National Taco Day (or What You’ll Eat Tomorrow)

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

Jeana Johnson, co-owner of Good 2Go Taco told me that National Taco Day will most like be observed at the Lake Highlands shop but it’s on the back burner till tomorrow, as she and partner Colleen O’Hare are conducting a 6 p.m. demo at the State Fair today. “We’ll let everyone know what we’re doing tomorrow,” she said.

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.

Update
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.

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