Olé! The Taste of Mexico Returns Oct. 15

Dine on some of the best Mexican dishes in the city at the Taste of Mexico festival.

Dine on some of the best Mexican dishes in the city at the Taste of Mexico festival.

Mexican food lovers, rejoice! The city’s premiere Mexican culinary festival is back for a sixth year on Saturday, Oct. 15 at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in downtown Los Angeles. From 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., over 35 Mexican restaurants and chefs from Los Angeles and Baja California present samples of their food and beverages.

This year’s lineup features brisket and grilled Jidori chicken tacos from Trejo’s Taco Truck, shrimp ceviche and fish tacos wrapped in jicama from La Tostadaería, discada from the Briks, Pozole with braised turkey in a dash-style chicharrón chile broth from Caló Provision, Pan de Puerto from La Monarch Bakery and Tlayuda’s tlayudas topped with dried, grilled beef. Other participants include Villa Moreliana, Ceviche Project, Lotería Grill, Chichén Itzá, La Casita Mexicana, Salazar, Anepalco and many more.

There is also going to be a Tequila Tasting Tent with specialty cocktails, a beer garden and micheladas galore. Don’t worry if you eat too much, you can work off some calories dancing to live music from Metralleta de Oro, the Son Jarocho Band and headliners El Conjunto Nueva Ola with a Juan Gabriel tribute set.

The event is 21 and over only. General admission ($65) includes food and beverage tastings from 7 p.m. to 11p.m., while VIP tickets ($85) get you in one hour earlier for exclusive tastings with no crowds.

For tickets and more information, visit thetasteofmexico.org.

Yuri Shimoda is a Senior Staff Editor and Reporter for lol-la.com, covering entertainment, culture and lifestyle.

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