There’s no better way to spend your Saturday evening than with tacos, lucha libre wrestlers and live music. And that’s what you can do this weekend, as the Fourth Annual Taco Libre rolls into Dallas.
Bringing with it some of the best tacos in the region, this unique taco fest will feature 24 of Dallas’ top taquerias, ranging from traditional to contemporary, all curated by José R. Ralat of The Taco Trail. Participating taquerias include Azucar Food Truck, BBQ on the Brazos, Chile Pepper Grill, El Come, El Padrino, Holy Frijole, Ki’Mexico, La Botana Taco Bar, Salsa Limon, TacoDeli, Taco Wasted (IG bio: “Puffy tacos or die”), The Cedars Social, Trompo and more. (Yes, folks, there’s more!)
Attendees can enjoy tacos for $2 each from the taquerias of their choice, along with world-class lucha libre wrestlers like Mexican luchador Cibernetico and Dallas resident Aski. Taco Libre Dallas takes place, rain or shine, from 3-10pm Saturday, April 28 at The Shed at Dallas Farmer’s Market.
The line-up of live music at the taco fest includes “Tex-Mex meets Honky Tonk” group the Tejas Brothers, Selena tribute band Bidi Bidi Banda—from Austin, punk rockers Los Skarnales, and Dallas Observer Music Award-winning alternative band Mayta. Lastly, attendees can satisfy their sweet tooth with all natural, organic popsicles from Steel City Pops and beautifully hand-decorated cookies from Dulce de Monze.
Advance tickets: $16 | Kids 5 and under: Free | Kids 6-12: $10 | VIP tickets: $70 (includes 2pm early entry, two complimentary drinks and access to VIP areas and bathrooms)
Heads up, Austin taco and lucha libre fans! Taco Libre Austin is May 12. Stay tuned, San Antonio—y’all’s date is to be announced.
Cover photo courtesy Taco Libre Austin/Kesos Taco House