National Taco Day 2018: Deals, freebies from Taco Bell, Del Taco, Cold Stone Creamery and more

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The History of Tacos

As national "food days" go, Thursday is a pretty good one.

It’s National Taco Day, and eateries from Taco Bell to Cold Stone Creamery are celebrating with taco deals and freebies. Here’s a sample of what you can get on Thursday.

(Note: Not every restaurant in a chain may be honoring the deals, so be sure to check with local restaurants to confirm which deals are available before you go. Most offers are dine-in only and can't be used with any other discount or coupons. Prices may vary with location.)

  • Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant: Get a taco pack for six for $21.99. If you are really hungry, you can get a taco pack that feeds 12 for $41.99. The offer is good through Oct. 29.
  • Bite Squad: Get $5 off orders of $20 or more Thursday at www.bitesquad.com when you use the code TACOTIME.
  • California Tortilla: You can get a buy one, get one deal on a taco at California Tortilla. Limit five per customer.

  • Chronic Tacos: You can get a free taco from 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday when you use the code words "Taco Life."
  • Chuy's: If you are really into tacos, Chuy's has a deal for you. Dress up like a taco, post a photo on social media and use the hashtag #NationalTacoDay, and you can get a free meal at Chuy's. Or, if you don't have that kind of time, you can add a crispy beef taco to your order for $1 on Thursday.
  • Del Taco: Get a free shredded beef taco when you buy one on Thursday. Use this coupon at www.deltaco.com.
  • El Pollo Loco: Get a free Chicken Taco al Carbon on Thursday at participating locations.
  • Green Leaf's Beyond Great Salads: Get a free Baja Street Taco with a coupon. You have to sign up at the chain's EClub to get the coupon.
  • Margaritas Mexican Restaurants: You need to be hungry for this one. Order the two-pound Taco Gigante for $12.99, finish it in one sitting, and you will win free tacos for the year. Offer is good through Oct. 31. Winners get one free beef or chicken taco per week.
  • Moe's Southwest Grill: Members of Moe's Rockin' Rewards loyalty program get one free taco when they buy two. 
  • On The Border: Get unlimited tacos on Thursday for $8.99. You can mix and match between the Seasoned Ground Beef or Chicken Tinga tacos. 
  • Rubio's Coastal Grill: Use this coupon to get a free Original Fish Taco with the purchase of a beverage Thursday at participating locations.
  • Taco Bell: Get four tacos for $5 at participating Taco Bell locations Thursday. The "National Taco Day gift set" includes the Crunchy Taco, Fiery, Cool Ranch and Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos. While supplies last.
  • Taco Bueno: You can get a free Texas Street Taco with any purchase on Thursday. 
  • Taco John's: Get free crispy beef tacos through Friday. You have to use the coupon available in the Taco John's Rewards app.
  • Tijuana Flats: Get two tacos, chips and a drink for $5.99 or a burrito or bowl, chips and a drink for $5.99. Offer good at participating locations.
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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 11: Lobster tacos are served at Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar booth during the 12th annual Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit Grand Tasting event. Thursday is National Taco Day  2018 where restaurants like Taco Bell, Chuys, Moes and  Cold Stone Creamery are offering deals on tasty tacos. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit)

Credit: Ethan Miller

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 11:  Lobster tacos are served at Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar booth during the 12th annual Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit Grand Tasting event. Thursday is National Taco Day  2018 where restaurants like Taco Bell, Chuys, Moes and  Cold Stone Creamery are offering deals on tasty tacos. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit)
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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 11: Lobster tacos are served at Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar booth during the 12th annual Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit Grand Tasting event. Thursday is National Taco Day  2018 where restaurants like Taco Bell, Chuys, Moes and  Cold Stone Creamery are offering deals on tasty tacos. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit)

Credit: Ethan Miller

Credit: Ethan Miller

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