Eat & Drink / Festivals & Events November 4, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Halifax Taco Week

Tacos aren’t just for Tuesdays anymore! The very first Halifax Taco Week is taking the city by storm November 14-20, 2019, so make sure you’re in town for some tasty taco goodness at over 90 participating restaurants.

In the meantime, check out our comprehensive guide to Taco Week to find everything you need to know about Halifax Taco Week 2019.

WHAT IS HALIFAX TACO WEEK?

Halifax Taco Week is a city-wide taco-eating phenomenon and fundraiser for Feed Nova Scotia, put on by your friends at The Coast.

Participating restaurants are offering a creative taco special for the week, with the price set at either $5 for affordable dining, or a higher price with the restaurant making a donation to Feed Nova Scotia from every taco special sold. (Yes, it’s just like Halifax Burger Week, which has become the biggest third-party Feed NS fundraiser in the province!)

Halifax Taco Week takes place at participating restaurants throughout the Halifax region from Thursday, November 14 to Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

TACOS FOR EVERYONE!

No matter whether you’re a pork taco purist or a fish taco fanatic, or you just want to make sure that your taco comes with a side, there are plenty of tacos you’ll love during Halifax Taco Week!

Think being gluten-free means you can’t participate in Taco Week? Think again! There are dozens of tacos that are either gluten-free or have a gf option.

Looking for a vegan option? There are plenty, and vegetarian tacos too!

OUR PICKS

We’ve scoured the Taco Lineup and come up with a selection of tacos we can’t wait to try.

Explore our top 5 Taco Week picks for the categories below:

TASTY TACOS UNDER $10
TACOS TO SPLURGE ON
UNCONVENTIONAL FLAVOURS
PROMISING TACO TITLES

OUR PICKS:

5 TACOS UNDER $10

Tasty tacos for $10 or less

FEATURED TACOS UNDER $10

$5 | Sweet n’ Spicy Chicken Waffle Taco
The Chickenburger
1531 Bedford Hwy, Bedford

CHICKEN | TAKEOUT AVAILABLE

The Chickenburger’s sweet ‘n’ spicy chicken waffle taco showcases the restaurant’s retro vibes with a new-age flair. Featuring two crispy chicken strips, dipped in a sweet and spicy sauce, topped with arugula and coleslaw, all in a homemade savoury waffle shell.


$6 | The Maritimer
Antojo Tacos + Tequila
1667 Argyle St, Halifax

FISH | FEED NS | NO TAKEOUT

A tribute to the east coast, with battered haddock, creamy red cabbage slaw, lime and cilantro tartar sauce, Tajin spiced hickory sticks and fresh lemon on a white corn tortilla.

$6 Tacos | $1 to Feed NS

Antojo Tacos + Tequila: The Maritimer
Antojo Tacos + Tequila: The Maritimer

$6 | Pickford & Blackened Shrimp Taco
Pickford & Black
1869 Upper Water St, Halifax

FISH | FEED NS | DAIRY-FREE OPTION | GLUTEN-FREE OPTION | SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED | TAKEOUT AVAILABLE

Shrimp blackened with our signature P&B blackening spice, pineapple and jalapeño salsa, purple cabbage slaw, cilantro-infused ricotta, crispy flash-fried jalapeños and a drizzle of lime sour cream, all served in a grilled flour tortilla.

$6 Tacos | $1 to Feed NS


$7 | Mac and Cheesesteak Supreme
Taco Linas
2605 Agricola St, Halifax

BEEF | FEED NS | MOOSEHEAD BREWERIES SPECIAL | TAKEOUT AVAILABLE

Three-cheese mac and cheese, carne asada beef, salsa morita, pico de gallo and crushed Cheetos on a corn tortilla.

$7 Tacos | $1 to Feed NS

Taco Lina: Mac & Cheesesteak Supreme
Taco Lina: Mac & Cheesesteak Supreme

$8 | East Coast Taco
Little Fish Oyster Bar
1740 Argyle St, Halifax

FISH | FEED NS | NO TAKEOUT

Smoked haddock topped with a cucumber pineapple salsa and drizzled with a charred chive aioli.

