TASTE AUTHENTIC MEXICAN EATS AT THE LAKE STREET TACO TOUR

Sample tacos and other traditional fare from 10 Mexican eateries in Minneapolis on August 6

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By Claire Noack

Whoever says you can't find global cuisine in the Twin Cities needs to take a stroll down our Latino food district in South Minneapolis. Lined with local taquerias, Lake Street is home to some of the best Mexican food in the Midwest.

In celebration of our Latino community and everyone's love of tacos, the fourth annual Taco Tour on Lake Street returns Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Starting at the Minneapolis K-Mart on West Lake Street, walk, bike or ride in the Taco Tour shuttle between 10 participating Mexican eateries. Stuff yourself silly with authentic cuisine from sopes and burritos to handmade chips and, of course, tacos.

Bigger (and more filling) than ever, the Taco Tour will include an additional restaurant this year, along with live music, art, dance performances and more. With more than 3,500 visitors last year, lines are to be expected, but feasting on the diverse flavors from savory to spicy at each taco shop makes the wait worth it every time.

Support the Latino Economic Development Center by officially registering online for the Taco Tour with a $2 fee and voluntary donation. With your ticket purchase, visitors are treated with a few free taco coupons to redeem at any of the 10 restaurants. You can also look forward to picking up free Jarritos and samples along the tour. This family-friendly event is the perfect way to soak up the last weeks of summer while filling your belly with authentic eats from local Twin Cities businesses.

 

Participating Restaurants

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