2016 Taco Teams
Ajo Al’s

Ajo Al’s
Links
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PARTICIPATING
Saturday & Sunday
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Carnitas Taco, Al's Guacamole Fresco, Al's House Salsa
America's Taco Shop

America's Taco Shop
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PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Carne Asada Tacos, Chips and Salsa, Chips and Beans
Blanco Tacos + Tequila

Blanco Tacos + Tequila
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Saturday only
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Chicken Tinga Tacos, Machaca Beef Tacos
Brushfire Tacos

Brushfire Tacos
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Saturday only
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Steak tacos, chicken tacos, chips and salsa
Cien Agaves

Cien Agaves
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Saturday only
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Tinga tacos, Carnitas tacos
Classy Touch Catering

Classy Touch Catering
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Info coming soon

TEAM HIGHLIGHT
Email classytouchcatering@gmail.com for a healthy catering option!
Creations by Sergio

Creations by Sergio
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Barbacoa Tacos

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2015 Day Two Grand Champion, and winner of many awards throughout the years.
CRUjiente Tacos

CRUjiente Tacos
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both Days
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Beef Taco, Pork Taco

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A new restaurant opening right after the Taco Fest, owned by Chef Richard Hinojosa, formerly of The Wigwam and winner of many Taco Fest awards.
Diego Pops

Diego Pops
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Green Chili Chicken Taco, Machaca Taco, Pineapple Pork Taco, Crispy Cod Taco, Grilled Steak Taco, Chips and Salsa, Rice Crispy Treats

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2015 Saturday Grand Champion
Don Jose

Don Jose
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Beef Tacos, Chicken Tacos, Smoked Chicken Tacos, Refried Beans, Famous Hot Sauce, Guacamole, Jalapeno Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Habanero Salsa

Dos Gringos

Dos Gringos
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Shredded Chicken Tacos, Green Chile Pork Tacos

TEAM HIGHLIGHT
A Bar Sponsor, Dos Gringos will be located next to the Main Stage.
El Hefe

El Hefe
Links
WEBSITE  |   (tempe)  |   (scottsdale)  |    |    |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Info coming soon

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A Bar Sponsor, El Hefe will be located right in the F-ing middle of it all.
El Palacio Cantina

El Palacio Cantina
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Info coming soon

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Taco Lounge Sponsor
Gadzooks

Gadzooks
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PARTICIPATING
Both days
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World-Famous Festival Taco

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Two-time winner, Best Chicken Taco – it’s outta sight!
Garcia's

Garcia's
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Street tacos, nachos, burritos

Genuine Concepts

Genuine Concepts
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PARTICIPATING
Saturday only
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Mole Negro Pork Tacos

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The folks who brought you Crescent Ballroom, The Vig, Cobra Arcade Bar, and more, representing their new Mexican concept—LADERA.
The Gorilla Cheese Truck

The Gorilla Cheese Truck
Links
PARTICIPATING
Saturday only
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Beef Street Tacos, Pork Street Tacos, Shrimp Street Tacos, Beans, Guacamole, Rice

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A new food truck by the Q Up! BBQ team, they’re turning menu items into tacos this weekend!
Hacienda's Mexican Grill

Hacienda's Mexican Grill
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
both days
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Carne Asada Tacos, Chicken Tacos, Tacos Al Pastor, Chips and Salsa, Nachos, Beans, Rice

International Truck of Tacos

International Truck of Tacos
Links
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Korean Kick: Beef Short Ribs; Angry Buddha: Bahn Mi
Joyride Tacos

Joyride Tacos
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Sunday only
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Pork adobada tacos

La Sala by The Living Room

La Sala by The Living Room
Links
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Steak Tacos, Chicken Tacos

TEAM HIGHLIGHT
La Sala is a new Mexican concept by the group behind The Living Room Wine Bar, opening this fall in Scottsdale and Chandler.
Ling & Louie's

Ling & Louie's
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Firecracker Chicken Tacos, Ahi Poke Tacos

Loco Patron

Loco Patron
Links
WEBSITE  |   (scottsdale)  |    |   (tempe)  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Crunchy tacos

Los Primos / Tacos Huicho

Los Primos / Tacos Huicho
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Info coming soon

TEAM HIGHLIGHT
A frequent winner of People’s Choice, this team is doubling their space this year to accommodate the demand.
Lumberjack's Taco Shop

Lumberjack's Taco Shack
Links
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Donny Johnson: Twenty Hour Roasted Pork and Pepper Jack Mac-N-Cheese Taco; Nito Nate: Pollo Asado Taco with Baja Ranch; Gertrude: Veggie Taco with Tomatillo Creme; Elote Explote: Grilled Sonoran Street Corn

Modern Margarita

Modern Margarita
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Chicken Tacos, Pork Tacos

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After Taco Fest, check out their newest location in Chandler.
Nando's

Nando's
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Red Chili Chicken, Grilled Pork Tacos, Barbacoa Beef Tacos

