Celebrate National Taco Day with Dan’s Best Tacos on the East End

Fish tacos with slaw, lemon zest and cilantro
Photo: Joshua Resnick/123RF

It may not be Tuesday, but it’s still taco time, as October 4 marks National Taco Day.

The taco, which is the Mexican term for the English word “sandwich,” has become a household favorite from America’s West Coast all the way to the eastern tip of Long Island—let Dan’s Corona MonTaco serve as proof. Mexican immigrants originally brought the dish to the United States in the 19th century. Family run Mexican shops began popping up all over the Southwest introducing the deliciously, unfamiliar dishes. Curiosity struck and the rest of the country soon wanted in on the new cuisine. The taco’s reputation quickly skyrocketed ultimately resulting in its own national holiday!

People are crazy about tacos for their tastiness, convenience and wide variety of ways to be eaten. Whether it’s a soft or hard shell filled with a specific fish, meat or vegetarian option, tacos can easily be made to suit any individual’s personal preference.

In search of the best place to celebrate tacos today? Look no further than the winners of the Dan’s Best of the Best 2017 taco category. These restaurants were voted for by informed East Enders, so they’re guaranteed to offer the greatest tacos in the Hamptons and on the North Fork.

Find more of the East End’s best businesses and personalities at DansBOTB.com and make sure to vote for your favorites in the 2018 contest by October 8.


Union Cantina
40 Bowden Square, Southampton
631-377-3500 unioncantina.net

1152 Montauk Highway, Water Mill
631-726-6565 sabrosamexicangrill.com/watermill

RUMBA Inspired Island Cuisine & Rum Bar
43 Canoe Place, Hampton Bays
631-594-3544 rumbahamptonbays.com

The Beach Club at Gurney’s Montauk
290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk
631-668-2345 gurneysresorts.com 


Maple Tree
820 West Main Street, Riverhead
631-727-2019 mapletreebbq.com

119 Main Street, Greenport
631-77-6666 lucharitos.com

Funcho’s Fajita Grill
1156 West Main Street, Riverhead

The North Fork Shack
41150 County Road 48, Southold
631-876-5566 thenorthforkshack.com

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