Meet Taco Time Northwest

Washington’s favorite taco spot

We’re celebrating over 60 years of passion for fresh, delicious Mexican food. Locally grown, locally loved, and made with care every day. Just follow the cactus.

Exceeding expectations since 1962

Frank Tonkin Sr. opened the first Taco Time Northwest over 60 years ago with the goal of becoming a leader in quick service Mexican restaurants. His strategy: quality food served by caring people who go out of their way to exceed expectations.

A Pacific Northwest institution

That strategy worked. Today, Taco Time Northwest is a pillar of the PNW, with 77 restaurants located throughout Western Washington and a fourth-generation Tonkin family legacy of continually serving our communities.

And in case you were wondering…

Taco Time Northwest is wholly independent from Kahala Corporation, which owns the rights to Taco Time outside of Western Washington. Except for the Taco Time restaurants located in Wenatchee, we have no affiliation!

A YEAR of fresh eats

Our incredible team members prep the food you love from scratch right in our restaurants every day. Food doesn’t get fresher than this.

1.2 Million

heads of lettuce shredded

2.6 Million

tomatoes sliced

600 Thousand

pounds of cheese grated

3 Million

Crisp Burritos ordered

140 Million

Tater-Fries® dished up

12 Million

guests served

Meet The Tonkins

Robby & Chris Tonkin, our co-presidents, are fourth-generation Tonkins — that’s right, Taco Time Northwest has been family-owned and operated for over 60 years (and counting).


Investing in our communities

We believe our region and its resources should thrive for generations to come. We’re doing our part, from renewable energy and compostable packaging to local partnerships and more.

Our commitment

Join Our team

We treat people right

Over the past 60 years, we’re proud to have employed over 35,000 people throughout Washington State — many who have stayed as members of our team for years.

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