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

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For fast, cheap eats, look no farther than this walk-up taqueria with outdoor seating and late hours — until 11:30 p.m. weeknights. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "San Jose’s SAP Center: 5 great restaurants before the show," 5 July 2019 While the menu may show a penchant for burritos, the three styles of tacos ensures Bandido is true to its taqueria moniker. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "This Mexican restaurant near U of L serves up some indulgent (and big!) food," 3 July 2019 Leo Kremer, co-owner of Dos Toros, the taqueria where Figueroa tried to use cash, said the volume of cash transactions at his stores fell from about 50% a decade ago to 15% last year. Alexandra Olson, The Seattle Times, "As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash," 14 Apr. 2019 Todos Santos’s cobblestone streets are lined with art galleries, restaurants and boutiques, and its taquerias make tacos with fish that’s fresh-off-the-boat. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "A Design Lover's Guide to the Baja Peninsula," 29 Mar. 2019 Petty Cash If the big mural of a heroic abuela surrounding the front door didn’t clue you in, this is a taqueria done as chef concept. Hugh Garvey, Condé Nast Traveler, "14 Best Mexican Restaurants in Los Angeles," 27 Feb. 2018 There's a little taqueria in the back of the store. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Big Wig Tacos carries on the family tradition of Taco Burrito King," 15 May 2017 New York favorites like Shake Shack and La Chula, an offshoot of Julian Medina’s Harlem bar and taqueria, are here, along with an Irving Farm coffee bar, known for its specialty roasts. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "LaGuardia Airport Is Slowly Getting Better, Starting With Terminal B," 5 Dec. 2018 The taqueria will do a special taco of the month, including, in the coming weeks, a brisket taco, suadero. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Hidden on Capitol Hill, a Mexican street-food spot draws raves," 23 Oct. 2018

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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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