$8 Tacos | $1 to Feed NS

Little Fish Oyster Bar: East Coast Taco
Little Fish Oyster Bar: East Coast Taco

OUR PICKS:

5 TACOS TO SPLURGE ON

Treat yo’self tacos

FEATURED TACOS PRICED $10+

$15 | Pig in a Blanket
The Old Triangle Irish Ale House
5136 Prince St, Halifax

PORK | FEED NS | MOOSEHEAD BREWERIES SPECIAL

Smoked chipotle pulled pork tucked inside white floured soft tortilla, topped with a tangy sweet Dijon apple fennel slaw accompanied by curried mango salsa.

$15 Tacos | $5 to Feed NS


$15 | Fuego Dill Frito
Station Six Food & Drink
247 Herring Cove Rd, Halifax

CHICKEN | FEED NS | COMES WITH A SIDE | NO TAKEOUT

Station Six’s signature buttermilk fried chicken tossed in our Firehouse Spice, served up on a flour tortilla with a crunchy and creamy dill pickle, red cabbage and chipotle slaw, topped off with a drizzle of Ranch, honey and fried jalapeño.

$15 Tacos | $2 to Feed NS

Station Six Food & Drink: Fuego Dill Frito
Station Six Food & Drink: Fuego Dill Frito

$17 | Maharaja’s Tandoori Taco
elements on hollis
1181 Hollis St, Halifax

CHICKEN | FEED NS | COMES WITH A SIDE | TAKEOUT AVAILABLE

Two butter chicken naan tacos, with sour cream mint chutney, pickled vegetables, crumbled paneer, bhel puri, cilantro, cucumber raita and masala finger chips.

$17 Tacos | $1 to Feed NS

elements on hollis: Maharaja's Tandoori Taco
elements on hollis: Maharaja’s Tandoori Taco

$18 | Tacos Salamanca
Eliot & Vine
2305 Clifton St, Halifax

CHICKEN | FEED NS | DAIRY-FREE OPTION | GLUTEN-FREE OPTION | NO TAKEOUT

Two tacos! Soft masa (corn) tortilla, roasted and pulled Jamaican curry mojo chicken, tandoori onion salsa, queso fresco crema, Cool Ranch crunch and cilantro.

$18 Tacos | $6 to Feed NS

Eliot & Vine: Tacos Salamanca
Eliot & Vine: Tacos Salamanca

$18 | Fried Chicken Tacos
Unchained Kitchen
2606 Agricola St, Halifax

CHICKEN | FEED NS | DAIRY-FREE OPTION | GLUTEN FREE OPTION | TAKEOUT AVAILABLE

Fried chicken tacos with white bean tahini, chimichurri, buttermilk Ranch, homemade apple slaw, aged cheddar and UK hot sauce.

$17 Tacos | $2 to Feed NS

Unchained Kitchen: Fried Chicken Tacos
Unchained Kitchen: Fried Chicken Tacos

OUR PICKS:

5 UNCONVENTIONAL TACO FLAVOURS

Get outside your comfort zone

$6 | Sushi Taco
Studio East
6021 Cunard St, Halifax

FISH | FEED NS | GLUTEN-FREE OPTION | TAKEOUT AVAILABLE

“Asian-global” fusion inspired flavours define this Sushi Taco—fresh and bright, with local and global inspired ingredients melded into massive flavour and packing a fun crunch. This is what we like to call a game-changer! Merging some classic toppings with salmon poke and Asian flavours, it’s a taco you’ll wanna taco-bout!

$6 Tacos | $1 to Feed NS


$6 | Taco de Lengua
Tako Loko Restaurant
3248 Isleville St, Halifax

BEEF | FEED NS | DAIRY-FREE OPTION | GLUTEN-FREE OPTION | SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED | TAKEOUT AVAILABLE

Braised and seared lengua (tongue) tacos, dressed with green salsa made with tomatillos and avocados. Topped with fresh cilantro and raw onion.

$6 Tacos | $1 to Feed NS


$7 | Taq”eel”a
Shuck Seafood
5120 Salter St, Halifax

FISH | FEED NS | MOOSEHEAD BREWERIES SPECIAL | DAIRY-FREE OPTION | TAKEOUT AVAILABLE

Korean BBQ eel, peach chutney, napa slaw and crispy wontons in a tortilla.

$7 Tacos | $1 to Feed NS


$8 | “Boar”dwalk Empire
Brewster’s Bar & Grill
961 Bedford Hwy, Bedford

BEEF | FEED NS | NO TAKEOUT

Boar meat topped with fig chutney, goat cheese, arugula and an apple slaw.

