I love tacos! If that's not the biggest understatement of the year I'm not sure what is. To be fair I don't love all tacos but I do love delicious tacos and October 4th happens to be National Taco day. Does it get any better than this? A Taco holiday on the weekend? If you want to celebrate the taco holiday by keeping it local I suggest you click on the Taco Tuesday Review button and pick a taco shop based on those reviews. If you don't mind supporting national chains check out the National Taco day deals from Retailmenot.com

Baja FreshClub Baja eclub members and the brand's social media followers can get a buy-one-get-one-free taco offer Friday through Sunday.

Del TacoGet a free Del Taco with any purchase Saturday and Sunday with any purchase and a coupon in the chain's app. Del Taco also will give away free tacos every Saturday in October through the app as part of a month-long Tacoberfest.

Taco Bell
This year, Taco Bell is offering a National Taco Day $5 Gift Set containing two crunchy tacos and two Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos. Digital gift cards will be available for those looking to share this gift from afar.

Taco John’s
On October 4, you can get a free Crispy Beef Taco by using the Taco John’s Rewards app in honor of National Taco Day.

Tasty Taco Facts That Will Impress Your Friends

  • Americans eat more than 4.5 billion tacos a year. You have guac to be kidding me!
  • Opened by Glen Bell in 1962, Taco Bell is the first Mexican food fast-food franchise. It serves more than 40 million customers a week. Also, contrary to popular belief, Taco Bell’s “seasoned beef” contains 88 percent beef—not 35 percent.
  • The word taco dates back to the 18th century. Back then, a taco referred to paper wrapped around gunpowder. Talk about explosive flavor.
  • The hard shell taco was invented in 1947 as a solution to corn tortillas not staying fresh for long.

Tacos first made their way north of the Mexico border in the 20th century.