Miami’s Mexican: New Times’ Tacolandia (For the Foodies)

Kate Markus, Life Editor

Taco Tuesday turned into Taco Saturday at the New Times’s annual Tacolandia Taco Festival, which took place on Nov. 13 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at River Landing Miami. 

Featuring over 20 of South Florida’s top restaurants, Tacolandia offered unlimited taco samplings to enjoy with friends and family. Some of the participating restaurants included: The Crazy Toston, Bartaco, Pin-Up Taco, La Tiendita, Taqueria Jacalito, Taqueria Mexicana, InRamen Asian Street Eatery, Eclectico Restaurant & Bar, La Traila Barbecue, El Guanaco, La Catrina, Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar, Even Keel Fish Shack, Mayami, La Diosa Taqueria, G.L.O.W., Chico Malo and Mexicantina. Each restaurant presents its best tacos to visitors.

A portion of the proceeds from Tacolandia goes to the de Moya Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to creating employment opportunities for young adults. 

Even though the event was dubbed Tacolandia, people also enjoyed a variety of drinks from the on-site cash bars. With a $60 VIP ticket, one could enjoy unlimited drinks and arrive an hour early. VIP tickets also provided visitors access to the VIP-only lounge. 

The general admission tickets cost $35 and came with free taco samples and entertainment. For those who went with friends, the “Fiesta With Your Friends Four-Pack” included four general admission tickets for $100 ($25 each) — a savings of $10 per ticket.