$8 Tacos | $1 to Feed NS


$12 | Surf-N-Turf
Real Fake Meats
2278 Gottingen St, Halifax

VEGAN | VEGETARIAN | FEED NS | DAIRY-FREE OPTION | GLUTEN-FREE OPTION

Mexico City street food-style vegan tacos. One from the fake sea and one from the land. From the fake sea we are using our famous jackfruit phish sticks, and from the land we are using our marinated kidney bean seitan steak, pan-fried nice and crispy. Served open-faced on a corn tortilla, left for you to head to our street food counter to fill with all the toppings you could dream of, including salsa, roasted corn, pineapple, pickled onion, cilantro slaw, roasted potatoes, black beans and house-made sauces. Gluten-free options available!

$12 Tacos | $1 to Feed NS

OUR PICKS:

5 MOST PROMISING TACO NAMES

Taco titles we want to taco ’bout

$5 | Turkey Dinner Taco
The Local
2037 Gottingen St, Halifax

CHICKEN | FEED NS | MOOSEHEAD BREWERIES SPECIAL | TAKEOUT AVAILABLE

Local tender-roasted turkey breast nestled into velvety mashed potato in a soft taco shell, topped with savoury turkey dressing and jalapeño cranberry sauce and a side of hot gravy for dipping to warm your belly in the beautiful autumn chill.

$5 Tacos | $1 to Feed NS


$10 | Toppled Crane Taco
Your Father’s Moustache
5686 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax

PORK | FEED NS | NO TAKEOUT

Pulled pork in a spicy BBQ sauce with house-made cole slaw, crispy onion frites and banana peppers.

$10 Tacos | $1 to Feed NS


$10 | Green Eggs & Ham
The Carleton
1685 Argyle St, Halifax

PORK | VEGETARIAN | FEED NS | DAIRY-FREE OPTION | GLUTEN-FREE OPTION | TAKEOUT AVAILABLE

It’s hard to eat them in a car, you should eat them in a bar! Inspired by Dr. Seuss, our tacos are filled with scrambled egg, cilantro, fresh cheese, spicy tomatillo salsa and our house chorizo (or go veg-o with a no-cho’zo taco).

Bring in a friend and try them, it’s two for $10, with $1 of proceeds donated to Feed NS.

$10 Tacos | $1 to Feed NS

The Carleton: Green Eggs & Ham
The Carleton: Green Eggs & Ham

$12 | Butt & Belly
Black Sheep
1569 Dresden Row, Halifax

PORK | FEED NS | DAIRY-FREE OPTION | TAKEOUT AVAILABLE

Two tacos! One features slow-roasted pork butt with pickled cabbage slaw, guacamole, jalapeño crema and crispy onions. The second is crispy pork belly with kimchi, Korean BBQ and cilantro. Both on flour tortillas.

$12 Tacos | $1 to Feed NS

Black Sheep Restaurant: Butt & Belly
Black Sheep Restaurant: Butt & Belly

$15 | Tipsy Lil Piggy
Gahan House Nova Centre
5239 Sackville St, Halifax

PORK | FEED NS | COMES WITH A SIDE | DAIRY-FREE OPTION | SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED | TAKEOUT AVAILABLE

Slow braised pulled pork, Snowbird IPA BBQ sauce, crispy onions and chipotle mayo.

$15 Tacos | $1 to Feed NS

FEED NOVA SCOTIA & HALIFAX TACO WEEK

Every $2 raised through Halifax Taco Week restaurants allows Feed Nova Scotia to distribute 3 meals worth of donated food for Nova Scotians.

$2 = 3 MEALS

That’s especially important here, because Nova Scotia has the highest rates of food insecurity of all the provinces in the country, so addressing food insecurity should be a priority for all Nova Scotians.

TACO WEEK PASSPORT

The Taco Week passport guides hungry Haligonians to all official Taco Week locations and provides descriptions of the taco offerings and exclusive Moosehead beer pairings, as well as helpful tips to make the most of Halifax’s newest feast week!

Get your passport stamped (or signed) at a minimum of 3 official locations, then drop it in the entry box at any Taco Week restaurant for a chance to win Beer For A Year from our presenting partner, Moosehead Breweries.

You can pick up your passport at any Halifax Taco Week location or at The Coast (2309 Maynard St, Halifax), but don’t delay, there are only 30,000 available and they can become pretty scarce as the week goes on!

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