Tweat Up returns this March with Taco Wars, the annual taco competition that pits eight top chefs against each other to battle it out for the title of Britain’s Best Taco. Taking place on 29th March at street food stronghold Hawker House, ticketholders will get the chance to sample eight tasty tacos, each created specially for the event, before choosing which trader will take home The Cuervo Cup and a £2,000 cash prize.
The £35 ticket includes; eight great tacos, a festival-sized pint of Pomegranate Margarita, a beer and an ice cream taco from sweet treat specialists Sorbitium. Starting at noon, taco-tasting goes on until 5pm, with the winner announced at 6pm, meaning plenty of time to make the rounds and decide your winner.
Last year’s winners Luardos, who vanquished the competition with their beer battered king prawn taco, will be back to defend their crown, competing alongside Street Feast veterans Breddos Tacos, authentic Mexico City traders Santo Remedio, Kimchinary with their Korean/LA fusion tacos, B.O.B’s Lobster with fresh tuna tacos, Rita’s Deep South tacos and many more….
Throughout the day Rotary Bar and Jose Cuervo will be serving up pint-sized classic Mexican cocktails including Pomegranate Margaritas, Blood Orange Margaritas, Palomas and El Diablos as well as Tamarind and Chilli Frozen Margaritas from the Cuervo Frozen Margarita Machine and of course the infamous Chilliback (a shot of tequila chased with a shot of Breddos pickled habanero juice). From 6pm ‘til Midnight, a dedicated Tequila Bar will open, with a selection of top tequila cocktails, including the whole Jose Cuervo portfolio, mixed by Milk & Honey bartenders and Cuervo’s Gabriela Mondaca.
After the competition, doors will open at 6pm for the last ever Hawker House, where anyone who missed out on Taco Wars tickets (last year the first round sold out within a few hours) can sample the eight contenders, alongside street food from some of the best Street Feast traders Yum Bun, Rola Wala, Breddos Slider Bar and Street Vin. Tickets to the Hawker House closing party are £3 per person on the door, with Taco Wars ticketholders gaining free entry.
May the sauce be with you…
12 noon until 6pm
38-50 Pritchard’s Road
London E2 9AP
Tickets: £35 per person, which include: eight tacos, one beer, a festival-sized pint of pomegranate margarita and an ice cream taco, as well as entry to Hawker House closing party (6pm-midnight, £3 on the door for non-Taco Wars ticket holders)
Tickets go on sale Tuesday 11th March at noon.
Tickets available here
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Watch last year’s antics here