If any city can knock National Taco Day out of the park, it’s San Diego. Always October 4, but here, every day could be National Taco Day.
Although I don’t agree with their site likening the taco to a sandwich (🤦), I will borrow their stat that the US consumed over 4.5 billion tacos, so with these deals, let’s make a valiant and delicious effort to break that record this year! YMMV
P.S. It’s my first post in a long while, so you’ll notice I’m a little sassy/giddy. =)
Locations owned by Doherty Enterprises (Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York) are offering Chicken Wonton Taco appetizers for $1 today. Maybe not a coincidence their deals are only in states that, you know, don’t have real Mexican food. #sorrynotsorry
They’re offering BOGO tacos today, but you must show the bar code from their Facebook post (or the image below, you’re welcome).
Bean & Cheese tacos are 75¢ all day. You’ll need all day to eat the 10 tacos you’re limited to per customer.
Get $1 tacos (limit five per person) at all locations (except the sole location in California). Why do I sense a theme here?
Apparently those who don’t specialize in tacos want in on the game. Participating restaurants are offering $1 crispy tacos for a limited time, so no rush, though I am curious.
One of my favorite deals for today because what can be better than a food pun? Say “Taco-berfest” when placing an order and you’ll receive a free taco with your purchase. This extends to catering orders as well.
They’re one of the few places going for a twofer (it’s also National Vodka Day) Friday (bar and lounge only) with one taco (shrimp, fish, or prime rib) and a Ketel One ‘tini for $10. Now that’s a deal. If only I liked vodka…
Chronic Tacos (nearest location is in Temecula)
Say “Taco Life” between 11 AM – 2 PM today and get a free taco.
All-day food and drink specials! Add a crispy beef taco to any order for $1 (limit two per entrée), top your favorite Rita with a $1 Floater or dress as a taco and eat for FREE.
You’ll need tech for this deal: one free Del Taco or the plant-based Beyond Taco or Beyond Avocado Taco, each with a purchase through the app.
Get $2 beef or chicken tacos with the coupon posted on their website (dine-in only). Winstar location excluded.
I love how different this one is–“Buy One, Feed Many” will donate a taco to the homeless for every Taco al Carbon sold. Taco-bout a great idea!
Although they did their $1 special yesterday, rewards program members can take advantage of a BOGO deal, even with day-of sign-up.
Get $10 off an order of $18 or more when you enter “gotaco” at checkout.
Another BOGO deal, but you must get two drinks with your taco purchase to qualify. Don’t groan… you were going to order drinks anyway.
A members-only deal, one free taco with any purchase. Sign up today! You know… I met him once… and the man beneath mask! #truestory
Get a free taco of your choice today with any purchase. Note their main page states, “Yes, we still exist!” I love a good sense of humor, especially the self-deprecating kind.
I’ll let them introduce their own deal for today because I like their style, straight from their Facebook post.
‘Lettuce’ celebrate with FREE beef or chicken tacos!* PLUS… it’s your chance to take a stab at our famous 2lb Taco Gigante… devour it in one sitting and win FREE tacos for a year!
You know I love a good BOGO deal, but an endless deal?! Endless Tacos for either $8.99 or $9.99 depending on your location. Get Southwest Chicken or Brisket Tacos for just $2 more.
Free taco when you show you’re following them on Instagram. Try their first Taco of the Month (Pescado a la Veracruzana) and enjoy the future Mission Valley location with a special pop up at the Mission Center Road site with free tacos from 11 AM – 1 PM (limit one per customer).
All day, enjoy $4 tacos and a great view.
Rewards members get double points today. Sign up and order away!
Free taco with purchase of a drink. Coupon required so either visit their site or just grab the image below (again, you’re welcome).
Of course this chain is doing a special of their $5 National Taco Day Set. You get two Crunchy Tacos and two Nacho Cheese Doritos® Locos Tacos. Not going to lie… I love Mexican food, but I love going here, too.
Their party tacos are only $0.49 today. Wow… it made me think of the time McDonald’s burgers were under $0.50. I miss my childhood. That, or question how bueno their tacos can be at that price…
Taco Cabana (TX only)
For just $1, get any breakfast, naked chicken fajita, naked steak fajita, naked brisket, shredded chicken or ground beef taco. Limit three per guest, per transaction. COUPON366
Get a free Crispy Beef Taco with their app. Yup… low maintenance free is the best kind of free.
Can’t beat dollar tacos–$1 Crisp Tacos at participating locations. If you have the app and order ahead, you’ll get two. When was the last time you got more for being lazy?
Why celebrate for one day when you can celebrate for three?! Friday through Sunday, get two tacos, chips, and a drink for $5.99, or upgrade to fish or steak tacos for $1. If you’re thirsty, get a Mexican beer instead of a drink for $2 more. It’s funny that for a Tex-Mex chain, there are no locations near Texas nor Mexico.
Torchy’s Tacos (AR, CO, OK, TX only)
Restaurants with full bars will host all-day happy hours Friday with specials including $1.50 off draft and bottled beer and $2 off fresh-squeezed margaritas and signature sips.
Another BOGO offer (limit two free tacos per customer), and other restrictions.
Willy’s Mexicana Grill (Atlanta, GA only)
This is a fun one–the first 50 guests at participating locations to buy tacos will receive an envelope with a surprise coupon. Five random guests will get a Golden Taco Ticket with free food for a year. The wonkiest Golden Tickets… I love it!
*Confirmed San Diego deals