Lip-Smacking Toppings, Side Dishes, and Drinks To Upgrade Your Taco Tuesday

If the idea of a loaded plate of fresh, steaming tacos gets your heart racing and taste buds drooling, you are definitely reading the right blog. We are no strangers to the power of a delicious taco --- in fact, the love of tacos is what made Hollywood’s favorite “bad guy” Danny Trejo start Trejo’s Tacos in the first place! And while we firmly believe that every day is a good day to chow down on these perfect culinary creations, there’s just something extra special about enjoying a taco (or four) on Taco Tuesday, especially when paired with your favorite delicious sides, condiments, and drinks. So if you’re ready to create a fiesta for your taste buds, grab a Trejo's Tacos Chef’s Apron and get ready to chef it up with these delicious Taco Tuesday ideas. 

Delicious sides, condiments, and drinks for Taco Tuesday

Elote (Mexican Street Corn) 

Besides tacos themselves, there are few Mexican street foods that are quite as crave-able as the beloved elote. This delicious flavor explosion features juicy, perfectly charred grilled corn slathered in creamy mayonnaise, crumbly cotija cheese, spicy chili powder, and a spritz of tangy lime juice. The end creation: a sweet, smoky, tangy, and savory treat that pairs perfectly with your favorite tacos. If you want to add even more complex sweet heat to this delicious side, douse it with a generous serving of Trejo’s Hot Honey. This decadent condiment features a perfectly balanced combination of sweet honey with kicky chili peppers, which perfectly complements the sweet and smoky flavors that you love so much about elote. 


You can’t have a complete Taco Tuesday without good guac. This creamy dip and topping is the perfect complement to savory and spicy dishes of all calibers, and the best ones are made fresh in your own kitchen. To whip up your own, mash some ripe avocados to creamy perfection, then throw in diced tomatoes, jalapenos, onions, cilantro, and as much lime juice and salt as your heart desires. Whether you’re using it as a dip for crunchy tortilla chips or slathering it on top of your tacos, this versatile and crowd-pleasing favorite is smooth, tangy, and refreshing with each delicious bite. 

Hot sauce

No matter how good a taco is on its own, a dash of good hot sauce brings it to life! Whether you’re chowing down on a plate of smoky chicken, flavorful carne asada, or succulent seafood tacos, a delicious hot sauce can always take it to a whole new level. We love Trejo's Tacos Original Hot Sauce for a crowd-pleasing condiment that boasts a delicious flavor profile featuring chipotle, chili de arbol, guajillo, puya, California entero, serrano, and cayenne. If you’re looking for a real scorcher that’ll really kick your taste buds into gear, you won’t be able to get enough of our Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper Hot Sauce. No matter which lip-smacking hot sauce you choose, don’t be surprised if you find yourself sprinkling it on everything else you eat all week long. 

Refried beans

Refried beans are a necessity for rounding out a plate of delicious tacos! Choose from pinto or black beans, cook them up, then mash and fry them along with a hearty mix of onions, garlic, and spices. Enjoy this delicious and savory staple alongside your favorite tacos and get ready to chow down on a true Mexican feast. 

Extra tortillas

Tortillas are literally the backbone of your Taco Tuesday feast, and we firmly believe that you can never have too many on hand! Whether you prefer the soft, supple bite of flour or the sweet, earthy taste of corn, make sure to have a couple of extras on hand to mop up any additional fillings and dip into your favorite salsas and dips. To keep them warm and ready to eat all meal long, our Tortilla Warmer makes it easy to warm these staples in the microwave and keep them fresh for up to one hour. 

A refreshing beer

There’s nothing like drinking a cold and refreshing cerveza to wash down your delicious Taco Tuesday meal. No matter which crisp lager you choose, make sure to have a nice koozie on hand. Whether you’re drinking an ice-cold beer or soft drink of your choice, this can cooler can handle it all, keeping them nice and cold even on the hottest summer days without breaking a sweat. 


Taco Tuesdays are practically synonymous with margaritas, and for good reason. With its refreshing flavor combinations of agave tequila, tangy citrus, and a pinch of salt, these crisp cocktails are the ultimate pairing for spicy, smoky tacos of all kinds. You can even get it on the fun if you don’t drink alcohol! Trejo's Spirits Tequila Alternative is a rich, delicious tequila substitute that lets you enjoy those signature flavors without compromise. 

Gin & Tonic 

Margaritas might be the reigning cocktail on Taco Tuesdays, but they are by no means the only option out there. For example, we love pairing tacos and other spicy, savory treats with the light, refreshing crispness of a gin and tonic, which has light and herby notes that perfectly complement a bold and savory plate. If you prefer a non-alcoholic mocktail that delivers, Trejo's Spirits Gin Alternative has all of the botanical flavors that you love with zero liquor or gluten.

Hungry for more? 

Check out even more delicious ideas in signed copies of the Trejo’s Tacos Cookbook and Trejo's Cantina Cookbook! In these must-have kitchen tomes, Hollywood great Danny Trejo shares some of his favorite mouthwatering recipes for meals, snacks, and even non-alcoholic cocktails that pay homage to his Mexican culture and the Los Angeles streets that raised him. These signed copies also make a great gift for anyone in your life whose love of delicious cuisine is rivaled only by their passion for film. 


Tacos are, on their own, the perfect meal, from the juicy, succulent proteins to the fresh, zingy salsas and even the warm, soft tortilla that holds them all together. But even the best culinary creations can use some delicious sides and accompaniments! Try these delicious Taco Tuesday ideas and get ready to enjoy a delicious mid-week feast that’ll make your heart and your tummy very happy. 

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