By Joe Nelson

Media Contact:  Tim Young, 805-402-3627 or

San Diego, CA – May 14, 2018 – San Diego Taco Fest – San Diego’s largest one-day Taco Festival is set to kick off this Saturday at Waterfront Park. San Diegans will now have the chance to enjoy the best tacos local restaurants have to offer.

Taking place at Waterfront Park on May 19, San Diego’s Largest Taco Festival will feature more than 30 of San Diego’s best taco restaurants, a fun lineup of local and national concert acts, live Lucha Libre wrestling matches, a Chihuahua beauty pageant and races, and interactive experiences. New to this year’s action-packed day will be the Milagro Cantina – a Margarita Bar serving hand-crafted margaritas while a DJ provides entertainment under the Marg Tent. San Diego Taco Fest is open to anyone ages 21 and up.

“San Diego is home to some of the best tacos on this planet but the hardest part is deciding where to eat,” said Tim Young one of the Taco Fest Organizers. “We decided why not bring all the best restaurants all together to enjoy a day of fun-filled with tacos, great beer and awesome music. There’s nothing better in my mind.”

San Diego Taco Fest sold out in 2016 and 2017, collectively entertaining more than 19,000 fans who have consumed more than 60,000 tacos. VIP is sold outand General Admission tickets are expected to sell out at some point on Saturday. Advance tickets are $30 and day of tickets are $35 while supplies last.

Event Details
May 19
Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego
11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
21+ event

Concert entertainment includes:
Salt-N-Pepa with Spinderella
 - Widely known as the group responsible for changing hip-hop, Salt-N-Pepa and DJ Spinderella will headline the Taco Fest lineup. The Grammy Award winners will perform their most well-known chart-topping hits.
Bulevar Descarga – Born out of San Diego and Tijuana, Bulevar Descarga will deliver Big Banda music including Latin, Jazz, Funk, Boleros, and Flamenco.
Flashpants – Bringing the hits of the ‘80s, Flashpants will deliver high-energy dance music that will blow your mind. They perform more than 200 shows per year.
One Drop Redemption – One Drop Redemption is the 'Premiere' Bob Marley & the Wailers Tribute show.  Their all-star lineup of reggae musicians tour the country playing crowd favorites from Marley’s long list of iconic songs.
Los Sleepwalkers – Boasting a huge following, this San Diego-based band is always ready to throw down some original Chicano Roots/Rockabilly/Cumbiabilly for your dancing pleasure.
Chill Clinton – This SD native band is on the rise and will feature an electrifying take on hip hop that showcases beatbox grooves, street-smart lyrics, gritty guitar riffs and spacey synth sounds.
D-Rock – San Diego’s own DJ D-Rock will kick off San Diego Taco Fest spinning records for a live music mix. D-Rock, who is also the Morning Show Producer on Z90.3, has shared the stage with Janet Jackson and Busta Rhymes to name a few.
Mariachi Real de San Diego – The number-one Mariachi band in San Diego since 1978 will be greeting taco fans at the entrance and roaming Waterfront Park sharing their traditional music.

When In Doubt Dial It Out Restaurant Row Presented by San Diego CityBeat will consist of a mix of the best taco-centric establishments from the San Diego region.  Restaurants will offer their signature tacos with prices starting at $2. Participating restaurants can be found here.

Lucha Libre Wrestling Presented by Sycuan Casino will take place throughout the day between band performances.  Baja Stars, a Tijuana based pro wrestling organization founded in 1988, will organize and conduct the matches.

Returning to this year’s Taco Fest is the wildly popular Chihuahua dog races and beauty pageant. Taco Fest has again partnered with Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego to help with their adoptions.

Tickets are available online at General Admission includes entrance to the festival and all the amazing entertainment. Tacos and beverages are an additional cost.

VIP SOLD OUT include beverages, taco bar, private restrooms and front row access to the concerts.
Website –

San Diego Taco Fest was developed by Southport Marketing in partnership with Local Media San Diego, LLC (91X, Magic 92.5 and Z90) and Westward Entertainment.


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