Tacos & Tequila After Dark
Even as snow blusters outside and people heat up their hot cocoa, the Twin Cities likes to keep things spicy—especially when it's Super Bowl season. From 9 p.m. to midnight Jan. 31, Minnesota Monthly is taking over part of the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest Hotel with more than seven different restaurants and four premium tequila distillers, so get your ticket and come to Tacos and Tequila After Dark, the party for taco lovers, tequila aficionados, salsa dancers and anyone who wants to have a good time.
Classic eateries such as Los Ocampo Mexican Restaurant & Bar will be there with their generational recipes, and newcomers like St. Paul's Gray Duck Tavern will be tossing their hat into the taco ring, too. (Although Gray Duck doesn't have a strict taco on its menu right now, the international comfort food spot has already delighted customers with East African samosas, Kingston Jerk Shrimp, duck schnitzel and more, so we can't wait to see what they bring to the table.) One cult-turned-mainstream favorite coming is Rusty Taco, or R Taco as most people call it. Plus, we can't wait to see how La Costa transports the atmosphere of its reclaimed wood sports bar to the party—we sure hope they're bringing their Tacos La Costa, a mixture made in heaven of grilled beef meats, pork, ham, bacon, chorizo, frank, onions, diced cucumbers, cabbage, tomatoes, cilantro and one chile toreado.
Sip on premium tequilas and tap your toes while listening to Havana Gypsies' modern twist on salsa music, or step out on the dance floor yourself. For first-time salsa dancers or those who want a refresher, lessons will be provided by Dance With Us, but once you get started, you'll find the rhythm speaks to you.
With some Minnesota Monthly magic, we'll be giving this southwest corner of the Twin Cities a taste of the streets and spirit of Mexico that lasts well into the night. Get your tickets here.