Tacoma Restaurant Week is back April 15-19, and the deals are scorching hot. Participating restaurants offer three-course dinners – appetizer, entrée, dessert – for only $30, with some offering three-course lunches as well for only $15.

Five tried-and-true recommended restaurants (dinner menu) from team here at Travel Tacoma + Pierce County are:

5. Indochine

Indochine is a pan-Asian fusion restaurant in downtown Tacoma that never disappoints. Elegant atmosphere and reliably great food. With pulled-pork empanadas as a starter, garlic prawns for the main and a slice of coconut cake for dessert, you’ve found your date night. (Here's their full Restaurant Week dinner menu)

4. Boathouse 19

Why not take the opportunity not only to try some new food, but also to spend some time in west Tacoma. Spend the day at Titlow Beach Park, and then stop in for dinner at Boathouse 19, being sure not to miss the fresh strawberry salad starter, moving to a blackened rockfish with strawberry and mango salsa, and treating yourself to a Bailey’s Chocolate Mousse for dessert. (Here's their full Restaurant Week dinner menu)

3. Primo

6th Avenue is the perfect place to try something new for Restaurant Week, since you have plenty of pubs, shopping and nightspots to hit up after a great meal. We recommend opening with the primo Caesar salad, following it up with house-made fettuccini and digging into some vanilla panna cotta with huckleberry compote for dessert. (Here's their full Restaurant Week dinner menu)

2. Wildfin

Point Ruston is quickly become the place locals and visitors congregate for movies, shopping, drinks and food. And Wildfin is seafood-focused prime Northwest fare for Restaurant Week, giving the chance to try their calamari for an appetizer, parmesan sole as a main and apple-rhubarb cobbler for dessert. (Here's their full Restaurant Week dinner menu)

1. El Gaucho

A high-end steak restaurant with lots of steak and even some seafood options on the Restaurant Week menu. Start yourself off with a truffle soup before digging into your top sirloin steak with lobster medallions main course, and finishing with a slice of key lime pie for desert. They’re also offering deals on select wine, cocktails and add-on side dishes as part of Restaurant Week. (Here's their full Restaurant Week dinner menu)

Here’s a link to the full list of participating restaurants.