5 Restaurants Offering Free or Cheap Tacos on Wednesday

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Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on Living on the Cheap.

Taco ’bout some great deals! It’s “crunch time” for taco lovers everywhere.

Oct. 4, 2023 is National Taco Day and many chain restaurants are offering spicy deals on one of America’s favorite Mexican foods.

Whether you like your tacos soft or crunchy, with beef or chicken, you can save money on your south-of-the-border order on National Taco Day.

Also check your locally owned Mexican restaurants in your area to see if they’re celebrating National Taco Day with any specials or giveaways. Check our network of sites for deals in your area.

Following are some of the best deals for National Taco Day. The offers are available at participating locations with a limit of one per person — unless noted otherwise.

California Tortilla

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You don’t have to go to California to enjoy a complimentary taco at California Tortilla. The restaurant is celebrating National Taco Day by giving away a coupon for a FREE taco on Oct. 4, 2023.

The coupon is available with any in-restaurant purchase. The coupon is valid Oct. 5 to 11, 2023.

California Tortilla has locations in:

  • Connecticut
  • Kansas
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.


Chuy's Tex Mex restaurant
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It’s dollar taco time at Chuy’s! Add a ground beef taco (crispy or soft) to any dine-in entrée for just $1.

The restaurant is also offering Tequila Floaters for $1 to top your favorite margarita with an extra pour of tequila. Tequila and tacos are the perfect pairing!

The taco love doesn’t stop there! Chuy’s is calling on taco fans everywhere — dress like a taco, post a photo with #ChuysTacoDay and head to the popular Tex-Mex restaurant for a FREE dine-in entrée of your choice.

Chuy’s has locations in:

  • Arkansas
  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia

Del Taco

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If you want to celebrate National Taco Day a day early (or a day later), you can enjoy Del Taco’s weekly specials.

On Tuesdays, Del Taco offers three Snack Tacos for $1.79 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. And, then on Thursdays, Del Taco offers three Grilled Chicken Tacos for $2.89. Price and time may vary by location.

If you’re celebrating National Taco Day on a budget, Del Taco also offers a value menu with 20 menu items (including tacos!) for under $2 each.

Plus, check the Del Taco app on Oct. 4, 2023 for a possible National Taco Day offer — and every day this month, in fact, for Tacoberfest.

Del Taco has 591 locations in the U.S.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Fuzzy's Taco Shop
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Nothing fuzzy about this deal — it’s clearly a great way to celebrate National Taco Day on a budget. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is offering select tacos for $1.50 on Oct. 4, 2023.

Additionally, the restaurant is giving its Fuzzy’s Rewards members two FREE tacos — with an additional purchase of $5 via the chain’s app.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has locations in 19 states.

Taco Del Mar

Taco Del Mar
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Enjoy spicy savings on National Taco Day! On Oct. 4, 2023, Taco Del Mar is celebrating by offering customers $10 off any purchase of $20 or more. Use promo code “CelebrateTacoDay2023” on an online or in-store order for the discount.

If you keep the order to the minimum required, it’s just like getting an entire order at half price.

For locations nationwide, click here.

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