Tacolandia

The Final Lineup for Tuesday's Tacolandia Is Here

Get all the tacos through this year's Tacolandia.
Get all the tacos through this year's Tacolandia. Taylor Adams
Big news: Another annual event is going to look different this year thanks to the pandemic.

But, we’re pretty happy about the route Tacolandia is taking. It’s definitely not safe to gather the large crowd that normally shows up for the annual event, but we’re still going to get plenty of tacos.

The ticket price is accessible, too, at just $20 a pop.

As for what that $20 gets you: tacos. And no, there’s no Zoom link to be emailed to you, no judging, no competitions, no nothin’. Just get your tacos then support local taquerias.


On Tuesday, Dec. 8, ticket holders can head over to The Shed at the Dallas Farmers Market anytime between 4 and 8 p.m. to experience the Dallas Observer Tacolandia Taco Stop.

There, you’ll get a drive-thru experience to try tacos from eight restaurants: Just roll down your window, get your tacos and head home, to a park, wherever you like to enjoy them. The restaurants supplying tacos that day will be bellagreen, Chimalma Taco Bar, Del Sur Tacos, Frida’s Tacos, La Victoria Taqueria, Pacheco Taco Bar, Taco Enzo and Taqueria el Arquito.

One reason to head home instead of a public park, though, is that you’ll also get the Tacolandia Taco Stop Beverage Kit. We’re told to think Estrella Jalisco, an el Jimador margarita, Korbel and Topo Chico.

Even better, you’ll also receive a Tacolandia Taco Stop Card, which gets you free tacos at select Dallas restaurants. So, go to a place on the list, get a taco, and while you’re there, show that restaurant some love by also getting another taco, a quesadilla, a margarita — indulge, you’re saving a few bucks on that taco, remember?

This list still has more establishments to come, but for now, here’s what it’s looking like:
Cantina Laredo
Chimalma Taco Bar
Del Sur Tacos
Dos Bros Tacos
El Fenix
El Patio
El Taxqueño Taqueria
La Victoria Taqueria
Limon’s Restaurant
The Local Oak
Primo’s MX Kitchen & Lounge
RJ Mexican Cuisine
Taco Enzo
Taqueria el Arquito
Taqueria La Ventana
Trompo
Tupinamba Cafe

This list has two Top 100 Restaurants on it, so that card’s definitely worthwhile.

Get your tickets today, and we’ll see you Tuesday, Dec. 8. Please wear a mask, even while in your car, while picking up your tacos. Then, eat all the tacos you can that day and at the restaurants on the card — post a photo on social media and tag the restaurant and use #TacolandiaDAL so we can all keep up with each other. 
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Taylor Adams has written about the restaurant industry for the Dallas Observer since 2016. Now the Observer's food editor, she attended Southern Methodist University before covering local news at The Dallas Morning News.