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what does taqueria mean?


I see the word "Taqueria" on the side of several mexican resturants, what does it mean? Queria means "I want" doesn't it? Thanks

updated MAR 27, 2010
posted by Abyssal55

1 Answer


Hi, abyssa, and welcome to the forum!

"Taquería" is a restaurant speciliazing in tacos.

You are correct that "quería" is "I wanted (in the past, not the present tense)", but - coincidentally - a lot of types of stores also en in " -ía". So, for example, "zapatería" is shoe store, "pescadería" is a store specializing in selling fish, "carnicería" is a butcher shop, etc.

Great question!

updated MAR 28, 2010
posted by mountaingirl123
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