Wichita Taco Tour awards best taco to south-side restaurant
Earlier this month, the folks behind Wichita Taco Fest announced their plans to give their event — which had a chaotic, crowded debut last summer — another try. The new-and-improved festival, which features taco sampling galore, is scheduled for 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
Today, the $5 tickets to the festival went on sale at Select-A-Seat, and organizers announced which local restaurants would be serving tacos to the masses.
The list includes returning vendors Los Compadres, Heroes, Molino's, District Taqueria, Emerson Biggins, La Hacienda, Hot-2-Trot Gourmet Hot Dogs and Angry Elephant.
Among the other restaurants that have signed up: Mamacita’s Golden Tacos, Loc Cocos Mexican Restaurant, Tacos Alondra, Egg Cetera, Pollos Dorado, Tacos Beto, Eurest Dining , This or That Food Truck from Arkansas City, Roberto’s Tacos. Organizers say they'll announce 12 more vendors soon.
Pollo Express, which a group of local taco aficionados named the best in Wichita earlier this year, also will be there.
They're $5 in advance and $10 the day of the event. Kids ages 5 and under will be admitted free.
Once inside, people will pay $1 for street tacos and $2 for chips and salsa, and they'll also be able to buy beer, sangria and margaritas. The event will also feature a Tequila Tent which will be open for three hours and will have a $30 tasting ticket.
Wichita Taco Fest also will include a jalapeno eating contest, music from DJ Carbon, live music, games, face painting, a Kid Zone and more.