ta·que·ria | \ˌtä-kə-ˈrē-ə \
variants: or less commonly taquería

Definition of taqueria 

: a Mexican restaurant specializing especially in tacos and burritos

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There’s nothing fancy about the Mexican food scene in Norristown — just outstanding hole-in-wall taquerias. Michael Klein, Philly.com, "Hummus options keep spreading | Let's Eat," 6 June 2018 The Mayas eventually moved to the Sacramento area and opened a food truck in 1998, followed by a taqueria at 2700 Broadway in 2011. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Taqueria Maya owners open Mexican restaurant with a millennial twist in railyard," 12 July 2018 Sorkin also is a minority investor in Buena Onda, a Garces taqueria that was not included in the bankruptcy. Michael Klein, Philly.com, "Jose Garces offers to add his own cash to sweeten sale of his restaurants," 28 June 2018 The famous recipe and the little tamale cart sat in a warehouse until 1993, when the first Berryhill restaurant was born: a little taqueria, lovingly named Berryhill Hot Tamales. Houston Chronicle, "Berryhill Baja Cantina," 27 June 2018 The tables under the roof of this Mission taqueria are great for a quick, but exceptional, burrito or taco. Michael Bauer, SFChronicle.com, "Michael Bauer’s best Top 100 Restaurants with outdoor dining in SF," 19 June 2018 There's a farm-to-fork focus, including horchata made with organic rice grown in Lincoln, and vegan options soon to join a menu that's more vegetarian than the taqueria. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Taqueria Maya owners open Mexican restaurant with a millennial twist in railyard," 12 July 2018 Restaurateurs here have taken a model familiar to taquerias and fast-casual, cafeteria-style places like Sweetgreen and Chipotle Mexican Grill, and pushed it further up the fine-dining food chain. New York Times, "San Francisco Restaurants Can’t Afford Waiters. So They’re Putting Diners to Work.," 25 June 2018 Salvador Vazquez, owner of Belmar (also known as La Gallinita), has owned a meat market and taqueria on 24th Street since 1972. Jonathan Kauffman, SFChronicle.com, "Is 24th Street’s Latino Cultural District enough to stop gentrification?," 15 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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