Montreal is a foodie paradise, no matter what some people may think. That's why the city is host to so many celebrations of gastronomy. Festivals dedicated to the cuisines of Montreal's diverse communities are especially popular as they showcase the many culinary institutions that already call the city home.

El Mercado Del Taco is one of the most anticipated. After the phenomenal success of its inaugural edition last year, the Taco Fest is set to return in the summer of 2019.

"Approximately 2,500 people joined us last year, which is why we are making it bigger and better in 2019!" the event website reads.

"The Mercado del Taco Festival is an event that celebrates authentic Mexican food, introducing the culture to the Montreal food lovers!"

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"Delicious food and live entertainment make for a day of festivities filled with joy and satisfaction! Come join us in 2019 and enjoy all that the Mercado de Taco has to offer!"

It's not just a celebration of Mexican cuisine, however. The taqueria with the festival-favourite dish will be awarded the coveted Taco of the Year Award!

This year, in addition to food, "there will also be and Oyster Bar, churros and traditional Mexican beverages such as Margaritas and Banderas!" YUM!!!

At the center of the festival will be a wrestling ring where Mexican luchadores will show down in front of spectators.

Just take a look at some of the festivities from the 2018 edition!

And the TACOS and CHURROS:

El Mercado Del Taco will go down on September 8th, 2019 at L'Espace Canal!

Stay tuned to the festival website and Facebook page for forthcoming details!

Happy eating (and drinking and dancing)!


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