28 September, 2022, 12:33

Eating on the Cheap: $4 2-for-1 Fish Taco Mondays at Mestizos

They're so good and affordable, you almost feel guilty.

February 24, 2020 update: Mestizos has since updated their menu prices and offerings. On Mondays, you can get two fish tacos for $4.

Are $2 fish tacos too good to be true? At Mestizos, no.

On Mondays, Mestizos offers glorious $4 fish tacos as a two-for-one special. As a believer in “you get what you pay for,” it’s difficult for me to fully appreciate this deal. I furl my eyebrows with each bite, trying to figure out what was sacrificed for the price.

Tacos de Pescado at Mestizos (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Tacos de Pescado at Mestizos (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Is it the size? No, these are fairly sized. Is it the quality? No, these nuggets of fish are crunchy and tender. The seasoning and salsa are great too.

As a result, you almost feel guilty. Are they even making money from this? I don’t know. Is this a good excuse for me to pile on my order with other food so that I’m not exploiting this lovely family-run business? Yes.

If you enjoy peanuts, make sure to order a cup of Agua de Mazapán. And order Flan for dessert while you’re at it; their version is one of the tastiest I’ve had.

Mestizos is located at 1118 W. St. Mary’s Rd. Keep up with Mestizos Restaurant on Facebook or follow Mestizos on Instagram.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com and his Instagram @jackie_tran_.