Today celebrates “National Taco Day”, and according to NationalTacoDay.com, last year Americans ate over 4.5 billion tacos– That’s 490,000 miles of tacos, which could take you to the moon and back!
National Today ran a survey about our love of tacos and found that more than 95% of Americans say they like tacos, 76% of us eat tacos at least once every few weeks, and 72% of people surveyed prefer tacos over burritos.
The most popular taco filling is carne asada, followed by barbacoa, chicken, pork, chorizo pork sausage, and veggies.
Some national chains are offering special National Taco Day deals:
Taco Bell: At participating locations on Wednesday, the chain has a special “National Taco Day gift set.” For $5, get four classic Taco Bell tacos — Nacho Cheese, Cool Ranch, Fiery Doritos Locos Tacos and the Crunchy Taco — “gift wrapped” in a limited edition wrapper and specially boxed.
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill: The chain is celebrating Applebee’s Neighborhood Appreciation Month all October long with $1 margaritas, also known as the Dollarita, at participating locations. Find locations here.
In Kosciusko County, our taco restaurants were recently ranked through the The Kosciusko County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s “Taco Wars“. The top ten restaurants were as follows:
Taqueria El Comal, Warsaw
Taco Jalisco Food Truck, Warsaw
Mi Lindo Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, Warsaw
Patino’s Mexican Food, North Webster
El Arriero Mexican Bar & Grill, Warsaw
Cardoso Café, Warsaw
El Cielo Mexican Grill & Bar, Warsaw
Mad Anthony Brewing Company, Warsaw
El Molcajete, Leesburg
La Troje, Warsaw
Ultimately, Taco Jalisco Food Truck took the first place spot. Second place went to Taqueria El Comal in Warsaw and third went to La Troje in Warsaw.