It’s Taco Tuesday and we’re craving tacos, but we’re going to pass on the Mexican restaurants this week. That’s because Burt & Max’s, located in the Delray Marketplace, just kicked off Taco Tuesday — and after our visit there (yes, we were invited in for a sneak preview), we can’t stop thinking about the shrimp tacos and the tostada — and well, just about everything else on the menu.
While Burt & Max’s is typically known for their contemporary American menu, on Tuesday nights, things get a little different. They fire things up, bring out the tequila — and offer a taco menu that’s hard to resist. From traditional beef to zesty shrimp tacos, there’s something for just about everyone. Vegetarians — it’s rice and beans, chips and salsa and Mexican street corn for you — but, don’t worry, as your meat-loving friends will be trying to sneak spoonfuls from you.
To start Taco Tuesday off, may we suggest a cocktail or maybe two or three? Will it be tequila, tequila or a tequila-based cocktail? Okay, maybe it’s not all about the tequila, but we like to think it is and Burt & Max’s has a wide range of tequilas from you to choose from. Since we’re already talking about tequila, let’s talk about the special cocktails that are featured on Taco Tuesday. Our favorite of the evening was the Anejo Old Fashioned ($9) made with Herradura Añejo, Agave and Orange Bitters — and it will certainly take the edge off — but if you’re craving something on the sweeter side, the Melon Margarita may be a better choice for you. Diners can also enjoy bottles of Corona, Corona Light or Modelo for $5 or buckets for $12.
On Taco Tuesday, Burt & Max’s offers a special a la carte taco menu, from 5 p.m. to close, with tacos priced between $4-$5. While 5 tacos are on the menu, we highly recommend the Shrimp al Pastor taco (pictured above) and the Korean Short Rib taco, both priced at $5. The shrimp bursts with flavors of the summer, combining sauteed shrimp with a red chile marinade, cabbage slaw and pineapple salsa — a perfect marriage of sweet and spicy; while the Korean Short Rib taco, combined the sweet, almost exotic flavors of the hoisin sauce with kimchi slaw — and the dynamite sauce just made this dynamite.
Other highlights include the creamy Mexican Street Corn ($5), served off the cob, and the Tostada Salad ($9), topped with ice lettuce, grilled chicken and black beans.
Taco Tuesday is available on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to close at Burt & Max’s.
Burt & Max’s is located in Delray Marketplace, 9089 W. Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. For more information, call (561) 638-6380 or visit burtandmaxs.com.
I was invited in to Burt & Max’s to experience Taco Tuesday. No monetary compensation was received. As always, the opinions expressed here are my own.