Friday is National Taco Day! Where to find cheap specials
Every food has its day and on Friday, it's National Taco Day. While we pretty much bow down to tacos all the time, here's an excuse—actually, six of 'em—to cancel dinner plans and eat cheap tacos instead.
Taco Joint Whether you find yourself in River North or Lincoln Park, stop by Taco Joint for three tacos for $5 from 3–5pm. Plus, if you Instagram your tacos with the hashtag #tacoday, you'll score free chips, salsa and guacamole. If you're stuck at work past 5pm, don't fret—all tacos will be $2 each after 10pm. Taco Joint. 158 W Ontario St; 1969 N Halsted St.
Cantina Laredo The upstairs lounge is dishing up half-priced tacos from 4–7pm; available fillings include pescado, carnitas, picadillo and more. Cantina Laredo. 508 N State St.
High Noon Saloon This Mexican-inspired saloon will be serving up specials like a smoked salmon taco for $4 and a cactus taco for $3. High Noon Saloon. 1560 N Milwaukee Ave.
HUB 51 This isn't exactly a cheap taco, but we want to eat it anyway—HUB 51 is offering a lobster taco drizzled with habanero butter and served with black beans, rice, fresh guacamole, pico de gallo salsa verde and house-made corn tortillas. The lobster tacos are $29 and other tacos on the menu will be available as well. HUB 51. 51 W Hubbard St.
Mercadito Mercadito just so happens to be turning four years old on Friday. While there aren't specials on tacos, there's a $4 gordita with a choice of steak, chicken or al pastor. There will also be a DJ and $4 Dos Equis drafts, $7 El Jimador Blanco shots, $11 Herradura Blanco shots and an $11 cocktail. Mercadito. 108 W Kinzie St.
Nacional 27 Chef Chico Vilchez is offering half-price tacos from 5pm–midnight on Friday. With an assortment of flavors like shrimp and scallops, chimichurri chicken, barbequed lamb and more, there's a filling for every taco-lover. Nacional 27. 325 W Huron St.