Cinco de Mayo is just days away, but that’s not the only fiesta on the horizon to look forward to this summer. TacoFest is coming back to Ontario Place this summer, with 3 days stuffed with over 125 variations of tacos from 30 different vendors.
Some of the most anticipated tacos include Classico’s Impossible chorizo taco, Birria Catrina’s birria taco with consommé and Gus Taco’s al pastor taco. They will all be available at the festival, which will run from June 17 to 19. Experimental tacos, including a Pad Thai variation, will also be available. Options come in both hard and soft shell offerings.
While TasteToronto (who is running the event) is keeping the full lineup of vendors a secret until May 5, we do know that some of the most anticipated festival favourites include El Catrin, Fonda Lola and Craig’s Cookies.
The festival is complete with authentic mariachi bands, plenty of salsa dancing, interactive games and – for those really wanting to get an authentic Mexican experience – dance lessons. Pairing nicely with the best tacos in the city, TacoFest will offer nacho and salsa sampling as well as a hot sauce bar that’s open for tasting. If that’s not enough to fill your stomach, Mexican street corn and churros will also be available.
As for drinks at this 19+ event, ticket holders will get access to a margarita and sangria bar, while handcrafted specialty cocktails, including Palomas Mi Casas, will be served all day long. And of course, TacoFest will have no shortage of tequila and mezcal.
As major food events return to Toronto for the summer, we can’t think of a better way to kick off the festival season than with three days committed to nothing but tacos and margaritas. Tickets for time-specific entry are currently for sale online and cost $14.50. Keep an eye on the festival’s website for more information.