Top Taco New Orleans returns March 15.

Top Taco postponed until May; threat of severe weather to blame

UPDATE: Top Taco has been postponed due to the threat of severe weather. Organizers have announced that Thursday, May 16 is the new date.

“The safety of our guests comes first,” said Top Taco founder Shane Finkelstein in a statement. “We know everyone was looking forward to a great event and we will put one on in May. With 100 percent of the proceeds going to foster children in the city, we hope that locals will understand and continue to support a great cause.”

See below for the original report of the event.


On Thursday, March 14, Top Taco will return for its third annual run. After attracting a large crowd at Riverwalk’s Spanish Plaza its first year, the mini-festival is returning to Woldenberg Park, for 2019.

Born in Denver, Colorado, Top Taco returns to New Orleans to showcase its signature brand of gourmet tacos and tequila cocktails from dozens of local restaurants. This year, the participants are:

Agave House, Arana, Balise, Barracuda, Bec’s at the Lake, La Casita, Central City BBQ, La Cocinita, El Cucuy, Cunada, Espiritu, Fharmacy, Flamingo a Go Go, Johnny Sanchez, Juan’s Flying Burrito, Karibu Kitchen at Tchoup Yard, Los Jefes, Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar, Manning’s, Marjie’s Grill, Nacho Mama’s, Oak Wine Bar, El Paso Mexican Grill, Rum House, Seed, Saint Lawrence, El Taco Loco, Tacos & Beer, Taceaux Loceaux, Tempt Restaurant w/ Upper Quarter Bar, Ugly Dog Saloon, Velvet Cactus, Zocalo and more.

The restaurants will compete to take home gold in various categories ranging from traditional to creative. In addition to a bevy of tequila brands serving up cocktails, there will be a mezcal tent. They’ll all be competing against one another for the best cocktail.

Live music will be provided by OTRA, Muevelo and Armando Leduc y Salsa Royal.

Top Taco Presented by Modelo offers ticket packages ranging from $25 to $125. Click here for more information on what the different ticket packages get you.

For more information on the festival, including the list of judges and past winners, click here to visit Top Taco’s official website.