In the September 2018 issue of D Magazine, we published freelance writer José R. Ralat’s love opus, which begins with the words, “If you’ve ever wanted to look into the face of God, eat a taco.”
We called the piece Dallas Is A Taco City and proved our claim through the 37 picks from Ralat, who has become the be-all-and-end-all of connoisseurship of all things that land atop a tortilla, whether flour or masa, hand-patted or not, festooned with creepy-crawlies or fried. Ralat also happens to be the mastermind of Taco Libre, which will unroll its fifth iteration next Saturday, April 27 at the Dallas Farmers Market in all its extravagant, taco-juggling, luchador-watching madness.
A few highlights this year: the line-up will include the greatest number of vegan and vegetarian options to date. Look for live mariachi music (Mariachi Sol Azteca) and a Selena tribute band, Bidi Bidi Banda. And a new tradition: a “Game of Tacos” judging, with awards for best salsa, best tortilla, best overall taco, and best WTF taco.
The list of vendors bringing their best taco game includes Café Momentum, El Come, Revolver Taco Lounge, Trompo, José (that’s chef Anastasia Quinones), Resident Taqueria, Casa Komali, as well as Rise Above Elotes Cart for sides and Encanto Pops and others for sweet fare.
Where: Dallas Farmers Market
When: April 27, 3-10pm
General admission: $17, VIP $55 for early entry at 2pm
Go here for tickets.