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Best Taco Tuesday in Kansas City
Article Written by Courtney Dever
Everyone knows the best day to have a taco craving is taco Tuesday. But do you know the best restaurants in Kansas City to go to for taco Tuesday specials? Not every Mexican or taco-serving restaurant has an extra deal for Tuesdays. In fact for most, it’s just an ordinary day of the week. Fortunately, we’ve done the searching for you so you can enjoy these amazing specials.
Top Five Taco Tuesdays in Kansas City
Mark your calendar for the next few weeks’ worth of Tuesdays. We’ve narrowed the list down to the top five taco Tuesdays in Kansas City.
El Patron is often voted by guests as their top Mexican restaurant pick in Kansas City. They provide a mix of Tex-Mex and traditional Mexican depending on what your order. For taco Tuesday, they have a wide range of options, which is a nice surprise before you even taste how delicious their food is. Order from their $1.99 taco Tuesday menu for soft, hard, or deep-fried tacos with ground beef, shredded beef, chicken, or al pasto, each of course with a few toppings. Their $2.99 taco Tuesday menu is where you get the extra delicious options: carne asada, shrimp, fish, and even a fajita taco with grilled veggies and sour cream. Regular price for tacos is $10-12 for a plate of 2-3 served with rice and beans.
Taco Republic is a fun and breezy Tex-Mex and fusion taco restaurant with lots of creativity and variety. Their taco “twosday” (as they call it) deal it is $2 “S&P” tacos, with the choice of chicken or beef, along with $2 MIller High Life or Tecate cans, and it lasts all day. Their S&P taco is the basic taco on their menu, made with shredded chicken or beef brisket, cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, and lettuce, and it’s $3 at regular price. In case the S&P taco gives you a taste for more, they offer 12 other tacos to mix it up, from $3.50 to $4.25 each.
Drunken Worm is a tequila and taco bar with a charming “dive bar” feel. They serve Tex-Mex and fusion Mexican food, and their all-day taco Tuesday special is also offered 11 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday. That means you can get a Tuesday evening dinner at a lunch time price. It’s a 4-taco basket for $4.99 for beef or chicken or $3.99 for black bean tacos. Every other day of the week after 3 pm, it’s $7 for 2 tacos and a side or $9 for 3 tacos and 2 sides. Pair the taco basket with their $3.50 Mexican beers on Tuesday, and you’ve found a great deal.
Kansas City Taco Company is great choice for a simple yet fun atmosphere with Tex-Mex and fusion tacos. For $3 on Tuesdays, you can get seasoned beef, Cuban-style chicken, or black bean and avocado tacos, and each comes topped with baja slaw and cilantro. There is a minimum of 2 tacos per order, but surely you’ll want more than just one. Regular price for 2 tacos is around $8-9, with several more varieties available.
Cancun is a Mexican restaurant with a “mom and pop” feel and an authentic Mexican taste. On Tuesdays their hard shell tacos, either chicken or ground beef, are only $1 each, compared to the regular price of $1.75-2 each. You can choose from a number of a la carte items on their every day menu such as rice and beans to make it a meal and get a well-rounded taste of authentic Mexican food.
Types of Taco Meats
Do you get confused on the names of taco meats on the menu? Many Tex-Mex restaurants do the translation for you so you know exactly what kind of meat you’re getting, but authentic Mexican restaurants likely will stick with the names in Spanish. If you’re at a fusion Mexican restaurant, fish or shrimp are becoming a popular choices. Some places also offer a meatless option such as black beans. Otherwise, here are the most common traditional Mexican meats you can order on a taco.
Pronounced with the emphasis on the “TOR”, tacos “al pastor” means marinated pork tacos. It literally means shepherd’s tacos or tacos shepherd-style, so don’t make the mistake of thinking the word “pastor” translates to “pork”. If you’ve ever seen Greek or Middle Eastern style meat on a vertically turning rotisserie, this is prepared in a similar manner, where the meat is then shaved off to be used in the tacos.
Carne asada literally translates to grilled meat, but more specifically, it means grilled beef like steak. It’s prepared with a marinade with spices, jalapeno, and garlic for a rich flavor, and after it’s cooked but still plenty tender, it’s cut into slices for tacos.
Carnitas is deep-fried pulled pork, but it means “little meats” as it’s exact translation. It’s usually fried for several hours in a slow-cook process to get the meat done, and the heat is turned up at the end to give the meat a slight crispiness. It’s shredded and is often used in a variety of Mexican dishes such as tamales, tortas, and of course tacos.
Barbacoa as known in the United States is steamed beef. In Mexico, it can be made with meats other than beef, such as goat, sheep, or pork, and prepared in other ways, such as in an oven. The word “barbecue” in English is actually derived from the word “barbacoa” though the two do not have similar meanings today. If you order barbacoa, you’ll get delicious and flavorful shredded beef perfect for a corn tortilla taco.