August 24 - 27, 2017

Taco Knockdown presented by Milagro Tequila

Eat Drink SF's Taco Knockdown Kickoff Party | August 24, 2017

Taco Knockdown presented by Milagro Tequila

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August 24, 2017

VIP: 6:30PM N/A

GA: 6:30PM $69 - $79

The Pearl, 601 19th Street, San Francisco, CA, United States (View Map)


Tickets on sale May 23. Everything (food and drinks) is included in the price of your ticket.
General Admission Tickets: Early Bird – $69 | Regular – $79

Taco Knockdown is officially an Eat Drink SF launch party tradition. Now in its third year, we are moving locations for an even bigger kickoff party. This year, Taco Knockdown will be at The Pearl (601 19th St.) and more than a dozen chefs will compete in a creative battle for the “taco” title. (Yes, “taco”. Think foldable food inspired by the legacy of the taco.) The competition will be fierce and the tacos (and “tacos”) inspired. Guests can attempt to try and judge all competing tacos and all competing margaritas in this year’s Milagro Margarita Mix-Off. It’s an effort fit for the most ambitious and indulgent among you. BYO stretchy pants. A panel of expert judges will vote for the Best Overall winner; last year it was Trick Dog’s agua chile shrimp taco. Guests will cast their vote for the People’s Choice winner; Palm House’s Hawaiian smoked brisket in a wonton shell took home the prize in 2016.

This year’s competition will be hot as Palm House and Trick Dog look to defend their titles against a fresh batch of spicy competition. All bets are off as to who will be crowned 2017’s Taco Knockdown champion. There will be a new panel of expert judges and you’ll be there to weigh in on some serious taco and margarita action (along with beer and wine).

We guarantee great tunes and a great party. The perfect warm-up to a weekend of Eat Drink SF’s signature Grand Tasting sessions. Check out the gallery from last year’s party to get a taste of what you have to look forward to.