Tacos: In Delco, They’re Not Just for Tuesdays

Taco Tuesday! Who doesn’t love an excuse to fill up on handhelds of corn or wheat, stuffed with your favorite protein, something spicy (mild is OK, too) plus your choice of toppings, from traditional salsas to roasted cactus. 

Guess what — you don’t have to wait until Tuesday to indulge in a belly-filling meal of tacos and sides. These Delco hot spots dish out tacos and other Mexican favorites plus, in some cases, Spanish and American fare, too. You just might be tempted to pop back in a few times a week!

Special notes: It’s best to check each establishment’s website and social media accounts for the latest hours plus dining, takeout and delivery options. Things are fluid, depending on current COVID-19 guidelines, time of year and even the day of the week.

And, we’ll say it anyway, but it goes without saying that right now, as we all continue to navigate the pandemic, all safety precautions must be taken: Masks must be worn at all times unless you’re seated to eat (if seating is currently an option) and social distancing norms must be observed. We thought we’d leave that right here rather than add that to each restaurant’s info! Thanks for respecting our restaurant friends and their hard-working staffers, as well as your fellow diners. Now, dig into this taco-tasty info and enjoy!

Photo courtesy of The Tattooed Pig

The Tattooed Pig

Husband and wife team, Chef Floyd and Angie Kahlil call their style “Tex-Mex with soul.” Their inspiring story is as much of that soul as are the menu items. Tex-Mex is traditionally a little bit of Texan cuisine mixed with Mexican cuisine, and this joint delivers. There are three taco styles to dress up your favorite protein: Street tacos that give a nod to Mexican fare with onions, cilantro and a fresh lime wedge; Texas tacos covered in housemate apple slaw and barbecue sauce; and Cali tacos (because why not?!) topped with lettuce, tomato and cheese. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. Takeout and delivery only right now: Call or walk-in.

4405 Pennell Rd., Aston, (484) 483-9076.

Photo courtesy of Los Machetes Authentic Mexican Restaurant

Los Machetes Authentic Mexican Restaurant

Currently the best deal around, tacos are just a buck on Tuesdays! That falls into the “enough said” category, but it’s our obligation to point out that among the Taco Tuesday favorites are al pastor — spicy marinated pork with pineapple — and tinga — shredded chicken. Tacos are topped with cilantro and onions, and come with radish, lime, grilled jalapeño and roasted tender cactus. There’s currently no indoor or outdoor dining, so call for takeout and delivery (delivery begins at noon). Open every day of the week, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

856 Chester Pike, Prospect Park, (484) 494-7188.

Photo courtesy of Rey Azteca Mexican Restaurant

Rey Azteca Mexican Restaurant

This is taco central. You’ll find them a la carte, on the children’s menu, as part of combo meals and lunch specials, and as salads and sides. Did we mention there’s also a dedicated taco portion of the menu, too? Check it out for the tacos de carne asada, grilled steak strips and onions served with Spanish rice, refried beans and house-made salsa. Open Monday through Saturday from noon to 9 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. Call to reserve indoor and outdoor dining. You can call ahead for or order takeout online. Bonus: Delivery is available through DoorDash.

4755 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, (484) 427-7803.

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Choices, choices! You may select warm, soft corn or flour tortilla, or a hard corn tortilla, then toppings that are Mexican-style — onions, cilantro and chipotle sauce — or American-style — cheese, sour cream, lettuce and tomato. We can’t resist the salmon tacos topped with cabbage, chipotle sauce and tomato. If you’re looking for even more, then order a platter that comes with Mexican beans and rice. Dine-in is available with reservations. Call to reserve a seat, and to order takeout. Delivery is available through Uber Eats and DoorDash. Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed Sunday. 

902 MacDade Blvd., Folsom, (610) 522-2011.

Photo courtesy of Dos Gringos Mexican Kitchen

Dos Gringos Mexican Kitchen

Greg Quintiliano opened this popular spot to rave reviews in 2011 and continues to delight customers, thanks to a menu that covers all the bases. Note that tacos are discounted on Tuesdays, along with other Mexican favorites. Really hungry or feeding a crew? Check out the Family Taco Night takeout specials on the regular menu; just remember to order by 6 p.m. We like our tacos gringo-style, with lettuce, pico de gallo and queso fresco, and we always remember to BYOT (“bring your own tequila”) to this BYOB. The housemate margarita mix is not to be missed! Call or go online to reserve indoor or outdoor seating. You may also call ahead for takeout, or snag delivery through DoorDash and Uber Eats. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. 

113 S. Olive St., Media, (610) 566-7794.

Photo courtesy of JACO Juice and Taco Bar

JACO Juice and Taco Bar

Yes, we like tacos for breakfast, and we’re proud of it! The thoughtful menu tempts with tacos for any time of the day, but you’ll find us swooning over housemade corn tortillas with organic scrambled eggs, Monterey and cheddar cheeses, white beans, pico de gallo and avocado. Chase that with fresh juice and an immunity boost, and you have a great start to the day. Pro tip: Swing back for lunch and, most days, dinner! Call ahead for takeout. Delivery is available through GrubHub, DoorDash and Uber Eats. Open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

21 W. State St. Media, (484) 444-2839.

Want to know more about everything Delco? We’re more than just your source for good eats — we’re your source for Delco From Home Experiences and where to get takeout and support local businesses in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. We’re Visit Delco, PA, and we’ve got you covered during the coronavirus crisis (and beyond). Contact us at (610) 565-3679, by email or online.

Nina Malone

Featured photo courtesy of Rey Azteca Mexican Restaurant