Good things come in threes which is why SoCal’s Taco & Tequila Fiesta needs no introduction. Back for a hat-trick return to Sydney’s North Shore, this year, you can expect an entire week of delicious foodie events to honour Puebla’s annual holiday of Cinco De Mayo.
Taking place from Monday 3 May until Saturday 8 May, the Mexican takeover will see SoCal completely transformed into a mecca of sombreros, comedy nights, tacos, tequila, cocktail masterclasses, and chilli eating contests.
You can cop the full line-up of events below:
Monday 3 May
Think a collab with LaughMob with performances kicking off at 7.30pm. Tickets are $10 per person, or you can opt for a bigger than life “snacks and show” situation for $40 per person (this one included an ATLOS cocktail on arrival).
Tuesday 4 May
All You Can Eat Tacos
Bottomless feeds are never a bad idea so you’re going to want to make sure you hit this one-night only all-you-can-eat taco festival, period. This endless taco feast will only set you back $35 per person and there are two one-hour seatings starting at 5.30pm or 8pm. Tommy Margaritas will also be going for $12 a pop all-night long.
Wednesday 5 May
Tequila Cocktail Masterclass
For those of your looking to up your cocktail game, the Wednesday tequila cocktail masterclass has your name written all over it. Tickets are going for $45 per person which includes two glorious cocktails, a lesson in all things tequila, live jams on the night and face painters (because, why not?).
Thursday 6 May
Chilli Eating Contest
The big dogs come out and play on Thursday 6 May—with SoCal’s enduring and red-hot Chilli Eating Contest. Now in its fifth year, if you’re keen, the idea is that you’ll go through eight or more rounds trying out different chillies, with these babies getting increasingly hotter each round. The last legend standing will naturally, and as always, go down in SoCal history.
Friday 7 May
Two words: taco roulette. The second last day of this taco fiesta will see more live music, more face painters, $10 margaritas, and a lil’ game called “taco roulette”. If you’re game, you’ll basically try your luck at ordering four or more tacos and the crew at SoCal will make one of them with a whole lot of spice.
Saturday 8 May
Taco & Tequila Feast
We mean, it’s a party entirely dedicated to tacos and tequila—it’s foolproof. There’s a couple of sittings, the first kicking off at 5pm and going for $49 per person. With this, you’ll get guac, corn chips, a choice of four tacos, tiger prawns, spiced chicken thigh, coleslaw and tater tots. The second sitting takes place at 8.30pm where you’ll score all the above plus a two-hour drinks package.
For more details, you can head right here.
What: Taco & Tequila Festival
When: Monday 3 May until Saturday 8 May
Where: SoCal, Neutral Bay
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Image credit: SoCal