Who has the best tacos? Austin and San Antonio face off in ‘Taco Rumble’

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Call it an epic Taco Tuesday — on a Thursday. The San Antonio Food and Wine Alliance (SAFWA) and H-E-B are putting restaurants to the test in the inaugural “Taco Rumble.”

SAFWA has the lineup ready to go.

Austin

  • Asador (Chef Joe Becerra)
  • Austin Taco Mafia (Chef Luis “Beto” Robledo of Cuantos Tacos, Chef Anthony Pratto of Discada, Chef Edgar Rico of Nixta Taqueria, & Chef Gerardo Guerrero of La Tunita 512)
  • Carnitas El Guero (Chef Gustavo Reyes)
  • Eldorado Café (Chef Joel Fried)
  • Paprika (Chef Margarito Pérez)
  • R19 Taqueria (Chef Christopher Haydostian)
  • Texsueño (Chef Brandon Martin)
  • Trill Foods (Chef Nick Belloni)

San Antonio

  • ¡Bucho! Tejano Street Fare (Chefs Gino Vidal & Jerry Moreno)
  • Carnitas Lonja (Chef Alex Paredes)
  • La Fonda de Jaime 2.0­ (Chefs Jaime Hernandez & Pedro Rebollo)
  • La Generala (Chef Blanca Márquez)
  • Jason Dady Catering (Chef Esteban Valdez)
  • Lala’s Gorditas (Chef Steven Anthony Pizzini)
  • Milpa (Chef Jesse Kirk)
  • Naco Mexican Eatery (Chefs Francisco Estrada & Liz Estrada)

Recipes range from classic carnitas tacos to a broccoli taco with scallop sauce and a lobster tortilla.

The event is happening Thursday, July 15, starting at 7:30 p.m. at The Espee in downtown San Antonio. Tickets start at $65.

Tickets get you tacos, drinks and dessert. You can buy them on the San Antonio food and wine alliance’s website.

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