It's hard not to love tacos. I mean, there's even a taco cleanse.
Organizers behind the inaugural Taco Libre at Main Street Garden in June 2015 have decided to bring it back, this time slightly earlier in the year, on April 30.
The fest brought hundreds of hungry people to downtown Dallas -- a huge success if numbers alone are considered. Lines of people wrapped around the green space in downtown Dallas, and many waited up to an hour to get in before they could eat their share of tacos.
In an attempt to relieve the congestion that kept many people from a swift entry into Taco Libre, taco curator José Ralat says vendors will be moved to a new spot. Ralat is the creator of Taco Trail, a local blog all about you-know-what. He's commissioned these taquerias to sell at Taco Libre:
- Chile Pepper Grill
- Cinco Tacos + Tequila
- El Come Taco
- El Padrino
- El Tizoncito
- Holy Frijole
- La Norteña Tortilleria
- Resident Taqueria
- Revolver Taco Lounge
- Salsa Limon
- Taco Heads
- Taco Stop
- Tacos Mariachi
- Taqueria La Ventana
- Taqueria Saltillo
- Urban Taco
- Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ
The fest will also have live music from headliner Mariachi El Bronx and lucha libre matches. Also: A whole bunch of tacos. Then more tacos.
The now-famous authors behind The Taco Cleanse will be on-site for book signings.
Tickets, on sale Jan. 15, range from $10 to $70. (Children under 5 get in free.) Those who attended the first year's Taco Libre can buy tickets early, starting Jan. 12, for $12 each.
The $70 VIP price tag, while steep, lets people in an hour early. That means a shorter line and a more taco-to-mouth action.
Once inside, tacos cost about $2 each. Find other details about the event here.
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