LA Weekly may own the rights to Tacolandia but the greatest taco festival on earth will no longer be taking place: at least not with Bill Esparza involved. Yesterday, Esparza, who is responsible for curating Tacolandia for LA Weekly, announced on Twitter that he is pulling the plug on LA’s beloved mega-taco festival. Tacolandia brought the masses to El Pueblo de Los Angeles for some of the best taqueros and vendors from Southern California, Mexico and beyond. RIP Tacolandia (2013-2017), it was an honor and privilege to have served as juez alongside mentors, chingones and chingonas at the 5th annual – now, last real Tacolandia.
Cynthia Rebolledo covers anything and everything food, culture and spirits.