Last week, we teased you loyal readers about just what would be going down at the opening night of the Delicious Food Show, but we kept hush hush on the dirty little details about the Taco Wars… until now. We’re ready to tell you the four best reasons for why this Friday’s opening night Fiesta Delicioso will be the hottest and most exciting place to be.
Four of Toronto’s best purveyors of fine Mexican and Spanish eats will be battling for your favour in Taco Wars, and this year will be a very stiff competition! After all, it’s no secret that Toronto has undergone a Latin-American/Mexican/Spanish revolution these past few months, and here at the DFS, we can see what the Most Glorious Toronto Taco Regime has to offer! These restaurants are all keeping quiet on what exactly they will be serving up – but with the calibre of these guys, we’re nothing short of excited…
Ole Ole Restaurant and Tequila Wine Bar
We proudly announced that one of our new favourite Mexican and Spanish restaurants will be at the View the Vibe Food + Drink Lounge this weekend. We know what Ole Ole has planned for us (and we’re not telling!), but their famous Mexican cuisine only has us excited for what’s coming at the Wars! After all, this is the place where we can get mouthwatering Tacos Los Cabos, with coriander corn tortilla, fried shrimp, pickled coleslaw, serrano peppers, and garlic lemon mayo!
El Catrin is one of our favourite places to sit down and just chill: the vibe (as we viewed it) was probably one of the hardest to leave last time we were there. While the Mexican Revolution here in Toronto has seen a lot of return to tradition, El Catrin is blazing trails into the wild, taco unknown! If El Catrin’s submission to Taco Wars is anything like their Tacos Sudados (Morita chili beef stew, pork crackling, onion, cilantro, all steamed in banana leaf), then they are easily a front runner!
Every competition needs a wildcard, that unpredictable outlier who can’t be pegged down. For Taco Wars, this has got to be Rock Lobster. (Though… labelling Matt Pettit as a wildcard after what he’s proven is a bit malformed. But we digress!) This cult favourite is most famous for putting lobster in everything, including the most photogenic drink in Toronto: the Lobster Caesar. We can safely assume that their tacos will have lobster, but beyond that, we are at a loss for what to expect!
Fidel Gastro’s Food Truck is probably one of Toronto’s most famous movable restaurants, or, as they like to call themselves: Rebels Without a Kitchen. The truck made a name for itself with delicious and hearty sandwiches, like their La Senorita Turkey Chili Sandwich, but also their Pad Thai fries, which must be eaten to be believed. We’ll see what they come up with for Taco Wars, having a fairly diverse menu, but whatever they concoct, we’d probably want more!
And be sure to come by View the Vibe’s Food + Drink Lounge this weekend at the DFS, where you can sample even more treats from Toronto’s hottest restaurants. After all, man cannot live on tacos alone!