Consider National Taco Day, October 4 every year, a concentrated and intensified version of the “Taco Tuesdays” many restaurants offer in a bid to bring in Happy Hour-like crowds. Come to think of it, to further whet your appetite for the subject, get this: the phrase “Taco Tuesday” was actually trademarked across the country in 1989 by a Wyoming-based fast-food chain called Taco John’s, except in New Jersey, where the trademark had already been claimed by Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar back in ‘82.
However, nobody needs to worry about the legality of what their dinner is called. On National Taco Day, we only need to grab some tortillas and stuff them with savory fillings, from the traditional carne asada, cheese, tomato, lettuce and sour cream, to more exotic gustatory delights like fish, chorizo, even tongue, to name only a few of the “meat component” alternatives. Even the word “stuff” is no accident; many believe that the word taco derives from the Spanish “ataco,” meaning “to stuff.”
National Taco Day 2020 Free Tacos and Deals
One of the great things about National Taco Day is all the freebies and great value deals that are knocking around. We’ve done a little digging and listed some for you below.
If Taco Bell is your preferred Taco supplier then you’ll be pleased to know that this year they are offering a $5 Gift Set for National Taco Day this October 4. The gift set comes with two crunchy tacos and two Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos.
Hurricane Grill & Wings
This little treat sounds perfect for two people. Hurricane Grill & Wings are offering a free taco when you buy one taco and two drinks.
At Chuy’s it is dollar taco time. Add a crispy beef taco to any dine-in entrée purchase for just a dollar. They are also offering up $5 shots of top-shelf tequila and $1 floaters to top your favorite margarita with an extra pour of tequila.
Do you live near a Fuzzy’s Tacos? If you fancy binging on tacos then we hope you do, because Fuzzy’s will be offering $1.50 tacos all day on National Taco Day. The awesome deal is available for those who are dining in and also via takeout. Yes please!
If you pop into Rubio’s on October 4 and purchase a drink, you’ll be given a free taco to go with it.
Get yourself over to Chronic Tacos between 11 AM and 2 PM on National Taco Day to get a free taco. You can choose from Chicken, Al Pastor, Carnitas, and Beyond Beef. They’ll be announcing a code via their social media channels so check them out as that is how you redeem your free taco.
On The Border
National Taco Day at On The Border means seasoned ground beef or chicken tinga tacos for $2, or for $4 you can get Southwest chicken or brisket tacos.