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 Will a new Chinatown location of 86-year-old taqueria Cielito Lindo help the Olvera Street original survive? Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2021 The Coconut Grove location will have a lounge in the back and the taqueria in the front. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, 16 Apr. 2021 Cielito Lindo sits at the northeastern tip of Olvera Street and has ever since Robertson’s grandmother, Aurora Guerrero, founded the famous taqueria in 1934. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2021 Visiting Las Gemelas, a new taqueria in Washington's rapidly gentrifying Union Market neighborhood, Biden was hoping to shine a light on his administration's $28.6 billion restaurant relief program for businesses hurt by the pandemic. Kevin Liptak, CNN, 5 May 2021 Hungry people have been lining up for mind-blowing eats in Barrio Logan since at least 1933, when Las Cuatro Milpas, a legendary taqueria that hand-rolls its masa each morning, first opened its doors. Debra Kamin, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 Apr. 2021 Brothers Ahmad and Naser Alatrash expanded their local taqueria chain that specializes in Mexican street food with a drive-thru location in Gilbert. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 23 Apr. 2021 Once a Mexican taqueria in the bright corner of a Chevron gas station, Los Bocados debuted its first brick-and-mortar April 19 a taco’s throw north of its old stomping grounds. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 22 Apr. 2021 The taqueria occupies one end of the hall, while the high-end Cocina Mexicana sits on the other. Washington Post, 19 Apr. 2021

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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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14 Jun 2021

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“Taqueria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taqueria. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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