The Hottest Fiesta of the Year
 
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The FIESTA-VAL EXPERIENCE

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CHOW DOWN

From classic to wild, savory to sweet, devour the best tacos and Mexican-inspired dishes from your favorite local chefs.

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SIP unlimited DRinks

Unlimited booze? Yes. Please. Party down with cold beer and cool cocktails from masters of mixology.

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fiesta the day away

In between bites and sips, compete in a pinata hitting contest, show off your limbo and hula hooping skills, bob for churros, and more. 

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Look Who's Coming

RESTAURANTS & CHEFS

Awesome local restaurants are bringing their best tacos and Mexican-inspired dishes. Check back soon! More are being announced.

Queens Bully

Queens Bully (short for Boulevard) was born out of a mutual love for their neighborhood, culture, and ethnicities. It has inspired their menu which features beloved barbecue foods from around the world

cantina royal

One of the best kept secrets in Williamsburg, Cantina Royal serves up Chef Julio MM's unique vision of Mexican cuisine 

Empanada Papa

Providing a complex approach to traditional Latin American cuisine, Empanada Papa serves up Latin street fare by incorporating classic French techniques with hints of American influences

Bona Bona Ice Cream 

Chef Nick Di Bona's line of restaurant crafted ice creams, Bona Bona is an evolving collection of delicious, imaginative flavors 

Tortilleria Nixtamal

 Beginning with a heartfelt, stomach-led desire, and a simple (yet brilliant) idea. Tortilleria Nixtamal makes the best, 100% fresh,  corn tortillas and home-style Mexican food New York City has to offer

midnights

Midnights is a concept that embodies its founder's, Devin Schuck and Raffaello Van Couten, two long time co-workers, friends and residents of Williamsburg, love for delicious food, cocktails and nightlife

Dos Caminos

Dos Caminos brings the vibrant spirit of Mexico City to New York City. Serving authentic and upscale Mexican cuisine, “Dos” has single-handedly redefined Mexican for Americans

Trestle Astoria 

If you’re looking to relax, eat, and drink while being taken care of by staff who are dedicated to making you feel right at home, Trestle should be your next stop!

zengo

An artful blend of Asian-Latin styles & flavors by Chef Richard Sandoval

The Deep End

Bar/restaurant/event space serving up great food and even better vibes

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Osvaldo

We serve fresh tacos, crafted with love. Osvaldo seeks to create gourmet Mexican food experience, that is both healthy and accessible

zen taco

Inspired by the flavors of Latin America and Asia, ZenTaco is a place where flavors you know and love come together in a bold, unique, and delicious way

ag kitchen

As one of the chef creators of the Nuevo Latino cooking movement, Alex Garcia excels in bringing creativity a to kitchens and providing festive, crowd-pleasing restaurants

Eddie's churros

The best way to enjoy a churro is while they are piping hot. Our customers enjoy watching us create these delectable delights from start to finish right before their eyes. So so good

Rib in a Cup

RIB IN A CUP was founded one hungry evening long ago on a campsite in Delaware. There we stood: one rack of ribs, no utensils. However, we did have plenty of cups

 
 

Bars, Beers & Mixology Masters

Check back soon! Many more will be announced soon. 

La Biblioteca 

The catalogue at La Biblioteca features 400 bottles, the works of famed haciendas, small batch distillers and artisanal producers.

Queens Bully

Craft Cocktails ~ Gastropub ~ Craft Beer ~ BBQ ~ Brunch Life ~ Taco Tuesday ~ Good Vibes

midnights

A lively cocktail bar with seasonal garden and cafe seating, late-night food and DJ curated music.

Monk McGinns

Don't miss this cocktail bar & kitchen coming to TriBeCa very soon!

boticarios

The name of this East Village watering hole comes from the Spanish word for chemist. Though bartenders aren’t mixing up home remedies, they’re certainly dishing out complex cocktails

The Wayland

The Wayland is everything you look for in a bar; a relaxed environment with friendly and welcoming staff, delicious food, drinks all night, and great live music

HandCraft Kitchen & Cocktails

Step through our doors and get a feel for an earlier time on the Lower East Side when things were handcrafted with pride and restaurants made all their food and drink from scratch

 

 

The Judging Panel

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Jillian Anthony

Jillian Anthony (@jillathrilla) is a journalist in New York City. She is the editor of Time Out New York (print and digital) and author of the sex and dating column Let Us Sex-plain, as well as a speaker and panelist who regularly appears on NBC News. Her work has been published at Conde Nast Traveler, CNNMoney, Manhattan magazine, Los Angeles magazine, GOOD magazine, USAToday and other websites and publications. Jillian ran NYC's favorite dating column, The Undateables, in 2016, and she once got her septum pierced on Facebook Live.

 
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Christina Izzo

Christina is the Features Editor at Rachael Ray Every Day, covering all things food, lifestyle and culture. Formerly, she was the Eating and Drinking editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York. When she’s not eating tacos, she’s…actually, never mind, she’s pretty much always eating tacos.

 
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Dara Pollak

Dara is a born and raised New Yorker: Queens is her hometown, Manhattan is her playground, and Brooklyn is where she eats and sleeps. A lot. She graduated from FIT with a degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications, but eventually realized that her passion for fashion was not as strong as her passion for bacon. The Skinny Pig is a local NYC food blog born in 2008, and her Instagram @skinnypignyc has 85K+ followers covering recipes, travel, and restaurant reviews.

 

Partners

 
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WE LOVE LOCAL

 


We hand pick the best restaurants and cocktail bars in the city, resulting in a truly local festival. Thousands of New Yorkers and small businesses come together to celebrate the best of the Big Apple. Join us!

 
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ticket types

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Includes unlimited beer, cocktails, and 4 taco tokens (redeemable for any $3 taco or dish).

Choose from 3 Sessions:
11:30am-2pm, 3:30-6pm, 7:30-10pm

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Everything included in GA plus...

Gain access to the festival 30 minutes early to beat the line and score first dibs on your favorite dishes.

Choose from 3 Sessions:
11:00am-2pm, 3:00-6pm,7:00-10pm

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Everything included in GA plus...

Gain access to the festival 30 minutes early, enjoy exclusive neat liquor tastings, and indulge with 2 additional taco tokens (redeemable for any $3 taco or dish).

Choose from 3 Sessions:
11:00am-2pm, 3:00-6pm,7:00-10pm

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