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 In his Facebook post about the taqueria’s closing, Zukin said nearly every business around them in Chinatown was owned by a person of color or immigrant, as well as many of the small businesses around the rest of Portland. oregonlive, "Mi Mero Mole owner blames city for closure of Old Town/Chinatown taqueria," 30 June 2020 The original Comal Next Door opened in Berkeley in 2018, bringing Comal’s same commitment to quality local ingredients to a more affordable taqueria format. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Comal Next Door opens new Oakland restaurant next week," 19 June 2020 By Lindsey Carnett, San Antonio Express-News Take a peek behind the curtain into how taste team member Mike Sutter visited and reviewed 365 taquerias over the course of 2017. Lindsey Carnett, San Antonio Express-News, "A year of taquerias: Behind the scenes of '365 Days of Tacos'," 11 Apr. 2018 The owners have a stake in the neighborhood: Bran-Leis’s taqueria is right next door; Pom Pom (formerly Himitsu) is across the street. Washington Post, "3 new bars you’ll wish were in your neighborhood," 27 Sep. 2019 The taqueria, which chef Farid Zadi and his wife, Susan Ji Young Park, opened in 2015, now resembles a hoarder’s home. Amy Scattergood, Los Angeles Times, "This couple turned their taqueria into a food bank," 8 May 2020 Papalo will occupy the space that was originally home to Goode Co. Taqueria, which did not renew its lease to continue operating its first expansion of the original taqueria brand. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Finn Hall retools food hall concept with new vendors," 6 Mar. 2020 There are dozens of restaurants: Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Salvadoran, two or three taquerias, banks, barbershops, a bakery or two, a big Safeway, small produce stores. Carl Nolte, SFChronicle.com, "This forgotten part of San Francisco was once affordable. Now, the average home price is $1 million," 16 Nov. 2019 Some towns have two barbecue joints and 20 taquerias or Mexican restaurants on one row. Jeremy Hallock, Dallas News, "‘There is no stopping the taco,' even during a pandemic, says Texas Monthly’s taco editor," 20 Apr. 2020

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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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7 Jul 2020

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“Taqueria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taqueria. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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