2016 Winners ■ Judges ■ Event Information

LA Weekly and the vendy awards presented tacolandia 2016  at El Pueblo de Los Angeles in Downtown Los angeles on June 11th.

The Vendy Awards were presenting at Tacolandia, helping to name the best tacos from 100 top taco vendors curated by the World's First Tacorazzo, Bill Esparza. 


2016 FINALISTS

Best Street Taco/Vendy Cup

All Flavor No Grease, Tacos Tamix, Trap Kitchen, Burritos la Palma, Carnitas El Momo, El Shuko Truck, Guerrilla Tacos, Huitlacoche Truck, Mariscos German, Mariscos Jalisco, Mi Ensenada Fish Tacos, Oaxaca on Wheels.

Best Traditional Taco

Chichen Itza, Flautas, Aqui es Texcoco, Birrieria Jalisco, Cielito Lindo, Coni'Seafood, El Colimense, El Sinaloense, El Tepeyac, Gish Bac, La Barbacha, La Cagua del Yeyo, La Calaca, La Flor de Yucatan, La Guerrerense, Las 7 Regiones de Oaxaca, Las Molenderas, Loteria Grill, Nixtaco Taqueria, Rincon Oaxaqueno, Rocio's Mexican Kitchen, Salazar, Sonorita's Prime, Tacos Los Desvelados, Taqueria Orinoco.

Best in Taco Innovation

Amor y Tacos, Balaam, Barrio Cafe, Cacao Mexicatessen, Cascabel, Comuna, Corazon y Miel, El Coraloense, Galaxy Tacos, Mexikosher, Puertos del Pacifico, Puesto, RTBA x Monkey Bar, Slapfish, Tacos Puntas Cabras, The Briks, Breddo's Tacos, Don Ramen Chef Adria Marina, La Embajada, Pez Cantina, Rakken Tacos, Revolutionario, Romero y Azahar, Sol Cocina, Tacoteca, Tempo Urban Kitchen.


2016 Winners

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Past Winners & Participants

2015 Vendy Awards

Vendy Cup Winner: Mariscos Jalisco

Other Finalists: Puesto, Guerilla Taco, Burritos La Palma, La Guerrerense.

2014 Vendy awards

Vendy Cup Winner: Mariscos Jalisco

Other Finalists: Aqui es Texcoco, Carnitas El Momo, Guerrilla Tacos, La Guerrerense, Los Originales Taco de Puebla, Tacos Kokopelli, Tacos Leo an Tamales Elena

2012 Vendy Awards

Vendy Cup Winner: India Jones Chow Truck

Other Finalists: Karina's Food, Tacos El Gallito, The Lime Truck, Martha’s Tamales Organicos, and Buttermilk Truck

Coverage from Los Angeles TimesSerious EatsConde Nast Traveler, Midtown Lunch LA,  Eat LA, Gia on the Move, LAist, and LA Eater

2010 Vendy Awards

Vendy Cup Winner:  Nina's Foods

Other Finalists:  India Jones Chow Truck, Hot Dog Kings, Big Mista's BBQ, Grilled Cheese Truck, and Tacos el Galuzo

Coverage from: Grub Street and The Village Voice


2016 Judges


Event Information

The 2016 Vendy Awards is a collaboration with LA Weekly's Tacolandia. For additional information on the event, including FAQs and venue information (maps & parking) please visit Tacolandia's website here.

Please also read more about the Vendy Awards and the Street Vendor Project here.