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In the U.S. we celebrate National Taco Day annually on Oct. 4, which happens tomorrow! It first hit the food holiday calendar in 2009, and lore tells us that restaurant chain Del Taco is its originator. The event brings the promise of free and cheap tacos. Now if only it could coincide with National Guacamole Day or National Margarita Day for a real rager.
We’re collecting the best National Taco Day freebies and where you can find free tacos on National Taco Day 2023, including Taco Bell’s $10 Taco Lovers Pass that gets you free tacos for 30 days! Confirmations on taco promos are still rolling in, so we’ll keep updating this post as we get ’em. Tacos aren’t your thing? You can find other food deals on Wednesday, Oct. 4.
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Confirmed National Taco Day Deals for Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023
Here are the are the restaurants offering deals for National Taco Day.
California Tortilla: Get a free taco coupon from Oct. 5 to 11 with purchase on Oct. 4.
California Tortilla is giving away a free taco (regularly $4.29) coupon with every purchase made on National Taco Day. The coupon can be used from Oct. 5 – 11, 2023.
Chevys Fresh Mex: Free Chevys Taco Plate with the purchase of an entree on National Taco Day.
When you visit Chevys Fresh Mex on National Taco Day, you’ll be able to grab a Chevys Taco Plate (up to a $16.50 value) for free with the purchase of an entree. This deal will be available in person.
Chronic Tacos: BOGO free tacos all day long on Oct. 4.
When you order through the Chronic Tacos app on Oct. 4, you can buy BOGO free tacos all day long. This offer is only available through the app; you cannot claim this deal in person.
Chuy’s: Add a ground beef taco to your meal for only $1.
Chuy’s is celebrating National Taco Day by giving all customers the option to add a ground beef taco (regularly $5.22) to their meal for only $1 — an 80.8% discount. Plus, you can add a tequila floater to your frozen margarita for $1.
The restaurant is also giving customers dressed as a taco a free dine-in entree of their choice. These deals are only available in person (after all, they gotta see that taco costume).
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Del Taco: Grab five Snack Tacos for $3 every Wednesday for Tacoberfest.
For the entire month of October, Del Taco is celebrating Tacoberfest. Everyday until Oct. 28, Del Taco Rewards members can grab a new deal through the app. Plus, every Wednesday, including National Taco Day, you can pick up five Snack Tacos (regularly $5.00) for only $3 — a 40% discount. Here’s what you’ll be able to grab for the first week of Tacoberfest:
Oct. 1 to 7
- BOGO free Double Cheese Breakfast Tacos (up to $2.49 value)
- Add Guac to any taco for free (reg. $1.89)
- Grilled Chicken Del Carbon Taco (reg. $1.79) with any purchase
- Free The Del Taco (reg. $1.99) with a $3 purchase
- Free Beer Battered Crispy Taco (reg. $3.19) with a $5 purchase
- BOGO free Stuffed Quesadilla Taco (up to $3.59 value)
- BOGO free Grilled Chicken Taco (reg. $1.79)
- $1 medium fries (reg. $3.19) with a taco purchase
- Free Small Fountain Drink (reg. $2.49) with a Stuffed Quesadilla Taco purchase
- $1 off any Taco Combo Meal
- $2 off any Fiesta Pack
- 2 for $3 Crispy Chicken Taco
DoorDash: Celebrate National Taco Day early with $12 off a $15 purchase at Mexican restaurants on Oct. 3.
At participating Mexican restaurants on DoorDash, you’ll be able to get $12 off a $15 order if you’re a DashPass member and use the code TACOFEST at checkout. If you aren’t a DashPass member, you’ll still be able to take $8 off $15 orders at participating Mexican restaurants with the code TACOTUES.
We’ve been keeping track of all the DoorDash promo codes and coupons that you’ll be able to use on all your orders.
El Pollo Loco: Grab a free taco with a two taco purchase for rewards members on National Taco Day.
Plus, from Oct. 2 to 4, if you purchase a $30 gift card, you’ll get a free Tacos al Carbon Fire-grilled Combo (regularly $6.99) coupon. This coupon will be valid until Nov. 4, and it can only be claimed online through the app or website.
El Torito: Get a free Street Taco Trio with the purchase of another entree on Oct. 4.
When you visit El Torito on Oct. 4, you’ll be able to grab a free Street Taco Trio (up to a $17.50 value) when you purchase an entree of equal or greater value. This deal will be available to all customers in-person.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop: Rewards members get two free tacos with a $5 purchase.
If you’re a member of the Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Rewards program, you’ll get a coupon for two free tacos (priced at $3.09) with a $5 purchase sent to your account on Oct. 4.
