The Arizona Taco Festival

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

Who Doesn't Love Tacos?!

The Arizona Taco Festival has more than 40 restaurants dishing out $2 tacos all weekend long, October 19-20, 2013, at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale.

Now in its 4th year, the Arizona Taco Festival is five acres of taco insanity, with all kinds coming from restaurants like Blanco, Habanero's, Gertrude's, El Palacio Cantina, Loco Patron, Rubio's, TQLA, Someburros, Modern Margarita, Herb Box, Gadzooks, The House Brasserie, Manuel's, La Hacienda, Ling & Louie's, and last years' reigning champion, Milagro Grill.

Although the tacos will flow like water (is that even possible?), so will the tequila! Don't miss the huge Tequila Expo on Saturday with over 100 types to sample. Then, that tent turns into a huge Sunday Funday Party with El Jimador Tequila, featuring games, contests, El Jimador margaritas, and a live DJ.

Speaking of tequila, Main Bar Experiences will be provided by Dos Gringos, El Hefe, Salty Senorita, and Sandbar. Under the Sandbar tent, check out the live Lucha Libre wrestling show all weekend.

Other Taco Fest highlights include chile pepper eating contests, a Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, Bizarro Taco Eating Challenge, cooking classes, a live music stage, a dedicated contest stage, and themed photo booth.

Wear your finest sombrero on Saturday to win the Best Sombrero Contest, and wear any sombrero on Sunday for a free taco! 

Salt River Fields
, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85258. 11a-7p both days. www.aztacofestival.com