tacos Trends

Highlights

Top 4 restaurant dishesSee More Most popular tacos dishes in restaurants
#1TACO DE CARNE ASADA STEAK TACO
Tacos El Chilango (Washington, D.c.)
#2TACOS
Trompo (Dallas, Texas)
#3CARNE ASADA TACO
The Taco Stand Miami (Miami, Florida)
#4FISH TACOS
Gott's Roadside - Oxbow Market (Napa, California)
Top rising variationsSee More The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, drinks etc with tacos
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve tacos

19.75%

30,178 of 152,763 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online tacos recipes

1.59%

25,286 of 1,593,361 Recipes

Overview

tacos Growth Over Time How tacos has risen or fallen in popularity over the past year
Dec '17Jan '18Feb '18Mar '18Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '18Dec '1800.250.50.7511.251.51.752
Year Over Year TACOS growth or decline vs one year ago
26.71%
Yearly Eating Frequency Average yearly consumption of tacos per consumer
2.66
Share of Plate The percentage of the average American diet that tacos represents
Eat in vs Eat out The popularity of tacos 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 tacos

19.75%

30,178 of 152,763 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online tacos recipes

1.59%

25,286 of 1,593,361 Recipes

Innovation Analysis

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

meat Trends Highlights the most popular meat ingredients with tacos, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top meat Ingredients
#1chicken
27.85%
#2steak
15.18%
#3beef
14.71%
#4pork
13.06%
#5bacon
6.45%
#6chorizo
5.74%
#7brisket
4.25%
#8pulled pork
3.07%
#9pork belly
2.68%
#10turkey
1.97%
#11sausage
1.34%
#12lamb
1.02%
#13ground beef
0.79%
#14ribeye
0.79%
#15pepperoni
0.55%
#16skirt steak
0.55%
Fastest Rising meat Ingredients
#1pepperoni
#2lamb
79.40%
#3skirt steak
60.54%
#4turkey
35.37%
#5bacon
22.74%
#6beef
21.18%
#7pork
9.85%
#8chorizo
2.11%
#9chicken
1.72%
#10steak
1.47%
Fastest Falling meat Ingredients
#1pulled pork
57.25%
#2brisket
20.96%
#3ribeye
10.48%
#4sausage
6.13%
#5ground beef
2.97%
#6pork belly
1.89%
perishables and prepared Trends Highlights the most popular perishables and prepared ingredients with tacos, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1guacamole
45.2%
#2salad
17.32%
#3ice cream
11.74%
#4hamburger
8.66%
#5tofu
2.85%
#6french fries
2.61%
#7eggs
2.49%
#8kimchi
2.02%
#9tostadas
1.78%
#10slaw
1.66%
#11chicken wings
1.54%
#12curry
1.42%
#13lasagna
0.36%
#14risotto
0.36%
Fastest Rising perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1lasagna
#2risotto
#3chicken wings
#4curry
76.89%
#5tostadas
60.98%
#6hamburger
35.32%
#7eggs
18.62%
#8guacamole
12.88%
#9french fries
2.11%
Fastest Falling perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1kimchi
42.82%
#2ice cream
36.31%
#3slaw
21.51%
#4salad
19.2%
#5tofu
7.66%
alcohol Trends Highlights the most popular alcohol ingredients with tacos, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top alcohol Ingredients
#1tequila
40.78%
#2margarita
34.57%
#3wine
14.18%
#4cocktail
5.5%
#5beer
4.08%
#6rose
0.89%
Fastest Rising alcohol Ingredients
#1rose
#2margarita
71.59%
#3tequila
64.85%
#4beer
2.96%
Fastest Falling alcohol Ingredients
#1cocktail
14.83%
#2wine
13.07%
seafood Trends Highlights the most popular seafood ingredients with tacos, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top seafood Ingredients
#1fish
50.9%
#2salmon
12.39%
#3lobster pieces
11.49%
#4tuna
10.36%
#5crabs
4.73%
#6mahi mahi
3.38%
#7cod
2.03%
#8calamari
1.58%
#9scallops
1.58%
#10shrimp
1.13%
#11oysters
0.45%
Fastest Rising seafood Ingredients
#1crabs
#2cod
68.19%
#3calamari
68.19%
#4oysters
60.30%
#5lobster pieces
40.42%
#6scallops
17.73%
#7shrimp
15.27%
Fastest Falling seafood Ingredients
#1tuna
33.35%
#2salmon
19.27%
#3fish
11.96%
#4mahi mahi
0.89%
dairy Trends Highlights the most popular dairy ingredients with tacos, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top dairy Ingredients
#1cheese
67.61%
#2queso
20.31%
#3sour cream
9.51%
#4queso fresco
2.57%
Fastest Rising dairy Ingredients
#1queso fresco
63.51%
Fastest Falling dairy Ingredients
#1cheese
24.86%
#2queso
13.01%
#3sour cream
5.88%
spices and herbs Trends Highlights the most popular spices and herbs ingredients with tacos, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top spices and herbs Ingredients
#1cilantro
44.58%
#2chocolate
23.29%
#3chipotle
21.29%
#4habaneros
8.84%
#5matcha
2.01%
Fastest Rising spices and herbs Ingredients
#1habaneros
#2matcha
Fastest Falling spices and herbs Ingredients
#1chocolate
64.45%
#2chipotle
12.35%
#3cilantro
4.49%
vegetables Trends Highlights the most popular vegetables ingredients with tacos, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top vegetables Ingredients
#1corn
31.65%
#2lettuce
17.72%
#3onion
14.35%
#4tomatoes
11.81%
#5green gram
11.39%
#6cauliflower
10.13%
#7cannabis
2.95%
Fastest Rising vegetables Ingredients
#1cannabis
#2cauliflower
41.52%
Fastest Falling vegetables Ingredients
#1green gram
34.13%
#2tomatoes
31.95%
#3lettuce
16.75%
#4corn
15.46%
#5onion
12.14%
bakery and desserts Trends Highlights the most popular bakery and desserts ingredients with tacos, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1tortillas
36.78%
#2cake
20.25%
#3candy
7.85%
#4corn tortillas
4.96%
#5bread
4.55%
#6tortilla chips
4.13%
#7cheesecake
4.13%
#8sugar
3.31%
#9waffles
2.89%
#10chocolate cake
2.48%
#11toast
2.48%
#12bagels
1.65%
#13donuts
1.65%
#14flour tortillas
1.65%
#15cookies
1.24%
Fastest Rising bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1candy
#2chocolate cake
#3bagels
#4donuts
#5toast
76.60%
#6waffles
55.57%
#7sugar
44.83%
#8bread
40.98%
#9tortilla chips
23.67%
#10cake
21.39%
#11cheesecake
17.73%
Fastest Falling bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1cookies
41.13%
#2flour tortillas
27.12%
#3tortillas
22.58%
#4corn tortillas
8.4%
condiments Trends Highlights the most popular condiments ingredients with tacos, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top condiments Ingredients
#1hot sauce
32.62%
#2pico de gallo
27.27%
#3marina sauce
25.13%
#4salsa verde
14.97%
Fastest Rising condiments Ingredients
#1salsa verde
53.27%
#2marina sauce
1.80%
Fastest Falling condiments Ingredients
#1pico de gallo
8.19%
#2hot sauce
3.01%
grains Trends Highlights the most popular grains ingredients with tacos, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top grains Ingredients
#1rice
64.03%
#2pasta
26.62%
#3spaghetti
6.47%
#4oatmeal
2.88%
Fastest Rising grains Ingredients
#1oatmeal
#2spaghetti
#3pasta
#4rice
15.81%
beverages Trends Highlights the most popular beverages ingredients with tacos, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top beverages Ingredients
#1coffee
#2lemonade
7.95%
Fastest Rising beverages Ingredients
#1coffee
67.78%
#2lemonade
61.72%
fruits Trends Highlights the most popular fruits ingredients with tacos, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top fruits Ingredients
#1mango
41.79%
#2jackfruit
35.82%
#3blueberries
8.96%
#4watermelon
8.96%
#5strawberries
4.48%
Fastest Rising fruits Ingredients
#1blueberries
#2watermelon
#3strawberries
73.79%
Fastest Falling fruits Ingredients
#1mango
4.13%
#2jackfruit
1.89%

