Anytime there is an activity or event that is designed around stuffing your face, sign me up! So naturally, I had to check out the San Diego Taco Fest this past weekend at the Waterfront Park.
In addition to Lucha Libre wrestling, a chihuahua beauty pageant, and a performance by the one and only Vanilla Ice, there were over 30 restaurants featuring different types of tacos, ranging from $2 – $4.
My favorite was hands down as far as tacos go was from Tako Factory, which featured a pile of carne asada, covered with a sheet of fried cheese, topped with guacamole.
There was also a place serving pork rinds that were beyond amazing and I’m still kicking myself for not getting the name of the restaurant, so if anyone reading this knows where I can get more of these crispy pieces of heaven… help a girl out!
I think I averaged trying around 10-12 tacos but had to tap out after about an hour and a half. They look small but they packed a punch, especially the ones from Lola 55, which were pretty spicy. Luckily, there was a scoop of horchata ice cream there to save the day.
Not sure where these were from but they were pretty good too! (shrimp, chicken & fish)
We made a few trips to the Milagro margarita booth but I was a little unsure how much tequila was actually poured into the mix. I hate to admit it but I’m a little bit of a light weight and after three of those suckers, I was stone-cold sober. My eyes were wide, my sentences made sense … unfortunately, they just weren’t doing it for me, especially at $12 a pop!
I ended up leaving a little early and missed the chihuahua beauty pageant and the what I’m sure was a stellar performance by Vanilla Ice but I had a good time! Food festivals are always all fun and games until I get the meat sweats and someone has to be rolled home.