Not to be too cheesy, but October 4 might just be the best day ever. It’s #NationalTacoDay and there’s plenty to taco-bout! One of the most popular foods of all time, the taco has been satisfying hungry stomachs for centuries. Since Americans consume around 4.5 billion tacos per year, it’s only right that they get their own holiday.
You don’t have to shell out extra cash to celebrate Taco Day. Many nationwide chains and local eateries are offering customers freebies and discounts this week! Whether you like them soft and crunchy, spicy or savory, there are plenty of places to find your fix this Wednesday!
Taco Bell. Three beautiful words: taco gift box. This might be better than Christmas! Taco Bell kicks off Taco Day with a limited edition snack box for just $5! Go Loco with three Doritos Locos tacos and one original crunchy taco. Plus, visit Twitter to send a #TacoGram to your loved ones!
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. We’re pretty sure Fuzzy’s got their name from the feeling you get inside when you eat a taco. Get any taco for just $1 on Wednesday, including their specialties. Choose from shredded chicken, beef brisket, tempura fish and more! Sit and stay awhile because this offer is valid on dine-in orders only.
Taco John's. Taco John’s is offering a coupon for one free beef taco on Wednesday! Click on the link for access to the coupon, which you can print or present on a mobile device using our coupon app.
On The Border. Take your personal record for most tacos eaten and multiply by two. Tasty mini-tacos will be just 50 cents at On The Border on Taco Day! Additionally, save 20 percent on taco catering orders online with code TACO17 through October 8.
Del Taco. Enjoy two free grilled chicken tacos when you sign up for the Del Taco email list! You can also play a game to get a free queso chicken roller with any $5 purchase, and mini shakes are just $1 for a limited time.
Taco Time. Realistically, any time is taco time, but be sure to stop by your local Taco Time restaurant on Wednesday for a freebie. One free crispy hard shell taco per customer, no purchase necessary!
Jimboy’s Tacos (CA). Buy one taco, get one free at Jimboy’s Tacos on Wednesday. Each customer can get up to three BOGOs, so that’s six tacos for the price of three! The offer is valid on regular beef or bean tacos.
Chuy’s Tex-Mex. Add one beef taco to any order for just $1 at Chuy’s! Want to eat completely free? Dress up like a taco, post to Twitter, and you’ll get a free meal. Visit Chuy’s on Twitter for more information, and check out our Spirit Halloween page for a taco costume.
El Pollo Loco. Buy any one taco platter, get one free with El Pollo Loco’s coupon! Taco platters include two tacos and two sides. Try delicious varieties like Chicken Bacon Cheddar, Mango Shrimp and Classic Crunchy.
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Margaritas Mexican Restaurants. This one is for you foodies who like a challenge. Margaritas released their Taco Gigante earlier this week! It’s a two-pound crispy taco packed with rice, beans, chicken, beef, pork, bacon, cheese, lettuce, salsa, jalapenos and queso. Eat the whole thing and you’ll get your picture on the wall! The Gigante will be available through the end of the month.
Rubio's Coastal Grill. If you simply cannot wait for Taco Day, Rubio’s Coastal Grill is celebrating one day early! Visit on October 3 for taco specials all day. Original Fish Tacos are just $1.75, or get an Especial with guacamole and cheese for just $2.
California Tortilla (East Coast). Buy one taco on Wednesday, get one free at California Tortilla! Popular taco varieties include Korean BBQ, Blackened Fish and Classic.
Someburros (AZ). Enjoy $2 tacos all day at your local Someburros. Choose from shredded beef, shredded chicken, ground beef or potato.
CiCi Sharstrom is a content contributor who has a drawer just for Taco Bell hot sauce packets. Her favorite food holiday is National Coffee Day, but Taco Day is a close second. Her taco record stands at just five in one sitting, but in all fairness there were sides and drinks involved.