National Taco Day 2013 celebrated by Mexican food fans

(WJLA) - No matter if you take them with beef, pork, chicken or fish - hard or soft - there's a taco out there for everyone.

And, on Oct. 4, the staple Mexican dish is being celebrated.

National Taco Day is being celebrated nationwide on Friday, a tribute to the crunchy (or not) dish that can be filled with a variety of meats, cheeses and toppings.

According to, Americans consumed 4.5 billion tacos last year, enough to connect the Earth to the Moon and back.