in stunning views when you dine at Quiero Tacos. The Seaport Village eatery, partnered with Mike Hess Brewing, is dishing up quintessential taco selections that pair perfectly with an ice-cold beer. Choose from traditional taco options like the Carnitas Taco, made with slow cooked pork carnitas and topped with fresh guac and crunchy chicharron. Make sure to tack on the Mike Hess Fish Taco to your order, featuring battered basa, cabbage, onions and tomatoes, and a house chipotle aioli— a taco you’ll be sure to remember!
Stop in for tacos and brews at North Park’s Original 40 Brewing Company. Located along bustling University Avenue, Original 40 boasts a stand out beer selection and elevated snacks and bites. Celebrate National Taco Day with an order of the Short Rib Street Tacos and indulge in mouth-watering short rib topped with poblano crema, serrano peppers, and cotija cheese. Peruse the tap list and pair your tacos with a classic pour of the Chrispy Boi or Baja Soul, or opt for something fruity like the Strawberry Lemonade Stand sour beer.
Chula Vista’s Third Avenue Village is home to a medley of standout eateries that feature must-try tacos. Stroll the Avenue and discover favorite stops including El Comal, an authentic Mexican eatery with traditional asada, adobada, and chicken Taco Plates to choose from. The chance to sink your teeth into irresistible tacos does not end there, make a day of it and continue the taco excursion with a visit to Mariscos Los Cuates or Don Pedro’s Taco Shop for even more taco varieties.