The Mexican Food Cook-Off, presented by Metro PCS is back. The cook-off is held on September 20 downtown on El Paso Street . Come out and eat, drink, and celebrate all that the Mexican culture has to offer.

Chef Competition

                         OVERALL                 FAJITAS                 TACOS                  OPEN DISH

1st                Robert Morales        Tony Guardado       Tony Guardado          Robert Morales

2nd              Tony Guardado         Robert Morales       Robert Morales             Billy Means

Restaurant Competition

                         OVERALL                 FAJITAS                  TACOS                 OPEN DISH

1st                    Chili's Mini                Chili's Mini               501 Bistro                 501 Bistro

2nd                   501 Bistro            Delicious Eatery        El Luchador           Delicious Eatery


WHEN: September 20th  -- 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

WHERE: El Paso Street

COST: $0 - $3

Food Vendors:
Tony Guardado
Mobile Food Vendors
Sweet Addiction
Grill to Go
Little Luna
Chuchis Tortas
La Shakalosa
Moshi Box
Grub Street Food Grill

This isn’t just a food competition, it’s a fiesta! The cook-off also features the Folklorico Dance Championships and the Battle of the Rock N Roll Mariachis on the Coors Light Stage.

TFCU food coins will be sold for only $2 each. Use these tokens to buy endless amounts of food, drinks, and ice cold beer from our vendors!

Want a margarita? Enjoy margaritas mixed specifically for our event. The following margarita options will be available at Bowie Feathers, located inside the event gates:

  • FRIDA MARGARITA: Mango and chamoy
  • CONCHITA-RITA: Spicy Cucumber
  • RITA MARGARITA: Strawberry
  • MIRANDA-RITA Pineapple
  • TERESITA-RITA Ginger Pear

The event is from 2 PM to 11 PM. with FREE admission from 2 PM to 6 PM Attendees can get in free to the festival grounds after 6:00 PM with a Metro PCS Pass (while supplies last), available at all Metro PCS locations. No Metro PCS Pass? A minimal admission fee of $3 per person will be collected after 6 PM.

Mariachi Band Schedule:

3:00p- Mariachi los Toritos
4:00p- Folklorico Herrencia Mexicana
4:45p- Folklorico Orgullo de mi Tierra
5:45p- Mariachi los Pasajeros
6:45p- Mariachi Estrella
7:45p- Mariachi Balas De Plata
8:45p- Mariachi Aguila
9:45p- Mariachi Finals and Food Competition Winners announced
10:15p- Final Mariachi Band: Mariachi los Arrieros