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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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 Broken English Taco Pub Behind the retractable garage doors of Broken English a rowdy taqueria full of DePaul University students, fueled by taco platters and pitchers of sangria. Antonio Basada, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best Brunch in Chicago," 3 Mar. 2018 Two on-site market halls totaling 45,000 square feet bring together an exciting offering of the city’s best artisans and makers—there’s a barber, a florist, a brewery, an art gallery, and even a taqueria all within steps of your room. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Denver’s Coolest Bars, Restaurants, and Shops Are All in This One Neighborhood," 6 Nov. 2018 The Gerber Group’s latest is a vibrant taqueria and bar, splashed with neon and offering a drink-friendly Mexican menu. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Kings Co Imperial Extends Its Reach to Manhattan," 26 June 2018 To San Franciscans, taquerias are like sports teams: Everyone is devoted to their favorite one. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "32 Best Restaurants in San Francisco," 1 Mar. 2018 The most traditional entry in the new class of taqueria is TOMATILLO TACO-VILLE, situated a little less than two miles east of the Chicago Taco Authority. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Chicago's taco game is strong: these 3 spots prove the taqueria, if nothing else, abides," 27 June 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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