The Montreal Old Port Is Hosting A 3-Day Taco Fest This Summer

The website promises cocktails too.🌮

Senior Editor
The Montreal Old Port on a summer day. Right: A fish taco with tomatoes, lettuce and lime wedges.

The Montreal Old Port on a summer day. Right: A fish taco with tomatoes, lettuce and lime wedges.

Practice your double-fisting. Taco Fest is returning to the Montreal Old Port this summer — one of the many food and cultural events coming back to the sprawling waterside attraction. The festival website describes the three-day event as a celebration "all things Mexican alongside Montreal's most celebrated chefs."

It also promises 150 taco variations, specialty cocktails, live performances and games.

At the time of writing, an official announcement from the festival about the 2023 edition is still forthcoming. It hasn't even confirmed dates. But the Old Port of Montréal Corporation has at least confirmed it is indeed part of its summer program.

Taco Fest is one of a few foodie events slated to hit the city this summer. Also making a return is Poutinefest, a gathering of food trucks, each with a different take on the classic Quebec dish (think poutine topped with general tao chicken and pulled pork).

A Taste of the Caribbean, the Montreal Streetfood Festival and a "special edition" of the food truck festival Les Premiers Vendredis are on the Old Port summer program.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

Thomas MacDonald
Senior Editor
Thomas is MTL Blog's Senior Editor. He lives in Saint-Henri and loves it so much that he named his cat after it. On weekdays, he's publishing stories, editing and helping to manage MTL Blog's team of amazing writers. His beats include the STM, provincial and municipal politics and Céline Dion. On weekends, you might run into him brunching at Greenspot, walking along the Lachine Canal or walking Henri the cat in Parc Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier.