Celebrate National Taco Day on Oct. 4

Posted at 7:49 AM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 10:49:44-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Tacos are a staple of San Diego’s diet - so we’re celebrating National Taco Day with deals and freebies.

The word “taco” is a Mexican innovation.  Theories about its origin suggest the meaning was created by silver miners, who used explosives made from gunpowder with a paper taco-like wrapping. Another possibility comes from indigenous language Nahuatl. The word “tlahco”, according to a Wikipedia posting, means “half” or “in the middle” - where the filling is placed in a taco.

No matter the origin - it's a delicious invention.

Check out National Taco Day deals HERE.

If you can't celebrate this unofficial holiday, Taco Tuesday is around the corner. Click HERE for some San Diego favorites.