Happy National Taco Day, El Paso! Let's look at the most popular tacos hot spots around town.

Armando Vela
Armando Vela

El Paso is not only the best place for Mexican cuisine but also the best place to score some of the most delicious tacos; on this side of the Rio Grande.

It's National Taco Day, on Taco Tuesday, the ultimate day to celebrate every and any taco we can imagine.

Marcos Rey
Marcos Rey

A Brief History On Tacos

The word taco comes from the Nahuatl word 'tlahco,' which means "half or in the middle" and dates back centuries. However, in the early 1900s, the modern taco is said to have developed thanks to the booming Mexican silver mines referred to as "taco de minero," or "miner's taco.

To find some of the best tacos in the borderland on a Taco Tuesday, we are listing out ten of the most delicious taco joints in town:

Lucy's Cafe

Tacos Chinampa

Birria Culiacan


L&J Cafe



Tacos Toro Bronco

Boozy Tacos & Tap

Amores Finjidos

As usual, don't hesitate to visit your favorite taco hot spot, especially if they are local, and while you're out there looking for a great bite to eat, keep in mind that for one day only, you can take advantage of some freebies and deals during National Taco Day.

  • 7-Eleven - 7-Eleven 7REWARDS members can get ten mini tacos for just $2.
  • Chuy's - Purchase any entrée at Chuy's, and, for $1, you can get a choice of either a Crispy or Soft Ground Beef Taco. They'll also offer a tequila floater to top your favorite margarita for just $1.
  • Taco Bell – Sign up for Taco Bell Rewards and earn a free reward in the app – to score a free taco.

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