DEL MAR, Calif. — It is never to early to plan for the weekend and there is a delicious event happening on Saturday, August 3 at the Del Mar racetrack. The first ever Tacos and Beer Festival will feature more than 100 local and regional breweries and nearly 25 taco vendors.

Three taco masters joined us to give us a taste of what the competition has to offer. Chef Spencer from Hunters Home Kitchen gave the "Cali-Burrito" a lumpia makeover as well as serving up tacos with an island flair. Gringa's Catering’s and JC Ballesteros served everything from their beer battered fish tacos to perfectly spiced carne asada on "gringas" aka corn tortillas stuffed with cheese plus a side of pickled onion, adding the perfect amount of acid to their generous tacos. Global Tacos Grill built tacos worthy of a cheers, Spiced "Drunken" Shrimp Tacos with Sweet Chili Crema along with their California Tri Tip Tacos dressed with chimichurri sauce are sure to be a hit with festival-goers as well.

Tickets to the event start at $35 and include track admission, racing program and tip sheet, five beer tasters and two tacos, a souvenir mug and an exclusive trackside viewing area for live horse racing. The event will also have exciting Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling.

Some of the participating taco shops include:

  • Global Tacos Grill
  • Gringas Catering
  • Big Boyz Tacos
  • OB Mexican & Vegan Cuisine
  • Epic Eatz
  • Chula Tacos
  • Hunter's Home Kitchen
  • Jaramillo Catering
  • Tacos El Rorro
  • Zoe's Place
  • Belinda's Familia
  • Eat Your Heart Out
  • Kikos Place
  • Taco Man SD
  • Fresh Preps Concepts

To purchase your tickets, click here