Don Julio Tequila Teams With Local Restaurants for a Pre-Cinco de Mayo Party In Venice

Dry aged chorizo taco from Taco Meca with Don Julio cocktail. Photo by Ed Simon for The Los Angeles Beat.On a warm, beautiful Sunday, Don Julio Tequila partnered with local restaurants such as Loteria Grill, Taco Teca and Guerrilla Tacos to give group of lucky food bloggers an early Cinco de Mayo treat. The event was held at the corner of Abbott Kinney and Venice Blvd., a scant few blocks from the beach in Venice. Two different bars were set up pouring an assortment of tequila cocktails, while the centerpiece bar, Don Julio’s classic Airstream Speakeasy, poured drinks ranging from a delicious Agua Fresca to an excellent cocktail with tequila, coffee and Mexican chocolate. Meanwhile, Guerrilla Tacos served a delicious Hamachi and Uni Taco.  It was a great way to ring in the upcoming holiday!

Two guests enjoying tacos. Photo by Ed Simon for The Los Angeles Beat.

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Ed Simon

About Ed Simon

Ed is a native of Los Angeles who loves food and food cultures. Whether he's looking for the best ceviche in Colombia, the best poke in Hawaii, the best tequila in Jalisco or the best Taiwanese Beef Roll in Los Angeles, it's all good food! He also loves a good drink. He's had Mai Tais in Hawaii, Bourbon in Kentucky, Tequila in Mexico and Rum in Jamaica. His wine escapades have taken him to Napa, Sonoma, the Willamette Valley and the Santa Ynez Valley. And he's had beer all over the world! Music is another of Ed's passion, writing and interviewing many classic rock, rock and blues musicians. Getting the great stories of road experiences from them is a particular delight. Traveling also fits in with Ed's writing, exploring all over to find the most interesting places to visit, even in out of the way areas.
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