It may not be on a Tuesday tacos, but there’s still plenty to celebrate this National Taco Day.
On October 4th, which is a Monday this year, we pay homage to this simple and beloved favorite: a tortilla filled with savory ingredients of our choice, any type of meat you can think of, to robust vegetables and condiments like sour cream and pico. of gallo.
The history of taco is nebulous; its origins are not precisely known. However, there is anthropological evidence that the indigenous peoples of Mexico already ate tacos before Spanish imperialism came to town.
Due to the many possible flavor combinations, there are a large number of different types of tacos. A few popular ones are tacos al pastor (‘shepherd style’, made with pork), tacos de asador (these may contain carne asada or chorizo), tacos de lengua (this is language, and they’re very popular) and pescado tacos (another crowd favorite, the fish tacos).
Whether you choose soft or hard tacos, and whatever you choose to fill them up, here are a few places around Taunton and beyond where you can celebrate. National taco day.
Or: 43 Taunton Vert, Taunton
Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11 am to 10 pm; and Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
El Mariachi’s lunch combo has a taco option that you can customize. Their regular menu also features tacos al pastor, with chicken, steak or pork, shredded cabbage, cilantro, onions, pineapple, and tomatillo sauce. They also have carbon tacos, with steak strips, Mexicano salsa, cilantro, queso fresco, and guacamole. Or you can try the carnitas tacos, with simmered pork, a mild carnitas sauce, guacamole, and pico de gallo.
They also have a grilled fish taco, with shredded cabbage, cilantro and onions, in a white sauce.
Los Jefes: Comida
Or: 71 Broadway, Taunton
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. closed on Mondays.
Los Jefes’ taco platters come with three tacos on gluten-free corn tortillas, topped with onions and cilantro, and served with rice and black beans. Choose from pollo asado (marinated grilled chicken); barbecue beef brisket; pork mojo (braised pork with garlic and citrus); carne asada (marinated grilled steak); or the garden (mixture of peppers, portobello, sweet onion).
Mexican Fiesta Restaurant
Or: 175 Mansfield Ave., Norton (there are other places in Somerset, E. Bridgewater, Dartmouth, Fall River)
Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11 am to 10 pm; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Fiesta has several locations not too far from Taunton.
They have a special on Baja fish tacos. Get three fried tilapia tacos, served on soft corn tortillas, topped with red cabbage, pico de gallo, and chipotle sauce, and served with rice and black beans.
They also have a taco salad, served in a tortilla bowl, with your choice of grated chicken, ground beef or pork, topped with iceberg lettuce, white cheddar cheese and tomatoes, and served with sour cream and guacamole.
Or how about their specialty tacos? Like the Fiesta Tacos: three hard shell tacos with a choice of grated chicken, ground beef or pork, topped with lettuce, tomatoes and cheddar cheese, and served with rice, refried beans and sour cream. accompaniement. Or the Tres Amigos Tacos: three soft flour tortillas with a choice of grilled chicken breast or steak, sautéed with onions and peppers, topped with grated cheddar cheese and served with rice and black beans on the side. And Tacos Mexico: three Mexican street tacos, served in fluffy corn tortillas with a choice of grilled chicken breast or steak, or pork carnitas, topped with onions and cilantro, served with rice and refried beans.
Or you can try the grilled cod tacos – there are three in one order – served in a soft tortilla, with onions, cilantro, rice, refried beans and cilantro aioli on the side. side. You can also customize your own taco combo.
There are a few restaurants in the Grand Taunton area that are known for other specialties, but also have taco options on their menus:
Or: 431 rue Winthrop, Taunton
Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11:30 am to 8 pm; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
La Familia is known for its Italian cuisine, but its lunch menu also features fried haddock fish tacos, served with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise.
2 BBQ Jerks
Or: 701 Broadway, Raynham
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11:30 am to 9:00 pm; Sunday, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. closed on Mondays.
In the snack part of their menu, 2 Jerks BBQ offers Korean tacos. They are served with two tacos per order, with a choice of pork or brisket, topped with Daikon carrot and radish salad and Korean barbecue sauce.
