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.
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.
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.
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.
Most tacos are priced at only $1 each on National Taco Day.
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.
Buy one ground beef or bean taco, and a second taco is free on National Taco Day at participating locations in California and Nevada.
Mini crispy tacos are 50 cents each on National Taco Day.
Get a free taco with any purchase at Taco Bueno.
Each customer can get one free crispy taco apiece at Taco Time on National Taco Day.
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.)