This paper is intended to review the consequences of assuming tachyon scalar field as a candidate for dark energy from dynamical system technique and observational cosmology point of views. In the contexts of general relativity and teleparallel gravity, a variety of non-minimally coupled tachyon fields have been taken into consideration. These models provide us subclasses of scalar-tensor and scalar-torsion theories. This review covers the tachyonic chameleon, the non-minimally coupled tachyon field to the Gauss–Bonnet invariant and the tachyonic teleparallel dark energy models. Type Ia supernovae and baryonic acoustic oscillations datasets are the observational data that have been used to constrain the model parameters.