ta·​que·​ria ˌtä-kə-ˈrē-ə How to pronounce taqueria (audio)
variants or less commonly taquería
: a Mexican restaurant specializing especially in tacos and burritos

Examples of taqueria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These taquerias are part of the Santa Fe Foods company, which also operates several mercados and carnicerias in the area. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 1 Apr. 2024 Downtown Cancun also has a vibrant street art scene, sprawling parks, hole-in-the-wall taquerias, and local markets selling handicrafts and souvenirs. 09 of 12 Explore the nearby small towns. Meagan Drillinger, Travel + Leisure, 31 Jan. 2024 What started in 2013 as a hobby shooting images of La Virgen de Guadalupe on his phone has turned into an obsession with documenting murals and mosaics of Mexico’s brown-skinned patron saint outside laundromats, liquor stores, markets, churches, bakeries, taquerias and tire shops. Kamren Curiel, Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2024 The Aventura and Wynwood locations will be taquerias only, because Aventura is more residential and less nightlife-oriented than South Beach and Wynwood is already saturated with nightlife options, Galbut said. Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Food Villa’s Tacos is the essential taqueria that only L.A. could dream up Aug. 10, 2023 Moreover, Alejandro emphasizes a cup of atole alone can serve as a complete breakfast. Andrea Aliseda, Los Angeles Times, 12 Jan. 2024 The office is within walking distance of his Noe Valley apartment and only steps away from some of the city’s best taquerias and cocktail bars. Hannah Wiley, Los Angeles Times, 16 Jan. 2024 The text messages related to a 2022 shooting incident in which the officer shot a college football player who had wrestled a gun from a perpetrator during a fight in a local taqueria. Davi Merchan, ABC News, 7 Nov. 2023 Excellent Eats From upscale dining with sweeping lakeside views to authentic Mexican taquerias, the South Shore of Lake Tahoe’s food scene has something for everyone, including healthful, vegan, and gluten-free options, too. By sunset, Sunset Magazine, 1 Mar. 2023

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Word History


Mexican Spanish, from taco taco

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of taqueria was in 1982

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“Taqueria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taqueria. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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