Port City Taste is southeastern North Carolina’s premier restaurant week, hosted by news source Port City Daily, in collaboration with its media partners and sister companies, Penguin 98.3 and The Dude 93.7.

Taking place over 14 days every winter, Port City Taste is a celebration of the best specials and prix-fixe menus from local eateries and drinkeries.

Port City Taste also hosts various special weeks throughout the year, such as Burger Week in late spring and Craft Cocktail Week and Taco Week in early fall. Local restaurants highlight unique food items or specialty cocktails to be enjoyed by diners for one week only.

Next up: Taco Week, slated to take place Oct. 27 – Nov. 5.

Participants don’t need coupons, special passwords, or tickets. Just head to one of the listed businesses, ask for the special restaurant week menu and indulge.


Click link on blue business name below to access full menu.


Beer Barrio | Pulled pork taco, $8; coconut cobia ceviche, $12

Marina Grill | Shrimp tacos, $17

Shaka Taco | Togarashi taco, $6.95


Chingon! Taqueria | $2.99 select tacos

San Felipe | Street tacos combo, $16.49

Midtown/South Wilmington

CAM Cafe | Carnitas taco, $13

Dram Tree Tavern | Fried avocado tacos, $8; jerk chicken tacos, $10; barbacoa tacos, $12

K-38 | Low-Country flounder taco, $12

La Tapatia | Street combo tacos, $9.99

Sealevel City Vegan Diner | Baja shrimp, $16; taco dinner supreme, $15; banana fish tacos, $17

Tortilleria y Taqueria Carolinas | Quesabirria tacos, $3.75 ea.; Mexican street tacos $3-$3.75 ea.; ceviche tostadas, $5 ea.; huarache, $12 ea.; homemade corn tortillas, $4.50 a pack

Wrightsville Beach/North Wilmington

Bluewater Waterfront Grill | Kung Pao shrimp taco, $16

Ceviche’s | Braised Jerk chicken, $20; Jerk cabbage tacos, $16

Flying Machine Oyster Bar | Mezcal and Butter Poached Lobster Tacos, $17

Oceanic | Blackened salmon taco, $16

Poe’s Tavern | Tuna tacos, $17.99; brisket tacos, $16.99

Si! Señor | Al pastor, $13; Americano, $12; avocado frita, $13

Solstice Kitchen + Cocktails | Braised beef taco, $17; black bean taco, $17

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