Los Angeles First Taco Festival Sunday
Thousands of people are expected at the first annual LA Taco Festival where they’ll enjoy the best flavors Los Angeles has to offer – all to benefit non-profit organization serving homeless youth in Boyle Heights and East L.A.
LOS ANGELES (June 24, 2011) – This Sunday will mark the inaugural L.A. Taco and Music festival at famed Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights. This event will run from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and offer a number of variations on L.A.’s favorite Mexican cuisine, as well as live musical performances, including Mariachi, and arts & crafts and clowns for the children.
Tacos of all types will be offered, including carne asada, carnitas, pastor, birria, fish, shrimp and more. Mexican musical sensation Jenni Rivera is one of the featured taco truck artisans with her Tacos La Gran Senora truck scheduled to serve up delicious tacos.
All proceeds from the First Annual L.A. Taco Festival will benefit Jovenes, Inc. (Youth, Inc.), whose mission is to bring opportunities to at-risk populations in Boyle Heights and East LA. Jovenes, Inc. fulfills that mission by providing housing and supportive services to youth between the ages of 18-24 who are experiencing homelessness.
Who: State Senator Kevin De Leon; Andrea Marchetti, Jovenes, Inc.; El Tepeyac Café; La Barca Restaurant; Tacos el Gallito; Tacos La Gran Senora, and others.
What: First Annual L.A. Taco Festival
When: Sunday, June 26, 2011, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: Mariachi Plaza/First Street and Boyle Ave., Los Angeles, 90033