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Eating all the tacos @ HotMess

So, we’re hanging out at HotMess, this funky little Tex-Mex joint on College St. When I was here last year, I chowed down on some real-deal Frito pie and a super-spicy patty melt. But now we’re back for Taco Tuesday, where every single one of their hard-shell tacos are just five bucks…which means I’m gonna hafta try all seven!!!

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We’re starting off with the cheeseburger taco, which piles dill pickle, shredded lettuce and southwest sauce on top of your classic beef taco — ground beef, pico de gallo and cheddar cheese. This taco was super-crunchy, and so messy that I needed to go in with a fork to pick up all the extras that fell onto the tray!

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This is the Original Beef, which is a lot less fancy, but just as tasty. You’ve got the tomato, cheddar cheese, and a whole lotta lettuce — at least I’m eating my veggies today!!!

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Now, the Taco Beef kicks it up a notch with some jalapenos, beans, guacamole and buttermilk ranch — dude, this is body by buttermilk ranch!!!!

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But now we’re switchin’ gears to chicken! This Margarita Chicken taco adds some freshness with mango — you’ve also got guac, goat cheese and more of that buttermilk ranch… I’d put it on a flip-flop!!!!

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Speaking of fruity, this chorizo taco throws down some roasted pineapple, bro! Now, this ain’t my first pineapple taco rodeo — it often comes with tacos al pastor, but adding it to chorizo makes my mouth go “Yeah, bro!!!!”

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I told you I was getting my veggies tonight! This vegan street-corn taco is topped with all kinds of carrots — that’s gotta be at least two servings, right there…

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Now, we’re saving the spiciest for last, son! This Hot Chicken taco kicks it up a notch with jalapeno beans, Monterrey Jack and some Valentina hot sauce — I’m gonna hafta chug a coupla beers after this one!!!

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Speaking of beers, this place has got all kinds of local craft cans, bro! Sure, you could get a Modelo for five bucks, but why do that when you can have a Sunfest Cerveza from Anderson Ales? This light, crisp Mexican lager is kinda like Corona, but without the sour aftertaste. I could butt-chug a whole buncha these!!!

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Now here’s one from waaaay out in left field — Left Field Brewery, bro! This WHIP Pina Colada Smoothie IPA is brewed with pineapple, coconut, lactose and vanilla… I’d like to keep mine under 2.00.

Eating all the tacos @ Tallboys

Man, Taco Tuesday is probably my favourite day of the week-even though we can’t call it that anymore because Taco Time owns the trademark. But that don’t stop me from eating tacos non-stop, bro! So, we’re hanging out at Tallboys, this friendly neighbourhood craft beer joint around Bloor and Ossington, where they’ve got six different tacos on Tuesdays for four bucks a pop.

But man, making me choose between tacos is like asking me to pick my favourite player from the 1989 Calgary Flames. OK, so it’s Lanny McDonald, but you can’t go wrong with any of them. So that’s why I ordered all six:

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These tacos have got everything from pork to chicken to fish, beans to mushrooms to chili. But in this case, if I had to pick a favourite, it would hafta be the fish taco:

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Man, this fish taco is festival of funk in Flavourtown! You’ve got a tasty piece of basa, with a light, yet crispy Steam Whistle beer batter, stuffed inside a corn tortilla with salsa, guac and a nice crunchy slaw. Dude, next time I think I’ll just order six of these…and at least one of everything else!

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12 TACOS OF CHRISTMAS: $6.50 Taco Tuesday trio

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For the sixth taco of Christmas, my Trujillo gave to me…

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A $6.50 Taco Tuesday trio!

 

We all know that Tuesday is the national day for tacos, bro! And it turns out there’s this funky fast food joint down by the ballpark that’s serving up three tacos for $6.50 on this righteous day of the week. They’ve got chicken, they’ve got steak, they’ve even got a fish stick taco…but trust me, you wanna get the carnitas times three.

READ MORE: Taco Del Mar puts the Taco in Tuesdays (They’ve got a way with meats!)

Taco Del Mar puts the Taco in Tuesdays (They’ve got a way with meats!)

OK, so check it out bro. Because I didn’t eat enough tacos last weekend, I’m taking a Tuesday trip to Taco Del Mar, where they’re serving up three of a kind, any kind, for only $6.50. I’m putting a big yum-yum in my future, son!

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It’s hard to pick a favourite among so many great tacos. The steak is tasty, but a little on the small side. The pulled chicken has more texture, but not as much flavour. But where they absolutely kill it is with the pork carnitas. Dude, this pork is super-juicy, mouth-watery, explode-in-your-mouth delicious! Next time, I’ll probably just get three carnitas…