Tucson Taco Festival

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On weekend before Cinco de Mayo, 25 teams whip up 30,000 total tacos in cook-off flanked by Sir Veza's sponsored bar & live music

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Promotional value expires Apr 29, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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On April 28 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Rillito Downs patrons feast on $2 tacos from 25 taco vendors and sip refreshments from a bar sponsored by Sir Veza’s Taco Garage. Live bands maintain a danceable beat for adults as kids frolic inside an inflatable palace-filled Kids Zone. See the full event details here.

Tucson Taco Festival

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.

Customer Reviews

Great time and AWESOME food.
Jimmy R. · July 31, 2012
Should happen more often!
Danny C. · May 4, 2012
good food but have the beverages be cheaper.
Angelo A. · May 4, 2012
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    Ward 3

    4502 N 1st Ave.

    Tucson, Arizona 85718

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