National Taco Day is coming up on October 4, 2023. Where do you plan to celebrate? To save you a little footwork, here's a look at ten of the best places for tacos in Colorado.

Obviously, this is purely a matter of opinion. Since you can't visit every taco place in Colorado at once, here's a short list based on a little not-so-empirical research.

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What Makes For a Good Taco?

Some may reply by asking, "Is there such a thing as a bad taco?" According to We Like LA, there is in fact a formula when it comes to a great taco.

Ideally, all the ingredients should come together as a composed dish. The components that make a great taco are number one, the tortilla; number two, protein or vegetable; whatever’s in it, it needs to have a good flavor and acid. You need that acid to balance the other ingredient, which is fat.

Well... that just took all the fun out of it. If you had a craving for tacos before reading that, you probably aren't now.

The Best Tacos In Colorado

Lab experiments and chemical composition analysis aside, many in Colorado simply love tacos. For a portion of the state, the dish is a staple item in their diets. The question remains - where do you find the best in the state?

Bring In The Taco Authorities

The website Best Things Colorado did a little homework. While they didn't necessarily cite their sources, they did put together a list of the ten best taco joints in Colorado. The article goes so far as to claim Colorado has some of the best tacos in the country. The article states, "Colorado's taco scene will surely captivate your taste buds, from classic tacos to creative fusion creations."

Why October 4 For National Taco Day?

Do a little digging, and you'll find there really is no "official" National Taco Day. According to en.as.com, The holiday in the United States can be traced back to the Mexican fast-food chain Del Taco, which began celebrating in 2009. Since then, other restaurants, including those at the local and national levels, have begun to offer specials too."

The Top 10 Places For Tacos In Colorado

National Taco Day is coming up October 4, 2023. Where do you plan to celebrate? 

The website Best Things Colorado did a little homework. While they didn't necessarily site their sources, they did put together a list of the ten best taco joints in Colorado. The article goes so far as to claim Colorado has some of the best tacos in the country. The article states, "Colorado's taco scene will surely captivate your taste buds, from classic tacos to creative fusion creations."

In no particular order, these are the 10 best places in Colorado for tacos, at least according to Best Things Colorado.

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10 Recommendations for Great Tacos in Grand Junction Colorado

Get ready to get your crunch on!

Small Locally-Owned Colorado Restaurants Worth The Drive

Do find yourself hopping in the car and driving 60 or 70 miles just to visit your favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurant or cafe. People in Western Colorado do this all the time. They gather the fam-damily and pile in the SUV to drive up to Mesa to visit the Wagon Wheel. Maybe you pile in the car and drive from Grand Junction to Meeker simply to visit Clark's Burgers.

I asked on Facebook, "Name a small, locally-owned restaurant/cafe/bakery in Western Colorado that's worth making the drive for." Here's what you had to say.

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