No Qué No Mexican Grill

No Qué No Mexican Grill
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Cochinita Pibil Taco, Grilled Chicken, Ground Beef, Chorizo, Shrimp, Horchata, Jamaica

OHSO

OHSO
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Info coming soon
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Pork Carnitas Taco, Beef Taco, Roasted Tomato Salsa, Green Chile Salsa, Guacamole, Pickled Onion, Cotija Cheese, Water

Off the Hook

Off The Hook
Links
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Fried Fish Tacos

Old Town Gringos

Old Town Gringos
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Info coming soon

TEAM HIGHLIGHT
Their first year at Taco Fest, Old Town Gringos is a bar sponsor and will be running a trolley to and from the event all weekend long.
Otro Café

Otro Café
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Al Pastor Taco, Carne Asada Taco

P.F. Chang's

P.F. Chang’s
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Jicama Street Tacos w/ Kung Pao Chicken

PAZ

PAZ
Links
WEBSITE  |  
Info coming soon
PARTICIPATING
Info coming soon
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Info coming soon

Q Up! BBQ

Q Up! BBQ
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Beef Street Tacos, Pork Street Tacos, Beans, Rice, Guacamole, Shrimp Street Tacos

Queso Good

Queso Good
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PARTICIPATING
Saturday only
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Asada, Green Chili, Adobe Pork, Chicken Fajitas, Cheese

Rubio's

Rubio's
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Fish tacos

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Taco Lounge Sponsor
Salty Señorita

Salty Señorita
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Info coming soon

TEAM HIGHLIGHT
Bar Sponsor
Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale Community College
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Pork Taco, Chicken Taco

TEAM HIGHLIGHT
Led by award-winning Taco Fest veteran, Chef Mark Dow, this team of culinary students will experience a thrill of working a food festival first hand (and hopefully pick up some trophies along the way).
Seis Kitchen & Catering

Seis Kitchen & Catering
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Pork Tacos, Chicken Tacos

TEAM HIGHLIGHT
They’re from Tucson!
Showtime Concessions

Showtime Concessions
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Grilled Steak Taco, Grilled Chicken Taco, Taco in a Bag (Beans & Cheese)

TEAM HIGHLIGHT
One of the only teams offering a festival-friendly “walking taco” (a taco in a bag).
SOL Cocina

SOL Cocina
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Saturday onlys
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Taco Vampiro

Someburros

Someburros
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Carne Asada Tacos

Taco Guild

Taco Guild
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Blood Orange and Cola Braised Pork Carnitas with a Prickly Pear Habanero BBQ Sauce, topped with Pickled Red Onions, Queso Fresco, and Tender Chives; Molida lamb with a roasted corn tomatillo and opal basil relish with creole aioli

Taqueria El Fundador

Taqueria El Fundador
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Pastor, Asada, and Pierna Tacos

Tarbell’s

Tarbell’s
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Sunday only
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Slow Roasted Pork al Pastor Taco, Beef Barbacoa Taco

TEAM HIGHLIGHT
Mark Tarbell!
The Herb Box

The Herb Box
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Mole Taco: Sirloin, Black Bean, Ancho, Sour Cream, Pickled Cabbage; Chipotle Lentil Taco: Lentils, Chipotle, Golden Raisins, Soy Nuts, Sour Cream, Pickled Cabbage; Sweet Potato Taco: Grilled Onion, Spicy Roasted Corn-Avocado Salsa, Cotija, Creme, Baby Greens

The Thumb

The Thumb
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Brisket Tacos, Pork Tacos, Side of Mayo Slaw

Top Golf

Top Golf
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Pork Street Tacos

The Wigwam

The Wigwam
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Sunday only
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Pork Belly Tacos, Carne Asada Tacos

Traveling Monk

Traveling Monk
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Bacon Tacos, Beer Braised Barbocoa, Sweet Pork, Beer-BQ Chicken, Chips and Salsa

Udder Delights

Udder Delights
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Achiote Pork Belly: Apple Shallot Slaw, Gaujillo and Chipotle Crema, Radish; Chopped Smoked Brisket Carnitas: Blistered Tomatoes, Green Onion, White BBQ Sauce; Ancho Rubbed Roast Turkey: Squash Puree, Cranberry Salsa, Cilantro

United Lunchadores Food Truck

United Lunchadores Food Truck
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Al Pastor Taco, Carne Asada Taco, Pollo Asado Taco, Chips and Salsa, Churros with Cajeta

Wandering Donkey Food Truck

Wandering Donkey Food Truck
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Chicken Taco, Carne Asada Taco, Pork Carnitas Taco, Lamb Barbacoa Taco, Seafood Taco, Veggie Taco, Rice, Beans, Guacamole, Chips and Salsa, Churros

Wasted Grain

Wasted Grain
Links
WEBSITE  |  
PARTICIPATING
Both days
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Info coming soon

TEAM HIGHLIGHT
Bar Sponsor