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MARCH 11-17, 2024

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We're Smiley Pete Publishing. We are the creators of Crave food + music festival, Bluegrass BBQ FEST and Lexington Burger/Pizza/Boutique/Bourbon Weeks. We also publish Chevy Chaser Magazine, Southsider Magazine, Business Lexington and tadoo.com When we aren't doing all of that, we are raising money for local nonprofits through the GoodGiving Challenge.

Crave Taco Week is March 21-17, 2024.

Join us as we celebrate taco culture in Lexington. Download the app on the Google Play or the App Store and check in to 5 or more restaurants for a chance to win a catering Party Pack from Condado Tacos!

2024 Tacos  

Agave & Rye

Agave & Rye

Meat Taco: The Basic Betty Meat Taco: The Morning After Meat Taco: The Jalapeño Popper Veggie Taco: The Love Child 3535 Nicholasville Rd. 123 N. Broadway

Bandido Taqueria

Bandido Taqueria

Baja Fish, Maui Wowie, Carne Asada, Pollo Asada or Carnitas tacos 535 S Upper St Suite 145

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Crispy Chicken Taco Crispy fried chicken on a flour tortilla with lettuce, tomato and shredded cheese Carnitas Taco Tender pork carnitas on a corn tortilla topped with onion and cilantro. 122 W Maxwell St 3031 Richmond Rd UNIT 120 4101 Tates Creek Centre Dr Unit 162

Condado Tacos

Condado Tacos

Hot or Kewl Tacos - Make your own tacos Choice of Kewl Ranch or Firecracker hard shell with choice of Tex-Mex ground beef, roasted chicken or veggie chorizo & poblanos; topped with lettuce, tomato, Middlefield smoked cheddar and choice of dirty sauce or cilantro-lime aioli sauce 114 Summit at Fritz Farm, Ste. 110

El Asadero

El Asadero

Baja Shrimp Taco (meat): Grilled shrimp in a warm corn tortilla, topped with cabbage slaw, pico de gallo Mexican Veggie Taco (veggie): Freshly grilled or sautéed vegetables nestled in a warm corn tortilla, with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and salsa 133 Rojay Dr.

El Charro

El Charro

Tacos de Barbacoa (meat): Tender marinated shredded beef tacos on a corn tortilla with onion & cilantro, served with consomé Tacos Veggies (veggie): Grilled poblano pepper with onion and corn, topped with crema & queso fresco on a flour tortilla 4371 Old Harrodsburg Rd. 3090 Helmsdale Place 561 S. Broadway

El Cid

El Cid

Meat option: Birria (slow roasted beef with spices), cheese, onion, and cilantro wrapped in a corn tortilla and then grilled Veggie option: Black beans and roasted peppers in a corn tortilla with pickled onion and cilantro 701 National Ave.

El Gran Tako (Alexandria)

El Gran Tako (Alexandria)

Fish Taco with Spicy Pineapple Salsa: Grilled tilapia on a corn tortilla, topped with radish and homemade spicy pineapple salsa Queso Birria Taco (meat): Tender shredded beef birria on a corn tortilla, topped with melted American white cheese and served with flavorful consomé Grilled Queso Fresco Taco (veggie): Crumbled queso fresco on a corn tortilla, with rice, avocado and spicy pineapple salsa 1801 Alexandria Drive, Ste. 156

El Rancho Tapatio

El Rancho Tapatio

Meat option: Asada, carnitas and barbacoa (one each on plate) Veggie/Pescatarian option: Fajita veggies (with or without shrimp), grilled rajas with cojita, cauliflower pastor (one each on plate) 144 Burt Rd.

First Watch

First Watch

Farm Stand Breakfast Tacos: Wheat and corn tortillas with scrambled eggs, Cajun chicken, chorizo, cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses topped with avocado and housemade pico de gallo Brannon Crossing • 350 E. Brannon Rd. S. Broadway • 1080 S. Broadway Hamburg • 2251 War Admiral Way, #130 Richmond Rd. • 2894 Richmond Rd.

Inebriated Baker

Inebriated Baker

• Salted Lime Margarita • Key Lime Pie Martini (Limited edition just for Taco Week) • Strawberry Margarita (New! Limited edition just for Taco Week) • Mexican Coffee Fayette Mall • 3401 Nicholasville Rd.

