ta·​que·​ria | \ ˌtä-kə-ˈrē-ə How to pronounce taqueria (audio) \
variants: or less commonly taquería

Definition of taqueria

: a Mexican restaurant specializing especially in tacos and burritos

Examples of taqueria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One block from the taqueria on a recent Sunday, Matt Harryman was walking his dog, a Jack Russell-Dachshund mix. Adán Medrano, Chron, 3 Aug. 2022 Police on Tuesday said officers investigating an unrelated homicide near East San Carlos and South Fourth streets saw customers and employees running out of the taqueria, located on the same block, at about 3:11 a.m. Lauren Hernández, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Mar. 2022 The newest El Camino in West Palm Beach — set to open this Independence Day weekend — is ginormous compared with the original taqueria and bar eatery in Delray Beach. Rod Stafford Hagwood, Sun Sentinel, 2 July 2022 The conflagration is also abetted by a corn tortilla (made off-site for the taqueria) dipped in chorizo oil before hitting the griddle. Washington Post, 15 June 2022 Dominic Prado even uses her tortillas for his popular Oakland taqueria Tacos El Ultimo Baile. Cesar Hernandez, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Mar. 2022 This is how, in the end, Voskuil convinced Gomez — a chef formally trained at El Colegio Superior de Gastronomia and a guy without any professional experience making tacos — to run his taqueria in an Alexandria strip center. Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2022 After a night of drinks, crush some tacos down the street at local favorite, modern taqueria Velvet Taco, which is open on weekends until 4 a.m. Rebecca Treon, Chron, 20 Apr. 2022 Gordon attributes some of the program’s success to the location of the Mission District building — above a taqueria, across the street from a bank and close to BART and Muni lines. Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of taqueria

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for taqueria

Mexican Spanish, from taco taco

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13 Aug 2022

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“Taqueria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taqueria. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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