While it isn't quite as popular as Cinco de Mayo, today, Tuesday, October 4, 2016, is National Taco Day. It is an excuse for Mexican food fans to go out and eat up the discounts or free promotions that come along with dining at out.
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Some chains are opting to give food away while others are giving swag or discounts. It might all just be a ploy to get you in to spend money, but if you get to enjoy a crispy beef taco or a soft chicken taco, who are you to complain? The discounts on National Taco Day are plentiful, and you could spend all day moving from one restaurant to another.
Some chains, like Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, which has 26 stores, are going bigger and better. They have added a two-pound taco to the menu and added a free regular taco to the deal.
“Last year’s two-pound Taco Gigante promotion was such a hit that we knew we had to do something extra special this year,” says Margaritas President Hugo Marin. Giving away a free regular taco with its monster "allows our guests to see for themselves the difference in size, further adding to the excitement around our National Taco Day celebration.”
Instead of heading out and scoping out the deals for yourself, we've come up with this comprehensive list of where to go on National Taco Day for the best deals:
Where to Get the Best Deals for Tacos on National Taco Day
Chipotle Mexican Grill: Today is the day to get chorizo, the spicy Mexican sausage, on your dishes - including tacos!
Del Taco: Since this day is on a Tuesday, you will be able to partake in the regular crispy shell tacos at a price of three for $1.29 from 3 to 11 PM.
El Fenix: If you are lucky enough to live near an El Fenix, you will be able to partake in a design-your-own taco plate for $4.98. They are extending their National Taco Day celebration through Sunday.
Fuzzy's: Enjoy all Baja tacos, including breakfast tacos, fot $1 when dining in.
Green Leaf's Beyond Great Salads: You'll be able to get a Baja Street Taco for free with a $5 purchase here.
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant: Free taco to anyone who orders the special 2 lb Taco Gigante today.
On the Border: The chain is offering 50-cent mini tacos all day today.
Qdoba: Free drink or chips and salsa when you sign up for Qdoba rewards.
Rubio's Mexican Grill: For $1.75, you can get fish tacos on National Taco Day.
Salsarita's Fresh Cantina: The two taco combination will be $5 today.
Taco Bell: Of course Taco Bell will have to do something different on National Taco Day - they are offering up National Taco Day greeting cards.
Taco Cabana: Free chicken fajita taco between 5-8 PM on Tuesday.
Taco Heads: $1 carnitas tacos from 3-7 p.m.