October 06, 2020

25 Different $2 Tacos You Can Eat During Cincinnati Taco Week Oct. 12-18

What's better than Taco Tuesday? Taco Everyday. And that's what's happening Oct. 12-18 during 2020 Cincinnati Taco Week. The third-annual Taco Week will feature $2 specialty tacos from participating restaurants — some will even have three different unique Taco Week options — plus a special passport to guide you to taco nirvana. Get your passport stamped for each order of tacos. Earn a stamp from 5 or more participating locations and be entered to win the grand prize of $250 in gift cards and local Karrikin Spirits swag. Nothing goes better with tacos than a margarita. And since CityBeat's Margarita Madness party has been postponed until 2021, the event will be joining this year's Taco Week as restaurants compete to see who has the best margarita in Cincinnati. That's right, Margarita Madness is now a part of Cincinnati Taco Week. This year, consumers will be able to enjoy tacos and margarita specials all week long and vote for their favorite margarita to be crowned “Best Margarita.” All competition participants will be using Taco Week sponsor Karrikin Blaze Agave Spirit as their tequila base, so all cocktails will start with a level playing field. Visit cincytacoweek.com to check out Cincinnati Taco Week menus from each location, including whether or not they offer take-out, vegetarian or gluten-free options — or a Karrikin drink special.
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Fuzzy's Taco Shop
165 W. McMillan St., CUF // Carry-Out Available
Shredded Brisket Taco: Shredded brisket served on a soft corn tortilla and topped with garlic sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, cilantro, and feta.
Breakfast Taco: Egg & cheese served on a flour tortilla with choice of bacon, potato or Chorizo
Shredded Chicken Taco: Shredded chicken served on a soft corn tortilla and topped with garlic sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, cilantro, and feta.
Photo: Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Fuzzy's Taco Shop

165 W. McMillan St., CUF // Carry-Out Available
Shredded Brisket Taco: Shredded brisket served on a soft corn tortilla and topped with garlic sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, cilantro, and feta.
Breakfast Taco: Egg & cheese served on a flour tortilla with choice of bacon, potato or Chorizo
Shredded Chicken Taco: Shredded chicken served on a soft corn tortilla and topped with garlic sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, cilantro, and feta.
Photo: Fuzzy's Taco Shop
Roll On In
44 E. Mulberry St., Lebanon; 6052 OH-48, Mainville; 2504 W. Clifton Ave., CUF // Dine-In Only
Nori Tacos: Deep-fried seaweed shells filled with sticky rice and various proteins, veggies, and sauces.
Wonton Tacos: Deep-fried wonton shells, filled with teriyaki chicken, asian slaw, spicy mayo and green onion.
Karrikin Blaze Tequila Special: 12oz Karrikin Margarita $5 (Mainville only)
Photo: Roll On In

Roll On In

44 E. Mulberry St., Lebanon; 6052 OH-48, Mainville; 2504 W. Clifton Ave., CUF // Dine-In Only
Nori Tacos: Deep-fried seaweed shells filled with sticky rice and various proteins, veggies, and sauces.
Wonton Tacos: Deep-fried wonton shells, filled with teriyaki chicken, asian slaw, spicy mayo and green onion.
Karrikin Blaze Tequila Special: 12oz Karrikin Margarita $5 (Mainville only)
Photo: Roll On In
Agave & Rye
638 Madison Ave., Covington; 3825 Edwards Road, Rookwood; 7125 Fountain View Drive, Liberty Township // Dine-In Only
The Becky: Mac and cheese, sweet and spicy bacon, agave and chili bbq jam, tomato, crispy chicken and tobacco onions.
The Buda: Sticky rice, crispy five spice Serrano soy tofu, shiitake mushrooms, baby corn, red peppers, water chestnuts, bean sprouts, carrots, cilantro, green onion, sweet tahi chile and crispy wontons.
The Big Papa: Cheddar cheese grits, borracho beans, bbq pulled pork, lettuce, salsa and cowboy candy.
Photo: Agave & Rye

Agave & Rye

638 Madison Ave., Covington; 3825 Edwards Road, Rookwood; 7125 Fountain View Drive, Liberty Township // Dine-In Only
The Becky: Mac and cheese, sweet and spicy bacon, agave and chili bbq jam, tomato, crispy chicken and tobacco onions.
The Buda: Sticky rice, crispy five spice Serrano soy tofu, shiitake mushrooms, baby corn, red peppers, water chestnuts, bean sprouts, carrots, cilantro, green onion, sweet tahi chile and crispy wontons.
The Big Papa: Cheddar cheese grits, borracho beans, bbq pulled pork, lettuce, salsa and cowboy candy.
Photo: Agave & Rye
Taqueria El Monarca
11449 Princeton Pike, Springdale // Carry-Out Available
OG Taco de Asada: Original grilled asada steak on corn tortilla. Showered with onion, cilantro with lime.
OG Al-Pastor Taco: Original marinated pork taco with grilled pineapple on corn tortilla. Showered with onion, cilantro with lime.
OG Grilled Chicken: Original marinated grilled chicken on corn tortilla. Showered with onion, cilantro and lime.
Photo: Taqueria El Monarca

