taco Trends

Highlights

Top 4 restaurant dishesSee More Most popular taco dishes in restaurants
#1TACOS
Ephen Tacos Smokehouse Junction (Ridgecrest, California)
#2SMOKED CHICKEN TACO
Bells Kitchen And Smokehouse (Franklin Square, New York)
#3BAJA FISH TACO
Playa Betty's (Nyc, New York)
#4SHRIMP TACO
Sonoritas Prime Tacos (La, California)
Top rising variationsSee More The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, drinks etc with taco
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve taco

11.81%

21,004 of 177,783 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online taco recipes

0.81%

16,074 of 1,979,825 Recipes

Overview

taco Growth Over Time How taco has risen or fallen in popularity over the past year
Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '18Dec '18Jan '19Feb '19Mar '19Apr '19May '1900.250.50.7511.25
Year Over Year TACO growth or decline vs one year ago
43.86%
Yearly Eating Frequency Average yearly consumption of taco per consumer
2.08
Share of Plate The percentage of the average American diet that taco represents
Eat in vs Eat out The popularity of taco at home vs at restaurants. The dashed black line represents the breakdown of the industry average
  • Eat In
  • Market Avg.
  • Eat Out
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve taco

11.81%

21,004 of 177,783 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online taco recipes

0.81%

16,074 of 1,979,825 Recipes

Innovation Analysis

The most popular ingredients, flavors, and variations for taco, as well as the food and beverage combinations trending and fading over the past year

meat Trends Highlights the most popular meat ingredients with taco, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top meat Ingredients
#1chicken
28.99%
#2steak
16.26%
#3beef
16.18%
#4pork
14.25%
#5chorizo
5.88%
#6bacon
4.67%
#7brisket
3.7%
#8pork belly
2.66%
#9pulled pork
2.33%
#10turkey
2.01%
#11sausage
1.13%
#12ground beef
1.13%
#13ground turkey
0.81%
Fastest Rising meat Ingredients
#1steak
36.85%
#2brisket
35.67%
#3bacon
26.45%
#4chicken
20.15%
#5beef
12.23%
#6pork
5.15%
#7pulled pork
1.51%
Fastest Falling meat Ingredients
#1ground turkey
46.7%
#2ground beef
40.42%
#3turkey
20.19%
#4pork belly
12.98%
#5sausage
12.18%
#6chorizo
6.89%
perishables and prepared Trends Highlights the most popular perishables and prepared ingredients with taco, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1guacamole
48.96%
#2salad
19.74%
#3ice cream
7.42%
#4hamburger
4.36%
#5nachos
2.94%
#6eggs
2.29%
#7tofu
2.18%
#8chicken wings
2.07%
#9tostadas
1.96%
#10french fries
1.85%
#11refried beans
1.53%
#12onion rings
1.31%
#13slaw
1.31%
#14enchiladas
1.2%
#15coleslaw
0.87%
Fastest Rising perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1onion rings
#2chicken wings
#3coleslaw
77.29%
#4nachos
71.43%
#5enchiladas
62.66%
#6guacamole
61.16%
#7hamburger
31.04%
#8eggs
1.36%
Fastest Falling perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1ice cream
48.48%
#2slaw
44.79%
#3tofu
40.95%
#4french fries
30.43%
#5refried beans
24.37%
#6salad
24.16%
#7tostadas
19.15%
alcohol Trends Highlights the most popular alcohol ingredients with taco, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top alcohol Ingredients
#1tequila
42.92%
#2margarita
32.68%
#3wine
10.52%
#4cocktail
4.07%
#5beer
2.95%
#6whiskey
2.66%
#7vodka
2.24%
#8liquor
1.96%
Fastest Rising alcohol Ingredients
#1tequila
#2vodka
#3wine
#4beer
84.95%
#5whiskey
66.94%
#6margarita
61.93%
#7cocktail
30.35%
Fastest Falling alcohol Ingredients
#1liquor
27.57%
dairy Trends Highlights the most popular dairy ingredients with taco, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top dairy Ingredients
#1cheese
63.53%
#2queso
20.94%
#3sour cream
9.88%
#4butter
2.82%
#5queso fresco
2.12%
#6cheese sauce
0.71%
Fastest Rising dairy Ingredients
#1cheese sauce
#2butter
#3queso
19.24%
#4cheese
8.14%
#5sour cream
4.54%
Fastest Falling dairy Ingredients
#1queso fresco
3.09%
seafood Trends Highlights the most popular seafood ingredients with taco, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top seafood Ingredients
#1fish
51.18%
#2salmon
11.55%
#3lobster pieces
10.5%
#4tuna
8.92%
#5crabs
8.4%
#6mahi mahi
3.41%
#7crab legs
2.89%
#8oysters
1.84%
#9shrimp
0.79%
#10clam
0.26%
#11scallops
0.26%
Fastest Rising seafood Ingredients
#1crab legs
#2clam
#3crabs
#4lobster pieces
88.29%
#5oysters
73.83%
Fastest Falling seafood Ingredients
#1salmon
45.93%
#2tuna
25.3%
#3scallops
7.13%
#4mahi mahi
5.79%
#5shrimp
4.67%
#6fish
4.04%
vegetables Trends Highlights the most popular vegetables ingredients with taco, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top vegetables Ingredients
#1corn
37.24%
#2lettuce
21.94%
#3onion
16.84%
#4tomatoes
13.27%
#5cauliflower
10.71%
Fastest Falling vegetables Ingredients
#1lettuce
36.02%
#2corn
30.17%
#3tomatoes
27.95%
#4onion
26.39%
#5cauliflower
23.83%
spices and herbs Trends Highlights the most popular spices and herbs ingredients with taco, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top spices and herbs Ingredients
#1cilantro
45.45%
#2chipotle
17.36%
#3black pepper
15.29%
#4chocolate
14.88%
#5black pepper
4.55%
#6chiles
2.48%
Fastest Rising spices and herbs Ingredients
#1chiles
85.74%
#2black pepper
51.52%
Fastest Falling spices and herbs Ingredients
#1chocolate
48.77%
#2black pepper
31.51%
#3cilantro
7.53%
#4chipotle
0.03%
condiments Trends Highlights the most popular condiments ingredients with taco, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top condiments Ingredients
#1hot sauce
37.58%
#2pico de gallo
27.88%
#3salsa verde
15.76%
#4agave
13.94%
#5chipotle sauce
3.03%
#6queso dip
1.82%
Fastest Rising condiments Ingredients
#1queso dip
#2chipotle sauce
#3agave
#4salsa verde
7.67%
Fastest Falling condiments Ingredients
#1pico de gallo
30.41%
#2hot sauce
14.01%
grains Trends Highlights the most popular grains ingredients with taco, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top grains Ingredients
#1rice
67.86%
#2pasta
27.86%
#3noodles
4.29%
Fastest Rising grains Ingredients
#1noodles
#2pasta
69.59%
#3rice
2.67%
bakery and desserts Trends Highlights the most popular bakery and desserts ingredients with taco, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1tortillas
46.04%
#2candy
30.94%
#3cake
19.42%
#4donuts
3.6%
Fastest Rising bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1candy
#2donuts
#3tortillas
0.75%
Fastest Falling bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1cake
62.59%
fruits Trends Highlights the most popular fruits ingredients with taco, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top fruits Ingredients
#1mango
30.08%
#2pineapple
29.27%
#3jackfruit
13.82%
#4mango chunks
10.57%
#5lime
7.32%
#6orange
6.5%
#7strawberries
2.44%
Fastest Rising fruits Ingredients
#1mango chunks
#2mango
#3orange
#4strawberries
#5pineapple
29.36%
#6jackfruit
9.41%
Fastest Falling fruits Ingredients
#1lime
22.55%
beverages Trends Highlights the most popular beverages ingredients with taco, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top beverages Ingredients
#1coffee
Fastest Rising beverages Ingredients
#1coffee

