Taquerias have become a lot like pizzerias, of late: there’s seemingly one on every corner. And while the menus are generally the same — think tacos, burritos and enchiladas — their vibe ranges from no frills takeout with Spanish telenovelas in the background to more sophisticated (but still casual) spots with outdoor seating, lots of cocktails, and a hangout-and-stay ambiance.
As for what makes them popular, diners rave about the price point (often $3 to $4 for a taco) as well as the fact that they offer simple, filling meals with lots of flavor.
In fact, according to research from TOP Data, the country’s appetite for tacos has risen 12.8% during the pandemic with 42% of us eating between four and 12 tacos per month. Statistics from Technomic’s 2020 Global Food & Beverage Consumer Trend Report confirm the interest with Mexican food rating third among the country’s menu trends,