LAS CRUCES—After premiering before a huge crowd last year, El Sombrero Patio Café is hosting the Second Annual Taco Eating Contest at the Plaza de Las Cruces in downtown Las Cruces again on Tuesday, June 11. This free event takes place from 6 pm through 10 pm and will feature live music, performances, and the popular taco eating contest.
“We’re so excited to bring this event back to the Plaza de Las Cruces,” said Patricia Crawley, owner of El Sombrero Patio Café. “Last year’s taco-eating champion Chase Paul will be back to defend his title, so we are encouraging people to register to be chosen for the contest.” Taco lovers can register at El Sombrero Patio Café at 363 Espina Street starting May 15, and participants will be chosen from those that register. “It’s going to be so much fun again,” promises Crawley.
Positioned as the ultimate Taco Tuesday celebration, the Taco Eating Contest provides unlimited tacos to entrants to eat in a limited amount of time. When the time is up, the person that ate the most tacos will be proclaimed the Taco King (or Queen) of Las Cruces, and will win a year’s supply of tasty El Sombrero tacos, a cash prize, a trophy and other prizes.
The Taco Eating Contest is fun for the whole family, with vendors, food trucks, and a beer tent on site providing cold brew and margaritas. Anyone purchasing tacos will be entered to win a full range of door prizes, from El Sombrero gift certificates, T-shirts, ice chests, and so much more. Entertainment will run throughout the evening, with Sal & Maricachi Alma de Jalisco opening the event, followed by a demonstration by Luchador wrestlers. Then, the taco eating contest will take place, followed by Diamantes del Valle Ballet Folklorico and another wrestling demonstration.
The Second Annual El Sombrero Patio Café Taco Eating Contest is free to the public and free to enter to be chosen as a taco-eating contestant. El Sombrero Patio Café has been a local tradition in Mexican food since 1956 and is a proud member of the local community. To register or learn more details, visit El Sombrero Patio Café at 363 Espina Street in Las Cruces.
(For additional information, contact Event Planner Staci Mays @ 575-642-8338)