In the game of tacos, you either win or be eaten.
The endgame for twelve local taquerias took place along the Avenidas de Tacos (Avenue of Tacos) at LSU Shreveport on Friday, May 3 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.. The illustrious Golden Taco Award awaits the best tasting taco at the end of Taco Wars II. Along with the trophy, the winner, decided by celebrity judges, receives $1,000. Will the 2018 winning taco from Habenero’s retain the crown and the Golden Taco? Or will we see a new taco house take the throne?
Everyone who attends can try and vote on their favorite salsa. The 2018 winner, Taqueria La Michoacana, hopes to keep the title and it’s up to you to decide. Collect a Salsa Voting Token at the ticket booth, then taste as many salsa dips as you can. Place your token into the box of your favorite. The taqueria with the most tokens wins $500 and the prestigious Golden Molcajete.
Enjoy more than just tacos, chips and salsa. Many Mexican favorites will be around for purchase (Hello Mexican Coke!). Snack on Sweetport treats or churros or elotes (Mexican street corn on the cob) and drink a beer, sangria or margarita.
Entertainment abounds during Taco Wars II. Be serenaded by Hispanic music. Learn the Salsa dance. Watch screenings of Disney’s “Coco” and the comedy “Three Amigos” in the University Center Theater. It will be a lot of fun.
Admission is free to judge the salsa contest, hear the band, wander around the festival and attend the movies. For other food purchases including the tacos, buy tickets online now or find the ticket booths during the fiesta. Taco prices range between 3 – 7 tickets depending on the vendor.
¡Viva el taco!