Tacolandia is a Mexican food lover’s paradise

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We all know that Mexican cuisine is one of Denver’s many gems. There’s no better way to celebrate the rich vibrancy of this cuisine than with an event dedicated to everyone’s favorite food – tacos.. Tacolandia, created by Westword, is back and better than ever, bringing us new sights and flavors from all over colorful Colorado.

Tacolandia got its start in Los Angeles when Westword began to make deep connections within the culinary scene there. “We had such a great restaurant relationship and we wanted to share that with the city and bring it all together in this way,” said Will Wytias-Sobel, Westword’s director of marketing and events. After a hugely successful event in California, the team brought the idea to Denver in 2016.

Over the past six years, Tacolandia has made its mark in Denver. 3,000 to 3,500 customers each year come hungry and leave more than satisfied. This event is complete with bites from over 40 taquerias and Mexican restaurants in true all-you-can-eat style. To wash it all down, drink samples from 4 Noses Brewing Company, Don Julio, Loyal Nine Cocktails and other sponsors will be sprinkled throughout the event. If the dining options aren’t tempting enough, live Lucha Libre wrestling, a DJ and more will liven up the lawn all day.

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This event does an impressive job with many taco spots that are not widely known or visited. “We’re really trying to fill the event with as many authentic little local ma and pop taquerias that you probably haven’t heard of or know where they are,” said Wytias-Sobel. “We seek to celebrate the incredible cuisine that each of these restaurants offers.” It might not be hard to ruin a taco, but all of these places have perfected the craft.

Bits & Pieces with Cerveza

Carbon Cabron

Chilli con Quesadilla Food Truck

Coriander

Dee Tacko

Tacos and Birrias from Diego

Dos Abuelas

El Coco Pirata

Grilled Mexican El Reparo

El Zarandiao

Tabasco flavor

Gringos Tacos Denver

Diabla

The Machaca

La Unica Birria De Res

Los Mesones Restaurant

Mama Lolita’s Mexican

Tacos from Moya

Neveria Bule Bule

Que Bueno Suerte

block of tacos

Tacos Sabe

Tacos del Homie

Cocina Teocalli

Tonantzin Casa de Café

by Yareth

Stoney’s canteen

wild tacos

Smoking in town

El Cubanaso

Mi Rey

Nomadic

Bellota

And more to be announced!

Tacolandia is set to return June 4 to Civic Center Park from 4-7 p.m. General admission tickets are $40 and include unlimited taco samples, drink samples, all entertainment, and access to cash bars. For a VIP experience, spend an extra $25 for early admission at 3 p.m., access to the exclusive lounge, special taco tastings, and two free drink tickets. Tacolandia is a 21+ event.

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