National Taco Day 2019: Here's how to get £2 tacos today

Taco fans, today is your day...

Published 4th Oct 2019
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

Today, Friday 4 October, is National Taco Day and to celebrate one of Scotland's newest Mexican restaurants is serving up £2 tacos all day.

MEZCAL, which opened on Glasgow's Hope Street last month, is offering £2 tacos from midday until 1am.

The taqueria and cantina bar offers diners an authentic taste of Mexico and is inspired by the street food culture of Mexico City. Dishes include a varied selection of tacos alongside larger sharing dishes and cocktails.

National Taco Day
Picture: MEZCAL

Today's £2 tacos include: Cochinita Pibil - Pork Leg Taco: braised pork leg marinated in achiote seeds, black beans , mezcal pico salsa; Veracruz - Fish Taco: fresh Scottish salmon, gluten free Mexican tempura, veracruz sauce, cabbage; Asada - Beef Taco: Flat iron steak, guacamole, pickled veg, caramelised onion, adobo, rocket; Calabaza - Vegan Taco: pumpkin, corn, tomato, coriander, sweet potato puree and Dorados  - Fried Chicken Taco: fried chicken, iceberg, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, pico de Gallo with coriander.

Founder and restaurateur Kevin Campbell said: "In honour of our love for this great Mexican treat, we’ve decided to celebrate National Taco Day by offerings £2 Tacos all day to our customers.

"We invite you to indulge your cravings for tacos and come visit us on Friday in our new taqueria and bar on Hope Street".

As well as contemporary Mexican food, the restaurant and bar serves up Tequila’s smoky sibling, Mezcal – the inspiration behind the eatery’s name – and boasts over 25 different types of the spirit behind the bar.

Located in a former insurance brokers office on Hope Street, the new concept comes from the teams behind Glasgow’s Halloumi, bibimbap and Rioja.

Restaurateurs Kevin Campbell and Toni Carbajosa have joined forces with Publican Ryan Bowman to bring this “authentic taste of Mexico’s party capital” to Glasgow City Centre.

The restaurant and bar is open until 1am and operate on a first-come, first serve basis – so no need for advance bookings.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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