9 Restaurant Chains Offering Free or Cheap Tacos on Friday

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No matter how you like tacos — stuffed or wrapped, crunchy or soft — you can probably enjoy one, if not several, on the cheap this week.

Friday is National Taco Day 2019, and many taco-serving restaurant chains are observing the “holiday” by offering free or discounted tacos.

In most cases, you need to do little more than show up to score these freebies and deals. You might want to call ahead to confirm that locations in your area are participating in the offers, though.

For more freebies available this month, check out “13 Things You Can Get for Free in October.”

1. Chronic Tacos Mexican Grill

Everyone gets one free taco from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. Just say the code word for this freebie — “Tacolife” — at the register.

Locations: Chronic Tacos is in 12 U.S. states.

2. Chuy’s

This chain is offering multiple specials for National Taco Day. For example, Floaters are $1, and you can add a crispy beef taco to any order for $1.

If you dress like a taco on Friday, you will get a free entree of your choice, redeemable that day.

Locations: Visit Chuy’s locations webpage.

3. Condado Tacos

This chain is offering everyone one free taco with a purchase if they dine in on Friday.

Locations: Condado has 13 restaurants in Midwestern states and Pittsburgh.

4. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

This chain is observing National Taco Day Eve: Select tacos are $1 when you dine in on Thursday rather than Friday.

Locations: Fuzzy’s has more than 100 shops in the U.S.

5. Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

Everyone can enjoy one free taco — chicken or beef — upon request when dining in on Friday.

Locations: This offer is redeemable at participating restaurants in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and New Jersey.

6. Rubio’s Coastal Grill

Get any taco — including the Wild-Caught Grilled Mahi Mahi Taco — for free with any drink purchase on Friday. When ordering, present the coupon that’s available on the Rubio’s website.

Locations: Use Rubio’s restaurant locator.

7. Taco Bell

This chain is bringing back its National Taco Day Gift Set on Friday only. It costs $5 and includes two Crunchy Tacos and two Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos.

You can also gift this quartet to someone else for $5 plus 50 cents to help cover the tax. Taco Bell explains on its National Taco Day site:

“Fill out the form below with your friend’s email and a personal message. They’ll receive a digital gift card to use towards the exclusive National Taco Day Gift Set, available only on October 4th.”

Locations: Visit Taco Bell’s locations webpage.

8. TacoTime

Crisp Tacos are $1 at this restaurant’s locations on Friday.

Locations: Use TacoTime’s restaurant locator.

9. Tijuana Flats

This chain is celebrating National Taco Day all weekend long, offering two tacos, chips and a drink for $5.99 Friday through Sunday.

Locations: Visit Tijuana Flats’ locations webpage.

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