Thank You…

AUSTIN

See You Next Year!

 

2019
WINNERS

 

GRAND CHAMPION

Torchy’s Tacos

 

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION

Serranos Cocina y Cantina

BEST CHICKEN TACO

1st
Serranos Cocina y Cantina

2nd
Torchy’s Tacos

3rd
Nuri

BEST PORK TACO

1st
Eldorado Cafe

2nd
Torchy’s Tacos

3rd
Sangria on the Burg

BEST BEEF TACO

1st
T-loc’s

2nd
Sangria on the Burg

3rd
Nuri

BEST SEAFOOD TACO

1st
Torchy’s Taco

2nd
Sangria on the Burg

3rd
Serranos Cocina y Cantina

BEST VEGGIE TACO

1st
Serranos Cocina y Cantina

2nd
Torchy’s Taco

3rd
Sangria on the Burg

Welcome Taco Lovers!

You Eat… Tacos Compete!

A General Admission ticket grants you access to feast in a taco-topia of tacos where professional taco makers, restaurants, food trucks and others gather to dish out $3 tacos.

Add bars, bands and beverage stations serving margaritas, beer, water, and soda, a boutique Tequila Expo with over 100 top shelf brands to sample, Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestlers, a Chihuahua Beauty Pageant and so much more! It’s a Taco-Wonderland.

All Taco Teams on-site will be competing head-to-head to be declared as the regional Top Taco, in the sanctioned championship by The Taco Society, leading to the $100,000 Grand Championship in Las Vegas!

Festival Rules / General Regulations

  • No dogs allowed (except Chihuahua Beauty Pageant participants and service dogs).
  • No lawn chairs or blankets.
  • No wheelchair rental.
  • No opened drink containers. Sealed water only.
  • We are a cashless festival.

— Presented By —

The Venue:

Austin American-Statesman

305 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704

Ticket Options

GENERAL ADMISSION: $20

Experience a taco-topia of epic proportions. Over 35+ restaurants and food trucks will serve $3 tacos with some of the most unique recipes ever created. Watch live bands Lucha Libre wrestling shows all weekend throughout the day. Don’t miss hilarious eating contests, Hot Chili Pepper Eating challenges, and the original Chihuahua Beauty Pageant. Kids 12 & under are FREE. All food and beverages sold separately.

MUCHO MARGARITA SOUVENIR CUP: $15

Purchase a Souvenir Margarita Cup (empty)! This deluxe cup gives you an extra 4oz of margarita for the price of 1 regular refill. This truly is a must-have for all margarita lovers. Buy in advance, cups are limited! Cups picked up at the event.

Ticket Options

VIP LOUNGE: $120
*Tickets are limited.

Our VIP is our Top Taco experience! We do all the work for you in this VIP area. Here you’ll have VIP access to private bars and delicious food. You will also receive credits for 6 tacos on your wristbands that can be used inside the VIP for food catered by our top taco maker, or use them throughout the rest of the festival, sampling from over 35+ restaurants. Inside the VIP area there will be a tent with private shaded seating and air conditioned private mens and womens bathrooms with hand-washing. Kids 12 and under are free in VIP with a paid adult ticket. Additional food and beverages sold separately.

TEQUILA EXPO: $20
*Tickets are limited. Expo Hours: 12pm-5pm.

The legendary Tequila Expo is a must for every level of tequila drinker. Approximately 30 brands collectively offer over 100 types of tequila and other agave-based spirits. Your ticket is good for 10 half-ounce samples from any of the brands you choose. Please note: A festival admission ticket must be purchased in conjunction with a Tequila Expo ticket (GA or VIP).

Event Schedule

12:30pm

Day of the Dead Wedding

1:30pm

Fertility House

2:30pm

Chihuahua Beauty Pageant

3:30pm

Audic Empire

4:30pm

Torchy’s Tacos Taco Eating Contest

5:30pm

Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contest

5:45pm

NTC Taco Awards Ceremony

Meet the Teams!

