2019 National Taco Day Deals

National Taco Day - Taco Bell $5 Gift Set

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

Baja Fresh*

They’re offering BOGO tacos today, but you must show the bar code from their Facebook post (or the image below, you’re welcome).

National Taco Day - Baja Fresh

Bill Miller Bar-B-Q

Bean & Cheese tacos are 75¢ all day. You’ll need all day to eat the 10 tacos you’re limited to per customer.

National Taco Day - Bill Miller Bar-B-Q

Bubbakoo’s Burritos

Get $1 tacos (limit five per person) at all locations (except the sole location in California). Why do I sense a theme here?

National Taco Day - Bubbakoo's Burritos

Burger King*

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.

California Tortilla

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.

Chart House*

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…

National Taco Day - Chart House

Chronic Tacos (nearest location is in Temecula)

Say “Taco Life” between 11 AM – 2 PM today and get a free taco.

National Taco Day - Chronic Tacos


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.

National Taco Day - Chuy's

Del Taco*

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.

El Fenix Mexican Restaurant

Get $2 beef or chicken tacos with the coupon posted on their website (dine-in only). Winstar location excluded.

El Pollo Loco*

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!

National Taco Day - El Pollo Loco

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Although they did their $1 special yesterday, rewards program members can take advantage of a BOGO deal, even with day-of sign-up.

National Taco Day - Fuzzy's Taco Shop


Get $10 off an order of $18 or more when you enter “gotaco” at checkout.

Hurricane Grill & Wings

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.

Jack in the Box*

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

Long John Silver’s*

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.

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

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!

On The Border*

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).

Sandbar Sports Bar & Grill*

All day, enjoy $4 tacos and a great view.

Qdoba Mexican Eats

Rewards members get double points today. Sign up and order away!

Rubio’s Coastal Grill*

Free taco with purchase of a drink. Coupon required so either visit their site or just grab the image below (again, you’re welcome).

National Taco Day - Rubio's

Taco Bell*

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.

National Taco Day - Taco Bell $5 Gift Set

Taco Bueno

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…

National Taco Day - Taco Bueno

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

Taco John’s

Get a free Crispy Beef Taco with their app. Yup… low maintenance free is the best kind of free.

Taco Time

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?

National Taco Day - Taco Time

Tijuana Flats

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.

National Taco Day - Tijuana Flats

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.

National Taco Day - Wahoo's

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!

National Taco Day - Willy's Mexicana Grill

*Confirmed San Diego deals

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