The Dollar-Wise Gourmet Tip

By Dawnie February 22, 2011

The Dollar-Wise Gourmet: If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Tacos
For the budget-minded—and these days, doesn’t that include nearly everyone?—Taco Tuesday is cause for a weekly fiesta. Here aresome local spots that have jumped on the TT trend.
By Cathy Cassinos-Carr

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The Place: Azul Mexican Food & Tequila Bar 1050 20th St., Sacramento
The Tacos: Steak, al pastor, carnitas, veggie, chicken and chorizo
Price: $1.25
Hours: 4–10 p.m.
What Else?: A salsa bar, plus $2.50 beers, $5 margaritas—all in the ultrahip MARRS building.

The Place: Blue Cue 1004 28th St., Sacramento
The Tacos: Chicken
Price: $1.50
Hours: 4–11:30 p.m.
What Else?: $2 domestic drafts, $3 premium drafts—and you can shoot pool, too.

The Place: Carmelita’s 204 Riverside Ave., Roseville
The Tacos: Chicken and carnitas
Price: $1
Hours: 6–9 p.m.
What Else?: House-brewed beer is a specialty, and on Tuesdays it’s only $1.

The Place: MIX Downtown 1525 L St., Sacramento
The Tacos: Shredded chicken with spicy guacamole
Price: $2
Hours: 4 p.m.–midnight
What Else?: $6 margaritas, including prickly pear and peach-blackberry.

The Place: Vive! Cocina Mexicana & Ultra Lounge 723 K St., Sacramento
The Tacos: Chicken, steak and carnitas
Price: $1
Hours: 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
What Else?: Hey, big spender: There’s also a $2.49 taco supreme.