You guys, the day you have been waiting for is almost here! Rockin’ Taco Street Fest is THIS SATURDAY, September 15, 2018 and will feature live music, margaritas, beer, eating competitions and an abundance of creative tacos from 20 local restaurants and food purveyors. Want to know the best part? I got a sneak peek at the menu and I’m sharing it with you below. Warning: it will likely have you craving tacos from now until Saturday! The Rockin’ Taco Street Fest is a family friendly cultural celebration, returning for its seventh year to Downtown Chandler.
This year’s entertainment lineup is unparalleled, with a headlining performance by Metalachi, the world’s first and only, heavy metal mariachi band. Plus, Evil Waze, a Santana Tribute Band will return with their throwback sound. Other highlights include a custom lowrider car show with In the Streets Magazine showcasing over 60 trucks, cars, and bikes followed by Lucha Libre Voz wrestling matches throughout the day. YES, there will be tacos and wrestling- how funny and amazing will this day be?!
If you’re feeling competitive, be sure to bring your appetite for the taco, burrito and elote eating competitions from 12-4 p.m., each winner will receive $100 cash. Then, check out the tequila tavern to sample tequilas from across the southwest. For the kiddos, there will be plenty to keep them entertained with bouncers, a piñata party and creative games.
Visit online for more info and to purchase tickets at www.rockintacoaz.com.
Now for the best part: I’m sharing a sneak peek of all the tacos you can try on Saturday!!
Rockin’ Taco Street Fest – Taco Vendor Menus
(please note, all tacos and pricing are subject to change)
$2 Pork machacha taco, $3 each or $10 for 4 Chicken machacha taco, $3 each or $10 for 4 Carne asada taco, Burros and burrito bowls will be available as well
Chef on the Go
$2 Vegan with sautéed peppers, onions, sofrito sauce and roasted corn salsa, $3 Achiote chicken with cotija cheese and pico, $3 Puerco with cumin and coffee crusted pork, cilantro slaw and salsa verde, $4 Brisket with Oaxaca cheese, roasted tomato salsa and tabasco fried onions, $4 Cod with cilantro slaw and avocado puree, Also – check out the Irish Nachos – fries with beer cheese sauce, smoked brisket, pulled pork, bbq sauce, crème and green onions
El Jefe Tacos
$2 Carne asada taco, $2 Al Pastor taco, $2 Chicken taco, $2 Fish taco, $2 Red chile taco, $2 Green chile taco,$12 Carne asada fries, $16 El Jefe Nacho Box (family size)
Herb’n’Smoke Tacos & BBQ
$2 for 2 Carnitas tacos,$10 for 3 Chicken tacos,$10 for 3 Pulled pork tacos,$10 for 3 Prickly pear cactus (vegetarian) ,$10 for 3 Tofu tacos (vegetarian) ,$12 for 3 Brisket tacos
Honey Bear’s BBQ
$2 any individual taco,$9 for 3 tacos: pork, beef or chicken tacos – mix & match,$15 for 3 tacos + sides,Street corn
Traveling Monk (Hungry Monk)
$2 Buffalo chicken taco, $4 Baja fish taco, $4 Braised beef taco, $4 Pork belly taco
Jasperz Island Fusion Cuisine
$2 Curry chicken tacos with pico and Caribbean green sauce, $3 each or $8 for 3x Jerk Chicken tacos with pico and Caribbean green sauce, $3 each or $8 for 3x Caribbean fish tacos with fresh mango salsa and tartar sauce
Las Palmas Cantina
$2 Green chile chicken taco with lime crema, cabbage, green onion, fresno chile and cilantro, $3 Braised beef taco with cabbage, tomatillo avocado salsa, pickled yellow onion, radish and cilantro
$2 Chicken tinga taco, $3 Achiote grilled shrimp taco
Mr. Mesquite Taqueria
$2 Chicken taco, $3 Steak taco
Nando’s Mexican Café
$2 Grilled pork tacos, $2 Red chile chicken tacos, $2 Carne asada tacos, Fresh roasted hatch green chilies
$2 Spicy tuna Poké taco, $3 Tuna Poké taco, 2 for $5 Poké tacos, 5 for $10 Poké tacos
SanTan Brewing Company
$2 Carnitas with cotija cheese, pico and avocado, $2 Chandler street chicken with onion, cilantro and sour cream, $3 Short rib with pickled red onions, cotija cheese, cilantro and chile lime mayo, $4 Baja shrimp with pico, cabbage and chile lime mayo
$2 Rockin’ Rosie: carnitas with cilantro lime sour cream, cabbage & cotija cheese, $2 Chorizo You Crazy: chorizo & papas fritas with smoky chile sequin fire sauce & cotija cheese, $2 Cauli Maybe: ground cauliflower & mushroom topped with cabbage, cheddar jack cheese, homemade salsa & cilantro (Vegetarian, vegan upon request), $2 Jack of All Trades: jackfruit with roasted poblano, chipotle aioli & pickled red onion (Vegetarian, vegan upon request)
$2 Bunelos with seasonal fruit (dessert taco), $4 Cherry chipotle steak taco (Rockin’ Taco Rumble winner!), $4 Street corn on the cob, $4 Schreiner’s chorizo meatball skewers
Taste of Korea
$2 Korean style chicken taco with cheese, cilantro, pickled daikon or cabbage, $6 each or 2 for $10 Bulgogi taco with grilled bulgogi rib eye with cheese, cilantro, pickled daikon or cabbage , $6 each or 2 for $10 Spicy pork taco with red pepper sauce and topped with cheese, lettuce, pickled daikon
Taste of New Mexico
$2 Red chicken fajita taco, $3 Green chile brisket taco, $3 Red chile pork taco, $3 Green chile pork taco, 3 Bean taco with green chile, cheese and chicharron
Dilla Libre (formerly United Lunchadores)
$2 All Thai’d Up taco: citrus chicken, grilled red onion, serrano, sweet chili sauce, $4 Banh Mi taco: carnitas, cucumber, cilantro, serrano, picked veggies, sauce
Willie’s Taco Joint
$2 Green Butcher taco: green chile pork, hatch green chile tortilla, cabbage, onions, cilantro and queso fresco
$2 Chicken chipotle taco, $4 Carne asada taco, $4 Southwest shrimp taco
Rockin Taco Street Fest Quick Facts
Date: September 15, 2018
Time: 12-9 p.m.
Location: Dr AJ Chandler Park, 178 E Commonwealth Ave
Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the gate, kids 12 and under are admitted for free
Tequila Tavern $30 (online, presale only), 21+ over, includes general admission, 10 qty ½ oz tequila samples & an unlimited chips & salsa bar.
VIP $100 (online, presale only), 21+ over, includes private VIP area, six alcohol beverages, catered food, shaded seating, private restrooms
A percentage of the proceeds from the Rockin’ Taco Street Fest will benefit the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership (DCCP), a 501(c) 6 nonprofit corporation whose mission is to mobilize leadership and resources to advance the development of downtown Chandler as a regional destination for shopping, dining, living, culture, and the arts. It works on behalf of the Enhanced Municipal Services District, created in 2006, to provide enhanced marketing and promotion, safety and beautification of the downtown area beyond what is done by the City of Chandler. For more information, visit www.downtownchandler.org.