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 tacos compared to all other dishes
fitness
13.85%
weight loss
2.68%
clean eating
1.80%
Diets Over Time The dietary references with tacos over time
Jan '18Feb '18Mar '18Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '18Dec '180123456789
  • vegan
  • vegetarian
  • clean eating
  • gluten free

Restaurant Analysis

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

Restaurant Penetration Percentage of restaurants that serve tacos

19.75%

Cuisine Penetration The most popular restaurant cuisine to feature tacos

mexican restaurant

37 %
tacos Pricing Analysis Average price of tacos across the variously priced restaurants, from cheapest to most expensive
$8.62$6.45$9.53$10.68$12.73AVG$$$$$$$$$$
Most Popular tacos Dishes The most notable variations of tacos served across the country
DISH NAMERESTAURANTCITYSTATE
#1 Taco De Carne Asada Steak Taco Tacos El ChilangoWashingtonD.c.
#2 Tacos TrompoDallasTexas
#3 Carne Asada Taco The Taco Stand MiamiMiamiFlorida
#4 Fish Tacos Gott's Roadside - Oxbow MarketNapaCalifornia
#5 Al Pastor Taco The Taco Stand MiamiMiamiFlorida
#6 Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos Bonefish GrillNorth CharlestonSouth Carolina
#7 Carne Asada Grilled Steak Taco Los Tacos No.1NycNew York
#8 Chicken Tikka Masala Naan Taco Taco MahalNycNew York
#9 Taco Salad Chuy'sHoustonTexas
#10 Chicken Taco Otto's TacosNycNew York
Menu Items How many total instances of tacos found in restaurants across the country
141,292
Dish Count Per Menu The average number of tacos variations on a restaurant's menu
4.68

Home Cooking

Highlighting the leading online tacos recipes and their penetration

Recipe Count How many online recipes exist for tacos
25,286
Used As Ingredient How many online recipes use tacos as an ingredient
9,744
Top Online Recipes The most notable variations of tacos recipes found online, and how they have performed over the past year
1

Taco Bake from Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

2

Low Carb Taco Cabbage Skillet from Hey Keto Mama

3

Keto Beef Taquitos with Cheese Taco Shells from