Luardos lifts the Cuervo Cup and earns the title of ‘Britain’s Best Taco’.
We’re a little late getting round to this but we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to Taco Wars on 18 May and made it such a great event. Together we conquered 6,000 tacos and did our bit to rid the planet from the menace of limes. That’s scurvy staved off for another year.
Luardos were the outright winner with around 25% of the vote and took home £2,000 cash and the Cuervo Cup. An inspired combination of beer battered fresh king prawns, special sauce, coriander, fresh red chillies, mango salsa and sesame cabbage secured Luardos place at the top of the taco pile.
Breddo’s Taco Shack came in second with perhaps the most mental taco of the day, which was filled with 50 day aged Dexter short rib cooked in a chipotle umami broth, topped with candied chilli, special salsa and crumbly cheese and garnished with a mini pipette of hot sauce and a dusting of popping candy.
Buen Provecho and L.A. Sueno shared third place, which is nice, because we loved their achiote marinated pork (Buen Provecho) and duck heart and carnitas (L.A. Sueno) versions equally. Please join us in congratulating our winners and thanking all of the teams for producing 10 brilliant and unique tacos: Banh Mi 11, Benito's Hat, Breddo's, Buen Provecho, Casa Morita, Kimchinary, L.A. Sueno, Luardos, Santana Grill and Toma Mexicano.
Thanks too to those of you who helped us christen the Rotary Margarita Mixing Machine. We tested it with 100 pints of delicious grapefruit mescal margarita and we’re still convinced it’s the best margarita serve ever. If you didn't catch it during our seven week run at Street Feast then what the hell have you been doing with your life? Look out for it at Truck Stop.
We made lots of new friends at Taco Wars and we hope you did too. We’d like to give a shout out to bloggers A Jar of Pickles, Always Packing, Busy Lizzy, Diaries of a Weather Girl, The Dinersaur, Gingle Lists Everything, Les Greedy Cochons and Pass the Truffle for producing some great posts and Kate Beard and Mike Massaro for taking great photos. Check ‘em out.
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