16th Street & Peoria (Just West of Halsted)
Pilsen – Chicago, IL
Modelo USA, Frida Kahlo Community Organization, and Green Curtain Events are proud to present the 3rd Annual Tacos y Tamales Festival! This is a street affair based off a traditional Mexican market known as the Tianguis; where authenticity is at the forefront for our food, drink, music, shopping, & more.
• The Best (and most authentic) Tacos y Tamales Chicago has to offer
• Wide Variety of Tamales from several regions of Latin America
• Handmade Tortillas
• Local Art Installations
• Merchant Vendors
• Authentic Mexican Chefs
• Strong Presence of Latin Music and Dance Performances
• Amazing Arts & Entertainment
• Beer Garden featuring Modelo’s portfolio of products
• NEW! Tequila Tasting (Only 400 Available) CLICK FOR TICKETS
• $5 Suggested Donation benefiting the Frida Kahlo Community Organization
From traditional mariachis, song & dance, to the very best of Latin pop rock… the entertainment elements of the Tacos y Tamales Festival will be second to none. Patrons can expect a full weekend lineup on performance stage and into the streets where the music is as authentic as the food, culture, and pulse of the fest itself.
In a culture where authenticity matters, the Tacos y Tamales Festival is sure to deliver on both the quality and quantity of our ethnic food selection. Patrons can indulge in a unique arena of tastes and smells guaranteed to satisfy all your desires.
Pilsen is only a few minutes away from the center of Chicago by bus or train. This working-class neighborhood is thick with riches in art and historic architecture, and occupied by a community that’s fiercely proud of where they live. The Tacos y Tamales Festival aims to give back to the community in which it is hosted; as a portion of the proceeds will benefit local community groups as well as preservation projects inhabiting Pilsen’s everyday lifestyle.
16th Street Murals
The Tacos y Tamales Festival will take place in the shadows of the 16th street murals. Local, as well as National and International artists have their works displayed on these walls. The giant paintings make for a very beautiful and unique backdrop for the event. They are truly a sight to behold.