Tucson Taco Festival

7025 East Via Soleri Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 7025 East Via Soleri Drive, Scottsdale Directions
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need more shade
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Since it is a taco festival, I expected South of the border entertainment and fun. There was a 3 man band but was not playing music appropriate for the festival. The wrestling was more an annoyance than entertaining. The participants even seemed embarrassed after a while. I would recommend Mariachi type music and more activities such as games for the kids. Perhaps some fun races or eating contests other than peppers that may make the participants sick. There was a lot of empty space at the festival and nothing going on. Many of the booths had long lines. Beer cost $2 and Lemonade was $5. Cheaper beverages like lemonade would result in more being sold and more money made by the vendors in the long run. Tacos were very small, and not worth the $2 each they were charged, especially after charging an entrance fee for each person.
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too expensive for samples once in festival
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The weekend before Cinco de Mayo, The Tucson Taco Festival pits 25 teams of taco craftsmen, ranging from amateurs to local restaurateurs, against each other in pursuit of a $5,000 prize as they feed thousands of attendees. Sporting Lucha Libre wrestling masks and working inside intricately decorated booths, the teams collectively produce 30,000 tacos, accompanied by sides such as salsa, guacamole, and more than 30 premium tequila brands. Meanwhile, bartenders rev their blenders in a margarita-making challenge, and visitors show off their ability to ingest spicy food without first ingesting an air conditioning unit during a hot-pepper eating contest. Live music from El Camino Royale and Shrimp Chaperone spurs bodies into motion, while youngsters can stop by the Kids Zone for festive face paint or a jaunt in the bouncy castle.

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