Taco Libre Dallas 2016
The second annual Taco Libre will include an expanded event site, more taquerias, a music line-up featuring awesome bands, and Lucha Libre wrestling. New additions to Taco Libre 2016 are the Taco Takedown Eating Challenge and book signings.
Taco Libre features 21 taquerias curated by José R. Ralat, writer of the Taco Trail blog. Taquerias are coming from as far away as El Paso and Austin with taco options ranging from authentic street style to contemporary. Each taqueria will have a $2 taco option and are encouraged to have a vegetarian offering.
California’s Mariachi El Bronx, the unlikely alter ego of punk band The Bronx, will be headlining Taco Libre with their English-language mariachi-style songs. The music line-up also features Austin’s own “Latin-Funk masters” and Grammy-winning Grupo Fantasma. Soulful local act Larry G(ee) and Mayta will also be performing.
Coming to Taco Libre from Mexico City is internationally known luchador Blue Demon Jr. Blue Demon Jr. has been featured on Lucha Underground as well as holding titles of World Championship Welterweight WWA, National Cruiserweight, World Heavyweight Championship WWA, World Jr. Heavyweight Championship WWA, World Heavyweight Championship NWA.
Authors Stephanie Bogdanich and Molly Frisinger, will be signing copies of their popular book The Taco Cleanse. Also doing a book signing is Alejandro Escalante, author of the first comprehensive encyclopedia of the taco, La Tacopedia.
This year will include Taco Libre’s first ever Taco Takedown Eating Contest and Chile Pepper Challenge. Sponsored by Chile Pepper Grill The Taco Takedown contestants will compete to see who can eat the most tacos within a set time period while The Chile Pepper Challenge requires contestants to eat peppers with increasing heat levels. There will be cash prizes for both contests.