Several months ago when Colorado was still seeing snowfalls just about every weekend, a LivingSocial deal for a taco festival sounded like just about the best thing imaginable.
I bought the deal and proceeded to forget all about it until a few days ago when an email informed me I had two tickets to the Denver Taco Festival on Saturday, June 28. I was feeling lazy, but luckily the husband wasn't. He dragged me out there, and I'm so glad he did. After writing all morning, the fresh air, tacos, lucha libre and lots and lots of chihuahuas were just what I needed.
By the way, it's still going on today from Noon to 6 p.m. if you get a chance to go!
The festival is set up on Larimer Street between 32nd and 34th streets. RiNo's pretty quiet and industrial, so there was plenty of parking to be found a few blocks from the festival.
It might be a small festival, but once we got inside, we found the streets just packed with food trucks (some I recognized from Denver's Civic Center Eats Rodeo and others that were totally new to me.)
We went for Chivi's Tacos (see above), which were some of the cheapest and most basic, traditional tacos. We got a plate of four tacos for $6 with marinated pork (adobada), carne asada, tongue (lengua) and Mexican chorizo. The tiny little tacos came in one tortilla, with just the right amount of fillings and a sprinkling of onions and cilantro. Husband liked the chorizo the best; my favorite was the marinated pork