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Originally Published: Oct 04, 2017
Originally Published: Oct 04, 2017 Last Updated: Oct 04, 2017 3 min read
national taco day, free tacos and deals
Celebrate National Taco Day with free tacos and deals at participating restaurants.
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National Taco Day is Wednesday, Oct. 4, and this year's celebration brings with it a spicy mix of free tacos and other great Taco Day deals at restaurants all over the country.

Whether you like hard or soft tacos, bowls or extra guac, there's a good chance a restaurant chain near you has something special planned. Taco Bell, Chuy's, El Pollo Loco, On the Border, and Tijuana Flats are among those offering free tacos or deals on National Taco Day, including two-for-one taco specials and mini tacos for as little as 50 cents each.

Here are all the National Taco Day deals you need to know about, good at participating locations only.

Taco Bell

People who celebrate National Taco Day should keep a special eye on Taco Bell deals: This year, customers can get a "gift set" of four tacos—which includes a crunchy taco, Doritos Locos taco, Cool Ranch Doritos Locos taco, and Fiery Doritos Locos taco—for just $5.

California Tortilla

For every taco you buy at regular price on Wednesday, you'll get a second taco for free.


On National Taco Day, people who dress up in a full taco costume get a free entrée. Other specials include a free crispy beef taco with an entrée purchase, $1 off Mexican beers, and $1 crispy beef tacos as add-ons to an order.

El Pollo Loco

Show this coupon on Wednesday, and when you buy a taco platter at regular price, you'll get a second of equal or lesser value for free on Taco Day.

Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Most tacos are priced at only $1 each on National Taco Day.

Hot Head Burritos

Use the promo code BUY2TACOS when placing your order online, and you'll get one free taco when you purchase two tacos at regular price on Wednesday.

Jimboy's Tacos

Buy one ground beef or bean taco, and a second taco is free on National Taco Day at participating locations in California and Nevada.

On the Border

Mini crispy tacos are 50 cents each on National Taco Day.


Taco Bueno

Get a free taco with any purchase at Taco Bueno.

Taco John's

A coupon available from Taco John's Facebook page, Twitter, or Instagram account gives each customer a free crispy or soft taco on National Taco Day.

Taco Time

Each customer can get one free crispy taco apiece at Taco Time on National Taco Day.

Tijuana Flats

All day on Wednesday, tacos and Mexican draft beers are $2 each in most Tijuana Flats locations. (In South Carolina, tacos are $2 all day, but Mexican drafts are $2 only from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)