Tac-O The Town: Ottawa’s Taco Fest!

Privé Media has done it again! Another mighty tasty fest and this time, with Tacos! with a whisper of Sliders. There were around 1400 tickets sold in advance and a ton at the door. Some of the proceeds of this event also went to help the Ottawa Food Bank.

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!These are some of the offerings from last night. There was no way I could fit them all into my belly, so here are the ones I ate. I regret not being able to try them all! Prices range between $3-$5 per taco or slider. However the norm was usually either $3 for 1 or 2 for $5.

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

Gongfu Bao (Elgin & Slater) teamed up with Pho you, Pho me and had a bao taco versus bao slider off! One of the best offerings of the night.

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

The Piggy Market (located in Westboro – 400 Winston Ave) had an Ox Tail taco. Nice and tender meat. Great flavour!

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

A company called True on Flavour had two tacos. One pork, one shrimp.

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

Both were bright in flavour. I could have eaten about a dozen of these…Who doesn’t like a good chimichurri?

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

DJ mixing the beats…

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

Green Papaya (4 locations) had three different protein options to add to their Pad Thai tacos.

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

We opted for the chicken and my friend then added scoops of peanuts. As far as I was told, everything tastes better with peanuts.

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

New Mee Fung was also at Noodlefest! They were offering two different tacos for $5 each.

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

Zest (45 Laval St, Gatineau) a catering and gourmet sandwich shop, had one delicious taco!

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!It was my first time having crispy pig ears and they added a welcoming crunch texture to the soft taco.

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

The taco/slider room

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

Robert the bartender from 1 of the 8 bars located in the front hall

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

Whiskey Sours

Burrito Borracho (105 Clarence St) was offering gluten free tacos. One pork, one chicken. Cute display too, but I don’t understand why the pig had two sets of eyebrows?

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!These tasted exactly how one would think an authentic Mexican taco should taste. Full flavour and nice and bright. Yum!

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

Moments Culinaires had one taco and one slider. By this time I was getting pretty full, so I just had the taco. Smoked duck with BBQ sauce, crispy skin and wild garlic salsa in a hard taco cup.

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

Johnathan Korecki from SideDoor, had a beef trio combo. All three were totally different, but each as delicious as the other. 

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

Although not a taco, it could be considered a slider of sorts… a donut-ice cream slider. Hot Cream Holes was serving up three flavours – Plain Jane, Sweet Salty Sue and Ivana S’more.

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

Sweet Salty Sue

Tac-O The Town: Ottawa's Taco Fest!

Ivana S’More

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