Non-rewards members can get tacos from Fuzzy’s Taco Shop for $1.50 each (up to 10 discounted tacos per order) on National Taco Day. Both deals will be available in person and online through the Fuzzy’s website and app.
Jack in the Box: Two Monster Tacos are $0.99 on Oct. 4.
Jack in the Box has brought back their Angry Monster Tacos (regularly $3.00 for a pack of two) for the month of October, and on National Taco Day, Jack in the Box Rewards members will be able to grab two Monster Tacos for only $0.99 — a 67% discount.
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Long John Silver’s: Free taco with the purchase of a combo, meal, or platter on National Taco Day.
Long John Silver’s is celebrating National Taco Day by giving us a free taco (around a $4 value) with every combo, meal, or platter purchase on Oct. 4. This deal is only available on in-person orders, and it will only be available at participating Long John Silver’s locations. You’ll have your choice between Alaska pollock, North Pacific Salmon, and grilled shrimp.
Moe’s Southwest Grill: Free Eggo Taco on Oct. 4 at select locations.
Moe’s Southwest Grill and Eggo Waffles have collaborated to bring us the Eggo Taco on National Taco Day. These tacos will be available at select locations in Atlanta, North Jersey, Long Island, and South Florida. Each Eggo Taco will have chicken, bacon, cheese, and ranch on top of a Eggo Waffle shell.
At select Moe’s Southwest Grill locations, you can pick up this limited-time item for free with any purchase starting at 10:30 a.m. EST.
On the Border: Grab discounted tacos and beer on Oct. 4.
You’ll be able to grab discounts on tacos and beer from On the Border all day long during National Taco Day. These discounts will only be available at participating locations, so make sure to check your local On the Border to see if they are promoting these deals. Here are the discounts you’ll be able to grab on Oct. 4:
- Classic Taco for $2 each
- Bottled Beer for $3 each
- Southwest Chicken Taco for $4 each
- Brisket Taco for $4 each
Rubio’s: Grab a free taco on National Taco Day with a coupon.
On National Taco Day, you can visit a Rubio’s location to receive a free taco a la carte (up to a $5.79 value) with a purchase. All you have to do to claim this freebie is use the coupon in person or use the code TACO if you’re purchasing online.
Taco Bell: The Taco Lovers Pass returns for $10, and it’s available from Oct. 3 to 4.
Taco Bell is releasing their Taco Lover’s Pass from Oct. 3 to 4. You’ll be able to pick up the pass for only $10, and for the next 30 days, you can use the pass to get a free taco every day. You’ll have your choice between eight tacos that you can grab with your Taco Lover’s Pass:
- Crunchy Taco (reg. $1.79)
- Crunchy Taco Supreme (reg. $2.69)
- Soft Taco (reg. $1.79)
- Soft Taco Supreme (reg. $2.69)
- Spicy Potato Soft Taco (reg. $1.00)
- Doritos Locos Tacos (reg. $2.49)
- Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme (reg. $3.19)
- Breakfast Taco (reg. $1.49)
Plus, on Oct. 3, the first 100 people who log onto the Tuesday Drops page in the Taco Bell app can grab their Taco Lover’s Pass for free. It’s one of the many Tuesday restaurant deals you can pick up this week.
Taco Del Mar: Get $10 off $20 orders with a promo code on National Taco Day.
Use the promo code CELEBRATETACODAY2023 when you order from Taco Del Mar on National Taco Day to receive $10 off your orders of $20 or more. If you are ordering tacos in person, just mention the deal to the cashier before you checkout to receive your discount.
Taco John’s: Rewards members get a free Taco Bravo with any purchase on Oct. 4.
On Oct. 4, Taco John’s Rewards members can grab a free Taco Bravo (up to a $4.49 value) with any purchase. This coupon will appear on your app on National Taco Day, and non-members will not be able to pick up this deal.
Qdoba: Rewards members will earn double points on all purchases on National Taco Day.
Members of the Qdoba Rewards program will receive double points on all their purchases on National Taco Day.
Year-Round Taco Deals
Chevys Fresh Mex: Build your own tacos for $3 each every Tuesday.
Enjoy Taco Tuesday every week at Chevys Fresh Mex by taking advantage of their build-your-own-taco bar ($3/taco). It starts at 3 p.m. and lasts till close. You can get barbacoa, steak, chicken, or carnitas on a flour tortilla.
Tacos at Chevys Fresh Mex usually cost $7 each, so you’re saving 57.1% on your tacos.
Del Taco offers Taco Night specials on Tuesdays and Thursday each week.
Every Tuesday you can grab three snack tacos for $1.69 from 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. at Del Taco. And, on Thursdays, enjoy three grilled chicken tacos for $2.69 from 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.