Taco Wars 2024 returns: Bigger, bolder, more epic

Taco Wars 2024 - Shreveport, Louisiana

Get ready to experience a bigger, bolder, and more epic year of Taco Wars, the region’s largest taco and salsa festival! Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 27th from 12pm to 8pm outside the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium for a celebration of Latino food and culture.

About Taco Wars 2024

Presented by the Prize Foundation, Modelo and Maestro Dobel, Taco Wars will see 14 competing taquerias from Northwest Louisiana and East Texas, an expanded Kid’s Area and live music from Los Rancheritos and mariachi band, Los Reyes de Mexico. The taquerias will battle it out for the coveted Golden Taco (Best Taco) and the Golden Molcajete (Best Salsa). A panel of celebrity judges will determine the Best Taco winner, and attendees of the festival will be able to sample salsas for free and vote to help crown the Best Salsa winner.

“You had me at tacos and tequila” said Gregory Kallenberg, Executive Director of the Prize Foundation and Founder of Taco Wars. “We are so excited and honored to help celebrate Latino culture at one of the most amazing Latino food, music and cultural events in the country. Cheers to everyone coming down to Taco Wars 2024!”

The festival is free to enter and open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to indulge in the best tacos and salsa in the area, enjoy live musical performances and soak in the vibrant, family-friendly atmosphere, including a kids’ area with free activities. There will also be tequila tastings, margaritas and non-alcoholic beverages as well as sweet treats to finish off the day. A VIP experience will also be available for purchase.

Taco Wars is a great way for taco lovers to try new taquerias in the area and to support them. 90% of all food sales go directly back to the participating taquerias and food vendors. Last year, Taco Wars paid out over $80,000 to its participating taquerias and vendors, all independent small businesses.

Taco Wars 2024 - Shreveport, Louisiana

Participating taquerias

Participating Taquerias for 2024 include:

  • Mi Mercadito
  • El Novillo
  • Taqueria El Eden
  • Taqueria San Miguel
  • Ramirez Mexican Restaurant
  • Tamalocos
  • Taqueria Mi Palmar
  • Mi Meza Latin Cuisine
  • Taqueria Flores
  • Nicky’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Taqueria La Reyna Del Sur
  • Taqueria Tierra Santa
  • La Potranca
  • La Villa Taqueria

Visit www.latacowars.com for more information and to sign up to volunteer for the event.

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Paul Savage, Jr.

Paul Savage, Jr. is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and is the owner, founder, & designer of Savage Creative Solutions. Savage Creative Solutions is a full-service, integrated marketing agency headquartered in Shreveport, LA with a growing national footprint across multiple industries. Savage is a local marketing and communication professional, entrepreneur, and accomplished author. His debut memoir, "Diary of A Testicular Cancer Survivor," has been featured on Amazon's best-seller list.

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