Arizona Taco Festival, ¡Olé!’
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The highlight of my weekend in Phoenix was most definitely the Third Annual Arizona Taco Festival. I love nothing more than the combination of tacos, margaritas, outdoor daytime festivals… and the occasional fake mustache!
The event brought together the delicious taco makings of more than 40 local restaurants, bars and food trucks in and around Phoenix. Along with tacos came music, tequila tastings and sombreros a plenty!
This sombrero was won by a very nice man in a pepper eating contest, we found him after the contest and stole his hat… just kidding! We just borrowed it for a pic! The lovely lady modeling the hat is my friend Amy Black.
We started the day with Duck Mole Tacos topped with Guacamole and Jalapeños from El Hefe.
You know that old saying, “save the best for last”, well I think we reversed it because this was my favorite taco of the day!
Although the next taco came in at a close second, it was the lobster taco from Chelsea’s Kitchen.
Big chunks of lobster with avocado, tomato salsa and shredded lettuce = yum!
I’m not going to lie. We didn’t have one taco throughout the day that I didn’t love!
Next, was the shredded beef taco from El Santo topped with fresh tomato salsa, arugula and cheese.
The flavor of the beef was incredible!
Lastly was the chicken taco at La Hacienda.
La Hacienda was all-the-buzz at the festival, with everyone insisting we try their chicken tacos. The tacos were topped with salsa verde, crema and cheese. They definitely lived up to their buzz, La Hacienda brought home “Reserve Grand Champion” in the taco competition for the third year in a row!
Before departing the delicious festival we did what we do best and found a photo booth!
This event is now on the calendar as an annual must attend! See you next year Phoenix!
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6 Comments on “Arizona Taco Festival, ¡Olé!’”
Amazing! This would be like my version of Heaven! I love Mexican food, margaritas, mustaches (only fake ones), and sombreros!! Looks like you had a great time!
Those lobster tacos look like they need an appearance in my kitchen. Soon.
Right! I want to make my own version too! Might have to attempt boiling a lobster for the first time 🙂
I have never boiled a whole lobster myself, though it can’t be that hard. I usually take out the meat and put it in a saucepan with lots of butter and a little salt and then let it simmer. I could gain a hundred pounds eating that right out of the saucepan.
Sounds delicious! Then stuff it in a roll with some celery and light mayonaise and you have a delicious Lobster Roll!
It really was like a heaven! Such a fun event! I highly recommend making the trip to Phoenix for next years festival, it’s worth it! I know I’ll be making the trip back out!