Austin Taco Project

MENU

  • Pollo Taco
  • Elote

Be More Pacific - Filipino Kitchen and Bar

MENU

  • Pork taco

Casa Chapala Mexican Cuisine & Tequila Bar

MENU

  • Grilled steak
  • Carnitas
  • Chicken
  • Mushroom

Cyclone Anaya's Tex-Mex Cantina

MENU

  • Chicken taco

Eldorado Cafe

MENU

  • The Thunder Rosa Taco (Beef)
  • Lemon Garlic Chicken Taco
  • Carnitas Taco (pork)
  • Mr Veg (veggie)

El Huarache Mexican Restaurant

MENU

  • Taco Al Pastor
  • Taco de Carnitas
  • Taco Campechano
  • Taco Beef Fajita
  • Taco Chicken Fajita
  • Taco Vegetarian
  • Taco de Barbacoa
  • Burrito Azteca
  • Huarache

El Nuevo Mexico

MENU

  • bistec (beef)
  • Tinga (chicken)
  • Pastor (pork)
  • Fish (seafood)
  • Vegetable Taco

El Ultimo Taco

MENU

  • Bistek (Beef)
  • Pastor (Pork)
  • Frijoles Especiales

Gabriela's Downtown

MENU

  • Tacos de carne asada
  • Tacos de Pastor

Gallery 3 Kitchen

MENU

  • Carne Asada Street Taco
  • Brussels Sprouts Taco
  • Chipotle Lime w/ Roasted Tomatillo Chicken Taco
  • Lemon Grass Teriyaki Glazed Pulled Pork w/ Spicy Honey Slaw
  • Spicy Shrimp Taco w/ Avocado Cream Slaw

Holy Taco!

MENU

  • Pork Taco
  • Fish Taco
  • Veggie Taco
  • Steak Taco
  • Shrimp

House of the Rising Tanuki-San

MENU

  • Brisket taco
  • Avocado taco
  • Vegetable fried rice

Lupe Tortilla

MENU

  • Beef Fajita Tacos

Mana's Restaurant

MENU UNAVAILABLE

Mittman Fine Foods

MENU

  • Chorizo Taco
  • Brisket Tacos

Nissi Vegan Mexican Cuisine

MENU

  • Pollo Taco
  • Elote

Rosarito ATX

MENU

  • Fish Taco
  • Shrimp Taco
  • Gringa Taco

Sangria On the Burg

MENU

  • Waygu Skirt Steak Tacos

Sazón

MENU

  • Carnitas Taco

Serranos Cocina y Cantina

MENU

  • Tacos Locos
  • Mexican Street Corn

Vaquero Taquero

MENU

  • Al Pastor
  • Bistec
  • Nopales

Z' Tejas Southwestern Grill

MENU

  • Miso Shrimp
  • Ahi Tuna
  • Barbacoa
  • Calabacita
  • Chicharron

Capital TACO

MENU

  • Chicken poblano
  • Ground Beef
  • Carnitas
  • Beef fajita

Cosmic Taco

MENU

  • Pastor
  • Fajitas Borrachas
  • Mole Taco
  • Camarones Al Ajillo
  • Vegan Maria

OneTaco

MENU

  • Gringa Taco (Al Pastor)

Nuri

MENU

  • Nuri taco
  • Korean carnitas

Pakal Autochthonous Mexican Cookery

MENU

  • Barbacoa
  • Cochinita pibil
  • Chicken tinga
  • Roasted peppers $3
  • Camote
  • Shrimp ceviche

Pueblo Viejo

MENU

  • Pollo con hiervas
  • Chicharron en Salsa Verde
  • Taco Nes
  • Vegetales

T-Loc's estilo Sonora

MENU

  • Veggie Taco
  • Pork Taco
  • Chicken Taco
  • Carne Asada Taco
  • Seafood Taco
  • Carne Asada Fries

Taco Man 512

MENU

  • Al Pastor Taco
  • Veggie Taco
  • Cheese Quesadilla
  • Al Pastor/Cheese Quesadilla
  • Nachos
  • Grilled Jalapeño
  • Grilled Onion
  • Cheese Topping
  • Bean Topping

Taco Flats

MENU

  • Pirata
  • El Hippie
  • Gringa
  • Chicken Mole
  • Pescadido
  • Barbacoa
  • Al Pastor
  • Carne Asada

Tacowey

MENU

  • Bean & Cheese Taco

Torchy's Tacos

MENU

  • Trailer Park
  • Tokyo Drifter
  • Mad Cow

Trill Taqueria

MENU

  • Black Bean & Greens Taco

Vendor Applications & Stage Contest Registration

Taco Team, Market Vendor and Non-Taco Food Vendor Applications will be available soon.