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Tacolandia 2017 is coming!

Tacolandia

Dear Diary,

I am so excited Tacolandia is coming back! If you missed the past 4 years of awesome taco adventures with the L.A. Weekly and Tacolandia, then don’t miss the fifth annual gourmet taco festival. It’s coming back to the downtown’s El Pueblo de Los Angeles on Saturday, June 17 from 3 – 7 p.m.

The event will feature more than 120 taquerias curated by the World’s First Tacorazzo, Bill Esparza.

Use my TACODIARIES promo code and get your tickets early because the VIP experience has already sold out!  Follow this link ticketf.ly/2o6FGNP and I’ll see you at the taco fest!

De nada!

  • Claudia
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Té Para Tres con Tacos

Dear Diary,

This past Taco Tuesday, I enjoyed myself more than usual thanks to #VidaLexus & my former work buddy, Pili Montilla… the charming TV host of Té Para Tres.

We celebrated the season finale with a concert series featuring LA’s finest… Ozomatli and company.  When I say company, I mean.. Grammy winners La Santa Cecilia, los enmascarados desmadrozos de la cumbia El Conjunto Nueva Ola, the 1st lady of Los Angeles Alternative music María del Pilar, The Songbirds singer Erica Canales and celebrities like Justin Baldoni from the Golden Globe award winning show “Jane the Virgin”. I got to take a photo with Justin, but the music was so loud, I failed to mention how much I value his efforts to help the people of Skidrow.  For more information please click here or follow him on Instagram @JustinBaldoni.

I was having such a good time, I threw myself into the crowd while shooting and left my heart and soul on the dance floor.  Luckily, Carlos Santos was there to break my fall, and I was able to walk gracefully out of the event.

The night wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t enjoy a taco or 2 on my way home.  I made a quick stop at Leo’s Tacos on La Brea & Venice Blvd to help me heal my ankles.

It really was a blast to see so many familiar faces from my LATV days.

Hopefully next time gravity will be kind.  Enjoy the shots!

xoxo,

Claudia

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Tacos and Beer 5K Festival

Workout, eat and drink! I love it.

Workout, eat and drink! I love it.

Dear Diary,

Life is good when you can enjoy the finer things in life;  tacos, beer and fresh air.  I haven’t been this excited since my mothers last green mole!

Here’s the deal:  The event is being held Saturday August 15th at the LA Waterfront in San Pedro.  The highlight of the event is, you guessed it… 2 Tacos, a Beer (21+), shirt, medallion, costume contest and a party that includes a mechanical bull and hopefully a Donald Trump piñata.  Prices increase as we get closer to the race, so save your money and buy it today for $35 on GroupOn.  The taco gods have spoken.

Thank taco heavens for tacos and beer!  See you at the finish line!

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Tacolandia is SOLD OUT!

SOLDOUT

Dear Diary,

Tacolandia is coming soon and it’s officially SOLD OUT!  The delicious taco fest that started 2 years ago has and exciting selection of more than 80 of the best taco creators curated by el mero mero pachanguero Bill Esparza from LA Weekly.

It’s all happening, Saturday June 6th from 3pm-8pm at El Pueblo de Los Angeles with LIVE mariachi music, cocktails and every taco you can imagine.  You must be over 21 to relish!  Taco lovers please #tacodiaries to share photos with us!  ENJOY

PS: Watch out for the #tacologist judge Patricia Lopez, she likes it hot!

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Vista L.A. & tacologist Patricia Lopez share their favorite tacos in L.A.

Dear Diary,

I am so happy to hear and see my dear friend Patricia LopezVista L.A. recently visited El Taco Nazo, one of our best rated taco spots in Los Angeles.  Now enjoy this video of them visiting their favorite taco places, discover more about our city, it’s tacos and the tacologist up to no good.  #InvitaCabrona

Taco Destinations in this post:

Follow Patricia via twitter for more: @patylonglegs

Follow me @tacodiaries

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909 Edition

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This weekend I enjoyed my baby tacos de la tortillera Flor De Mano in Fontana. A tortilleria is in fact a tortilla factory. My pleasure was 2 de asada & 1 de Al Pastor. Both were yum, the better was Al Pastor.

Yesterday I enjoyed the Chile Relleno Burrito (off menu), at the family run Kisco de Rialto. Followed immediately by delicious brews at the Hangar 24 in Redlands were we had the wedding pre-party.

Tonight we celebrate our friends wedding and yummy things to follow tomorrow as we go back to Redlands for Philipino Tacos at Sporkjam!

Reporting from the Jacuzzi. Amor y Paz!

Claudia

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Taco Diaries goes live from Danny’s Tacos

Dear Diary,

Last night I had so much fun at the Calle 13 show, I continued the party with some of my favorite tacos.  I asked my friends to send me their favorite taco joints and shared tickets and one of my favorite places in Downtown Los Angeles.  Danny’s Tacos is a taco truck located on the corner of Grand Avenue and Olympic Boulevard, across from the Shell Gas Station.

My friends enjoyed asada and al pastor burritos while I ate my favorite tacos: asada, al pastor and chorizo. I love this place because they make handmade tortillas and they make a spicy green tomato salsa. I love salsas with tomatillos, tangy and spicy mmm… I also love love love that they fry serrano chiles and onions for that extra kick. Patricia and Milton were working the truck and did not reveal any culinary secrets but they did mention that their style of cooking originates from the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico.

Enjoy the video, it was shot live with the help of my sister Ale.  Thanks Ale.

This is the first of many Taco Diaries on video, so please follow Taco Diaries on Qik  for live webcasts or subscribe to Taco Diaries on Youtube.

And please keep suggesting tacos, I’m always hungry.

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