Observed annually on Oct. 4, National Taco Day celebrates the culinary fiesta that is a taco... loved and consumed by the millions each day and made in either soft or hard shells with a variety of savory fillings. Tacos predate the arrivals of europeans in Mexico. Del Castillo first documented the first taco feast enjoyed by Europeans at the time of the Spanish conquistadors, and one suggested origin is the word ataco, which translates to the word stuff, or to stuff.
Why We Love National Taco Day
A. The taste
Looking to have your mind blown? The possibilities are endless as you create your own combination of meats, cheese, vegetables, seasonings and sauces and have your hamburger your own way. Yes please.
B. Whether you’re a carnivore or a vegetarian, tacos got you covered
While some people love sitting down and taking their time to enjoy a great taco, some just simply have a fast-paced lifestyle. For those people always on the go, a taco is always a great idea.
3. Tacos are the Ultimate Comfort Food
It’s hard not to get excited for tacos. Tacos can be big or small, spicy or sweet, plus they are capable of being crafted to fit any taste. Vegetarian, vegan, kosher, lactose-intolerant, gluten free — there’s a taco made for you.
How to Celebrate National Taco Day
1. Head over to your local taqueria or Taco Bell
You’ll be amazed at the various locations you’ll find nearby. Walk-in and enjoy a finely crafted hamburger at your fingertips.
2. Create your own taco
Pick one of the many taco recipes online, go to your grocery store to buy the ingredients, and handle business. Most importantly, make those tacos with love! A taco press and a deep dryer go a long way in making your Taco Tuesday efficient.
3. Give the gift of tacos
Yes, we said it. Give a taco to a loved-one, friend, or a complete stranger you pass on the street. Together we’ll make the world a better place, one taco at a time.