Top 5 Taco Facts for National Taco Day - October 4th

It's National Taco Day on October 4, 2021!  A great day to celebrate all things taco.

How many Tacos are eaten in the US each year?

According the 4.5 billion tacos are consumed each year in the US! That’s 490,000 miles of tacos, which could take you to the moon and back. 

Best Taco Chili Sauce 

Soft Taco Shell 

Where does the word "Taco" come from?

According to taco expert Jeffrey M. Pilcher, the word originates from the silver mines in Mexico in the 18th century, when taco referred to the little explosives workers used to extract the ore.

These were pieces of paper wrapped around gunpowder and placed into holes carved in the rock.

How do you become a "taco expert"?

Just like anything, you have to put the hours in. It is said that 10,000 hours of practicing anything will  eventually lead to becoming an expert. I'm not sure about you, but investing 10,000 hours in eating tacos seems like time spent well!

How to become an expert

When travelling, can I use the word "taco" around the world?

Sure, but it's not going to mean the same thing! Taco, to us means a tasty handheld snack or meal, stuffed with yummy delights. However in other parts of the world "taco" can mean anything from soccer players shoes (tacos de fútbol) to traffic congestion in Colombia! Check out this blog for more information on what Taco means around the world.

Where's the best place to get vegan tacos in Las Vegas?

My favorite taco spot in Las Vegas is Tacotarian, a plant based Mexican eatery with locations in Summerlin, The Arts District and Henderson. Check it out. My fave is the Baja!

Plant Based Taco Las Vegas