What are you plans for the weekend? If the answer isn’t “eating tacos,” I’m going to need you to change your tune. Taco Libre, Dallas’ annual festival of tacos, lucha libre and live music, is celebrating its fourth year this Saturday, April 28 at The Shed at the Dallas Farmers Market.
The event will showcase 24 of Dallas’ tastiest taquerias, along with world-class lucha libre wrestlers, and a fun lineup of live performers.
First things first; Let’s taco ‘bout the main attraction. The taquerias have been carefully curated by expert José Ralat of The Taco Trail (a taco-focused blog). Each featured taqueria will have $2 tacos available for purchase, in a wide range of flavors and styles. There will be traditional tacos, experimental tacos, and even a few vegetarian tacos.
Expect to see familiar hotspots like Revolver Taco Lounge, Café Momentum, Trompo, TacoDeli, Taco Crush, Azucar Food Truck, Casa Komali, El Norteña, El Tiz, El Padrino, La Botana Taco Bar, The Cedars Social, and more.
As an added bonus to the selection of Dallas area chefs, there will also be a 25th taco vendor straight from Mexico City. Alejandro Escalante from La Casas De Los Tacos will be serving authentic Mexico City eats, including wild grasshopper tacos with spicy avocado paste. Escalante, by the way, is the author of La Tacopedia, the first comprehensive encyclopedia of the taco.
After getting your fill of tacos, you can enjoy popsicles from Steel City Pops and decorated cookies from Dulce de Monze.
And then, of course, there’s live entertainment: A pop-up wrestling ring inside the Dallas Farmers Market building will host a lineup of luchadores, including Mexico City’s world famous Cibernetico.
“Tex-Mex meets Honky Tonk group,” Tejas Brothers, Selena tribute band Bidi Bidi Banda, punk rockers Los Skarnales, and alt group Mayta will perform during the festivities.
The event goes down on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., rain or shine. Find tickets and additional information through the website.