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6 deals for National Taco Day

Happy National Taco Day! Cafe Rio, Taco Bell and other chains are celebrating with deals

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A Taco Bell in Metairie, Louisiana.

A Taco Bell in Metairie, Louisiana. Taco Bell is celebrating National Taco Day on Oct. 4, 2021.

Gerald Herbert, Associated Press

It’s National Taco Day, and several restaurants are celebrating with freebies and deals.

Here are six chains offering specials on Monday.

Note: This list will be updated as more deals come in.

Cafe Rio

  • On Monday, customers with the Cafe Rio app can score triple points on taco orders, according to the app’s notifications.

Del Taco

  • Taco lovers can get Del Taco’s new Stuffed Quesadilla Taco for free with any purchase on Monday, USA Today reported.
  • Customers must have Del Taco’s rewards app to access the deal — and you get two free tacos for creating an account.

El Pollo Loco

  • Beginning Monday, El Pollo Loco is offering the Crunchy Taco — its “first-ever, digital-only menu item” that can be purchased either on the El Pollo Loco app or website through Nov. 1, according to USA Today.
  • On Monday, every Crunchy Taco oder will come with a free Mexican Coke.
  • Rewards members also get a buy-one-get-one-free offer that can be used to get another Crunchy Taco on Monday.


  • Customers can get a free a la carte taco with any purchase at Rubio’s Coastal Grill on Monday. Fore in-store purchases, the coupon can be accessed on the chain’s website. When ordering online or through the app, customers can use the coupon code TACO.

Taco Bell

  • On Monday, Taco Bell customers who place a $1 minimum order through the app will get a free Crunchy Taco, USA Today reported.


  • On Monday, 7-Eleven rewards members can get 10 mini tacos for $1 at participating locations nationwide.