Taqueria El Monarca

11449 Princeton Pike, Springdale // Carry-Out Available
OG Taco de Asada: Original grilled asada steak on corn tortilla. Showered with onion, cilantro with lime.
OG Al-Pastor Taco: Original marinated pork taco with grilled pineapple on corn tortilla. Showered with onion, cilantro with lime.
OG Grilled Chicken: Original marinated grilled chicken on corn tortilla. Showered with onion, cilantro and lime.
Photo: Taqueria El Monarca
Frida 602
602 Main St., Covington // Dine-In Only
Chicken Taco (gf): Grilled chicken, honey poblano cabbage, black bean mango salsa, & cotija served on a corn tortilla.
Brussels Sprouts Taco (vegan): Caramelized Brussels sprouts, smoked peanut salsa, & peanuts served on a corn tortilla.
Photo: Frida 602

Frida 602

602 Main St., Covington // Dine-In Only
Chicken Taco (gf): Grilled chicken, honey poblano cabbage, black bean mango salsa, & cotija served on a corn tortilla.
Brussels Sprouts Taco (vegan): Caramelized Brussels sprouts, smoked peanut salsa, & peanuts served on a corn tortilla.
Photo: Frida 602
Lalo
709 Main St., Downtown // Carry-Out Available
Beef Barbacoa Taco: Slow cooked beef, pico de gallo, pickled red onions, queso fresco and cilantro.
Karaage Crispy Chicken Taco: Battered fried chicken, mango cabbage slaw, and Sriracha mayo.
Poblano Mushroom Taco: Sauteed poblano peppers, mushrooms, corn, spinach and queso fresco.
Karrikin Blaze Tequila Special: Lalo Taco-Rita $12
Photo: Lalo

Lalo

709 Main St., Downtown // Carry-Out Available
Beef Barbacoa Taco: Slow cooked beef, pico de gallo, pickled red onions, queso fresco and cilantro.
Karaage Crispy Chicken Taco: Battered fried chicken, mango cabbage slaw, and Sriracha mayo.
Poblano Mushroom Taco: Sauteed poblano peppers, mushrooms, corn, spinach and queso fresco.
Karrikin Blaze Tequila Special: Lalo Taco-Rita $12
Photo: Lalo
Lucius Q
1131 Broadway St., Pendleton // Carry-Out Available
BBQ Taco: Join Lucius each day for a different BBQ taco crafted by their truly creative kitchen staff. Could be brisket barbacoa tacos with cojita cheese and fresh cilantro. Could be Tacos Al Pastor with jalapeño slaw, adobo lime crema, and crushed Takis Fuego. Whatever it is, they promise you’ll love it!
Karrikin Blaze Tequila Special: $4 Margarita Slushees
Photo: Lucius Q

Lucius Q

1131 Broadway St., Pendleton // Carry-Out Available
BBQ Taco: Join Lucius each day for a different BBQ taco crafted by their truly creative kitchen staff. Could be brisket barbacoa tacos with cojita cheese and fresh cilantro. Could be Tacos Al Pastor with jalapeño slaw, adobo lime crema, and crushed Takis Fuego. Whatever it is, they promise you’ll love it!
Karrikin Blaze Tequila Special: $4 Margarita Slushees
Photo: Lucius Q
El Vaquero
1061 Reading Road, Mason; 4590 Cornell Road, Blue Ash // Carry-Out Available
Tacos de Carnitas: Roasted pork with special mango and pineapple sauce, lime and tomatillo hot sauce.
Tacos De Tinga: Shredded chicken cooked with onions and chipotle peppers, topped with lettuce, tomato and feta cheese, served with tomatillo sauce and lime.
Tacos De Carne Asada: “The classic” grilled steak, onions and cilantro, lime and tomatillo sauce.
Karrikin Blaze Tequila Special: Karrikin Skinny Margarita $6
Photo: El Vaquero

El Vaquero

1061 Reading Road, Mason; 4590 Cornell Road, Blue Ash // Carry-Out Available
Tacos de Carnitas: Roasted pork with special mango and pineapple sauce, lime and tomatillo hot sauce.
Tacos De Tinga: Shredded chicken cooked with onions and chipotle peppers, topped with lettuce, tomato and feta cheese, served with tomatillo sauce and lime.
Tacos De Carne Asada: “The classic” grilled steak, onions and cilantro, lime and tomatillo sauce.
Karrikin Blaze Tequila Special: Karrikin Skinny Margarita $6
Photo: El Vaquero
Sugar n' Spice
1203 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine; 4381 Reading Road, Paddock Hills // Dine-In Only
The Sunrise Taco: Fluffy Eggs and Spicy Chorizo are topped with cheddar cheese and house-made salsa, all on a flour tortilla.
Photo: Sugar n' Spice

Sugar n' Spice

1203 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine; 4381 Reading Road, Paddock Hills // Dine-In Only
The Sunrise Taco: Fluffy Eggs and Spicy Chorizo are topped with cheddar cheese and house-made salsa, all on a flour tortilla.
Photo: Sugar n' Spice
Tortilleria Garcia
5917 Hamilton Ave., College Hill; 11774 Springfield Pike, Springdale // Carry-Out Available
Carnitas Taco: Cilantro, onions, lime, fresh handmade salsa.
Potato Poblano Taco: Sautéed onions, poblano peppers, guacamole, pico de gallo.
Pastor Taco: Pork with pineapple, Cilantro, onion, lime and fresh handmade salsa.
Photo: Paige Deglow

Tortilleria Garcia

5917 Hamilton Ave., College Hill; 11774 Springfield Pike, Springdale // Carry-Out Available
Carnitas Taco: Cilantro, onions, lime, fresh handmade salsa.
Potato Poblano Taco: Sautéed onions, poblano peppers, guacamole, pico de gallo.
Pastor Taco: Pork with pineapple, Cilantro, onion, lime and fresh handmade salsa.
Photo: Paige Deglow