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Where to Celebrate National Taco Day In Oakland Park

History of the Taco

Friday, October 4th is National Day! The history of tacos predates the arrival of Europeans in Mexico. Anthropological evidence shows the native people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate tacos filled with small fish.  

When the Spanish conquistadors arrived in Mexico, Bernal Diaz del Castillo documented the first taco feast enjoyed by Europeans. Hernan Cortes arranged this meal for his captains in Coyoacan. It is unclear why the Spanish used the word taco to describe this native food. One suggested origin is the word ataco, meaning stuff or to stuff.

In 1964, Roberto L. Gomez established The National Taco Council and National Taco Day was created in 2009.

Oakland Park has a plethora of Mexican restaurants that serve up all different sorts of savory tacos. So don’t forget to celebrate National Taco Day by getting your taco on in one of these local restaurants: 

Mexican Restaurants in Oakland Park

Alegria Tacos

3801 N Andrews Ave
Oakland Park, FL 33309
(954) 563-7170
Mostly take out, but has a few tables and chairs if you’d like to sit and eat. Also delivers through DoorDash.

Alegria makes their tacos fresh for your take-out pleasure.


Blanca’s Bakery/Tacos El Papi

3491 N Andrews Ave
Oakland Park, FL 33309
(954) 440-0258
Eat in or Take out.

Traditional tacos for the taco purist at Tacos El Papi.


Cielito Lindo Tres

91 Prospect Road
Oakland Park, FL 33334
(954) 776-1581
Full Service Restaurant.

El Guanaco

331 NE 44th St
Oakland Park, FL 33334
(954) 351-0792
Full Service Restaurant.

Three tacos meal at El Guanaco.


Los Tres Golpes Restaurant

320 NE 38th Street
Oakland Park, FL 33334
(786) 803-4797
Hole in the wall dine in and take out.

Quates Mexican Restaurant

3701 N Andrews Ave,
Oakland Park, FL 33309
(954) 635-2404
Full Service Restaurant.

Quates Mexican restaurant has an assortment of traditional tacos to choose from.


Tatts and Tacos Beer Garden

3200 NE 12th Ave
Oakland Park, FL 33334
(954) 533-0907
Street Tacos, Fun Brunch, and large selection of craft beers.

For traditional tacos in a non-traditional setting, head to Tatts and Tacos in downtown Oakland Park.


Tequila Sunrise

4711 N Dixie Hwy
Oakland Park, Fl 33333
(954) 938-4473
National Taco Day Fiesta at Tequila Sunrise from 11:30 am – 11 pm!
Drink and food specials all day.
Full Service Restaurant.

Tortilleria Mexicana

4115 N Dixie Hwy
Oakland Park, FL 33334
(954) 563-2503
Authentic food and Supermercado/Convenience Store.

Viva Tokyo

1538 East Commercial Blvd
Oakland Park, FL 33334
(954) 908-5588
Mexican and Asian Fusion, Full Service Restaurant.
Did we miss one of your favorites? Add it in the comments section.

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