Taco Plates

2021 Dates TBD


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. Crave Taco Week 2021 dates are to be determined. 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.

2020 Tacos

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Agave & Rye
The Becky: Double Shell taco filled with honey tequila chicken, mac ‘n cheese, sweet & spicy bacon, tomato, agave & chili BBQ jam, & tobacco onions.
Cheeseburger Cheeseburger: Double shell taco filled with ground beef, ketchup and mustard seed, queso, lettuce, tomato, white cheddar & diced pickles.
The Crazy Karen: Vegan taco featuring a double shell filled with veganaise apple slaw, BBQ vegan Italian sausage, rattlesnake sauce, & pickled onions. Pair w/ Lunazul cocktails.
3535 Nicholasville Rd
El Antojito
Two tacos for $5
Chipotle Tinga: Chipotle chicken served on a soft shell corn tortilla topped with roasted onions, queso fresco and a special creamy cilantro sauce.
Garibaldy Al Pastor: Al pastor roasted pork and shrimp served on a soft shell corn tortilla topped with fresh roasted pineapple and cilantro radish salsa.

565 East New Circle Road
La Taquiza
Pastor con Queso: Bed cheese, Pastor, chipotle salsa, pineapple salsa, fresh pineapple, pickled red onions and cilantro.

Chile Relleno: Roasted red jalapeno stuffed with goat cheese, queso fresco, pico de gallo, avocado salsa, crema and cilantro.

130 West Tiverton Way, Suite #190
El Gran Tako
El Gran Choose Two: Al Pastor, Barbacoa, Pollo, BBQ Pork or Pork Carnitas served with cilantro, onions and lime paired with Corona Premier.

1801 Alexandria Drive (only)
El Rancho Tapatio
Two tacos for $5
El Rancho Choose Two: Dorados de Barbacoa or Mexican street style tacos served with a side of charro beans paired with a Corona Premier.

144 Burt Road
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
Choose two tacos for $5
Pork Tacos: Tender pork made with our authentic recipe, or cochita pibil.
Tacos Al Pastor: Citrus seasoned pork with grilled onions and pineapple served with a side of green salsa.
Veggie Fajita: Bell peppers, onions and tomatoes delicately seasoned and sautéed.
Tacos paired with Corona Premier.
Papi's Mexican Restaurant & Bar
Two tacos for $5
Beef Barbacoa: Double stacked, soft corn tortillas topped with beef barbacoa, chopped onion and cilantro.
Cauliflower al Pastor: Double stack, soft corn tortillas topped with cauliflower al pastor, chopped onion and cilantro.
Tacos paired with Corona Premier.

818 Euclid Avenue
Bear & The Butcher
Two tacos for $5
Lunch Lady Land: Tater tots, smothered in smoked sloppy joe, cheddar cheese and topped with housemade pickles paired with Corona Premier.

815 Euclid Avenue
Get Your Mojo Workin’: Mojo and beer braised pulled chicken topped with avocado and herb creamy slaw, fresh tomato and jalapeno.
Corto Lima
Two tacos for $5
Pork Belly Chicharrones:

Pork belly chicharrones served on a corn tortilla topped with onions, cilantro and red ghost pepper sauce.
101 West Short Street
Lexington Diner
Two tacos for $5
Tuscan Taco: Meatball taco topped with marinara sauce, provolone, mozzarella, banana peppers, and garlic aioli served on flour tortilla, paired with Corona Premier.

841 Lane Allen Road
J.Render's Southern Table & Bar
Two tacos for $5
Chicken Taco: Buffalo fried chicken topped with ranch & bleu cheese slaw, smoked cheddar and green onions served on flour tortillas and paired with Corona Premier.

Pork Taco: Pulled pork topped with grilled pineapple, mole BBQ sauce, tangy slaw and cilantro served on flour tortilla and paired with Corona Premier.

3191 Beaumont Centre Circle
Azur restaurant + patio
Two tacos for $5 and one dessert taco for $5

Beef Bourguignon: Red wine braised beef with mushrooms and bacon, horseradish-rosemary mashed potatoes, crispy fried onions and parsley-lemon gremolata.

Banana Split Pie Taco: Banana split pie pancake taco with whipped cream, chocolate and caramel.

Pair with an Evan Williams cocktail.
3070 Lakecrest Circle, Suite 550
Cinco de Mayo
Two tacos for $5
Carnitas: Pork tips with grilled onions and cilantro served with a side of roasted pepper salsa and lime.
Tacos de Camaron: Grilled shrimp topped lettuce, tomatoes, pickled jalapeños and chipotle mayonnaise.
Tacos paired with Corona Premier.

122 West Maxwell Street

3031 Richmond Road, Suite #120
Two tacos for $5

El CID Street Taco: Grilled steak topped with cilantro and onions served on a corn tortilla and paired with Corona.

304 South Limestone
El Mariachi
Two tacos for $5

Tacos de Alambre: Boneless pork, slow simmered in beer and citrus reduction combined with bacon, mushrooms, red & yellow peppers, onion, pineapple, cilantro and chihuahua cheese sautéed with our tapatío spice blend served on corn tortilla and paired with Corona Premier.

125 Towne Center Drive
El Patron
Taco Plate for $5

Taco Plato Rancho: Steak taco made fresh with house made seasonings on a double corn tortilla topped with grilled onions. Served with rice and beans. Paired with an ice cold Corona Premier.

1765 Alexandria Drive
J.Gumbo's on Limestone
Two tacos for $5

Wild Viet-Cajun Taco: Pulled cajun sweet & sour chicken topped with a buttermilk citrus slaw, sprouts, avocado and serrano chilis tucked into a soft corn tortilla paired with Corona.

Crispy Creole Eggplant Taco: Creole spiced and fried eggplant straws topped with spicy cashew crema, avocado, cilantro, chow chow green tomato relish, and tomatillo buttermilk slaw served in a soft tortilla paired with Corona Premier.

808 North Limestone #1
Jalapeno's Mexican Restaurant
Two tacos for $5

Tacos de Alambre: Two beef shish kabob tacos topped with cilantro, pickled red onions, and Mexican fresh cheese accompanied with a tomatillo cilantro salsa paired with Corona Premier.

1030 South Broadway
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El Gran Tako

El Gran Choose Two: Al Pastor, Barbacoa, Pollo, BBQ Pork or Pork Carnitas served with cilantro, onions and lime paired with Corona Premier. 1801 Alexandria Drive (only)

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