Tag: America’s Taco Shop

Join America’s Taco Shop for ‘Carne for a Cause’

May 7, 2014 | 12:10 PM | Local | By Maxfield Barker

americastacoshopThis Friday, May 9, America’s Taco Shop is helping out kids in need. They will be giving back to Phoenix Children’s Hospital by donating 20% of all proceeds that day from all 9 of their Valley locations. This is the third year the popular Mexican food restaurant will be holding its Carne for a Cause day. It’s always great seeing restaurants do something for the community. We’re all lucky because if you’ve never had America’s Taco Shop, Friday will be the perfect day to try it for the first time. You can enjoy a delicious burrito or some of their namesake tacos and you know you’ll be directly helping a hospital devoted to making kids healthy. Stop by the nearest location on May 9 and get a taco or two for us.

Want Free Tacos? We’ll Tell You How

October 3, 2013 | 12:23 PM | Deals | By Maxfield Barker

photoOne of the best things about living in Arizona is the proximity to great Mexican food. Seriously, no where else in country can you get that kind of quality. Tomorrow is National Taco Day and America’s Taco Shop is giving some out for free. First of all, if you’ve never been to America’s Taco Shop, you’re missing out. Originating in Phoenix, the Taco Shop has been sprouting locations all over the Valley and will soon be in Texas. Anyway, they will be giving out a free taco with any purchase when you sign up to be a part of their EClub. You will receive the offer in your email on Friday. Tacos are good but free is even better.

Get Ready to Dip for National Guacamole Day

September 11, 2013 | 12:29 PM | Eat & Drink | By Maxfield Barker

guacIn Arizona, we are blessed to have the countries best Mexican food. One staple of it is guacamole. Honestly, who doesn’t love guacamole? It’s delicious, spicy, zest, and not to mention avocados are ridiculously good for you. Monday, September 16 is national guacamole day and here’s how you can celebrate:

TQLA is an upscale casual Southwestern Kitchen and Agave Bar. They use the freshest ingredients making truly unique and mouthwatering signature dishes like their Guacamole. For just $8.75 you can get fresh premium hand hacked guac made with diced onions, tomatoes, cilantro, peppers, pumpkin seeds and lime juice.

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill
Z’tejas Southwestern Grill is at the forefront of unique Southwestern fare. The menu is largely influenced by the South and signifies bold robust flavors of Arizona, California, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. You can celebrate National Guacamole Day with Z’s Tableside Guac. Made in front of you in just minutes, this fresh fiesta of flavor includes avocado, tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, jalapenos, pepitas and Cojita cheese for $10.50. Z’tejas has five locations throughout the Valley.

America’s Taco Shop
There’s no better place to get a taste of homemade guacamole for National Guacamole Day than America’s Taco Shop. Fresh avocados, a hint of squeezed lime juice, diced tomatoes, onions and jalapenos make up this delectable dish. Regular $1.69 large $5.

Chow Down: This Week In Food Blogs

July 4, 2012 | 11:00 AM | Eat & Drink | By Kara Philp

It might be the 4th of July today, but all anyone seems to be talking about is Mexican food. Not that we blame them – few things bring smiles to our faces like a fresh taco and a margarita on a hot summer day. So, once you’ve had your fill of hot dogs and decided to turn off your scorching hot grill, here’s a redux of this week’s happenings in our favorite food blogs:

According to EaterAZ, Big Earl’s BBQ in Scottsdale is in the midst of a Mexican revolution, from a taquitos transition to a dabble in “tacotory” to full blown Mexico City cuisine. While you’re waiting for the online menu to become officially updated, have a read, or better yet, pay Big Earl’s a visit. Whatever you do, don’t order the barbecue.

Meanwhile in Old Town, America’s Taco Shop is opening a new location, as reported by Chow Bella. Known for being “the home of the greatest carne asada in the Valley, ” this location will bring the restaurant’s count up to five (including the location in Arizona Mills Mall). Are they being franchised? Find out here.

If downtown Phoenix is more your thing, you’ll find new Mexican food there too. Chow Bella has covered opening of Tediberto’s Mexican-inspired vegan restaurant on Roosevelt Row. Get the details here … or skip the vegan joint and dig right in to some Mexican barbecue. Phoenix Bites highlights the prix fixe barbacoa tasting dinner at Distrito in Scottsdale’s Saguaro Hotel. The three-course dinner (plus dessert) is available Wednesday through Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. Click here for details.

If we still haven’t convinced you, feast your eyes on Mouth By Southwest’s Taco Tuesday roster. Not to mention how Barrio Cafe, Bianco’s Tacos & Tequila and Sir Veza’s Taco Garage will soon change the dining game for locals and tourists alike at Sky Harbor’s Terminal 4. Stay tuned for updates.



Hometown Low Down: This Week in Valley Media

January 27, 2012 | 11:00 AM | Art & Entertainment | By Alanna Watson

Craving a good media fix? We’ve got your back. It’s time to round up the best in Valley media blogs and present them to you in a quick, easy to read fashion for the girl/guy on the go just waiting for a great activity to plop on your screen with little to no effort. It’s a good deal. Read on to get the hometown low down.

Ahh, the bolo tie. This blazing symbol of the Southwest can usually be found square on the neck of a man someone could call “Grandpa” or proudly on display amidst the finely crafted turquoise in many galleries littering the streets of Old Town Scottsdale. Well, now you can see it on display at a real museum for its artistic value. Yep, that’s right, The Heard Museum’s exhibition entitled “Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary” has set up shop until November 4 and it’s something everyone should check out. Thank Jackalope Ranch for bringing this to our attention, our necks are itching with excitement.

Looks like downtown is just bursting with culture as usual thanks to all the info provided by the Downtown Phoenix Journal. If you don’t have plans this Sunday, take the family into the heart of Phoenix to experience the Phoenix Art Museum’s 4th Annual Walkabout. It’s an event to celebrate world culture and it’s the same cost of regular museum admission. Get down with some African Drums, listen to the soothing sounds of Japanese flutes and even get some history of Arizona by listening to Frank Lloyd Wright mini tours. Great even to to enrich your life and cha-cha-cha your way out of the Superbowl waiting blues.

If you haven’t checked out America’s Taco Shop’s two Valley locations (Phoenix and Tempe), now is the time. With rave reviews from locals all around, the classic taco joint has some pretty amazing specials and a weekend-only ceviche that “is worth planning your lunch around” according to CenPho. And, if the “Coming Soon” signs are still correct, one will be opening up in Scottsdale on 1st St. and Goldwater right next to Arcadia Farm. Now, if only we knew when “soon” was….

images via CenPho and Downtown Phoenix Journal


October 26, 2010 | 10:50 AM | Deals | By Staff

America's Taco Shop LogoWe LOVE tacos (tacos, tacos, tacos) and guess what, our friends over at Dine4AZ have just informed us via Twitter, that America’s Taco Shop will be having “Taco Tuesday!” That means, four taco treats for $6.75! Dang, that’s a deal if we’ve ever heard one! Just friend them on Facebook here, print or text the coupon to yourself and you’ve got lunch set set every Tuesday of this year!

Plus, click read more to learn how to get half-off at Mojo Yogurt today.


America the Beautifully Cheap

July 10, 2010 | 11:38 AM | Restaurants | By Staff

America’s Taco Shop is a home-grown Mexican mini chain that’s gaining serious attention from Phoenix foodies for its combination of cheap, hearty and flavorful foods. And now we hear its expanding to the East Valley. »READ MORE

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