Sample tacos from a variety of Taos best chefs at the third Annual Taos Lilac Festival Taco Cook Off from 12:00 to 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 21 at Kit Carson Park. For your admission fee of $20 you may sample tacos from some of Taos finest restaurants. The chefs will be competing to be recognized for the Best Traditional New Mexico Taco as well as the wide-open non-traditional taco category.
The Traditional Taco Category requires world famous New Mexico chile – red or green. The only rule for the Non-Traditional Taco Category is that they contain at least one New Mexican ingredient. However, you will find many New Mexico grown treasures in these creative tacos where anything goes.
The Taos Taco Cook Off is sponsored and conducted by The Great Chefs of Taos, Inc a non-profit organization of Taos chefs supporting the Taos High School Culinary program. The Taos High Culinary team consistently places high in the regional ProStart competitions and is often at competitor at the national event.
Vote for your favorite tacos for the coveted People’s Choice Award. Enjoy a locally made beer and or glass of wine with your tacos available for purchase from the New Mexico Beer and Wine Garden.
Participating restaurants include Martyr’s, Bavarian, Aceq, Sagebrush, The Gorge Bar & Grill, Medley and the Taos High Culinary Program.