La Taquiza

La Taquiza

Tijuana Taco: Tijuana-style taco but with a touch of the Taquiza style. Carne asada meat (marinated and cooked on a charcoal grill), or pastor meat (gyro pork with special red salsa and fresh pineapple) with onion, cilantro and guacamole salsa Corn Bean Veggie Taco: Blue corn tortilla with a salad of roasted corn, pico de gallo and bell peppers, with crema de rancho, Mexican requesón cheese and tortilla strips 130 West Tiverton Way, Ste. 190

Mama Tequila

Mama Tequila

Meat option: Asada, carnitas and barbacoa (one each on plate) Veggie/Pescatarian option: Fajita veggies (with or without shrimp), grilled rajas with cojita, cauliflower pastor (one each on plate) 367 W. Short St., Ste. 150

Mexico Mi Amor

Mexico Mi Amor

Meat option: Fresh pork marinated in house spices with pineapple, cilantro, onion and lime on a fresh corn tortilla. Your choice of salsa verde or roja Veggie option: Poblano peppers roasted with corn, onion topped with from scratch salsas on a fresh corn tortilla 780 N. Limestone

Mi Pequena Hacienda

Mi Pequena Hacienda

Tacos de Barbacoa (meat): Slow-cooked beef wrapped in corn tortilla topped with cilantro, onion and lime Tacos el Pastor (meat): Grilled marinated pork on corn tortillas, topped with onions and cilantro Tacos Veggies (veggie): Grilled and sautéed vegetables with corn in corn tortillas with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, avocados and salsa 3501 Lansdowne Dr. • 110 Cynthia Dr.

Papis (Chevy Chase)

Papis (Chevy Chase)

The Original Papi: Crispy corn tortilla in a soft corn tortilla taco with queso dip in between, made with grilled seasoned carnitas or nopal (cactus) and garnished with lettuce, tomato and cheese. Gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free options available. 818 Euclid Ave.

Papis (Palomar)

Papis (Palomar)

Steamy Ranchero Tacos: Also known as Tacos De Canasta (Basket Tacos). Served on a soft corn tortilla with chicken or grilled vegetables simmered in ranchero sauce, made with ripe tomatoes, onions and jalapeños and a few spices. Wrapped and carefully placed in a pouch to keep warm and delectably steamy. Gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free options available. 3901 Harrodsburg Rd.

Papis Rapido

Papis Rapido

Mixiote Tacos: A traditional Mexican beef or vegetable barbecue, combined with dry red peppers, garlic and spices and slow cooked in an agave leaf. Served as street tacos on a soft corn tortilla, garnished with onion and cilantro and spicy sauce on the side. Gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free options available. 1214 S. Broadway

Skyline Chili

Skyline Chili

Taco Salad: Skyline Chili secret recipe chili topped with shredded lettuce, cheese, chopped tomatoes and sour cream served with corn tortilla chips. Richmond Rd. • 2850 Richmond Rd. Brannon Crossing • 354 E. Brannon Rd.

Taco Tico

Taco Tico

Birria Taco (meat): Flour tortilla dipped in birria consommé with melted chihuahua cheese, birria meat, diced white onions and cilantro, served with consommé for dipping fried plantain and Mexican street corn Taco (veggie): Homemade black beans, fried plantains, Mexican street corn, fresh made crispy onion straws, cotija cheese and cilantro, served with a cilantro lime ranch 212 Southland Dr.

Tacos el Porto

Tacos el Porto

Meat option: Pork pastor, grilled onions, grilled bell peppers, cilantro, hot sauce and lime in a corn tortilla Veggie option: Roasted poblano peppers, grilled onion, seasoned potatoes, cheese and cilantro in a corn tortilla 1573 Richmond Rd. #170

Viva Mexico

Viva Mexico

Meat option: Pork pastor, grilled onions, grilled bell peppers, cilantro, hot sauce and lime in a corn tortilla Veggie option: Roasted poblano peppers, grilled onion, seasoned potatoes, cheese and cilantro in a corn tortilla 1573 Richmond Rd. #170

Whiskey Bear

Whiskey Bear

Meat option: 12-hour carnitas, fire-roasted corn, cilantro-jalapeno crema, and green chile salsa, topped with fresh cilantro Veggie option: Fire-roasted corn and sweet potatoes with jalapeno, kale, and quinoa and cilantro-jalapeno crema, served with a fresh-cut lime wedge 3195 Beaumont Centre Circle, Ste. 100

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