The UK's ONLY taco festival returns to Walthamstow on May 6 - 7
The Tacover, the UK's best Mexican street food festival, is returning for the second time this May, as the sweet aroma of tacos wafts its way across Signature Brew's Blackhorse Road venue on May 6th and 7th.
The family and dog friendly food fest will showcase the country's finest taco vendors, including local, Leytonstone heroes, Homies on Donkeys, who were named the winner's of BBC's Best Takeaway in 2022.
A special effort has been made to accommodate Vegan and Halal dishes and "most, if not all" tacos will be gluten free. And what's more, it's a special Bank Holiday weekend, (cheers, King Charles!), so there's no excuse for not stuffing your face full of Mexican grub.
The event is sponsored by Mexican soda brand, Jarritos, so expect a bar stocked with Mandarin, Lime, Grapefruit and Guava flavoured drinks. Plus, if Rishi Sunak fancies a trip to E17, they'll be stocking his beloved Mexican Cola.
Each day will be split into two sessions. From 10am - 2pm, it'll be a kid-friendly affair, with a free Jarritos for children on arrival, plus face painting, games and sets from local DJs, We Can Be Heroes, who specialise in children's parties and festivals. Under 11s go free, so there'll be plenty left in the kitty to stuff your face while they hit the dance floor. The 3pm - 9pm session will be over 18s only, and Latin DJs will have you swinging your hips while deciding whether to take to the stage for the competitions, such as a tortilla-slap contest, clean t-shirt challenge and the hot taco challenge.
If you do decide to let your competitive streak run wild, you won't be alone - all of the vendors will also be competing in the Vendor Awards. Saturday will finish with the judges' awards and on Sunday, the pinnacle: The People's Vote, where YOU decide who makes the finest taco in town.
Tickets are £15, but they won't hang around so get yours rapido!
May 6 & 7, 10am - 2pm / 3pm - 9pm
Tickets £15 (Under 11s free)
The Tacover, Signature Brew, Unit 15, Blackhorse Ln, London E17 5QJ, click here for tickets and information
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