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DoorDash and Taco Bell Join Forces to Celebrate Taco Tuesday

On Tuesday, September 12, Taco Bell and DoorDash are funding $5 million worth of tacos for taco-lovers across the country*, available exclusively on DoorDash. DoorDash users can add code TACOTAB to orders placed with participating Mexican restaurants to get $5 off $15+ orders**.

6 min read
9/5/2023
DoorDash and Taco Tuesday Taco Tab

With the liberation of the Taco Tuesday trademark in 49 states, DoorDash and Taco Bell are covering $5 million worth of tacos on Taco Tuesday, September 12 for taco lovers across the country* and it’s officially time to celebrate, exclusively on DoorDash. On Tuesday, September 12, DoorDash users can get $5 off $15+** orders at any of DoorDash’s 20,000 participating Mexican restaurants for one day only.

By celebrating Mexican restaurants nationwide, DoorDash and Taco Bell hope to empower businesses of all sizes and encourage taco enthusiasts to explore all that their communities have to offer, including the local heroes that make up the fabric of our neighborhoods.

Prior to the liberation of the Taco Tuesday trademark this summer, taco vendors, mom and pop shops and restaurants across 49 states could face legal consequences for using the phrase “Taco Tuesday” when celebrating with their local patrons. For the first time ever, the September 12 promotion will celebrate over 20,000 participating Mexican restaurants on DoorDash across the nation for the biggest Taco Tuesday ever.

The $5 million Taco Tuesday Taco Tab provides taco fans the opportunity to discover over 20,000 restaurants, so trying that new spot you’ve had your eye on or supporting your local favorite is easier than ever. Here’s how to join the party:

  • Visit DoorDash.com/TacoTab to check out the full list of participating restaurants

  • On Tuesday, September 12, for one day only, DoorDash users will receive $5 off any $15+ order with participating Mexican restaurants

  • Just use the code TACOTAB

Plus, to help your taste buds get inspiration on what to order, DoorDash released interesting data on Americans’ Mexican food ordering habits, sharing which state orders the most tacos and more.

  • Birria is more than a trend: After trending on TikTok in 2021, DoorDash data shows most Americans are still obsessed with the juicy tacos as it’s the number one ordered taco on the platform. After Birria Tacos, the 2nd most popular taco is a bean and cheese taco!

  • California Dreamin’: In New York, the number one ordered Mexican food is a California Burrito, showcasing that the Big Apple is California dreaming.

  • Who loves tacos the most? The Mexican food rivalry between California and Texas continues, with California topping the Lone Star State as the state that orders the most Mexican food in the country. The five states that order Mexican food the most, in order, are: California, Texas, Florida, New York and Ohio.

  • Cheese is the Glue That Holds us Together: The most ordered Mexican food in the country is a chicken quesadilla!

  • Eyes on the Fries: When it comes to side orders, Carne Asada Fries are the number one ordered Mexican food side, followed by Chips and Queso in second place, Chips, Guacamole and Salsa in third place, Mexican Street Corn in fourth place, and Rice and Beans rounding out the top five.

See the full data findings below.***

Top 10 Taco Orders Nationwide

  1. Birria Tacos

  2. Bean and Cheese Tacos

  3. Baja Fish Tacos

  4. Taco Mexicano

  5. Al Pastor Tacos

  6. Crispy Tacos

  7. Quesabirria Tacos

  8. Street Tacos

  9. Breakfast Taco

  10. Crispy Shrimp Taco

Top 10 Mexican Food Orders Nationwide

  1. Chicken Quesadilla

  2. Super Burrito

  3. Carne Asada Burrito

  4. Chicken Burrito

  5. Steak Quesadilla

  6. Carne Asada Fries

  7. Chips and Queso

  8. Pollo Asado Burrito

  9. Salsa, Guacamole and Chips

  10. Breakfast Burrito

Top 10 Salsa Orders Nationwide

  1. Tomatillo Salsa

  2. Fresh Tomato Salsa

  3. Picante Salsa

  4. Roasted Corn Salsa

  5. Avocado Salsa

  6. Mild Salsa

  7. Salsa Roja

  8. Roasted Chipotle Salsa

  9. Salsa Verde

  10. Salsa Fresca

Top 10 U.S. states that order Mexican food the most based on order volume

  1. California

  2. Texas

  3. Florida

  4. New York

  5. Ohio

  6. Georgia

  7. North Carolina

  8. Pennsylvania

  9. Illinois

  10. Virginia

Top 10 Mexican Food Orders in California

  1. Tacos Dorados De Birria

  2. Carne Asada Burrito

  3. Chicken Burrito

  4. Taco Mexicano

  5. Pollo Asado Burrito

  6. Salsa, Guacamole and Chips

  7. Mission Style Burrito

  8. Crispy Tacos

  9. Carne Asada Fries

  10. Horchata

Top 10 Mexican Food Orders in New York

  1. California Burrito

  2. Birria Tacos

  3. Conga Burrito

  4. Spicy Chicken Empanada

  5. Quesadilla

  6. Super Burrito

  7. Enchiladas Verdes

  8. Pollo Asado Burrito

  9. Grilled Chicken Burrito

  10. Breakfast Burrito

Top 10 Mexican food orders in the East Coast

  1. Queso

  2. Birria Tacos

  3. Chips and Guacamole

  4. Crispy Shrimp Taco

  5. Skirt Steak Burrito

  6. Chicken Burrito

  7. Chimichanga

  8. Spicy Chicken Empanada

  9. Quesadilla

  10. Carne Asada Taco

Top 10 Mexican Food Orders in the Midwest

  1. Queso

  2. Traditional Mexican Style Tacos

  3. Al Pastor Tacos

  4. Mexican Street Corn

  5. Quesabirria Tacos

  6. Taquitos

  7. Arroz con Pollo

  8. Carne Asada Taco

  9. Horchata

  10. Chimichangas

Top 10 Mexican Food Orders in the Southwest

  1. Bean and Cheese Taco

  2. Carne Asada Fries

  3. Quesabirria Tacos

  4. Chips and Queso

  5. Carne Asada

  6. Mexican Street Tacos

  7. Fajita Bowl

  8. Beef Fajita Taco

  9. Carne Guisada Taco

  10. Taquitos

Top 5 Mexican Food Side Orders Nationwide

  1. Carne Asada Fries

  2. Chips and Queso

  3. Chips, Guacamole and Salsa

  4. Mexican Street Corn

  5. Rice and Beans


Whether you’re team guacamole or team queso, DoorDash is making it easier than ever to celebrate Taco Tuesday. Order from your fave or try something new at DoorDash.com/TacoTab.

*The U.S. trademark registration for Taco Tuesday has been canceled, though a registration limited to New Jersey is still active. Therefore, the DoorDash offer will be limited to the 49 states where Taco Tuesday has been freed.
** Terms & conditions apply. See
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*** Methodology: The top ordered Taco and Mexican Food Lists are based on DoorDash order volume from August 2022 to August 2023.