Diets & Traits

Why people choose this dish, and how it performed in various popular diets over the past year

Top Motivators The leading reasons consumers choose taco compared to all other dishes
fitness
12.21%
weight loss
3.30%
meal prep
2.00%
Diets Over Time The dietary references with taco over time
May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '18Dec '18Jan '19Feb '19Mar '19Apr '19May '190123456789
  • vegan
  • vegetarian
  • clean eating
  • gluten free

Restaurant Analysis

A look at the most popular taco dishes served in restaurants, their price points, and popularity

Restaurant Penetration Percentage of restaurants that serve taco

11.81%

Cuisine Penetration The most popular restaurant cuisine to feature taco

mexican restaurant

40 %
taco Pricing Analysis Average price of taco across the variously priced restaurants, from cheapest to most expensive
$7.4$5.9$8.15$9.49$11.65AVG$$$$$$$$$$
Most Popular taco Dishes The most notable variations of taco served across the country
DISH NAMERESTAURANTCITYSTATE
#1 Tacos Ephen Tacos SmokeHouse JunctionRidgecrestCalifornia
#2 Smoked Chicken Taco Bells Kitchen And SmokehouseFranklin SquareNew York
#3 Baja Fish Taco Playa Betty'sNycNew York
#4 Shrimp Taco Sonoritas Prime TacosLaCalifornia
#5 Chicken Taco Otto's TacosNycNew York
#6 Carnitas Taco Charro Negro Bar & GrillBaltimoreMaryland
#7 Carne Asada Grilled Steak Taco Los Tacos No.1NycNew York
#8 Chicken Tikka Masala Naan Taco Taco MahalNycNew York
#9 Grilled Chicken Taco El JeffeNycNew York
#10 Pork Belly Taco Hook & LimeOmahaNebraska
Menu Items How many total instances of taco found in restaurants across the country
93,736
Dish Count Per Menu The average number of taco variations on a restaurant's menu
4.46

Home Cooking

Highlighting the leading online taco recipes and their penetration

Recipe Count How many online recipes exist for taco
16,074
Used As Ingredient How many online recipes use taco as an ingredient
9,504
Top Online Recipes The most notable variations of taco recipes found online, and how they have performed over the past year
1