5th annual Tampa Taco Fest returns to Al Lopez Park this February

Tickets for this popular foodie festival are on sale now.

click to enlarge 5th annual Tampa Taco Fest returns to Al Lopez Park this February
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Get those Tums, Pepto Bismol and wet wipes ready, because the Tampa Taco Fest is making its yearly pilgrimage to Al Lopez Park.

Taking place on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023 at 4810 N Himes Ave. in Tampa, this popular food festival is back for another year of endless tacos, stiff margaritas, family-friendly activities and live entertainment.

2023's rendition runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is kid and pet friendly, as usual. 

Although the full list of participating vendors for Tampa Taco Fest have not yet been released, a few local restaurants and taquerias we might be able to expect at next year's event include Los Chapos Tacos, Jimmy's Tacos, Loli's Mexican Cravings, Total Tacos and Los Tacos Mariachis.

Guests can expect a wide spread of tacos, of course—from quesabirria and al pastor to carne asada, chicken, seafood and more.  Several vendors will also be slinging sides like elote and rice and beans, in addition to margaritas,  cerveza and aguas frescas to help wash down your meaty feast.

Tickets are on sale now via tickeri.com, starting at $7 for general admission and $40 for VIP passes. VIP tickets come with two cocktails from an exclusive bar, access to a private tent, as well as two tacos, chips and salsa.  According to the event's website, day-of general admission tickets will be available for $12 at the gate.

Kids under the age of 12 can attend 2023's Tampa Taco Fest for free.

For the latest information on this popular foodie event, head to its website 813tacofest.com or keep up with its Facebook page, which typically hosts a free ticket giveaway as the festival nears closer.