Tonight El Tejano in North Hollywood will host Tequila Cazadores’ 1st Tortilla Awards from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. World-class chef and television personality Aarón Sanchez will emcee the evening. Contestants will be judged on their tortillas, tacos and how well the dish pairs with a cocktail. The winner will be crowned the best tortilla maker in the city, and take home the prized Golden Taco trophy. The Tortilla Awards is a nationwide competition, and will be moving on to Chicago and Austin after tonight’s event.
Tonight’s contestants include Fernando Cesar Ibarra Villagomez of La Tostaderia in DTLA, Juan J.Sanjuan III of Gloria’s Restaurant in Huntington Park, Rocio Camacho of La Dios de Moles in Paramount, Mario Medina of The Main Course Restaurant in Ramona, and Francisco “Paco” Perez of Aqui es Texcoco in Chula Vista.
Come cheer on your favorite taqueria while enjoying samples of the tacos and Tequila Cazadores cocktails. There is no entry fee and the competition is open to the public. Guests just need to RSVP here!