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.
40 Bowden Square, Southampton
1152 Montauk Highway, Water Mill
RUMBA Inspired Island Cuisine & Rum Bar
43 Canoe Place, Hampton Bays
The Beach Club at Gurney’s Montauk
290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk
820 West Main Street, Riverhead
119 Main Street, Greenport
Funcho’s Fajita Grill
1156 West Main Street, Riverhead
The North Fork Shack
41150 County Road 48, Southold