Taco Tuesday is a sacred tradition, but nobody likes a stale routine. Put these joints in your rotation. We've included their Tuesday hours and a standout fact about each.
- ILLUSTRATION BY RYAN WILLIAMSON
Bitter Honey (127 Railroad Street; bitterhoneyroc.com; open 5 p.m. to midnight) Try the homemade masa bread drizzled with honey.
Dorado (690 Park Avenue; doradoparkave.com/family; open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.) More than 300 individual tequilas on the menu.
Guacamole Authentic Mexican Taqueria (144 West Commercial Street, East Rochester; guacamoletaqueria.com; open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) A fast-casual style eatery.
Itacate (3249 Union Street, North Chili; itacate.net; open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Start with the fried avocados.
Itacate Express (1477 Jefferson Road; itacate.net; open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) This may be the only place that's open for breakfast.
John's Tex Mex (426 South Avenue; johnstexmex.com; 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.) Offers a Mexican version of the Rochester Plate.
La Casa (93 Alexander Street; rochesterlacasa.com; open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) Great outdoor dining on the back patio.
Lulu Taqueria (6 North Main Street, Fairport; luluroc.com; open 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.) Nice view of the canal, and their cauliflower taco with honey roja salsa is a personal favorite.
Mesquite Grill (910 Elmgrove Road; mesquitemexgrill.com; open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) You get complementary chips and salsa AND complementary soup.
Monte Alban Mexican Grill (2245 Empire Boulevard, Webster; montealbangrill.com; open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) Filling lunch specials for under $10.
Neno's Gourmet Mexican Street Food (649 Monroe Avenue; nenosmexican.com; open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) Started as a food truck, which is still kicking around! You can locate it by following @nenosft on Instagram and Twitter.
Old Pueblo Grill (55 Russell Street; oldpueblogrillroc.com; open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) The Seoul Man burrito is a tasty Korean take on the wrap.
Salena's Mexican Restaurant (302 North Goodman Street, in the Village Gate; salenas.com; open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.) You can't go wrong with the Mexican Flag enchilada plate.
The Silver Iguana (663 North Winton Road; silveriguanacantina.com; open 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., food until 10 p.m.) They take Taco Tuesday seriously, and have an extensive all day menu of food and drink specials.
Sol Burrito (521 Monroe Avenue; solburrito.com; open 11 p.m. to 9 p.m.) $20 goes a long way and portions are generous.
The Spirit Room (139 State Street; thespiritroomroc.com; 5 p.m. to midnight, food until 10 p.m.) Aside from tasty bites and beverages, the place hosts regular music performances, poetry readings, film screenings, and tarot readings.