Taco Plates

March 2-8, 2020


Who We Are

We're Smiley Pete Publishing. We brought you Crave food + music festival, Bluegrass BBQ FEST, Lexington Burger Week and Lexington Pizza Week. Now... Crave Taco Week!

We heard the taco chants loud and clear. Lexington’s first Taco Week is March 2 - 8, 2020. Join us as we celebrate taco culture in Lexington. We are pleased to partner with Casa de la Cultura Ky for Crave Taco Week. This nonprofit promotes cultural activities in Central Kentucky among youth and the youthful.

2019 Tacos

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La Taquiza
La Taquiza Style - Enjoy two housemade fresh tortillas featuring La Taquiza style tacos.

130 West Tiverton Way, Suite #190
County Club
Smoked brisket with salsa verde, onion, and cilantro on a housemade flour tortilla paired with Pacifico

555 Jefferson Street
El Espolon
Azada - El Espolon Mexican style tacos topped with cilantro and onion served with a side of house made hot sauce paired with Pacifico.

191 Jefferson Street
The Local Taco
Carolina Blue Taco - Pulled pork with Carolina mustard bbq sauce topped with apple blu cheese pecan slaw paired with Pacifico.

315 South Limestone
First Watch
Farm Stand Breakfast Tacos - Wheat & corn tortillas with scrambled eggs, Cajun chicken, chorizo, cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses topped with fresh avocado and housemade pico de gallo.

All Lexington locations
Meat - Roasted green chili pork with jalapeno infused mezcal-macerated blueberries topped with avocado crema and queso fresco.

Veg - Caribbean spiced black bean taco topped with pickled red cabbage, Honduran hot sauce and fried sweet potato crunch.

159 North Limestone
El Gran Tako
Choose between al pastor, barbacoa, or chicken tacos all served with cilantro, onions, radish, green onions and limes pairing with Corona Premier, Pacifico and margaritas.

1801 Alexandria Drive
Parlay Social
Kentucky Picadillo Tostada - House Hot Sauce available upon request.
VEGAN Kentucky Picadillo Tostada - Cauliflower and mushroom, stewed with olives, potatoes, bourbon soaked raisins, and tomatoes served on a crispy corn tortilla topped with shredded cabbage, cilantro, onion, and lime paired with Pacifico. House Hot Sauce available upon request.

249 West Short Street
Crank & Boom
Homemade waffle shell, dark chocolate truffle ice cream topped with chocolate bombe sauce, purple sprinkles, and mini chocolate chips.  

1210 Manchester Street (The Distillery District)

119 Marion (The Barn - Summit)
Palmers Fresh Grill
Tacos de Camarones - Crispy flour tortillas with crispy shrimp, cilantro-lime infused slaw, fresh pico de gallo, spicy aioli, scallion, grilled limón paired with Corona Premier.

161 Lexington Green Circle, Suite C-8
Mi Pequena Hacienda
Taco Gobernador de Pescado - Governor fish taco Tijuana style paired with Corona Familiar, Corona Premier or Pacifico.

3501 Lansdowne Drive (Lexington location only)
Papi's Mexican Restaurant and Bar
Barbacoa - Beef cooked to tender perfection in a light dried pepper and herb sauce served in corn tortillas, garnished with cilantro and onion paired with Pacifico.
Jamaica (ha-my-kuh) -Hibiscus flower sautéed with garlic, pineapple and onion served in corn tortillas, garnished with cilantro and onion paired with Corona Premier.

818 Euclid Avenue
El Rancho Tapatio
Mexican Tacos - Choose two asada, barbacoa or chicken street style tacos served with salad paired with Corona Familiar, Corona Premier or Pacifico.
Veggie Mexican Tacos - Fajita style veggie tacos served with salad paired with Corona Familiar, Corona Premier or Pacifico.

144 Burt Road
Babalu Tapas & Tacos
Braised Short Rib - Soft corn tortilla, braised beef short rib, citrus BBQ sauce, Fresno slaw, cotija cheese, pickled red onion, cilantro paired with Pacifico

Vegetable - Soft corn tortilla, grilled zucchini, squash, crimini mushroom, red onion ring, red chimichurri, arugula, cotija cheese paired with Pacifico

4040 Finn Way, Suite 150 (The Summit)
KSBar and Grille
Ultimate KSBar’s BBQ Tacos - Two soft shell tacos with macaroni and cheese, pulled pork, smoked baked beans, and house made coleslaw topped with deep fried onion tanglers pairing with Corona Premier.

1030 South Broadway
Bear & The Butcher
Nashville Hot Chicken & Waffle Taco - Hand breaded chicken tender drizzled with our Nashville hot sauce, topped w/ Maple syrup, shredded white cheddar, and served on a buttermilk waffle in taco form paired with Pacifico.

815 Euclid Avenue
Beach House
Jamaican Jackfruit Jerk Taco (vegan) - Caribbean flavors of spicy jerk seasoning, jackfruit, ginger, cilantro, lime, onions, peppers, tomatoes, scallions, and pineapple-mango salsa topped with coconut. Served with guacamole and sour cream.

109 West Sixth Street
Corto Lima
Cauliflower al Pastor - Street size homemade quinoa-corn tortillas topped with pineapple, onions, cilantro, pickled onions, and cashew-coconut crema paired with Pacifico.

101 West Short Street
Athenian Grill
Al Pastor Tacos
Hand-carved, slow roasted pork tacos topped with pineapple, pico de gallo and cilantro

115 N. Locust Hill Drive (only)
The Chop House
Voodoo Chicken Tacos - Crispy tenders, spicy aioli sauce, shredded cabbage, cilantro, pico de gallo, with corn crème brûlée paired with Corona Premier.

2640 Richmond Road
Skyline Chili
Taco Salad - Skyline Chili secret recipe chili topped with shredded lettuce, cheese, chopped tomatoes and sour cream served with corn tortilla chips

2850 Richmond Rd
Lexington Diner
General Tso's Taco
Garlic ginger pulled chicken, wasabi-lime mousse, topped with Asian broccoli slaw & house General Tso's glaze pairing with Corona Premier.

841 Lane Allen Road
J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar
Taco 1 - Corn tortilla, smoked pulled chicken with chipotle honey BBQ sauce, smoked cheddar, creamy coleslaw, Mexican crema & green onions pairing with Corona Premier.

Taco 2 - Corn tortilla, smoked pulled pork with sweet BBQ sauce, tri-blend cheese, avocado crema, pineapple salsa & cilantro pairing with Corona Premier.

3191 Beaumont Centre Circle
Chicken Asada Tacos
Chicken breast sautéed with southwestern spice blend, sautéed onions & peppers, flour tortillas & all the fixins

3347 Tates Creek Road - Lexington

390 East Brannon Road - Nicholasville
Crunchy Curry - Crispy tofu tikka masala taco with a spicy chili cashew creme paired with Pacifico

141 East Main Street
Happy People Coffee Company
Barbacoa Tacos pairing with Happy Sweet Tea
Smoked Salmon Tacos pairing with Recovery Sports & Wellness Tea

Souchong Kalua Tacos pairing with Hibiscus Peach Arnold Palmer

706 Main Street - Paris
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The Local Taco

Carolina Blue Taco - Pulled pork with Carolina mustard bbq sauce topped with apple blu cheese pecan slaw paired with Pacifico. 315 South Limestone