If you haven't already done so, it's time to get tickets to this year's Tacolandia. Because, after a few days of pre-sales, tickets will be available to us all as of 10 a.m. this morning.
This is the second annual Tacolandia, to be held this year on Saturday, June 28, from 3-7 p.m. at El Pueblo de Los Angeles in downtown L.A. Curated by the World's First Tacorazzo, Bill Esparza, Tacolandia 2014 will feature tacos from over 40 of LA and Mexico's hottest vendors.
The list of restaurants currently confirmed include: Amor Y Tacos, Aqui es Texcoco, LQ & C-V-Che, Carnitas El Momo, Chichen Itza, Cielito Lindo, Colonia Taco Lounge, ConiSeafood, Corazon y Miel, Don Chente Bar & Grill, Eggslut, FIG, Finca Altozano by Javier Plascencia, Flor de Yucatan, Flor Del Rio, Gish Bac Restaurante Oaxaqueno, Guerrilla Tacos, chef Katsuji Tanabe, George's At The Cove, La Guerrerense, La Monarca Bakery, Las 7 Regiones de Oaxaca, Los Originales Taco de Puebla, Loteria Grill, Mexicano & Flautas (by chefs Jaime Martin Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu), Mariscos Jalisco, Mexicali Taco & Co., Petty Cash, Pez Cantina, Picca, Revolutionario LA Food, Rincon Oaxaqueno, Rocio's Mole de los Dioses, Soho Taco, SOL Mexican Cocina, Starry Kitchen, Tacos Arabes de Puebla, Tacos Kokopelli, Taco Maria, Tacos Punta Cabras, Tamales Elena and Tortas Ahogadas Ameca. We'll add to this list as more confirm.
A reminder of the details: General admission, which includes entry into the event, entertainment, access to the vendor village and the cash bar as well as tacos from the many vendors, is $25. Premium tickets ($45) include all that plus a VIP gift bag and 5 drink tickets. You can also buy a $20 tequila garden ticket, which doesn't include event admission, which gets you into said garden and 10 1/2-oz. tequila shots.
This year's sponsors include Goya, Handsome Coffee, AVA Tokyo, Cabo Chips, Yerba Natural Tea, Hornitos Tequila, Kinky Liqueur, Pinnacle Vodka and Taxi Magic. Homeboy Industries is the charity benefitting from this year's event.
If you aren't lucky enough to live in downtown, here's a map of the area. El Pueblo de Los Angeles has 4 lots that you can park in on that Saturday, with lot fees ranging from $5 – $15. (Lot 1: 419 N. Main St.; Lot 2: 615 N. Main St.; Lot 3: 426 N. Los Angeles St.; Lot 4: 711 Alameda St.) The closest Metro station is Union Station. And, as with all events, please consider carpooling if you can.
Happy taco-ing to us all.