10 days to take a bite out of Charlotte’s culinary scene.
It’s finally here: Charlotte’s 2nd Annual Taco Week. From April 16th to April 25th, enjoy 10 days of mouthwatering tacos topped with anything you can imagine from pulled pork to al pastor to blackened chicken. We’re highlighting 7 spots around Charlotte serving up delicious and unique tacos around town, and best of all, they’re all $3. Guests will be able to use a Taco Passport that shows the entire menu of offered tacos from each of its participating location!
If you’re participating in taco week, you can also participate in a couple of the competitions that are happening. From voting for your favorite taco, to winning a huge 15-people taco party for you and your friends, there’s a ton of fun to be had. Don’t forget to wash down your tacos with a ice cold beer or a frozen margarita as well. Today, the fun is just beginning. For more information, check out the official website.
1. Angry Ales
Angry Ales is operating around the country and for this year’s Taco Week, you’ll get Marinated White Fish Tacos for only $3. Breaded fish topped with Mexican slaw, pico del gallo, jalapeños, and cilantro sour cream.
Where: 1518 Montford Dr, Charlotte, NC 28209
2. El Thrifty
If you’re a fan of Taco Tuesdays, then you can stop by El Thrifty, an authentic Mexican cantina and gaming restaurant! They’ll be participating in Taco Week with two of their speciality tacos pictured above. Their Roasted Chicken Taco is seen on the left and their Citrus Shrimp Taco is on the right. Both are topped with pico de gallo and cilantro, while the Chicken Taco is doused in a cream sauce and the Shrimp Taco is topped with crumbled cheese.
Where: 1115 N Brevard St UNIT 100, Charlotte, NC 28206
3. The Local
The Local is your place to listen to live music, enjoy draft beers, and party with your friends. It’s also the place for some yummy looking Tacos. For Taco Week, come and get their delicious flour tacos–new recipes of theirs–topped with delicious shredded meat, crispy fish, and avocado crema or tomatillo.
Where:105 E 5th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
One of Taco Week’s participants is known for their smoky BBQ, but this week, their fish tacos are taking center stage. Mac’s Speed Shop’s motto is BBQ, Beers, and Bikes, but maybe they should add tacos to the mix after you try one. Starting today, Friday the 16th, all the way until April 25th, you can get $3 Pulled Chicken Tacos, $3 Kahlua Pork Tacos, $5 Macarita’s and $3 Michelob Ultra Limes. Yum. They’ve got live music to enjoy while you’re chowing down as well.
Where:2511 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
Come grab some tasty $3 tacos from this pub bar based here in Charlotte. They’ve got $3 tacos ranging from beef to chicken to fish. Try one of each and then stick around for their trivia nights on Tuesdays, starting at 6:30. They’ve also got a happy hour special, so it seems guaranteed that Taco Tuesday will be a hit this week.
Where: 1812 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
Get homemade corn tortilla tacos topped with delicious ingredients at this authentic Mexican cantina. They’re based around the country, but this week, the Charlotte location is doing $3 tacos and $10 pours of Casamigos Anejo. They’ve also got a whole range of tacos from Al Pastor–chile-marinated pork with pineapple–to Pollo Diablo which is Adobo chicken, to fish tacos, so you can have a little of everything.
Where: 1301 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
7. Tipsy Taco
Tipsy Taco is a brand new Tex-Mex haven is opening up in Charlotte on April 21st. From fruity margaritas to cheesy nachos, you can get a little of everything here at Tipsy. Everything is made from scratch, including their tacos so come in and try from their extensive taco menu ranging from blackened chicken to corned beef brisket to veggie.
Where: 7708 Rea Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277
[featured image by Bakersfield East Blvd via Instagram]