Licious Pizza Dough
Or: 539, rue Berkley, Berkley
Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11 am to 9 pm; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
On their specialty pizza list, Dough Licious’s taco pizza has refried beans as a base, topped with a mix of sour cream and salsa, Doritos, three-mix pizza cheese, ground beef seasoned with tacos, red peppers roasts and lemon juice. You can also add grated lettuce, onions and tomatoes.
Stoneforge Tavern and Public House
Or: 90 Paramount Drive, Raynham
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11:30 am to 11:00 pm; Sunday, from noon to 11 p.m.
Try the tavern’s fried fish taco, served in a toasted flour tortilla, with spicy cheese, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce and a spicy sauce.
Other takeaway dinners or tacos around Taunton
When it comes to chain restaurants and fast food, there are also plenty of taco options around Grand Taunton:
Chili’s Grill & Bar
Or: 500, rue Sud-Ouest, Raynham
Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11 am to 11 pm; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight
Chili’s offers different taco options. They have spicy shrimp tacos, three per order, with spicy chili lime shrimp in a flour tortilla with pico, avocado, cilantro, coleslaw and queso fresco, served with rice and black beans. Or try the Chicken Ranchero Tacos: three tacos in a flour tortilla with pico, avocado, mixed cheese, jalapeño aioli, cilantro, and queso fresco, served with rice and black beans.
Or: 1023 County Street, Taunton
Hours: Monday and Tuesday, from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. and from Wednesday to Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Smokey Bones’ tacos are all served street style and come in threes to order. They have Mahi tacos: Mahi Mahi tacos blackened in cornmeal tortillas, served with onions, salsa, cilantro, and pickled red onions; tacos carnitas: soft simmered pork tacos; crispy chicken tacos: moist tacos with crispy fried chicken, mixed with spicy mayonnaise; and pork belly tacos: chewy crispy pork belly tacos with a spicy Korean barbecue sauce.
Or: 158 Dean Street, Taunton
Hours: Sunday to Wednesday, 11 am to 9 pm; Thursday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Le 99 offers fish tacos, with a choice of crispy or seasoned Southwestern North Atlantic schrods, topped with fresh cabbage, pico de gallo and chipotle cream sauce in hot flour tortillas, served with steamed brown rice, guacamole, sour cream and a fresh lime.
Applebee’s Grill & Bar
Or: 800 Cape Hwy, Raynham
Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11 am to midnight; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Applebee’s appetizer menu features grilled chicken wonton tacos, with grilled chicken, sweet Asian chili sauce, and dumpling sauce, all stuffed into crispy wonton shells and topped with coleslaw and cilantro salad.
For some fast food options, there are two Taco Bell locations in our region, as well as a Chipotle. Taco Bell is located at 700 County St. in Taunton and 600 South St. East in Raynham. Chipotle is located at 421 New State Hwy in Raynham. Both also offer convenient vegetarian fast food options; they were among the first more vegetarian options in the fast food industry.
Take-out burrito bowl
Or: 342 Winthrop St., Taunton (located inside the Mobil petrol station)
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11 am to 8 pm; Friday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m.
Last but not least is the Burrito Bowl, To Go, located inside the Mobil gas station at 342 Winthrop St.
If you can’t attend National Taco Day this year, fear not, as you can always stop by Taco Tuesday, where they serve $ 1.99 tacos all day (for purchases at the interior only). You choose your style (3 soft tacos is one of the options), a protein (chicken, steak, ground beef or chorizo), toppings (white rice, black beans, cheese, lettuce, fajita, pico, corn salsa, coriander, guacamole) and extras (sour cream, Sriracha mayo, sweet Thai chili, medium or hot salsa, avocado ranch, queso). They also have homemade fries and, for dessert, why not churros?
Taunton Daily Gazette / Herald News editor and digital producer Kristina Fontes can be reached at [email protected]. Support local journalism by purchasing a digital or print subscription to The Herald News and Taunton Daily Gazette today.