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Where You Can Get Free Tacos on National Taco Day


Even though Taco Tuesday and National Taco Day didn’t line up this year, there’s no reason you can’t get amazing deals on Oct. 4. So in honor of Tex-Mex lovers’ favorite unofficial holiday, here is a round-up of freebies, bogos, and discounts that will satisfy not only your tummy but also your wallet!

Taco Bell

Woman’s World previously covered Taco Bell’s $5 taco box, but if you missed it, here’s the lowdown: At participating locations, Taco Bell is offering four tacos — one crunchy taco, one Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco, one Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco, and one Fiery Doritos Locos Taco — for $5, and they’ll wrap it all up for you in a festive gift box. You know where you can find us on National Taco Day!

Tijuana Flats

The Tex-Mex chain, which has more than 100 locations mainly along the East Coast, will sell $2 tacos and $2 Mexican drafts on Oct. 4. And you can still take advantage of their Taco Tuesday and Burrito Thursday deals after this week.

On the Border

On the Border’s National Taco Day deal is 50-cent mini tacos when you dine in, as well as 20 percent off any items from the catering menu through Oct. 8. So why not suggest a catered lunch at work and munch on some mini tacos while you wait to pick it up? Sounds like a win-win to us!


Even though only babies or puppies look cute in taco costumes, if you dress like a taco, you can earn a free meal. If you’d rather not sacrifice your dignity for an empty bill, you can still enjoy $1 beef tacos and $1 off Mexican beers.

Del Taco

The fast-food chain is offering a bogo coupon for one Queso Crunch Taco to members of its Del Taco’s Raving eClub. If you sign up, you can also score a coupon for two free grilled chicken tacos.


Applebee’s tacos are not discounted for National Taco Day, but the dining chain is offering $1 margaritas for the entire month of October. Fortunately, if you throw back enough dollaritas, as they’re called, the pain of paying for full-price tacos won’t be so bad.

Blaze Pizza

Not a taco fan? Blaze Pizza has got you covered. They’re offering $4 pies for their Noncon4ormist Day at more than 200 locations nationwide. If you dine in on Wednesday, they’ll also throw in a $4-off coupon that you can use on your next visit.

California Tortilla

Tacos are buy one, get one free on Wednesday, and that includes their specialty Blackened Fish, California Sunset, Korean BBQ, and Crunchy BBQ Ranch tacos. Yummy! This deal is limited to five tacos.

El Fenix

Texans can enjoy $4.99 taco plates, which include two hard or soft tacos. All you have to do is print the coupon that’s on their website and present it during your meal. The offer is limited to 10 people per party.

El Pollo Loco

El Pollo Loco’s taco platters are buy one, get one free. You can choose from chicken avocado, chicken bacon cheddar, shrimp mano, and avocado tacos al carbon.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

All Fuzzy’s tacos are $1 all day, including breakfast tacos.

Jimboy Tacos

Tacos are buy one, get one, up to three free tacos per order at Jimboys. This California and Nevada chain is only offering this deal for original ground beef tacos and bean-only tacos.

Taco John’s

You can munch on a free crispy or soft-shell taco on Wednesday at participating locations. All you have to do is show the coupon that’s available Wednesday on their website and Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat.

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

If you have a big appetitie, Margaritas’ two-pound, 12-inch Taco Gigante will satisfy your cravings. Customers who order it will receive a voucher for another free Taco Gigante on their next visit. Margaritas is also offering up bragging rights and a place on their wall of fame if you finish the Taco Gigante Challenge.

Hot Head Burritos

Tacos are buy two, get one free at all locations with the coupon code buy2tacos. You can also use this promo for online orders.

Taco Cabana

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. you can get 50 percent off chicken fajita tacos. This promotion only applies to dine-in orders and is limited to one per customer.

Rubio’s Coastal Grill

Start the celebrations early at Rubio’s with $1.75 Original Fish Tacos, $2 Fish Taco Espacials, and $2.25 Original Fish Tacos with Mago Salsa. This special is for dine-in only, sorry!

h/t USA Today

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