The history of tacos predates the arrival of Europeans in Mexico. Anthropological evidence shows the native people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate tacos filled with small fish.
At the time of the Spanish conquistadors, Bernal Diaz del Castillo, documented the first taco feast enjoyed by Europeans. Hernan Cortes arranged this meal for his captains in Coyoacan. We’re still not sure why the Spanish used the word taco to describe this native food. One suggested origin is the word ataco, meaning stuff or to stuff.
In 1964, Roberto L. Gomez established The National Taco Council. The council sent a 55-pound taco to President Johnson in 1967.
Whether you prefer soft or hard-shelled tortillas, most agree tacos satisfy a snack craving. However, they also make delicious meals. Consider that many are filled with seasoned, lean meats and vegetables, tacos go beyond delicious. Fish tacos and shrimp tacos with grilled seafood add a whole other flavor profile. Ask for grilled chicken and hold the cheese.
There are a few deals around the county that will get you into a taco moment while saving a buck… literally!
Taco Bell says it is celebrating National Taco Day internationally this year with promotions throughout 24 markets around the globe. In the U.S., fans can score a free Crunchy Taco Monday by placing a $1 minimum order via the app. If you don’t have the app, get a freebie when joining at Tacobell.com/rewards.
7-Eleven: Mini Taco Deals
7-Eleven said its 7Rewards loyalty members can get 10 mini tacos for $1 Monday at participating locations nationwide.
The nation’s largest convenience store chain also has a buy-one-get-one-free deal on the mini tacos for 7NOW Delivery.
The 7-Eleven app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play or by visiting 7Rewards.com.
Rewards members get a free taco with any purchase of $2 or more Monday with an in-app offer. You need to create an account before 7 p.m. EDT Monday to qualify and first-time members also will get a free Tijuana Trio starter when they sign up. Learn more at Tijuanaflats.com/rewards.
No remember, we’re just the messenger… if you run into a store that’s not participating – just smile and say sorry – you were looking forward to enjoying one of their delicious tacos!