on February 11, 2016 / by Downtown Dallas Inc. / in Blog Posts, Dine and Drink, Things To Do
Dallas, TX – Sonar Management, the producers of Dia De Los Toadies and Smoked BBQ Fest, announce the second annual TACO LIBRE scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2016. We’re serious about tacos. We’re serious about fun.
After a sell-out success in 2015, this year’s event will include an expanded event site, more taquerias, a music line-up featuring awesome bands – and yes, Lucha Libre wrestling. New additions to TACO LIBRE 2016 are the “Taco Takedown Eating Challenge” and book signings.
Seriously Tasty Tacos!
TACO LIBRE features 21 taquerias curated by José R. Ralat, writer of the Taco Trail blog (www.thetacotrail.com) — “As folks will see, this year’s line-up builds upon the excellence of 2015’s vendors while expanding its diversity. What’s not to love about more tacos?” Taquerias are coming from as far away as El Paso and Austin with taco options ranging from authentic street style to contemporary. Each taqueria will have a $2 taco option and are encouraged to have a vegetarian offering.
Chile Pepper Grill // Cinco Tacos + Tequila* // El Come Taco* // El Padrino // El Tizoncito* // Flatlanders // Holy Frijole // La Norteña Tortilleria // Resident Taqueria // Revolver Taco Lounge* // Salsa Limon* // Taco Heads // Taco Stop // Tacodeli* // Tacoholics (El Paso) // Tacos Mariachi // Taqueria La Ventana // Taqueria Saltillo // Trompo // Urban Taco* //
Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ (Austin)
*Listed in Texas Monthly’s The 120 Tacos You Must Eat Before You Die issue
California’s Mariachi El Bronx, the unlikely alter ego of punk band The Bronx, will be headlining TACO LIBRE this year with their English-language mariachi-style songs. The music line-up also features Austin’s own “Latin-Funk masters” and GRAMMY-winning Grupo Fantasma. TACO LIBRE is also proud to have soulful local act Larry G(ee) performing as well as Mayta who will be bringing their internationally inspired grooves.
Coming to TACO LIBRE from Mexico City is internationally known luchador Blue Demon Jr. Blue Demon Jr. has been featured on Lucha Underground as well as holding titles of World Championship Welterweight WWA, National Cruiserweight, World Heavyweight Championship WWA, World Jr. Heavyweight Championship WWA, World Heavyweight Championship NWA.
Seriously, There’s More to Taco ‘Bout!
Authors Stephanie Bogdanich and Molly Frisinger, will be signing copies of their popular book The Taco Cleanse. Also doing a book signing is Alejandro Escalante, author of the first comprehensive encyclopedia of the taco, La Tacopedia.
This year will include TACO LIBRE’s first ever Taco Takedown Eating Contest and Chile Pepper Challenge. Sponsored by Chile Pepper Grill The Taco Takedown contestants will compete to see who can eat the most tacos within a set time period while The Chile Pepper Challenge requires contestants to eat peppers with increasing heat levels. There will be cash prizes for both contests.
General Admission Gates open at 3 p.m.
$16 Advance Online Tickets
$22 Day of Festival (Save money and buy online, last year sold out!)
$70 VIP (Gates open an hour early at 2 p.m. for VIP ticketholders)
Taco Libre Promo Dropbox
Please contact Tami@KirtlandRecords.com for more info and media opportunities.
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