Minneapolis Taco Tour draws a crowd to Lake Street

East Lake Street hosted the Taco Tour, an event highlighting  the flavors of Latino food on Saturday, June 28. Fifteen restaurants along Lake Street -- from Gorditas el Gordo near 35W to El Norteño, close to the Mississippi -- participated in the event. Diana Flores, Event Production Manager, said, "We expected around 900 participants, but we got 2,500."

Taco Tour participants received two free taco tickets to specific restaurants, and they could walk, take a (bilingual) tour-guided bike ride, or hop on a school bus to collect their tacos. Taco Tour diners filled school buses at the K-Mart parking lot starting at 11 am, and the buses circulated up and down East Lake Street, making stops at the 15 restaurants on the route until 5 pm.

The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) and the City of Minneapolis sponsored the Taco Tour as a way to celebrate the Latino district and its restaurants. Event organizers were overwhelmed by the response to the event. Participants registered ahead of time, and tickets sold out before the event. 

UTKU Productions provided event organization and LCN media helped with communications for the event. 

 

The restaurants included in the Taco Tour:


A la Salsa
920 E. Lake St.
Ph: 612.872.4140
www.salsaalasalsa.com

 

Don Chilo Restaurant
417 E. Lake St.
Ph: 612.821.1695


El Burrito Mercado
920 E. Lake St.
Ph: 612.224.9286
www.elburritomercado.com

 

El Norteño
4000 E. Lake St.
Ph: 612.722.6888


El Nuevo Rodeo
2709 E. Lake St.
Ph: 612.728.0101
www.elnuevorodeorestaurant.com

 

Gorditas el Gordo
211 E. Lake St.
Ph: 612.824.4002
www.gorditaselgordo.com

 

Imperio Maya
417 E. Lake St.
Ph: 612.825.2215
www.imperiomayarestaurant.com

 

La Alborada Market
1855 E. Lake St.
Ph: 612.481.1389

 

La Loma Tamales
920 E. Lake St.  #155
Ph: 612.728.9591
www.lalomatamales.com

 

La Mexicana Super Mercado
1522 E. Lake St.
Ph: 612.722.3331
www.lamexicanasupermercado.com


Las Mojarras Restaurant
1507 E. Lake St.
Ph:612.747.5959
www.lasmojarras.com

 

Taquería La Hacienda
334 E. Lake St.
Ph: 612.822.2715
www.taqueriaslahacienda.com

 

Taco Taxi
1511 E. Lake St.
Ph:612.235.8476
www.tacotaximn.com


Taquería Los Ocampo
809 E. Lake St.
Ph:612.825.4978
www.taquerialosocampo.com

 

Sonora Grill
3300 E. Lake St.
Ph:612.722.2500
www.sonora-grill.com

 

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Jennifer Larson is a Seward-based graphic designer and photographer (and resident).