Going to Tacolandia last weekend was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time. For 16 bucks, I could have (technically) eaten unlimited amounts of sample-sized tacos from 27 different vendors. However, I was forced to limit my intake to only 10 because many of the booths ran out of tacos in the end. About halfway through, I was very glad that I wore bottoms with a stretchy waistband.
After practically inhaling my first taco from Fuzzy’s, I immediately gave up my goal to take pics of all the tacos I’d eat. Later, I managed to take a few shots with my phone when I slowed the heck down. Too many tacos, so little time!
Christina and I had a pretty good system going – get taco, then eat taco while standing in line for another taco. As expected, most of our time was spent waiting. However, that turned out to be a good thing, or else there would’ve been no way I could’ve stuffed in 10 tacos without barfing!
I enjoyed seeing the variety of taco booths, though I didn’t like the taste of all the peculiar-tasting tacos that I tried. The ones that I did not like were Velvet Taco’s Indian flavored taco and Taco Diner’s chicken and waffles taco. Somehow, Taco Diner won some award (we got to vote for our favorite taco joint). That should’ve gone to Urban Taco or Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in my opinion.
Another fun part about Tacolandia was people-watching, or spotting the super tacofanatics.
I saw not one, but TWO people wearing a taco costume. I wonder if they happened to have that stashed away in the back of their closet (ready to whip out for cases like this), or did they go out and buy a taco suit just for this event? Either way, that’s some dedication right there.
Over all, I was super pleased with this event. When they said “sample-sized tacos,” I thought they meant bite-sized taco pieces. So you can only imagine my surprised satisfaction upon finding these legit, slightly smaller-than-normal-sized tacos! Each one had alllll the works! The only thing I’d suggest for next year is: please, for the love of God, be prepared with more tacos! One can only take so much disappointment from having to disperse from line after finding out that a booth ran out. LET THERE BE TACOS!
What’s your favorite kind of taco, and at which taco joint? Did you go to Tacolandia and have a favorite (that’s possibly different from mine, how dare you)? Share in the comments below!
Cost: $16 (thanks to Groupon)
Where: Dallas City Hall Plaza
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