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Taste of Mexico is Back

Updated: Jun 18, 2021

Los Angeles, CA

LA.'s premier Mexican food culinary event is back just in time to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. On Saturday October 15, 2016, The 6th Annual Taste of Mexico will feature all the best Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles. Here's your chance to savor all-inclusive tasting all in one place!

This year’s event will feature a Baja Gastronomic Pavilion from the state of Baja California, as well as Estrella Jalisco’s Beer Cantina Bar, Mezcalería Craft Cocktail bars, and a Tequila Tasting Tent to round out the most authentic flavors of Mexico with over 60 vendors. In addition, this year’s live musical performances include the cumbia collective Metralleta de Oro, who’ll be spinning from the roof of ilovemicheladas’ Michemobil all night long, plus the Son Jarocho band, and music headliner El Conjunto Nueva Ola will be playing a tribute set to Juan Gabriel.

Event hours are 6:00-11:00 p.m. Check-in for

VIP admission ticket holders starts at 5:00 p.m.

General admission is from 6:00 -11:00p.m.

All tickets are all-inclusive of beverages and food tastings.

VIP tickets are $85 and provide entry one hour prior to the event’s start time for exclusive VIP tastings, special bites and libations with no crowds.

General admission tickets are $65.

VIP tickets and General Admission tickets are available online for pre-sale only. Tickets are currently available through Eventbrite and will sell out as they have in past years. The event is 21+ with I.D. check at entrance. Check out the full 2016th Taste of Mexico lineup below!

Preview of a few of the things you'll be tasting this year!

*Spoiler Alert* Lot's of tacos & Tequila

Baby street corn from Maestro with Chapulines

Tacos from the Choriman


Tequila lots of Tequila!


About The Taste of Mexico: The Taste of Mexico is LA’s flagship Mexican restaurant association. Founded by Jaime Martin del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu of La Casita Mexicana, Vicente del Rio of Frida Mexican Cuisine, Bricia Lopez of Guelaguetza, and La Monarca Bakery’s and President of Taste of Mexico Ricardo Cervantes, the Taste of Mexico seeks to embody, enhance and promote the authentic ingredients, flavors and traditions of Mexico’s Cuisine. The Taste of Mexico Culinary Festival is produced and curated by Executive Director and food anthropologist, Paola Briseño González. More information on The 6th Annual Taste of Mexico Culinary Festival For videos or B-roll of past events: Online: Twitter: @Tasteofmex Instagram: @tasteofmex Facebook: Hashtags: #TOM2016 #SyscoLA Official FB Event Page: Press Contact: Fabiola Franco | Event Coordinator | Mobile (818) 269-1622 | THE 2016th TASTE OF MEXICO LINEUP! New Additions! LA’s hottest Northern Mexican restaurant, Salazar. Orange County’s Anepalco’s cocina de barrio. Sonoratown’s Sonoran-style mesquite grilled short-rib tacos. Trejo’s Tacos’ brisket and grilled jidori chicken tacos from their brand new shiny truck. Straight from Grand Central Market: Villa Moreliana’s snout-to-tail carnitas and La Tostadería’s shrimp ceviche and fish tacos in a jicama wrap. Balam Mexican Kitchen’s innovative tacos from Lynwood. Tlayuda LA’s namesake tlayudas topped with dried, grilled beef. The Briks’ world famous discada. Handcrafted Zacatecas and Toluca style chorizo from The Choriman. Smorgasburg’s Caló Provision’s signature Pozole Rojo with braised turkey in a dashi-style chicharrón chile broth. Macheen’s Mojito Aguachiles and short rib birria, and SO MUCH MORE! Street Inspired Eats from LA favorites: Guerrilla Tacos, Sonoratown, Trejo's Taco Truck, Villa Moreliana, Colonia Tacos Guisados, Flautas, Balam Mexican Kitchen, Frida Tacos, Taco Libre. Regional Inspired Eats from Casa Oaxaca, Chichén Itzá, La Casita Mexicana, Tlayuda LA, James Beard Award-Winning Yuca’s and Guelaguetza. Dine-in Restaurants Salazar, Anepalco, Chefs Jaime & Ramiro’s Mexicano, Frida Mexican Cuisine, Lotería Grill!, Yxta, Mercado, Maradentro, Candela Taco Bar, Cocina Condesa, The Briks. Mariscos from La Tostadería, Maradentro, Pez Cantina, Tacos Punta Cabras, El Coraloense, Coni'Seafood and Mariscos El Faro Truck. Pop-Ups like Ceviche Project, The ChoriMan, Caló Provisions and Macheen. Visiting Guest Chefs from Baja California straight to the Baja Pavilion, featuring Baja California’s wine and craft beer, restaurants, regional products, and more. The original Tequila Tasting Tent debuts Califas Tepacheria y Mixteca from Salazar’s Bar Director, Aaron Melendrez, with offerings like his Tepache Spritz with guava, aperol, Ancho Reyes and fino sherry. Alongside curated cocktails from our Mezcalería with select pours from Ilegal Mezcal, Mexcal Tierra de Cuervos, Mezcal Los Javis and Mestizo Mezcal. Estrella Jalisco’s cantina bar Beer Garden, plus Guelaguetza's Miche Mobil serving up micheladas. Sweet Additions include Café de Olla and the first of the season’s Pan de Muerto from La Monarca Bakery, Olvera Street’s Mr. Churro, Pez Cantina’s tres leches vanilla bean flan cake, persimmon, and walnuts. Chef Brian’s mascarpone cheesecake with spiced, candied pepitas and housemade goat's milk cajeta, and more! Attendees will also enjoy samplings from our Presenting Partners Sysco – Good Things come from #SyscoLA – and Northgate Gonzalez Market’s Deli Regional Specialties, as well as from our Platinum and Gold Partners including McCormick’s fire-roasted corn esquite salad, conchas and polvorón cookies made with Chocolate Abuelita, Tres Leches gelatinas made with La Lechera, Kettle Brand’s Jalapeño Chips. Chef Javier Plascencia from Bracero in San Diego, Finca Altozano in Valle de Guadalupe and Erizo in Tijuana will be cooking at the Got Milk? and Toma Leche’s booth for the “Holidays with a Twist” campaign, don’t miss it! Judges will cast their vote for the best bite at the event for one restaurant to win two roundtrip tickets to anywhere in Mexico courtesy of our airline partner, Aeromexico. ADDITIONAL EVENT INFORMATION Location & Parking We will once again be returning to the beautiful courtyard of LA Plaza de Cultura y artes in Downtown LA. VIP and General Admission is at the main entrance on 501 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 For parking lots near LA Plaza de Cultura y artes, please check locations here. Please keep in mind that parking in DTLA is tricky, especially on a weekend! Plan accordingly by using Uber or Lyft and save yourself the parking hassle. Better yet, leave your car at home... Go Metro! Take Metro to Union Station (5 min. walk to LA Plaza).

Presented by Baja California, Sysco and Northgate González Markets


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