If you’re from San Diego, then you know exactly what Taco Tuesday is all about. A night out with friends beginning with a plate full of $1 tacos and ending face-first in a margarita. It’s not just a silly made-up day of the week; Taco Tuesday is a ceremonial right of passage to everybody who visits or lives in San Diego. We basically run on this stuff, let’s be real here. But, what exactly is the best taco spot in San Diego? There are too many, so I had to break it down by neighborhood.

Downtown – Karina’s 

What’s better than all day happy hour on Tuesday and Wednesday with $1 oysters and drink specials? Karina’s is located in the heart of Downtown San Diego and offers a fresh selection of seafood delicacies.

Pacific Beach – Fat Fish

Fat Fish is a favorite taco spot that offers delicious Mexican food right in the heart of Pacific Beach. With ample indoor and outdoor seating, a full bar, and weekly specials, this place manages to get packed. On Taco Tuesdays, you can get $1 tacos and cheap drinks. Plus, going out t

Mission Beach – Single Fin

This Mission Beach gem not only offers a unique take on tacos, but has a fun, lively atmosphere to go along with it. Single Fin is located on Mission Boulevard and offers the best Shrimp Siracha tacos you will ever taste in your life. If you’re a fan of tacos but you also have a weakness for siracha, you have finally met your match.

Old Town – Old Town Mexican Cafe

This restaurant tends to be a favorite Taco Tuesday destination in San Diego. Old Town is beaming with culture and you will not find a more authentic Mexican restaurant to stuff you to the brim. With ample seating, live music, and fresh tortillas made right in front of you, how could you not love Old Town Mexican Cafe?

North Park – City Tacos

What would you expect from a North Park taco shop other than a unique craft take on everyone’s favorite one-handed food. On Tuesday, indulge in $3 tacos and $2 Mexican beers. How can you top that?

South Park – Tacos Perla

Their tacos will blow you away simply with their famous corn tortillas. Tacos are a good size and definitely beyond tasty. On Taco Tuesday, grab fish and adobada tacos for $2.50. Also, you can get a hibiscus or strawberry agua fresca with unlimited refills. Now if that alone doesn’t keep you coming back for more, I don’t know what will!

Everywhere! – Maricos

This little taco truck isn’t easy to spot, but when you do, you absolutely have to drop everything you’re doing and sprint directly to the front of the line. You will find the best fish tacos in the city for a mere $1.50 (not just on Taco Tuesday either). Their crazy tostada is a must, and the shrimp ceviche is as authentic as you are going to find.

Did we leave anything out? What’s your favorite taco shop in San Diego?