Cue the mariachi band! National Taco Day arrives Friday, October 4, 2019. Unfortunately National Taco Day does not land on a Tuesday this year. That would be too perfect. But Friday isn’t bad either. We hope you enjoy our Taco Day story full of great deals to celebrate the occasion!
EatDrinkDeals has confirmed all National Taco Day deals from verifiable sources such as the restaurant website or social media page. We don’t want anyone to have a Taco Day letdown with bogus info! Also, you can find tons of coupons, deals and specials on tacos in our EatDrinkDeals Tacos section. We’ve got info on specials from Taco Bell, Moe’s, Del Taco, Taco Bueno and all your favorites!
2019 National Taco Day Deals, in Alphabetical Order
Get a free taco with purchase of a taco at regular price on National Taco Day at Baja Fresh. You need to visit the Baja Fresh Facebook page to get the barcode to present when ordering to get the free taco. (The Facebook post is also attached below.)
Chuy’s announced taco and drink specials for National Taco Day on October 4 from the Chuy’s Facebook page. Also, if you’re brave enough, show up dressed like a taco and you’ll get a free entree. Seems fair.
Get a FREE taco on October 4 from 11 am – 2 pm at Chronic Tacos. No purchase necessary, it’s really truly FREE! You’ll need to give the secret code word to get the free taco. The code word is “Tacolife“. Read the details from the Chronic Tacos Facebook page announcement.
If you’ve got the Del Taco app (for iPhone or Android), you’ve got two National Taco Day deals. Get a free Beyond Meatless Taco or Beyond Avocado Taco with any purchase, or get a free Del Taco with any purchase. Hooray for choices!
* Purchase required. Limit 1 offer per customer, per coupon. Prices and participation may vary. Not valid with any other offer, discount or coupon.
Read our EatDrinkDeals Del Taco story for other great Del Taco coupons and offers.
Hurricane Grill & Wings
Buy one taco entree and get another free on National Taco Day. Here’s the Hurricane Grill email announcement.
* Dine-in only. Buy one taco entree (min. value of $7.99) and receive a second taco entree of equal or lesser value for free. Must purchase two beverages with offer. Valid 10/4/19 only. Not valid with any other offers, coupons or discounts. Valid at participating locations.
On the Border
To celebrate National Taco Day, on October 4, get Endless Tacos all day long. For just $8.99, get all you can eat Ground Beef or Chicken Tinga Tacos (soft or crunchy). If you want to get crazy and get into the Southwest Chicken or Brisket Tacos, you can get an unlimited amount for $10.99. You can mix and match and have a flavor party in your mouth! On the Border announced the deal on their Facebook page and their website.
*Prices and participation may vary. Dine-in only. Excludes tax and gratuity. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Offer valid only October 4th, 2019.
For other great deals at On the Border, check out our EatDrinkDeals On the Border article.
Get a free taco with drink purchase at Rubio’s on October 4 for National Taco Day. Rubio’s announced the giveaway on Facebook.
CLICK HERE to get your Rubio’s coupon that you’ll need to get the freebie.
* Valid at participating restaurants on 10/4/19 only. A drink purchase must be made in order to receive the free a la carte taco. Please present this coupon to cashier when ordering. One coupon per person. Not valid on delivery orders. Not valid with any other offer/discount. No substitutions. No cash value.
Read our EatDrinkDeals Rubio’s Specials story for more great Rubio’s offers.
Salsarita Rewards Members will get a National Taco Day offer uploaded to their account in the app to celebrate. We aren’t sure what the offer is yet but we’ll keep you posted! Get info on how to download the Salsarita’s app here. Read the Salsarita’s Facebook announcement for more details.
Taco Bell invites you to give the gift of tacos for National Taco Day. Fill out the online order form on the Taco Bell website for your National Taco Day Gift Set. For $5.50, you’ll get a digital gift card for two Crunchy Tacos and two Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos. Note that the gift cards must be used online at TacoBell.com or via the Taco Bell app, and the digital gift card MUST be redeemed on October 4. Download the Taco Bell app for iPhone here and Android here. You could always just buy one (or more) for yourself!
Taco Cabana is pulling double duty on October 4 and celebrating both National Taco Day and National Vodka Day. What a combination! At their Texas locations only, get $1 tacos all day long with coupon code COUPON366. Breakfast tacos, naked tacos (chicken, steak or brisket, with no toppings), shredded chicken taco or ground beef tacos all qualify for the deal. You can check out the Taco Cabana menu to map out your plan of taco attack ahead of time.
* Limit three tacos per guest. Not valid through DoorDash.com or the DoorDash app.
For National Vodka Day, get the new Frozen Witches Brew cocktail made with Tito’s Vodka for just $3. Or you can get Tito’s shots for just $1. Taco Cabana is not playing around! Like the taco deals, these deals are valid at their Texas locations only
* Valid for dine in guests only ages 21+ and is limited to two (2) per guest, per transaction. TC encourages all guests of age to drink responsibly.
For info on other great deals like their Value Menu, visit our EatDrinkDeals Taco Cabana article.
Get a FREE Crispy Beef Taco at Taco John’s, but you’ll need to download the Taco John’s app. Click here for details and to download the app. Taco John’s announced the free tacos on their Facebook page.
Get $1 Crisp Tacos all day long at Taco Time on National Taco Day, October 4, 2019. Here’s the Taco Time Facebook page announcement.
* Promotion only valid on 10/4/19. $1 crisp tacos price excludes sales tax. Promotion valid only at participating US locations, while supplies last. Promotion not valid at Western Washington, E. Wenatchee, Grant and Chelan County locations.
The National Taco Day deal runs three full days at Tijuana Flats. From October 4 – 6, get two tacos, chips and a drink for just $5.99 all day long. Fish or steak tacos are $1 extra. Upgrade it to a party with a Mexican beer for just $2 more! Read the Tijuana Flats Facebook page for more details.
Fun Facts About Tacos (From National Taco Day.com)
Last year Americans ate an estimated 4.5 billion tacos. That’s 490,000 miles of tacos, which could take you to the moon and back. At 775-million pounds, that equals the weight of two Empire State Buildings.
For a dish so widely available, the history of the taco is really unknown. But according to taco expert Jeffrey M. Pilcher, the word originates from the silver mines in Mexico in the 18th century, when taco referred to the little explosives workers used to extract the ore.
There are many traditional varieties of tacos, some of which include Tacos de Cabeza, which are the brain, tongue, eyes and lips of a cow’s head. Others include crispy tripe tacos, shrimp tacos and Tacos dorados, which mean fried tacos. Called flautas because of their flute shape or taquito, these tacos are filled with cooked and shredded chicken or beef and rolled into tube or flute shapes and deep-fried until crispy. Ensenada, Mexico is said to be the birth place of the fish taco, a claim many of the city’s restaurants try to make for their own. The best place to sample them is at any of the small food stands that line the streets around the Mercado Negro, Ensenada’s fish market. The fish tacos come with small pieces of battered, fried fish in a hot corn or wheat tortilla.