April 14, 2024
Chains offering promotion include Taco Bell, Del Taco, Rubio's, Miguel's and El Torito.

National Taco Day falls on Wednesday, Oct. 4, this year, but it still brings Taco Tuesday-style deals with it. Among them this year is Taco Bell’s push for its “Tuesday Drops,” offers for its rewards members.

Several other deals are aimed at loyalty members and app users as well. Here is a sampling of what’s out there.

Del Taco: This Lake Forest-based chain has declared Oct. 1-28 Tacoberfest with four weeks of deals for Del Yeah! Rewards members, according to a news release. Among them is a bundle of five Snack Tacos for $3 on Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 4. deltaco.com/tacoberfest

El Pollo Loco: Loco Rewards members who buy any two tacos on Oct. 4 can get an extra taco for free on that day, according to a news release. And people who buy a $30 eGift Card on the chain’s website through Oct. 4 can get a free Chicken Tacos al Carbon Fire Grilled Combo. elpolloloco.com

El Torito: All locations of the full-service restaurant will be offering a free Street Taco Trio plate with the purchase of an entree of equal or lesser value on Oct. 4, according to a news release. The plate features three chicken or carnitas tacos with beans and rice.  The offer is for dine in only and limited to one per table. Draft beer and house wines will be available for $4 and signature margaritas will be $6 during happy hour, 3-7 p.m. El Torito will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through Oct. 15 with artwork and T-shirts designed by Ms. Yellow, Darren Villegas and Alex Ali Gonzalez. eltorito.com

Rubio’s Coastal Grill: Guests can get one of any taco on the menu for free with a purchase on Oct. 4, according to a news release. Use the code TACO when ordering on the app or online, or scan the coupon at the register at participating locations. rubios.com/coupons/taco-day

Taco Bell: The Irvine-based fast food giant is bringing back its Taco Lover’s Pass from today, Oct. 3, to Wednesday, Oct. 4, according to a news release. For $10, enrollees can get one taco a day from a choice of eight for 30 consecutive days. Today, Taco Bell will be giving away 100 free passes on the Tuesday Drops page in its app. On Oct. 12, the chain will introduce a breakfast taco with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and choice of sausage, bacon or breakfast potatoes for $1.49. tacobell.com/promotions/drops

Veggie Grill: Guests can get one free vegan Baja Fish Taco made with plant-based protein on Oct. 4, according to a news release. Online and app users can use the code TACODAY. veggiegrill.com