Dallas is Finally Getting a Taco Festival

Posted by    |    October 4th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

If, in an attempt to honor National Taco Day, you spent a good portion of your morning pondering which of the many taco places you were going to celebrate, you’ve noticed that Dallas is a place of great taco diversity. Those many taco places will soon have their day in the sun at the North Texas Taco Festival this coming April. It seems far away, but you might need all of that time to mentally prep yourself.

Held at Deep Ellum Outdoor Market and presented by the Taco Trail and Entrée Dallas, the North Texas Taco Festival will host more than 10 taquerias, restaurants, and food trucks serving up some of DFW’s favorite tacos both classic and unique. Venders will include Rock and Roll Tacos, So-Cal Tacos, Cafeteria y Loncheria El Padrino, and The Rusty Taco. For the taco connoisseurs of the world, wander into Zen Bistro & Dessert Bar for a Filipino taco.

The festival also features an Iron Chef-style competition where Dallas Chefs will go tortilla to tortilla for the honor of ‘Best Taco.’ I would like to judge that… please?

As the event is epically far away, there are sure to be many more exciting announcements. So keep an eye out!

In the meantime, here’s all the info you need:

The North Texas Taco Festival will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., on the 2800 block of Main Street between Malcolm X Boulevard and Crowdus Street, alongside the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market and its 40 vendors.

For questions and sponsorship or vendor inquiries, please contact José Ralat-Maldonado at 917-854-2917 or ralatmaldonado@gmail.com or Brandon Castillo at 972-898-9227 or brandon@deepellumaket.com. Follow the festival on Twitter @NTXTacoFest. Visit www.northtexastacofestival.com soon for up-to-date details.

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Caitlin Clark is the Arts & Entertainment and Style Writer and Social Media Director for YouPlusDallas. Follow her on Twitter at @caitlinclark

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