Thursday, June 2, 2011

Taco Tuesdays in Honolulu

Yesterday, my friend, Jason, asked me for a good Taco Tuesdays place. I was on the road and didn't have time to help him out. Only places that came to mind are Tropics Bar and Grill (my old stomping grounds for delicious Taco Tuesdays), Compadres (another old stomping ground for TT, now CLOSED) and Dave and Buster's (but after researching, I don't think they have a TT). Since then, I decided to do some research. Here's what I found. This is for you, Jason!

Update: Read my Taco Tuesday review of Mai Tai Bar HERE!

Two Locations: Ward or Kahala (new)
$2 fish, pork, beef or veggie tacos
Topped generously with lettuce/cabbage, salsa and cheese
$2 Primos
Serving until 9pm
Live music on Tuesdays

Tropics Bar and Grill- This is my favorite Taco Tuesday. Location may be a bit hard to find, but it's in the same parking lot as Marukai Ward. You can park in that parking lot as well. Great place to chill and have an inexpensive drink and eats. Their tortilla soup recipe is a secret...and I know why it's a secret. It's the best I've ever tasted. You definitely need to have the $1 tortilla soup!
Happy Hour 4-7pm M-F- $3 Well, $4 Call, $3 Draft Beer, $10 60 oz pitcher, $3 house wine, $1 sliders, $3 Chicken Wings, $3 Edamame, $3 Garlic Fries.
Taco Tuesdays 4-7pm
Taco Bar is cash only
$1 shredded chicken taco or ground beef taco (with lettuce, salsa and/or jalapenos)
$1 homemade tortilla soup
$3 pork quesadillas
$2 fish tacos
$1.50 salsa and chips
$3 Corona, Corona Lite, Negra Modelo, and Margaritas
Hard shell tacos

Pablo's Cantina- Oh how I miss Compadres!!! But Pablo's has taken their spot and here's the details!
Happy Hour 4-7pm, 10pm-1am, Half price pupus
Taco Tuesdays- $1 Beef and Chicken Tacos, $2 Carnitas, Fish Tacos, and Al Pastor (marinated pulled pork)
You add your own toppings, so you control how much! Toppings include lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream and mild sauce
$4 Coronas and Margaritas
ON SPECIAL NOW: $17 pitcher of House Margarita (which I've read is really good)
Cash Only for Taco Tuesday Taco Bar
Soft tortillas upon request
Open seating in bar/outside area only
No free chips and salsa if you are participating in Taco Tuesdays

Serg's- Now this place I can vouch for. Read about Serg's here and here. I absolutely adore their Beef Flautas and Horchatas. These are a must-tries! They also have a deal now- 10% off with valid ID for Military, College, or Senior Citizens every day excluding Taco Tuesdays.
Taco Tuesdays- Fish, Carne Asada, Chicken, Chorizo, Chili Verde Carnitas or Al Pastor Tacos
$2 Fish Tacos, all other tacos are $1.50

BC Burrito-
$2 Puffy Tacos for Taco Tuesdays
Besides Taco Tuesdays, here's some other info:
Breakfast Tacos (Japapeno, spinach or wheat tortilla choices) are highly recommended, served til noon
Composed of bacon, egg, chipotle ranch sauce, cheese and salsa
Lunch Tacos served all day
Also serving soyrizo aka tofu-like chorizo. It's spicy!
Quiz question answered right= free nachos con queso
$4.99 Potato Burrito Wednesdays- potato burrito plus a soft drink!

Zaratez Mexicatessen- (Mokihana Street)
This is a taco truck located in a parking lot across Safeway Kapahulu and behind Waiola's Shave Ice. Many Yelpers said they stopped for dessert at Waiola's after!
Easy to park
Paul, the owner, is a friendly guy!
Authentic LA-style Tacos
2 corn tortillas topped with meat, onions, cilantro
Meat choices- thin cut sirloin asada (carne asada, beef), shredded pork (carnitas), griddled chicken (pollo asada), griddled chorizo (spicy sausage)= $2.50 each
"Super Mixto" for all 4 meats, extra $1.50
Also highly recommended: Mulitas- sandwiched taco made with meat served between 2 tortillas, $3
Read my review on Zaratez HERE!

Hope this helps! Enjoy your tacos!! I will be on my way to Zaratez Taco Truck!!

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