While its origins are steeped in as much mystery as the provenance of that “pork” inside the roach-coach taco, National Taco Day (Tuesday, Oct. 4) is just a cheap opportunity for Mexican and Tex-Mex eateries to make an extra buck, much like Christmas and Coke, albeit one that makes for a great excuse to eat the world’s most perfect and versatile comestible.
I reached out to a slew of area taco joints in an effort to collect the information in one place. What I found out is below.
Two taco chains are taking advantage of the occasion. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is offering one-dollar tacos to all dine-in customers. Taco Cabana is upping the ante, with one free chicken fajita taco to each customer from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m
The Bishop Arts District location of El Padrinowill discount its tacos (excluding breakfast) by 50 percent from 5 p.m. to close.
Whether you hit up Fuzzy’s, Taco Cabana, Good 2 Go or El Padrino, please also support your local family-owned taquería—you know, the one where English isn’t the specialty. And if you can’t do that, please patronize Good 2 Go and/or El Padrino. At least you’ll be benefiting a small operation’s bottom line. Better yet, check out my favorites at CBS DFW.
Olivia Risner of 3 Men & a Tacowrote to tell me from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the specialty taco truck will be in Oak Cliff as part of a Habitat for Humanity event, and the first 85 tacos are free.