National Taco Day - October 4
Tue, Oct 4, 2022

National Taco Day

National Taco Day was created for those who cannot imagine life without a delicious Mexican dish. The holiday is celebrated in the United States annually on October 4th. Many restaurants are preparing for this date, attracting guests to try the tortilla with savory fillings in their establishment. Sometimes there are even happy hours and nice discounts.


The year the taco was founded is not known for certain, but mention of it was found at the end of the 19th century. If we talk not about the modern name of the dish, but separately about the flat cakes in which the ingredients were wrapped, then the conquistador Hernan Cortes wrote about them back in 1520. They were prepared from wheat and corn, had a soft texture. By the way, the word “tortilla” was also coined by the great conqueror.

Perhaps the cake itself appeared by experiment. People have always been curious! One day someone realized that if you soak corn until soft and then grind it into flour, you get a nice-looking cake. Historians around the world are wondering what ingredients were included in the original filling and converge only in chili and beans.

In the 19th century, there were small cafes frequented by workers from Mexico City. Taco was the first course here. Then, from “food for hard workers”, it turned into a real treat and attracted tourists from all over the world. Now it does not lose popularity, and Mexican chefs are at a premium.

Interesting facts

It’s interesting that tacos:

  • is a fairly simple dish, but conquered the whole world;
  • in old cookbooks it has the name “miner’s taco”;
  • adapts to any cuisine of the world and taste preferences.

How to celebrate

Visit your favorite place or order home-delivered tacos – bring the family together for a delicious dinner. Find out if your city has events on National Day and be sure to visit them. Prepare the dish yourself – come up with your own recipe and surprise your loved ones.

When is National Taco Day in 2022?

National Taco Day is observed on October 4 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday October 4 2022
Wednesday October 4 2023
Friday October 4 2024
Saturday October 4 2025
Sunday October 4 2026