Taco Tuesdays: We love the concept as much as the alliteration. Break away from the standard beef- and cheese-filled versions at these four spots that offer a gourmet twist.
Deagan's Kitchen & Bar
DEAL: Taco choices include vegetarian, grilled chicken and abodo-braised beef for $2, or yellowfin ahi tuna and spicy shrimp for $3. Deagan's savory toppings include fresh guacamole, Tillamook white cheddar and micro cilantro.
STANDOUT: Chef Demetrios Atheneos unveils a special creation each week, such as a barbecue stack or crispy gator, for $3.50.
14810 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-767-5775, deagans.com
Parkview Nite Club
DEAL: It's $1.25 for a beef or black bean taco and $2.25 for Cajun tuna.
STANDOUT: The toppers include house-made pico de gallo to dress up simple beef and bean tacos and fresh mango salsa that cools the bite of spicy tuna.
1261 W. 58th St., Cleveland, 216-961-1341, parkviewniteclub.com
DEAL: The dozen taco creations for just 75 cents range from basic beef and chicken to enticing black bean and corn to chorizo.
STANDOUT: While the list of taco options continues with chipotle chicken and bacon, habanero bacon, turkey sausage and green chili sausage, those in the mood for something different can eat up specials on Mexican lasagna, quesadillas, nachos, burritos and empanadas.
7001 Denison Ave., Cleveland, 216-651-0888, sachsenheim.blogspot.com
DEAL: For two for $4, choose from pulled pork carnitas with pico de gallo or a weekly special (typically two or three tacos for $6), such as the shrimp tempura taco with house-made mango haberno sauce and peach salsa.
STANDOUT: Washing it down with a $3 Jose Cuervo margarita, concocted with a fresh-made mix, sweetens the deal.
5455 State Road, Parma, 216-741-7200, grillerspub.com