I didn’t get to enjoy any tacos on National Taco Day today, but I’ll be sure to make up for it this Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Taco Takeover festival taking place at the home of the San Jose Earthquakes – Avaya Stadium (1123 Coleman Ave.).
Taco Takeover is presented by Cannonball Productions – the same folks behind the popular Bacon and Beer Classic events – and will feature cocktails, beer and tequila samples paired with tacos from local restaurants, including original recipes from Olla Cocina, Tacolicious, Tacomania, Tacos el Pelon, Araujo’s Mexican Grill and more.
A panel of judges - including yours truly – will be on hand to award the best tacos.
There’ll also be games and activities – bobbing for churros, nacho eating contest and more – and a live Mariachi band, not to mention the picture-perfect weather.
Kate Levenstien, founder of Cannonball Productions and the popular Bacon and Beer Classic, is thrilled to introduce Taco Takeover to foodies and tequila lovers across the country.
With recent Taco Takeovers having taken place in New York City and Dallas, Kate shares, “We know just how much people love bacon and beer, but the response we’ve seen to Taco Takeover is by far the most ecstatic yet. There’s something about a refreshing margarita in one hand and a guac-topped taco in the other that is simply unbeatable.
“We can’t wait to bring this delicious combination to San Jose and beyond.”
Guests can choose from two 2.5-hour sessions on Saturday. General Admission tickets are $59. VIP tickets are $75, good for half-hour early entry and access to an exclusive guacamole bar. All tickets include a souvenir tasting glass.
20% Discount Code
Use Discount Code “grateful” to receive 20% off both General Admission and VIP tickets.
For more information about the festival, visit the Taco Takeover website.
Cannonball Productions is committed to partnering with food recovery programs in every host city, and will donate leftover food from the San Jose event to the homeless.