San Diego CityBeat Taco Mania 2015 begins

08/14/2015 - 7:00am to 08/23/2015 - 11:59pm

Hooray! Taco Mania starts today August 14 and goes until August 23!

Throughout our beautiful city, there are restaurants offering $2 tacos and $7 combos. We've done San Diego CityBeat Burger Week and Wing Week and can't wait to check out this promo as well!

Check out our taco crawl maps below!

Downtown crawl map

This includes Bootlegger, Cocina 35, Florent, Gaslamp Tavern, Henry's Pub, The Local, and Saltbox

North Park crawl map

This includes Amorcito Corazon, City Tacos, El Comal, Perla Tacos, and Tostadas (upper right)

The rest of the locations are a little more spread out so that's it for maps!

Participating Restaurants:


$2 Tacos: Pipian (Mole Verde with Chicken)

$7 Combo: Taco Trio + Tecate! Choose any 3: Fish, Pollo Asado, Al Pastor, or Soy Chorizo (vegan)

BAJA BETTY'S (hillcrest)

$2 Tacos: Carnitas BLT Taco

$7 Combo:  Mini Fish Taco, Pacifico, and a shot of El Tesoro Tequila!

BARRIO STAR (banker's hill)

$7 Combo: Carnitas taco - with tomatillo sauce, cotija cheese, avocado, radish... With any beer bottle or draft

BOOTLEGGER (downtown)

$2 Tacos: Carnitas, Chicken, Mahi Mahi or Carne Asada Tacos.

$7 Combo: Two Tacos & Dos XX Pint

CITY TACOS (north park)

$2 Tacos:

  • El  Borrego -  Pulled lamb with wild mushrooms, cotija cheese, tomato, cilantro and fried leeks in a chipotle cream sauce on a house-made corn tortilla
  • El Pescado - Golden fried Codfish, light tempura beer batter over coleslaw topped with pickled onions, diced habanero chiles, fresh strawberries lemon & cilantro cream sauces

$7 Combo:1 Taco (El Borrego or El Pescado) + the Featured Draft Beer.

COCINA 35 (downtown)

$2 Tacos:

  • Tacos de guisado
  • Cochinita pibil
  • Rajas con crema
  • Pollo poblano
  • Carnitas light
  • Barbacoa de res
  • Bistec al guajillo
  • Carne asada
  • Pollo abodabo
  • Mole poblano
  • Bistec enchilado
  • Pollo al chipotle
  • Chicharron en salsa verde
  • (Hand made tortillas)

$7 Combo - 3 tacos and freshly squeezed agua fresca


$2 Tacos: Your choice of Adobada or Fish Tacos with a side of radish & grilled scallion

$7 Combo: 2 Tacos (Adobada or Fish) with Mexican rice, guac & chips, and side of radish, grilled scallions and fried yellow pepper.

EL COMAL (north park)

$2 Tacos:

  • Taco #1: Cochinita - Marinated Pork
  • Taco #2: Smoked Marlin Taco

$7 Combo:  2 of the featured Tacos + Rice & Beans + one non-alcoholic drink.

EVOLUTION FAST FOOD (banker's hill)

$2 Tacos: Vegan organic gluten-free  Tempeh Chipotle Taco

$7 Combo:  2 vegan organic gluten-free Tempeh chipotle Tacos with choice of french fries or sweet  potato fries and choice of fountain drink: organic soda, housemade lemonade, or tea


$2 Tacos: Jalapeno stuffed Popper Taco OR a Stout Braised Short Rib Taco with roasted corn salsa, avocado crema and cotija cheese.

$7 Combo: Either Taco and a Pacifico Draft.

Gaslamp Tavern (downtown)

$2 Tacos: Beer battered local Yellowtail with cabbage, pico de gallo, and White Sauce (crema, lime, lemon & oregano)

$7 Combo:  2 fish tacos, chips & guacamole

HENRY’S PUB (downtown)

$2 Tacos: Chef Carlos' Fish Taco: lightly fried Alaskan cod with shredded lettuce, shredded cabbage, avocado, diced tomatoes, salsa fresca & yogurt lime sauce in a warm flour tortilla.

$7 Combo:Fish Taco + Basmati Rice or Black Beans + a Corona

Hooley’s Irish Pub (2 locations: La Mesa, El Cajon)

$2 Tacos: Mini Corned Beef Taco

$7 Combo: 1- Mini Taco, Tortilla Chips & a Coronita

IB STREET TACOS (imperial beach)

$2 Tacos: any of the following tacos: Carne Asada, Pastor, Pollo Asado, Carnitas or Pescado.

$7 Combo:Any 3 Tacos + a beverage of your choice.

Izakaya Ouan (hillcrest)

$2 Tacos:

  • panko Fried Mackerel Taco w/ homemade Tartar sauce.
  • Panko Fried Squid Tentacle w/ homemade Tartar sauce

$7 Combo: Two Tacos w/ a House Infused Lychee Sake


$2 Tacos: Fried Fish, Carnitas & Chicken Tacos.

