There's never a bad day to indulge in some Mexican food - especially on a day like today.

Tuesday, Oct. 4 is National Taco Day.

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History Of The Taco

According to Jeffrey M. Pilcher, professor of history at the University of Minnesota, the origins of the taco are really unknown.

"My theory is that it dates from the 18th century and the silver mines in Mexico, because in those mines the word “taco” referred to the little charges they would use to excavate the ore.", Pilcher told the Smithsonian Magazine. 

"These were pieces of paper that they would wrap around gunpowder and insert into the holes they carved in the rock face... The first references [to the taco] in any sort of archive or dictionary come from the end of the 19th century. And one of the first types of tacos described is called tacos de minero—miner’s tacos. So the taco is not necessarily this age-old cultural expression; it’s not a food that goes back to time immemorial." 

 

RELATED: Here’s Where You Can Find The Best Burrito In Northern Colorado

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Tacos typically start with a tortilla of choice, which is then topped and filled with meat and various other toppings.

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How will you celebrate National Taco Day? If you're not sure, here's a place to start - or 30 places.

National Taco Day or not, if you've got a hankering for a seriously mouthwatering Mexican meal, consider checking out one of the 30 highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley - according to TripAdvisor - to best satisfy your craving:

30 Of Northern Colorado's Top Rated Mexican Restaurants

One thing to know about Northern Colorado... there is no shortage of Mexican restaurants in our area - great ones too.

If you've got a craving for a seriously mouthwatering Mexican meal, consider checking out one of the 30 highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley - according to TripAdvisor - to best satisfy your craving: 

What's your favorite Mexican restaurant in Northern Colorado?

Join the conversation and sound off with your favorite(s) by sending us a message on our free app!

These Restaurants Have The Best Burritos In Northern Colorado

Whether it's National Burrito Day (4/7) or just another ordinary day - any day's a good day for a burrito.

Want to know where to find the best burritos in Northern Colorado? Keep scrolling to find out.

Here Are 20 Places To Grab A Margarita In Northern Colorado

February 22nd is National Margarita Day.

Lucky for us all, Northern Colorado has tons of places to grab a good marg.
Celebrate accordingly, and indulge in a deliciously refreshing margarita (or five, we're not judging) at one of these 20 Northern Colorado margarita-serving restaurants:

 

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