Taco Bell may be the holy grail of post-drink pitstops, but it's not the only place to get affordable Mexican eats. You can swap the fast food for something authentic and actually pay less. Some of the best tacos in metro Atlanta can be found at this fairly new spot with amazing deals (more like steals).
Tocayo, a taco stand that opened in September 2019, joined the hub of all things fun and tasty at Halcyon, a mixed-use development in Alpharetta full of astounding eats and entertainment.
The authentic aesthetic at Tocayo exudes a modern twist to the look and feel of a food stall you'd find on the beach of Tulum, Mexico.
However, the real proof is in the pudding (well, technically the tacos). You may forget you're in America when you sink your teeth into these delicacies.
You'll find real street tacos with corn tortillas stuffed with fish, pastor, steak, mushroom or chicken. You'll only need to bring a few bucks along with you on Tuesdays because the tacos are half-priced, meaning you'll be spending less than $2 for each one.
A chicken taco is only $1.63, steak is $2.13, pastor is $1.38, fish is $1.50 and mushroom is $1.75.
An inside source told Narcity that the Tuesday special applies to individual tacos and does not incorporate additional menu items.*
Speaking of more menu selections, Tocayo keeps it simple with flavorful choices like Ensaladas, bowls, and sides including sweet plantains, street corn, rice, and beans.
You'll also find honest-to-goodness sweet treats, like Mexican dark chocolate paleta and dulce de leche pudding.
Many would say a Mexican restaurant isn't truly a Mexican restaurant without Jarritos soda and Tecate beer, so you can expect to sip on these along with other brews like Colibre, Dos Equis and Sol.
Next time you and your buds head out for taco Tuesday, you may want to ditch the Tex-Mex chains to enjoy true-to-culture bites in a beach-centric space featuring open-air and good vibes.
Address: 6330 Halcyon Way, Suite 740, Alpharetta, GA
Why You Need To Go: Go for some true Mexican street food on Tuesdays with Tulum-inspired tacos for insanely cheap.