This Saturday Taste of Mexico will celebrate regional cuisine at La Plaza De Las Culturas y Artes, the square adjacent to Olvera Street. Taste of Mexico consists of 2 events, the Farmers Market Family Picnic from 12pm – 4pm followed by Dinner, Drinks and Dancing from 7pm – 11pm.
Sample food from some of the best Mexican restaurants in LA, like La Monarca Bakery, Guelaguetza, Las Maravillas de Hidalgo, El Coraloense C/O Leonardo’s Ceviche Co, Compañía de Café, Mexicali Taco & Co, Casa Oaxaca Culver City, Ceviche Project, Torta Company, Mariscos Jalisco Mexikosher Candela Taco Bar and Lounge Colonia Taco Lounge and Loteria Grill.
The Farmers Market Family Picnic is a daytime cookout that highlights the “fresh and seasonal flavors of LA’s Mexican cuisine.” Besides unlimited food tastings from participating restaurants, you can anticipate churros, fruit carts, a michelada beer garden by Montejo, Guelaguetza’s Miche Mobil, a fresh cocktail bar by Centenario Tequila, and live entertainment by cumbia DJ collective Dinamita. Entry includes cooking demos and the farmers market. A few of the vendors booked for the farmers market are Las Palmas and Tampico Spice. All for only $35.00. All ages welcome.
Dinner and Cocktails includes unlimited food tastings from participating restaurants and sponsors, a Tequila tent, Michelada Garden and Beer Garden. There will also be a mezcaleria installation by Ilegal Mezcal. Live Entertainment will be provided by local funky 80’s style cumbia group A Poco No! They are stronger than Hercules. 21+ event. $55.00
Taste of Mexico was founded by 5 of LA’s top Mexican restaurateurs, including LA Beat favorite, Bricia Lopez of Guelaguetza Restaurant. It was established “with the purpose of embodying, enhancing and promoting the authentic ingredients, flavors and traditions of Mexico’s cuisine.”