The Taste of Mexico 5th Annual Festival Returns To LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Once again The Taste of Mexico is returning to LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, Saturday, October 17th, in the heart of the city in Downtown Los Angeles and if you’re a local you already know it’s the event of the year for passionate Mexican Cuisine lovers.  This one day foodie event will showcase L.A.’s finest participating restaurants with unlimited food tastings and participating sponsors. Plus, your admission gives you access to all-you-can-drink their Tequila Bar, Mezcaleria, Michelada Beer Gardens and The Taste of Mexico Mercado, where you will be able to shop and support local artists.

Unlike last year, which had a family daytime experience, The Taste of Mexico’s signature event will only take place under the stars with extensive food tastings, tequila tent, mezcaleria installation by Mezcal Legendario Domingo making its U.S. debut, Ilegal Mezcal, Mezcal Los Javis, Mezcal El Silencio, michelada beer garden by Victoria Beer and Guelaguetza’s Miche Mobil, and live entertainment by A Poco No!, Jarocho Group Tenocelomeh and Metralleta de Oro DJ Collective. In other words, this is a 21+ event. They’ve even partnered with Lyft to make sure you get home safe by offering your first ride free up to $20! Download the Lyft app and use promo code “TASTEOFMEXICO.”

Taste The Mexican Culinary Scene

Without a doubt, Los Angeles is filled with many vibrant and extensive Mexican culinary scenes.  But on October 17th, The Taste of Mexico Association will have them located under one location and they have announced their official schedule and participating restaurants for the Taste of Mexico Food Festival.  The event will showcase LA’s most admired and respected Mexican chefs, restaurants and food purveyor.  If you attended last year, you will be pleased to know that this year they are featuring new flavors from locations like:

  • Pettycash
  • Guerrilla Tacos
  • Colonia Publica
  • Corazón y Miel’s Bar extraordinaire Robin Chopra
  • Aqui es Texcoco
  • Taco Libre
  • Chichen Itzá
  • Día de Los Puercos Food Truck
  • Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen and Cocina Condesa

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However, first timers also get to experience LA Regional food favorites like, Guelaguetza, La Casita Mexicana, Mexicano, Frida, Frida Tacos, Lotería Grill, Torta Co., Mexicali Taco & Co., Casa Oaxaca, Tortas Bravas, Candela Taco Bar, Yuca’s, Tacos Punta Cabras, Mercado, Yxta and more…

And let’s not forget about the postre!  Sweet Additions include La Monarca Bakery, Artesana Ice Pops, Mr. Churro, Frijolitos Mobile Coffee Cart and freshly spun cotton candy made with tamarind, mango and chocolate flavors by Love Swirls Cotton Candy. A complete list of this year’s participants can be found on The Taste of Mexico Association’s website.

VIP tickets for early admission from 6:00 pm – 7:00p are available for $85 and include an additional 60 minutes to enjoy the event, VIP entrance, exclusive access to VIP tastings plus a VIP gift bag that includes a collectible signed poster by acclaimed Artist Ernesto Yerena and more… GA Tickets are available for $65. Tickets are currently available on their and will sell out as they have in years past.

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