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TACOLANDIA 2015 Tickets are on PRE-SALE NOW!
Chef Chad White & Chef Javier Plascencia are heading to L.A. for the 2015 Tacolandia! That’s right! They were invited to attend the curated event and you can get your pre-sale tickets now thru March 9th when they open to the general public at regular prices. JUNE 6 | 3PM – 8PM
What is Tacolandia? It is a celebration of the ultimate, eat it with your hands, turn your head sideways and smile food… the TACO and only the best coast does it right. L.A.Weekly’s Bill Esparza has curated his favorite tacos from the region.
This year LA Weekly’s Tacolandia will partner with The Vendy Awards to crown six taco purveyors amongst the 80 of Los Angeles and Mexico’s top taco vendors that will be at the event. Categories will include Best Traditional Taco, Best New School (Non-Traditional) Taco, Best Street Taco, People’s Choice, and a Lifetime Achievement Award. Named “the Oscars of street food” by Mario Batali, the Vendy Awards are a national non-profit food competition series where chefs compete for the title of Best Street Food. The Vendy Awards also serve as a fundraiser for the Street Vendor Project of the Urban Justice Center which advocates for the legal rights of street vendors.
Complete with live mariachi music and cash bars with beer, wine and cocktails, Tacolandia 2015 will be LA Weekly’s largest
event of the year and one not to be missed.
Tacolandia is proud to announce the El Pueblo Park Association as our charity beneficiary for this event. El Pueblo Park Association (EPPA) was founded in 1982 to foster public interest in, and good will for, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument (El Pueblo). They are a volunteer group dedicated to promoting the historic plaza and its historic buildings. In addition, they are devoted to expanding El Pueblo’s use as an educational and cultural facility by: raising funds for the restoration, conservation and promotion of El Pueblo as a unique gathering place for the celebration of the historical and multicultural heritage of Los Angeles and sponsoring exhibitions and special events at El Pueblo.
Presale tickets for Tacolandia go on sale at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3 at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/711419. USE CODE —- TACOCOMUN —- To get your pre-sale pricing!
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, March 9th at 10am.
General Admission tickets will be available for $35 and include entry into the event, entertainment, access to the vendor
village and the cash bar as well as tacos from over 80 vendors. A limited number of VIP admission tickets will be available for $55. VIP Admission tickets include all general admission perks plus a VIP gift bag, separate entrance and access to
exclusive VIP lounge with its own bar.
PARTICIPATING TACOS JOINTS
Amor Y Tacos, Anapelcos Café, Aqui Es Texcoco, Bar Ama, Bistro LQ, Border Grill, Bracero Cocina, Broken Spanish, Cacao Mexicatessen, Carnitas El Momo, Chef Guillermo Gonzalez of Pangea and Sergio Gutierrez of Bocanegra, Chichen Itza, Cielito Lindo, Común Kitchen and Tavern, Coni’Seafood, Corazon Y Miel, C-V-Che, Expresion Oaxaqueña. Flautas, Frida Tacos, Gish Bac, Guerrilla Tacos, HomeState, Kogi BBQ, La Flor de Yucatan, La Guerrerense, La Monarca Bakery, Las 7 Regiones de Oaxaca, Las Molenderas, La Taquiza, Los Originales Tacos Arabes de Puebla, Loteria Grill, Mariscos El Cristalazo, Mariscos Jalisco, Mexicali Taco & Co., Mexikosher, Oaxaca On Wheels, Pez Cantina, Petty Cash Taqueria, Plan Check, Revolutionario LA Food, Rincon Oaxaqueño, Rocio’s Mole de los Dioses, Soho Taco, Taco Maria, Tacos Kokopelli, Tacos Puntas Cabras, Tacos Quetzalcoatl, Tamales Elena, the hungry cat, Tortas Ahogadas Ameca, Tortas Ahogadas Guadalajara and Trejo’s Tacos