Photo taken at Prepkitchen Del Mar by May Chu Photography

If you’re just finding out about Taco Tuesday, you might be discovering your new favorite day of the week. The weekly specials and menus (tacos, tostadas, tequila, margaritas…) are a favorite among Del Mar locals. While the phrase was originally trademarked by a Midwest restaurant chain in 1989, Taco Tuesday is now synonymous with Southern California beach cities, such as Del Mar.

Next time you’re looking for dinner plans on a Tuesday night, consider dining out in the Del Mar Village. Our variety of seaside restaurants lets you choose between a meal that’s more authentic and traditional or a dish with a modern twist. And of course, you can dine out while enjoying a low-key, relaxed atmosphere and ocean views. What more could you ask for? These are the five best places in Del Mar if you’re looking for an incredible taco or a can’t-miss Taco Tuesday deal:

Brigantine

3263 Camino Del Mar | Del Mar, CA | 92014

858-481-1166

The Brigantine Del Mar is most known for its seafood, so it’s no wonder this is one of the best fish taco hot spots. Their Taco Tuesday deal is typically $1 off select tacos, which means you can order even more of the Brig’s Famous Fish Tacos—complete with cabbage, salsa fresca, cheddar, and ranch dressing on top of a corn tortilla. Their menu also includes swordfish tacos, calamari tacos, and ahi poke wonton tacos.

Zel’s Del Mar

1247 Camino Del Mar | Del Mar, CA | 92014

858-755-0076

Zel’s Del Mar may not have a specific Taco Tuesday deal (they do have half off flatbread pizzas on Tuesdays, however), but their daily happy hour makes up for that. From 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays, you can get Zel’s Crispy Mahi Tacos at a happy hour price. Their well drinks and draft beer are also on special, so you can create a complete Taco Tuesday-themed meal.

Prepkitchen Del Mar

1201 Camino Del Mar | Del Mar, CA | 92014

858-792-7737

If you’re just in the mood for some really amazing tacos, visit Prepkitchen Del Mar for lunch. Their plate of Local Fish Tacos, filled with tomatillo salsa, cabbage, red onion, cilantro, and avocado crema is available for lunch any day of the week.

Coastline at L’Auberge Del Mar 

1540 Camino Del Mar | Del Mar, CA | 92014

858-259-1515

L’Auberge Del Mar’s Coastline restaurant has four different tacos on its menu: grilled fish, asada, carnitas, and even a squash blossom taco for vegetarians to enjoy. Its outdoor, casual vibe and ocean views make the restaurant a great choice for a warm afternoon or sunset dinner.

The Poseidon Restaurant

1670 Coast Blvd | Del Mar, CA | 92014

858-755-9345

When a taco craving strikes on Monday or Thursday, grab a table at The Poseidon Restaurant. On these days from 3 p.m. to closing, you can enjoy five different tacos for just $3 each. Choose from a Crispy Calamari “Street Style” Taco, Traditional Baja Taco, Mini Pulled Chipotle Pork Taco, Island Jerk Rubbed Chicken Taco, or Beef Tenderloin Filet Taco—or go ahead and order them all.

En Fuego Cantina & Grill

1342 Camino Del Mar | Del Mar, CA | 92014

858-792-6551

En Fuego has exceptional deals every Tuesday. While it’s happy hour is every day from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Taco Tuesday specials start at 4:30 p.m. and don’t end until closing time. There are 11 taco options, 10 beers, and five margaritas to indulge in. With so many choices, you’ll probably have to visit several times to get through the menu.

Sbicca 

215 15th St | Del Mar, CA | 92014

(858) 481-1001

For a lunchtime treat, head over to Sbicca Del Mar for their various taco choices, including blackened shrimp with chipotle buttermilk crema and grilled ahi with pickled ginger. Can’t make it for lunch? They also serve mouthwatering hamachi (Pacific yellowtail) tacos for lunch and dinner. Don’t miss out!

Oceanview Bar and Grill

710 Camino Del Mar | Del Mar, CA | 92014

(858) 755-1501

Live music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights is a perfect side to Oceanview Bar and Grill‘s Baja street taco or Pacifica fish taco. If you’re craving a taco, but you’re looking for a slightly healthier alternative, their Grilled Taco Bowl is a wonderful choice, chock full of roasted veggies, avocado, beans, and rice. Your furry best friend can even join you as you dine al fresco by the fire pits.

You can get a delicious taco any day of the week in Del Mar, but if you’re looking to dine on something a little different, visit the Del Mar Village online to discover more of Del Mar’s fantastic food and restaurant options.

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