Lunch Bites: Taco Tuesdays at Timbers East

Taco!This is pretty much an eastside restaurant mini-review feature that I’ll be running periodically. You can view my “lunch bite” criteria at this first post.

Yes, it’s been a little while since the last “Lunch Bites” post, and this one might have you scratching your head: Timbers East Bar & Grill—the tavern? Yep, they have pretty decent food and on Tuesday’s they have “Taco Tuesdays” featuring cheap tacos—50 cents per taco for basic ground-beef-hard-shell, and $1 for the soft shell variety.

Now I know there are other places that also do Taco Tuesdays or other taco specials for same or similar pricing so it’s not like Timbers has a lock on it (JC’s comes to mind)—but they are really close by, and when I can practically buy lunch for a handful of change I’ve scrounged from the car, they get the mention.

These are perfectly tasty tacos too, and cover the basics: seasoned ground beef, shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, and tomatoes all on a crispy corn tortilla shell. Salsa comes on the side if you want it. The beef isn’t too juicy so the shells fall apart, but it’s not dry either, so for 50 cents apiece you’re getting a good bite. And they don’t take long to make so you’re not waiting long when you order.

If you get the “6 pack” then it only costs $2.75 (save a quarter), and be aware if you get your tacos to go, it’ll be an extra 50 cents for the box—but that’s still a pretty good deal.

And Timbers itself is a good tavern: a big varied beer selection (not just the Bud-Miller-Coors you’d expect), and I’ve enjoyed the non-taco meals I’ve had there—big portions, “tavern grub” fare, tasty and filling, and definitely better than you’d expect if you walk in with any preconceived notions. They do a good job there, so stop in for a beer sometime when you’re on the eastside.

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