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National Taco Day: Deals, specials and the best places to take down a taco in metro Atlanta

Taco Tuesday is great and all, but National Taco Day (Wednesday, Oct. 4)  is when the real celebration goes down. Check out these spots around metro Atlanta to chow down on everyone's Mexican staple, or try some great recipes for making your own at home.

Looking for cheap tacos and specials?

Babalu Tapas and Tacos : Tacos will be $2 throughout the day. The restaurant will also serve a special fired chicken taco, available for one day only.

33 Peachtree Place NE, Atlanta. 404-900-9595,


Chuy's Tex-Mex : The restaurant will feature food and drink specials all day, and customers who dress up as a taco and post a photo to Twitter will eat for free. Also:

Locations at Akers Mill, Kennesaw and Perimeter,


Cabo Cantina: All tacos are $3 and Cazadores Tequila margaritas are $7.

264 Pharr Road NE, Atlanta. 404-917-2620,


Fuzzy's Taco Shop : Get $1 tacos and $2 12 oz. margaritas. Excludes  Cali Heat, fajita meats and shrimp tacos.

5325 Windward Pkwy, Alpharetta, 678-916-7674 and 1350 Scenic Highway, Snellville. 678-999-1266.


On the Border: The chain is offering 50-cent mini tacos all day.

Locations in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Buford, Duluth and Kennesaw.


Taco Bell: The chain will sell a "gift box" of four tacos for $5, featuring Nacho Cheese, Cool Ranch, Fiery Doritos Locos Taco and a classic Crunch Taco which all come wrapped in gift paper and served in a gift box.

Various locations,


Taco Fiesta : Get 99-cent tacos and buy one, get one free margaritas.

3055 North Point Pkwy., Alpharetta. 678-867-9001,


Zocalo: Get tacos for $3 including the El Borracho Taco (The "Drunk" Taco) made with potato, chorizo, tequila, poblano liquor, carrot, jicama and escabeche and the El Campechano Taco (The "Lazy" Taco) made with carne asada, chicharrón, tomatillo, cilantro and pickled onions.

187 10th St. NE, Atlanta. 404-249-7576,


Some of the best places to tear into a taco in metro Atlanta

East Point's Taco Pete is a tiny space with big Mexican flavor

Oak Grove's Taqueria El Vecino surprises

Chopped rib-eye beef, lightly spicy shredded pork shoulder winners at Yumbii

Try this 'skinny' option from Taqueria del Mar

Latin meets Southern at Babalu in Midtown

6 local spots to satisfy your taco craving

AJC readers rated these the best tacos in metro Atlanta


Make your own

Talking tortillas and our favorite taco recipes

Learn to make Taqueria del Sol's brisket tacos with pico and refried beans

Learn to make Tybee Fish Tacos

Learn to make Saltyard's poké tacos

These tacos get their fire from the grill


Taco 'bout it: Taco news

Ford Fry to open Tex-Mex concept in Morningside next year

Madre + Mason reopens with Taco Tuesday

Strange Taco now open in Lawrenceville

Smyrna's Taco Cantina to open in Old Fourth Ward

Pinewood, Mercury team to open late-night taco spot in Old Fourth Ward



What else do you need to go with those tacos?

If you love Tex-Mex cheese dip, you'll love this queso cookbook

7 of the best places for queso in metro Atlanta

Some of the best guacamole in metro Atlanta



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