National Taco Day is not a holiday for the faint of heart. While everyone is a casual taco lover, there are those who take true taco love to the limit. If you're one of those people, then the footlong taco challenge that takes place today is definitely for you. However, if you're not a competitive eater by any means, but still want to indulge, you can still fully enjoy National Taco Day in any region of the country.
How much do Americans love tacos? According to National Taco Day, we ate over 4.5 billion tacos in 2016. As the site dedicated to the holiday stated, that's over 490,000 miles of tacos. Before we get into the deals for National Taco Day, do you know the difference between Tex-Mex varieties? If not, we put together a handy guide to check out in case you're in doubt on what, or how, to order.
Blue Mesa Grill
The restaurant's locations will have a street taco buffet featuring toppings this evening from 5-9 p.m.
There is a buy one, get one free (BOGO) deal on tacos, including the Blackened Fish, California Sunset, Korean BBQ, and Crunchy BBQ Ranch. There are a limit of five free tacos per person, but what were you going to do with 10 tacos alone, anyways?
Customers can opt in to purchase $1 crispy beef tacos with any order. Have a taco costume? Wear it! Chuy's is offering a free entree to anyone who comes in dressed like a taco.
The chain is offering a BOGO (buy one, get one) deal for the double-layer queso crunch club taco if you sign up for its rewards club online.
Because Taco Day falls on Enchilada Wednesday, the restaurant is offering $4.99 crispy or soft taco plates with this coupon. Print it out, or download the digital smartphone version.
El Pollo Loco
Buy one taco platter, get one free today using the coupon on the website. The options for the deal are: Chicken Avocado, Chicken Bacon Cheddar, Avocado Tacos al Carbon, and Shrimp Mango.
Fuzzy's Taco Shop
Fuzzy's has $1 tacos all day, including breakfast tacos.
Do you know the secret catchprase for today? Those who do will receive a free crispy beef taco. Check out their Facebook for more information.
The California chain is offering BOGO tacos, where each guest can receive up to three free tacos.
On the Border
Mini tacos at this chain are only 50 cents.
The Dallas-area chain will hold a fiesta fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. tonight where participants could win one of the many giveaways, including swag and Tacolandia tickets. The chain will also offer $3 margaritas and $3 Dos Equis.
R. Taco will also donate 10 percent of its food sales to the North Texas Food Bank.
Taco Bell has declared this holiday the start of Taco Season, and with it comes the National Taco Day Gift Set box for $5. The box includes four tacos: Nacho Cheese, Cool Ranch, Fiery Doritos Locos, and Crunchy Regular.
Customers will receive one "party taco", or a free crispy beef taco with every purchase.
The chain is offering a free fajita taco if you sign up for its rewards club online.
The Austin brand isn't offering any specials, though they did unveil their new Special of the Moment. The Pollo En Achiote is a taco of roasted chicken in a made-from-scratch achiote recado rojo, garnished with cebollas curtidas, or pickled purple onions.
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Posted by Torchy's Tacos on Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Torchy's is giving away free Trailer Park tacos with a purchase.
That's not all. The new October taco of the month is out! The Tailgater is a panko crusted chicken fillet with bacon and potatoes, smothered in green chile queso, and topped with Diablo sauce, poblano ranch slaw, smoky blue cheese, and a small drizzle of honey.
Looking for more deals? Check the Twitter and Facebook pages of your favorite local taco joints.