This spring, Crescent City locals and visitors will be able to indulge in an evening filled with tacos and tequilas when the inaugural Top Taco festival lands in Riverwalk's Spanish Plaza on Thursday, March 23, 2017. A collaborative effort by the team behind the highly successful Top Taco Denver and local restaurateur Shane Finkelstein, Top Taco NOLA will feature tantalizing tacos from forty of the city's best restaurants, along with handcrafted tequila cocktails and top notch live entertainment. A portion of the proceeds will benefit One Heart NOLA, a charitable organization that raises funds and awareness for New Orleans' foster children.
Top Taco Denver launched in 2013 and has since become the number one summer food festival in the city. "I've always wanted to do a taco festival. When I attended Top Taco in Denver a couple of years ago, I was really impressed by all of the incredible talent that participated and knew immediately this would be a great addition to New Orleans' festival scene", says Finkelstein, festival director and proprietor of NOLA restaurant Nacho Mama's. "Combine all of the incredible chefs we have in our city with amazing tequila, great live entertainment and the Mississippi River as a backdrop and it is certain to be a memorable night."
Confirmed restaurants to date include: Mizado, Jacques Imo's, Rum House, Araña, Velvet Cactus, Tacos and Beer, Del Fuego, Patois, Canal St. Bistro, Chiba, Cowbell, Vincent's, Nacho Mama's, La Casita, Felipe's, Blue Oak BBQ and Horn's. Restaurants will be paired with tequilas and spirits including Sauza Hornitos, Patron, Tres Generaciones, Casa Noble, El Tesoro, and Cointreau to create festive and flavorful cocktails.
Live entertainment will include performances by NOLA's famed Latin ensemble Los Poboycitos and Afro-Cuban jazz and groove band Otra.
If you feel like escaping Acadia Park Apartments in Houma, Louisiana, Louisiana for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that!
Thursday, March 23, 2017 –5:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
1 Poydras Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130