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Tacolandia 2014 6/28 3-7pm

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Just got my tickets ^_^

http://www.laweekly.com/squidink/2014...

Tacolandia will take place this year on Saturday, June 28 from 3-7 p.m. at El Pueblo de Los Angeles in downtown L.A. General admission, which includes entry into the event, entertainment, access to the vendor village and the cash bar as well as tacos from the many vendors, is $25. Premium tickets ($45) include all that plus a VIP gift bag and 5 drink tickets. You can also buy a $20 tequila garden ticket, which doesn't include event admission, which gets you into said garden and 10 1/2-oz. tequila shots.

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    1. re: kevin

      I sprung for the VIP. $20 for 5 drinks + a grab bag sounds reasonable, although an extra half hour before the riff raff comes in would be nice ^_^

        1. re: chrishei

          I know you're kidding, but last year was a veritable bargain. I think I drank $20's worth of Jarritos alone.

          1. re: TheOffalo

            I think we each ate at least 3x worth of food.

            1. re: chrishei

              Who will play the role of older daughter this time?

              #bromance #chbff

                1. re: TheOffalo

                  who said i'm even attending ????????

                  you know i'm usually against and anti-these food tests.

                  1. re: kevin

                    This one was really good last year.

                2. re: ns1

                  We should all meet up there. Kevin will be playing the part of the older daughter. I will reprise the younger daughter role.

                  1. re: chrishei

                    I'll be super easy to spot - look for the asian guy eating tacos.

              1. re: TheOffalo

                i'd be swimming with the fishes if i drink 20 bucks worth of fucking jarritos.

                1. re: TheOffalo

                  love to make shooters with tequila and mango or pineapple jarriotos.

            2. Got mine. Can't for the life of me figure out how I skipped this last year

              1. Last year's thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/906589

                I think I will go if I can, but I'm a little sad that it's 21+. My 7 y.o. enjoyed herself last year.

                1. Buying my tickets today. What do y'all think is in the VIP bag aside from the drink tickets? Not a big drinker but maybe I'll get the VIP and sell the drink tickets.

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                  1. re: TheOffalo

                    I dunno but $20 for 5 drinks and a grab bag seemed pretty reasonable to me.

                  2. They've been updating the list of participating restaurants on the website. At first there were just a half dozen listed, but now there's... a lot more!

                    Ameca
                    Amor Y Tacos
                    Aqui es Texcoco
                    Bistro LQ
                    Cielito Lindo
                    C-V-Che
                    Carnitas El Momo
                    Chichen Itza
                    Chef Katsuji Tanabe
                    Colonia Taco Lounge
                    Coni’Seafood
                    Corazón y Miel
                    Don Chente
                    EggSlut LA
                    FIG
                    Finca Altozano by Chef Javier Plascencia
                    Flor Del Rio
                    George's At The Cove
                    Gish Bac Restaurante Oaxaqueño
                    Guerrilla Tacos
                    La Flor de Yucatan
                    La Guerrerense of Ensenada
                    La Monarca Bakery
                    Las 7 Regiones de Oaxaca
                    Loteria Grill
                    Mariscos Jalisco
                    Mexicali Taco & Co.
                    Mexicano
                    Petty Cash
                    Pez Cantina
                    Picca
                    Revolutionario LA Food
                    Rincon Oaxaqueno
                    Rocio's Mole De Los Dioses
                    SoHo Taco
                    Sol Cocina
                    Starry Kitchen
                    Taco Maria
                    Los Originales Tacos Arabes de Puebla
                    Tacos Kokopelli of Tijuana
                    Taco Punta Cabras
                    Tamales Elena

                    I'm too lazy to cross-reference last year's list, can anyone list the ones that are new this year? The ones that jump out at me are C-V-Che, Carnitas El Momo, Colonia, EggSlut, FIG, Starry Kitchen...

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                      1. re: TheOffalo

                        Sounds like a great lineup. Is this an annoying clusterfuck situation like some of the other fairs? Id love to check out some of those spots only read about here but I need an atmosphere conducive to fun and eating not something akin to lax.

                        1. re: jessejames

                          I haven't gone to many of these food events, but I thought last year's inaugural event was really well run. It was crowded, certain stands had long lines, and some places ran out of food early, but others had plenty, and food could be had during the whole time.

                          Since most of the vendors this year were there last year, the ones that didn't have enough food will hopefully bring enough.

                          1. re: TheOffalo

                            This one has the food I want to try most too. Maybe tacos ez and fast to serve? I'm going to try to go. Thanks for the encouragement.

                        2. re: TheOffalo

                          In all seriousness...how are you supposed to eat this many tacos?...

                          It just seems kind of ridiculous to me.