Celebrate #NationalTacoDay in Queens at these amazing taco trucks & restaurants

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While every Tuesday could potentially be Taco Tuesday, it is only right that today is National Taco Day.

According to National Day Calendar, which keeps track of national days like this, National Taco Day started in 2009 and ever since, we’ve been celebrating the existence of tacos on Oct. 4.


The best way to celebrate National Taco Day is to go out and get a taco! Whether you prefer hard or soft, chicken or beef, or any variation of tacos, all tacos are created equal on National Taco Day.

Here are 10 places you can go to in Queens today to celebrate National Taco Day:

El Changarro Taco Cart, Austin Street & 71st Avenue, Forest Hills

Quick, simple and delicious, El Changarro has it all. Described as some of the best Mexican food in the area, you’ll leave El Changarro feeling good. As an added bonus, it’s open until 5 a.m., so you can go at any time today to get some tacos!

Tacos Morelos, 94-13 37th Ave., Jackson Heights

Tacos Morelos in Jackson Heights provides authentic Mexican food in a low-key, relaxed atmosphere. Chill at the bar and enjoy classic Mexican bites, or pick up some takeout and eat it at home. Tacos Morelos also has late hours and is open until 4 a.m., so if you crave tacos after midnight, they’ve got you covered.

Tacos Carmelita Truck, 88th Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica

Located in the heart of Jamaica, Tacos Carmelita Truck is a great truck to go to if you’re looking for a taco after a night on the town. Open from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., this truck will make sure you’re fed when everyone else in the area is closing down for the day.

Taqueria Coatzingo, 76-05 Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights

Taqueria Coatzingo boasts a menu full of classic Mexican dishes, including a variety of tacos for $2.50 a taco. Come by and grab a table. You won’t be sorry.

The King of Tacos, 90-17 31st Ave., East Elmhurst

All hail the king! This snug, simple taco joint has an assortment of Mexican dishes to choose from. Come in and have beer or margarita to celebrate the day and wash down those tacos.

Taco Truck, 61-31 Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights

What’s better than a 24-hour taco truck? Swing by this truck at any time of day and see the array of tacos this truck offers. From chicken to beef and even carnitas, this truck will please even the pickiest taco connoisseur.

Tacoway Beach, 302 Beach 87th St., Rockaway Beach

Tacos at the beach, what a great combination! This gem hidden away in Rockaway Beach is the perfect place to chill while celebrating National Taco Day. Tacoway Beach has an indoor bar and a patio area, so you could eat outside and breathe in the sea air while chowing down (weather permitting, of course).

Homemade Taqueria Maspeth, 71-03 Grand Ave., Maspeth

Homemade Taqueria takes pride in the freshness of their cooking, so you know you’ll be eating well while you’re there. With locations in Long Island City and Jamaica as well as Maspeth, Homemade Taqueria also takes orders for pick-up or delivery. As they say at Homemade Taqueria, “If it’s not homemade, it’s not the best!”

Taqueria Santa Fe, 47-08 47th Ave., Woodside

A local favorite, Taqueria Santa Fe is great place for vegetarians, vegans and meat-eating taco lovers across the borough. With quality food and late hours (it’s open until midnight), Taqueria Santa Fe is a great place to celebrate National Taco Day.

Tacos Al Suadero, 37-57 90th St., Jackson Heights

This 24-hour taco place, located in Jackson Heights, has free delivery so you can have access to tacos at any time today. Happy National Taco Day!

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