$7 Combo: Taco & a Dos XX Draft


$2 Tacos: Brisket, Chicken and Fish Tacos

$7 Combo: Taco & Dos XX Pint

LOLITA’s RESTAURANTS, INC (multiple locations)

$2 Tacos: Your choice between Adobada, Pollo Asado & Carnitas Tacos

$7 Combo: 2 Tacos (your choice of Adobada, Pollo Asado or Carnitas) + Rice & Beans


$2 Tacos: Fish Taco - battered fish, cabbage, pico, and chipotle (or white) sauce

$7 Combo: 2 Fish Tacos + a Corona (Beer not available at the locations with the “**” . The $7 combo at those locations are: 2 Fish Tacos + Rice & Beans)

$10 Combo:   2 Fish Tacos Tacos + a Corona + Rice & Beans

PUESTO (2 locations: Seaport Village, La Jolla)

$2 Tacos: Cochinita Pibil - Crispy melted cheese, slow roasted ancho chile marinated pork, papaya pico.

$7 Combo: Cochinita Pibil Taco + Tijuana Lime Michelada - (Corona with Lime, Salt & Ice with a salted rim).

THE RABBIT HOLE (normal heights)

$2 Tacos: $2 Brisket Taco.

$7 Combo: $7 Taco & a Margarita.


$2 Tacos: The “Quien es tu Papa”  Taco. Handmade flour tortillas, marinated skirt steak, grilled shrimp, salsa quemada, radish, micro cilantro.

$7 Combo: 2 Tacos + a the featured Beer

SALUD! a San Diego Taco Company Eatery (barrio logan)

$2 Tacos: Your choice between the following:

  • Carnitas Taco: Tender pork served on a handmade tortilla with avo crema, cilantro, onions & pico de gallo
  • The Veggie Taco: Soyrizo & potato mixed with red bell onion & tomato, topped with avocado, julienne peppers, cilantro & onion
  • Pollo Asado Taco: Marinated chicken grilled over mesquite on a hand made tortilla, topped with guac, onions & cilantro

$7 Combo:2 Tacos (your choice between Carnitas, Veggie or Pollo Asado) +  beans + Mexican street corn served on plate

SMALL BAR (university heights)

$2 Tacos: Small Bar Fish Taco

$7 Combo: Small Bar Fish Taco and any local draught beer


$2 TACO(s):  Cali Taco - Carne Asada, pico de gallo, sour cream, cheese and fries

$7 COMBO: 2 Cali Tacos + Rice & Beans + a Drink


$2 Tacos: We have multiple to choose from:

  • House Cured Pork Belly taco with pickled onions and jicama;
  • Ahi Ceviche taco with avocado, fried jalapenos, and Santa Fe crema;
  • BBQ Taco with Brisket, Pulled Pork, house made sauce, and coleslaw;
  • Veggie Taco with roasted squash, pickled onions, and jicama

$7 Combo:  Any 4 of the same tacos

TACOS PERLA (north park)

$2 Tacos: Mahi-Mahi Taco: Ensenada style! Beer battered & fried mahi-mahi with a mango pico de gallo, ketchup ginger sauce, chipotle cream mayo topped with traditional shredded cabbage. All on our corn hand-pressed tortilla.

$7 Combo: Puerco y Pollo: Adobada Taco + (2) Flautas de Pollo

  • Adobada: “Trompo”-cooked pork marinated for 24 hours with dried guajillo chili and achiote seed, served with a fresh green salsa (avocado, tomatillo, serrano, cilantro, and garlic) and a slice of pineapple, house-made tortilla.
  • Flautas de Pollo (order of 2) : Herb chicken rolled tacos, fried and topped with a mild red salsa, black bean sauce, red cabbage, crema and queso fresco crumbles.

TAKO FACTORY (la mesa)

$2 Tacos: Choice of Adovada or Carne Asada

$7 Combo: Choice of Adovada or Carne Asada PLUS Corona

TAVERN AT THE BEACH (pacific beach)

$7 Combo: Braised short rib, house cut fries, serrano beer cheese And a Modelo especial

Or Braised carnitas, salsa fresca, house - made guacamole, micro cilantro And a Modelo especial for

TOSTADAS (north park)

$2 Tacos: Your Choice between 2 of the following Tostadas - a flat open-faced crunchy taco.

  • CEVICHE DE PESCADO - Fresh mild fish, tomato, cilantro, portobello mushroom, clam juice and aioli cream
  • TOSTADA de ATUN - Fresh Ahi tuna,, green apples, red onion, peanuts, soy & watermelon finished with a cilantro cream sauce

$7 Combo: Any tostada on menu + your  choice of agua fresca

WAHOO FISH TACO (2 locations: Sports Area, La Jolla)

$2 Tacos: Carnitas tacos with citrus slaw

$7 Combo: Carnitas tacos with citrus slaw + Corona beer

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